About AODA

As the international affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, AODA has over 1200 members and supporters, including student members and supporters, living in more than 79 countries. Members are internationally-minded Active, Student, International, and Retired Academy members, living inside and outside the United States, who practice in a wide variety of settings, including:

Colleges and Universities

Schools and the Community

Local Hospitals and Clinics

Private Practice and Consultation

Industry and Food Service Facilities

Government and Military

Research and Development

Board of Directors and Leadership Team

2016-2017 AODA Board of Directors and Leadership Team

The Board of Directors (BOD) comprise the elected voting members of the American Overseas Dietetic Association. AODA’s BOD and Leadership Team collectively coordinate the activities of the organization according to the AODA By-Laws.

Board of Directors

 Elected, voting officers

President

Marianella Herrera

Venezuela

President-Elect

Esther Myers

United States

Past-President

Melinda Boyd

England

Secretary/Treasurer

Kristen Heitman

USA

House of Delegates Representative

Naomi Trostler

Israel

Country Representatives Chair

Lisa Dorfman

USA

Professional Development Chair

Romina Defranchi

Argentina

Strategic Communications Chair

Joanna Cummings

USA

Leadership Team

 Appointed, non-voting officers

Nominating/Awards Chair

Vacant

Vacant

Fundraising Chair

Lily Chen

USA

Student Services Co-Chair

Abi Navarro

Israel

Student Services Co-Chair

Kamelia Bujuklieva

United Kingdom

Newsletter Editor

Emmy Steiner

USA

Research Coordinator

Ahlam Badreldin el Shikieri

Saudi Arabia

Scientific Committee/Conference Chair

Halit Tanju Besler

Turkey

International Projects Coordinator

Terezie Tolar Mosby

USA

Kids Eat Right International Coordinator

Jamie Wise

USA

Social Media Chair

Maria Vitullo

Argentina

Member Services Chair

Sylvia Klinger

USA

International Public Policy Coordinator

Vacant (Marianella Herrera filling in)

USA

Executive Director

View AODA Leadership Team Organization Chart

How to Join

There are two ways in which to join AODA:

Become a Member

  • A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and
  • Are not actively involved in your state affiliate
  • Select/change your affiliate any time by doing one of the following:
    Contacting the Academy at 1-800-877-1600 ext 1600 (or +1-312-899-1600 ext 1600) or by emailing membership@eatright.org

Become a Supporter

  • Not a member of the Academy of the Nutrition and Dietetics, or
  • A member of the Academy of the Nutrition and Dietetics but want to maintain your state affiliate and take advantage of AODA membership benefits*
  • Download the application here
  • A $35 USD/year ($25 USD/year for students) is required for the AODA membership year, June 1–May 31.

*Supporters may not vote in AODA elections or serve in elected AODA leadership positions.

FAQ

What is AODA?

The American Overseas Dietetic Association (AODA) is the international affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) based in the United States. AODA serves to connect nutrition and dietetic professionals worldwide who are members of the Academy. Members gain access to a listserv, monthly updates, and quarterly newsletters as well as many in-person opportunities to connect at international conferences pertaining to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

How do I join AODA?

To be a member of AODA you first need to be a member of the Academy.

How do I join the AODA listserv?

Only members and supporters of AODA have access to our listserv. If you are a member or supporter, simply send an email with your full name and Academy ID to aoda-members-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to gain access. If you are having difficulty, please email aodaadmin@eatrightoverseas.org.

What is an AODA Supporter?

An AODA supporter is anyone who either is not eligible for Academy membership, but would like to be involved with AODA, or is an Academy member and would like to be involved with AODA, but would like to maintain a different state affiliate.

Emergency Call

In case of urgent, feel free to ask questions.