Board Of Directors And Leadership Team

The Board of Directors (BOD) comprises 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.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to the new members of the Board of Directors and Leadership Team 2022-2023!

IAAND Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT

Ahlam El-Shikieri
PhD, MBA, CCN, CPHN
Saudia Arabia

president@iaand.org

PRESIDENT-ELECT

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Judith Beto
PhD, RDN
United States

presidentelect@iaand.org

PAST PRESIDENT

PAST PRESIDENT

Varsha T
PhD, RD, CCN, CNIS
India

pastpresident@iaand.org

SECRETARY/TREASURER

HOUSE OF DELEGATES REPRESENTATIVE

HOUSE OF DELEGATES REPRESENTATIVE

Esther Myers, PhD
RDN, LDN, FAND
USA
HOD@iaand.org

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES CHAIR

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES CHAIR

Rupal Shah
India
cr-chair@iaand.org
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR

Sylvia Klinger
DBA, MS, RD, LDN
USA
professionaldevelopment@iaand.org
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

Zhenie Velasco
Philippines
strategiccomm@iaand.org
NOMINATING/AWARDS CHAIR

NOMINATING/AWARDS CHAIR

Tania Lee Xu Yar
MS, RDN, CSSD
Malaysia

ncc@iaand.org

(Non-voting elected Board of Directors position)

Leadership Team – Appointed, Non-voting Officers

SPONSORSHIP RELATIONS CHAIR

Susan March Burke 
Spain
fundraising@iaand.org

STUDENT SERVICES CO-CHAIR

(Vacant)
studentoutreach@iaand.org

STUDENT SERVICES CO-CHAIR

(Vacant)
studentoutreach@iaand.org

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE/
CONFERENCE CHAIR

Vacant

scientificcommittee@iaand.org

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

Rafika Ghwari
Lebanon
projects@iaand.org

KIDS EAT RIGHT INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR

Eva Weston
Columbia
KERI@iaand.org

E-GLOBAL COORDINATOR

Sanele Nkomani
Zimbabwe
e-global@iaand.org

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Maria Bovill, DRPH, RD
Thailand
newsletter@iaand.org

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR

Vacant

socialmedia@iaand.org

WEBSITE MANAGER

Aleli Elizabeth Gana

Philippines
webmaster@iaand.org

FACEBOOK TEAM MEMBER

Karla Padrelanan, RD, CSG, CNSC
Qatar
facebook@iaand.org

LINKEDIN TEAM MEMBER

Rasha Al-Aseili
USA
linkedin@iaand.org

TWITTER TEAM MEMBER

Sruthi Kuruvath Suresh
United Arab Emirates
twitter@iaand.org

MEMBER SERVICES CHAIR

Vilasavathi Venkatachalam

membership@iaand.org

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVE CHAIR

Vacant 

mediarep@iaand.org

  
NOMINATING/AWARDS
COMMITTEE 1ST SEAT

Naomi Trostler
Israel

 
NOMINATING/AWARDS
COMMITTEE 2ND SEAT

Pablo Hernandez
Venezuela

 
COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE
CHAIR-ELECT

(Vacant)
cr-chairelect@iaand.org

 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Melisa Karabeyoglu
USA
IAAND.general@gmail.com