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Leadership

The DBC Executive Committee serves from June 1 through May 31.

Read more about the 2017-2018 Executive Committee here.

Becki Holmes, MS, RDN
Chair

 

 

Becki Holmes is the Founder of Foodwit – a scientific and regulatory consulting agency serving the food, restaurant, life sciences, and e-commerce industries.  She has held scientific and regulatory leadership roles at Red Bull North America and Starbucks Coffee Company with accomplishments including deployment of compliance strategies for nutrition labeling, trans fat, sodium reduction, menu labeling, and caffeine initiatives.  Becki is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served in a variety of elected and appointed positions within the Dietitians in Business & Communications practice group and the Academy's Legislative and Public Policy Committee.  In her spare time, Becki enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids in Portland, OR. 

Missy Schaaphok, RD
Chair Elect

 

 

Missy is the head global dietitian for Taco Bell Corp. spearheading nutrition strategy and product development. Within this role, she is responsible for sensible menu development, regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement, animal welfare, and sustainability, working closely with executive, legal, brand marketing, and public relations teams on internal and external outreach. Prior to joining Taco Bell, she taught women and children essential culinary nutrition skills, and published a cookbook called WIC Tested, Dietitian Approved for the WIC Program.      

Terri Raymond, MA, RDN, CD, FAND
Past Chair

 

 

 

Terri has worked in dietetics and business for more than 30 years. Currently she owns and operates a consulting business, employing more than 30 registered dietitians, serving healthcare and business clients in the Pacific Northwest. Previously she worked in contract food service as President for a regional corporation of 750 employees with clients in five western states. Terri has been active in DBC for more than ten years. She has served on the DBC Executive Board for several years and served as the Academy Foundation’s 2014-15 Chair.

Jackie Schulz, MS, RD, CSP, LDN
Treasurer

  

Jackie Schulz is the Nutrition Lead for KraftHeinz North America.  She received her B.S. in Dietetics from the University of California, Davis and her M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University in Chicago.
Prior roles include sales, nutrition marketing, regulatory affairs, and product development.  As a Registered Dietitian with a background in pediatric nutrition, she is passionate about effectively communicating evidence-based nutrition information to help individuals and groups improve their quality of life.

Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RD, LDN
Secretary

 

  
Award-winning author, Sylvia Klinger is the founder of Hispanic Food Communications. Sylvia is a Hispanic native and leading expert in cross-cultural Hispanic nutrition and health issues.  She uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious population.
 

Theresa Hedrick, MS, RD, LD
Nominating Chair

 

 

Theresa is a food and nutrition communications consultant and a private practice dietitian nutritionist. She is passionate about making nutrition fit within the constraints of the real world.
Theresa is the author of three published peer-reviewed scientific studies, and has written nutrition and technical articles for Food Product Design and GreerNow magazines. She has been featured as a nutrition expert in interviews with Senior Voice America, Spry Magazine, and Mom Talk Radio, among others. 

N. Elaine Farley-Zoucha, RD, LMNT
 Delegate
  Elaine is the owner and President of EZ Nutrition Consulting, PC & Associates, specializing in Food Service Systems, Geriatric Care, and Quality Management for long term care facilities.  As a national speaker on nutrition and culture change in long term care, she inspires her audience to lead and empower their staff  to enhance the dining experience for the clients they serve.

  Sarah Hendren, MS, RDN, LDN, CD
Marketing & Communications Chair

 

 

Sarah Hendren, MS, RDN, LD, CD, is the Nutrition & Quality Assurance Manager for Culver’s. She is responsible for executing the nutrition strategy and provides brand direction as part of Culver’s Menu Strategy Team. She works closely with marketing, public relations, legal and quality assurance, providing thought leadership and regulatory guidance to communicate Culver’s commitment to quality and where their food comes from. Sarah is actively engaged in shaping Culver’s sustainability and animal welfare positioning and holds a leadership role within the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.

 


Sonja Stetzler, MA, RDN, CPC
Education Chair
  Sonja is the president and founder of Effective Connecting, providing executive coaching and communications-centered training for mid-to senior level leaders within organizations. Sonja is a national speaker, and in her 30 year career has held positions in food service management, food industry sales, sales management, and quality assurance. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Queens University of Charlotte. Sonja has been a member of DBC for over 20 years.


Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RD, CDN FAND

Membership Chair
 
Deanne Brandstetter, M.B.A., R.D. has over thirty years of experience in the food and nutrition business.   As Vice President of Nutrition & Wellness for Compass Group, North America, she leads a team that coordinates wellness programs for foodservice clients and develops innovative & award winning cross sector nutrition & wellness initiatives.
Deanne’s marketing background and passion for great food has fueled her goal of creatively translating medical and nutrition science into innovative exciting food concepts for Compass Group customers.
Jennifer E. Seyler, MS, RD, CPT
Sponsorship Chair

Seyler has nearly 15 years’ experience within the nutrition/fitness marketing and communications space. She has provided US and global counsel to 40+ brands, including Abbott Nutrition, Mars brands, Gatorade, and Clorox brands. Seyler currently serves as the immediate past president for the Illinois AND, and as a Board of Director member for the Chicago Food and Nutrition Network. She lives in Elmhurst with her husband and two children - Major (4) and Levi (3).


Nicole Arcilla,
MS, RDN, LDN
DBC Business Insights Newsletter Editor
 

Nicole received her bachelor’s in Nutritional Science at Cornell University and went on to complete her dietetic internship and master’s in Nutrition and Wellness at Benedictine University. Though she practices as a clinical dietitian, Nicole has various experiences from providing PR/media assistance with her state’s dietetic association, to working with dietitians in developing and marketing an original smartphone app, and to public policy with a nutrition advocacy organization in DC.


Allison Stock, RD
Associate Newsletter Editor
  Allison Stock is the Team Lead for the Nutrition Resource Center at Gordon Food Service.  Her primary focus is writing healthcare menus for senior living communities,  training customers in the Cycle Menu Management software program and creating nutrition and food safety tools and resources. She attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics with a specialization in Health Promotion. She currently serves as the Associate Newsletter Editor for Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC).
Tyler Rolling, MS, RD
Creative Content Chair
 

Tyler graduated from Florida State University with  her B.S. in Nutrition Science. She completed her internship at Patton State Hospital and recently completed her masters degree from San Diego State University in Nutrition Science. Tyler works as a RD for Uplifting Health and Fitness, helping design their nutrition program. She also works in the Health Promotion department at SDSU as a Health Educator.
Tyler performs synchronized swimming.  @BTSnutrition.

Alexis Ray, RYT, RD, CSSD
Take 5 Editor & Creative Content Co-Chair
  Alexis Ray is a Wellness Specialist for Plus One Health Management where she provides nutrition counseling, group presentations, and oversees nutrition operations for the onsite gym. She received her M.S. in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman's University and her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University. Alexis is also a Registered Yoga Teacher in the Dallas area. She enjoys combining her passion for both nutrition and yoga into her career. Connect with Alexis at alexis.neal.ray@gmail.com and @liveinspiredRD.
Lara Felton, MBA, RDN
Nominating Committee
  Lara is a San Francisco-based Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University. She is Head of Content at ShopWell, a free mobile shopping app for healthy eating and nutrition. Lara leads the nutrition team, bringing her "everything in moderation" philosophy to the ShopWell community. Prior to joining ShopWell, she was part of the adult cystic fibrosis team at Stanford Health Care for over 6 years.  

Lily Chen, MS, RDN
 Nominating Chair-Elect
   
Lily Chen is a Registered Dietitian (USA) and Accredited Practising Dietitian (Australia) who has extensive experience in teaching, clinical care, and management. She received her Bachelor of Science from New York University and Master of Science from University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Besides English, she is fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Spanish.
 
 
Lee Wolf-James, RD, LD
Nominating Committee
   Lee has extensive experience in dietetics, serving as the Clinical Manager of an acute care hospital, Executive Director of Nutrition in a chain of 24 nursing homes, and spent 5 ½ years in private practice while living in Europe. Lee has spent the last 16 years working for the Gordon Food Service marketing team where she currently serves as a Marketing Manager in the Ohio Valley and Allegheny Valley
Shu-Feng Tsao
Student Member
   
Shu-Feng is a graduate student at University of Connecticut where she is pursuing a master in Business Analytics and Project Management. Prior to attending UConn, she graduated from University of Kentucky with a master degree in Nutrition and Food Systems. She will start her dietetic internship at UK in January, 2019.