As the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,  IAAND 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

2018-2019 IAAND Board of Directors and Leadership Team

The Board of Directors (BOD) comprise the elected voting members of the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. IAAND’s BOD and Leadership Team collectively coordinate the activities of the organization according to the IAAND By-Laws.

Board of Directors

 Elected, voting officers


Esther Myers



Romina Barritta (Defranchi)



Marianella Herrera



Kristen Heitman


House of Delegates Representative

Naomi Trostler


Country Representatives Chair

Melinda Boyd


Professional Development Chair

Mary Easaw


Strategic Communications Chair

Joanna Cummings


Nominating/Awards Chair

(Non-voting elected Board of Directors position)

Camella Rising


Leadership Team

 Appointed, non-voting officers

Fundraising Chair

Lily Chen


Student Services Co-Chair

Tara FLora

United States

Student Services Co-Chair

Kamelia Bujuklieva

United Kingdom

Newsletter Co-Editor

Ariana Haidari


Newsletter Co-Editor

Maria Pontes Ferreira


Research Coordinator

Ahlam Badreldin el Shikieri

Saudi Arabia

Scientific Committee/Conference Chair

Varsha Tavardy


International Projects Coordinator

Terezie Tolar Mosby


Kids Eat Right International Coordinator

Jamie Wise


Social Media Chair

Maria Vitullo


Website Manager

Luciana Ambrosi


Member Services Chair

Sylvia Klinger


International Public Policy Coordinator

Vacant (Marianella Herrera filling in)


Executive Director

Carrie Kiley


View IAAND Leadership Team Organization Chart

How can I be involved with IAAND??

There are two ways to be involved with IAAND:

As a Member

  • Each member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is automatically assigned to a “state” affiliate.
    • IAAND is the equivalent of the  “state” affiliate for international members
  • HOWEVER, each Academy member can choose which state they wish to designate as their affiliate.
  • If you feel the IAAND goals and activities are more aligned with your interests they you can select IAAND as your “state” (and give up your membership related to the US State where you live).
    • You can request that your “state” affiliate be changed to IAAND at 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
      • Emailing “membership@eatright.org”  and request that your state affiliate be changed to IAAND

As a Supporter

You can become a supporter if:

  • If you are not eligible to become a member of the Academy of the Nutrition and Dietetics, or
  • You are a member of the Academy of the Nutrition and Dietetics but want to maintain your United States “state” affiliate and take advantage of some of the IAAND membership benefits*
  • Download the Supporter application here
  • A $35 USD/year ($25 USD/year for students) is required for the IAAND membership year, June 1–May 31.

*Supporters may not vote in IAAND elections or serve in elected IAAND leadership positions, however can serve on committees/task forces.


What is IAAND?

The International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND) is based in the United States. IAAND 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 IAAND?

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

If not a member of the Academy, consider being a IAAND Supporter.  

How do I join the IAAND listserv?

Only members and supporters of IAAND have access to our listserv.

We are transitioning from a separate listserve on Yahoo Groups to the “Forum” on our website.  As a member you can “join” a Forum on the Members Only page under “Get Involved”

What is an IAAND Supporter?

An IAAND supporter is anyone who is interested in international dietetics and nutrition issues and would like to be involved with IAAND, but

(e.g.  has not completed food, nutrition and dietetics formal education, or does not have a national dietetics association or national government body who can verify that they are a “dietitian”


  • Is an Academy member who and would like to maintain a different state affiliate membership, but be involved with IAAND.