Executive Committee 2021-2022

     
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Winona Bynum, RDN, PMP, CSM
Chair

Winona Bynum is currently the executive director of the Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC) an education, advocacy and policy organization led by Detroiters committed to creating a sustainable, local food system that promotes food security, food justice and food sovereignty in the city of Detroit. Prior to joining DFPC, her work experience includes roles at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, and Fair Food Network. Winona is a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) and studied public health at Emory University. She is the past president of the Southeastern Michigan Dietetic Association. She previously served within the National Organization of Blacks in Nutrition and Dietetics (NOBIDAN) in several capacities including serving as the webmaster and on the nominating committee.

Winona is a native Detroiter who is dedicated to helping others gain access to the knowledge and foods needed to make healthier choices. She works to help to create and maintain a fair, equitable, and sustainably-operating food system, so that doing the healthy thing, is the easy thing.

     
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June Thompson, MS. RDN
Chair-Elect

June M. Thompson MS, RDN, FAND has a broad range of experience in renal nutrition and has served in various professional organizations dedicated to it, including the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina Counsel of Renal Nutrition. She has also served as a Past President of N.C. Counsel of Renal Nutrition (1995-1997), (2014-2016), and was voted Dietitian of the Year (1996) by the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina. Her specialty is in serving lower socioeconomic populations and helping them to make healthy food choices within their budgets. She sees dietetics as not just a job, but a ministry. She has been married to Tony L. Thompson for 36 years and is the proud parent of two adult children Kenya Danielle and Tony Lee II.

     
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Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Past Chair

Denine Rogers is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Howard University and a Masters Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and a graduate certificate in Herbal Medicine at American College of Health Sciences. Ms. Rogers works full-time as a Telemedicine Nutritional Consultant with Anthem and is a Co-Chair of the Anthem e-Commerce Committee of APEX (African-American Professional Exchange). Denine runs a private practice Integrative & Functional Nutritional and Wellness business called Living Healthy - www.livinghealthy1.org Ms. Rogers is also a Georgia Volunteer Master Gardener who teaches about herbs, gardening, and nutrition to the Douglas County local communities, schools, social and civic groups and writes for the local Sentinel Douglas County Newspaper. In addition to all of Denine's passionate pursuits, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two black labs dogs.


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Marnya Douglass, RDN
Secretary

Marnya Douglass, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist resides in Coronado, California. Marnya currently works as a Quality Manager at the San Diego Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) located in San Diego, California.

Marnya earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an emphasis in Food Science and Nutrition from Norfolk State University and completed her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist internship with Sodexho Food Services and Facilities Management Company.

Marnya is passionate about the aging population. Marnya has spent over 20 years educating others about the nutritional needs of the Geriatric community, Food Service Management, and Health Care Quality for Seniors.

Marnya has served as a committee member of the San Diego Mesa College Nutrition Department Advisory Committee and as an adjunct faculty instructor for the Dietetic Services Supervisor Program at San Diego Mesa College.


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Bridget Harvey Elliott, MS, RD
Treasurer 

Bridget Harvey-Elliott, Registered Dietitian, is the Director of Nutrition Services for Conejo Valley Senior Concerns, a 501c3 non-profit. In this role, Bridget oversees the Meals on Wheels program for the cities of Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, CA, and serves as the Nutrition Site Manager for the Adult Day Care program. Bridget holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UCLA and earned her Master’s degree in Nutrition from CA State University, Northridge. Bridget has 35 years in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Her experiences include the development and implementation of computer software for use in the areas of Clinical Nutrition and Foodservice, management of the 6500 members professional organization for Registered Dietitians in California, and is a Community College Nutrition Instructor.

  
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April Stull, PhD, RDN, FAND
Nominating Committee Chair

Dr. Stull currently serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Board of Directors as Treasurer-Elect for the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Stull is also a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an Associate Professor of Nutrition at Baylor University in the Department of Human Sciences and Design (Waco, TX). Prior to her position at Baylor University, she was the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne, MD) and Research Assistant Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Baton Rouge, LA). Her research interests are focused on polyphenol-rich foods and other functional foods, and their effects on the risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome (i.e., pre-diabetes, obesity, and hypertension). Dr. Stull received her B.S. in nutrition/dietetics from Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA) where she also completed her dietetic internship. Then she attained a Ph.D. in nutrition science from Purdue University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in diabetes, nutrition, and botanicals at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Dr. Stull is originally from Stone Mountain, GA and very proud to be a “Georgia Peach”. She takes pride in being a Mentor, Professor, and Researcher. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Her philosophy of life is to “never let an obstacle defeat you, but accept it as a challenge to become a stronger individual”.


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Mara Davis, MS, RD, CD-N, LDN
Nominating Committee Chair-Elect

Mara Davis has enjoyed a career in the nutrition, health and wellness field for over 16 years. Throughout her career, she worked in a variety of healthcare settings and the cities of New York City and North Carolina. Her work and training in adult weight management, health coaching, motivational interviewing, one-on-one counseling, geriatric nutrition and genetics have afforded her the opportunity to experience diverse areas and gain expertise in assisting individuals’ in setting and reaching their personal nutrition, health and wellness goals. Mara moved to Alexandria, in 2018 so she could launch her own private nutrition practice, MD Nutrition and Lifestyle, LLC, which focuses on personalized nutrition approaches to better well-being for individuals and groups. Mara aspires to live her life in a meaningful and rich way through pursuing international travel, continuing to deepen her relationship with Spirit, building friendship and connections and assist her patients/clients with achieving their best health.

Her educational credits include: a bachelor and master degree from North Carolina A&T State University. She completed her dietetic training at the University of Saint Joseph and received a master degree in 2015 in Luxury Business and Entrepreneurship. Besides nutrition, Mara has a passion for genetics. She completed a post-baccalaureate fellowship at The National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Mara loves to travel and has been to West Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and Europe.

     

NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2018 - 2019

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Alison Brown, Roniece Weaver, Rojean Williams and Helen Jackson

NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2016 - 2017

Chair

Helen Jackson, PhD, RD, LD/N

Chair-Elect

Roniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD

Secretary

Candice Coats, RD, LD

Treasurer

Lucy Balogun, MPA, RD, LD

Immediate Past Chair

Yvonne D. Greer, MPH, RD, CD

      

     

     

NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2014 - 2015

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Patricia Brathwaite, Roniece Weaver, Yvonne Greer, Dr. Evelyn Crayton, Frances Titus and Denine Rogers
     

NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2013 - 2014

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Top Row: Denine Rogers, Unknown person, Frances Titus, Helen Jackson, Lucy Balogun
Bottom Row: Lorna Fuller and Michelle Lites

NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2012 - 2013

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Frances Titus, Lorna Fuller, Michelle Lites, Lucy Balogun, Unknown person
     
     
     

     

     

Past Chairs with NOBIDAN in FNCE Chicago 100th

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Lorna Fuller, Deborah Kemokai-Wright, Dr. Evelyn Crayton, Roniece Weaver, Helen Jackson, Yvonne Greer, Fabioa Gaines, Rojean Williams, Frances Titus, Michelle Lites, Eva Board and Clara B. Baity