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2021 IAAND Leadership Team

We are pleased to announce and welcome our new leaders in the IAAND leadership team of 2021. They have been elected and appointed among many excellent applicants.

Please join us in congratulating them!

President-Elect: Varsha T, PhD, RD, CCN, CNIS
Secretary-Treasurer: Tania Lee Xu Yar, MS, RDN, CSSD
Nominating Committee Chair – Elect 1st Seat: Abigail Navarro, RD, MSc, PhD
Nominating Committee Chair – Elect 2nd Seat: Yasuko Kato, RDN
Strategic Communications Chair: Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RDN
Student Services Co-chair: Amal Sakr
Scientific Committee Chair: Debra Hook, RDN, MPH, FAND, MCHES, PhDc
International Projects Coordinator: Ahlam El Shikieri, PhD
KERI Coordinator: Yanin Lopez
Members Services Chair: Sabeen Siddiqui, RDN
Media Representative Chair: Karla Padrelanan, RD, CSG, CNSC
Newsletter Editor: Marise Abboud

The committee would like to thank all the applicants who applied and for your support of the nomination and election processes. If you’re interested to volunteer with IAAND, please email us at



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IAAND President 2021-2022

Amanda Berhaupt-Glickstein, PhD, MS, RD – IAAND President 2021-2022

Dear IAAND Members and Supporters, 

Welcome to the 2021-22 year! I am so glad that you are here and have chosen to be a part of our community. My name is Amanda Berhaupt-Glickstein, and I am honored to be your IAAND President for 2021-22.

The 2020-21 year marked a time of reckoning with our physical and mental health, job security and finances, and cultural awareness and humility. I want to extend a sincere thank you to our Past President, Monique Richard, who led IAAND in 2020-21 with positivity, compassion, and tenacity. I also want to recognize the dedicated 2020-21 IAAND leadership team that generated engaging events and programs. Thank you.

Let’s mark 2021-22 as a year of healing and possibility and continue to work through these challenges and struggles. As your President, I will focus my attention on organizing further and optimizing IAAND for efficiency and generating opportunities for members with transparency. Please get in touch if you have ideas, questions, concerns at and complete the annual Membership Survey to be released shortly. Your feedback will help us to continue to build on the successes of this past year. 

The 2021-22 IAAND Board of Directors and Leadership Team represent 13 countries and are committed to representing all our international members. Suppose you are interested in volunteering on a short-term project, learning about what it’s like to be an IAAND leader, meeting new people with different perspectives, or building your CV. In that case, IAAND has an opportunity for you. The best way that we can serve you is to hear from you. So please be in touch with us!

If you know someone who is affiliated with another US state and that wants to be more involved in the international nutrition space, they can join IAAND as a Supporter. If you know someone who is not eligible to be an Academy member, they can join us as a Subscriber

To a year of healing, possibility and growth,


Amanda Berhaupt-Glickstein, PhD, MS, RD
President, the International Affiliate of AND