Past Illinois Academy Award Winners 

2022 Illinois Academy Award Winners

RYDY:

Grace E. Hensold, RDN, LDN
Melaney Van Spankleren, RDN, LDN
Jennifer L. Buron, MS, RDN, LDN  

Emerging Dietetic Leader:
Jessica A. Moehling, MS, RDN, CNSE, LDN

Outstanding Dietetic Students:    
DPD: Zainab Alzoubi
DI: Elizabeth Gutierrez
CP:  Taylor Hoeg

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Julie Ann Patterson PhD, MBA, RDN, LDN

 

2021 Illinois Academy Award Winners

RYDY:

Justin Britten, MPH, RDN, LDN
Allison K. Fassler, MA, RDN, LDN
Elayna M. Fehr, MS, RDN, LDN
Melanie Battaglia, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN  

Emerging Dietetic Leader:
Leila M. Shinn, MS, RDN, LDN

Outstanding Dietetic Students:    
DPD: Gabrielle Haskell
DI: Maria Vargas Guzman
CP:  Morgan Weise 

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Christine M. Cliff, MPH, RDN, LDN, CLT, FAND

 

2020 Illinois Academy Award Winners

RYDY:
Amy Moore, MS, RDN, LDN

Jennifer Lotton, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC
Victoria Glatz, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN
Emily Peterson, RDN, LDN
Sarah Carlson, RDN, LDN

RYDT:
Staci Coussens, NDTR

Emerging Dietetic Leader:
Kara Wilcoxon, MS, RDN, LDN

Outstanding Dietetic Students:    
DPD: Virginia Girsch
DI: Mackenzie Burgess
CP:  Jilian Prough

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Julie Schumacher, EdD, RD, LDN

 

2019 Illinois Academy Award Winners

RYDY:
Tina Lam, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Valerie R. Koress, MS, RDN, LDN
Kathryn Brown, RD, LDN 
Sara S. Umphfleet, RD, LDN
Desiray J. Yeaw, MS, RD, LDN

RYDT:
Anita Davila, BS, DDTR

Emerging Dietetic Leader:
Sadie K. Baird, MS, RDN, LDN

Outstanding Dietetic Students:  
DPD: Holly R. Stallard 

DI: Grace G. Sinopoli, NDTR

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Karen R. Greathouse, PhD, RDN, LDN 

 

2018 Illinois Academy Award Winners

RYDY:
Sara Fagan

Constance L. Herriott
Emma Rueth

Emerging Dietetic Leader:
Laura A. Carlson, MS, RDN, CSOWN, LDN

Outstanding Dietetic Students:
CP: Jennifer Lynn Lotton

DPD: Starr'Retiece Gibson
DI: Reilly L. McKinis

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Mary Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

 

2017 Illinois Academy Award Winners

RYDY:
Monica L. Bojko, MS, RD,LDN

Jacqueline Kirchner, RDN, LDN
Elizabeth A. Michaels, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
Jessica Petruszak Nigg, MS, RDN, LDN

Emerging Dietetic Leader:
EDY: Sarah Olender, MS, RD

Outstanding Dietetic Students:
CP: Lynette P. Becker

DI: Noel L. Konken
DPD: Renee L. Jeffrey

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Penelope Grantham Roth, MS, RDN, LDN

 

2016 Illinois Academy Award Winners

RYDY:
Amy Melton, MS, RDN, LDN

Christina Weidman, RD, LDN
Carly Morgan Klaus, MS, RD, LDN
Nicole Lynn Olen, RD, LDN

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Paula Milas Sochacki, MPH, RDN, LDN

Emerging Dietetic Leader:
Susan L. Waltrip–Buck, MS, RD, LDN

Outstanding Dietetic Students:
DPD: Heather M. Guetterman

DI: Holly A. Black
CP: Julio M. Flores

Outstanding Dietetic Educators Award:
DPD: Carol Longley,  PhD, RD, LDN

DI: Amanda M. Newell,  MS, RD, LDN
CP: Brooke B. Schantz,  MS, RD, CSSD, LDN


2015 Illinois Academy Award Winners

RYDY:
Jessica Rendleman, RD, LDN

Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN
Kristen Frondal, RDN, LDN

Outstanding Dietitian:
Christina Rollins, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC

Outstanding Dietetic Students:
DPD: Haley R. Snell

DI: Jennifer R. Uhlman

Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award:
DPD: Melanie Tracy Burns, RDN

DI: Dr. Julie Raeder Schumacher, RD, LDN


2014 Illinois Academy Award Winners

RYDY:
Emilie G.M. Fielder, MS. RDN, LDN

Emily L. Bailey, RD, LDN
Bonnie J. Janota, RD, LDN
Erin M Carlson, RD, LDN, CNSC
Brooke B. Schantz, MS, RD,CSSD, LDN
Katherine G. Byers, MS, RDN

Emerging Dietetic Leader:
Melissa A. Prest, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Outstanding Dietetic Students:

DPD: Susannah E. Scaroni, University of Illinois
DI: Kristen L. Lach, Rush University Medical Center

Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award:
DPD: Justine M. Karduck, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

DI: Nancy T. Prange, MS, RDN, LDN

2012 Illinois Academy Award Winners

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Anna Shlachter, MS, RD, LDN

Outstanding Dietetics Students:
DPD: Kelly L. Kester

DI: Cara Gorman

Emerging Dietetic Leader:
Christine Cliff, MPH, RD, LDN

RYDY:

Melissa A. Luisi, MS, RD, LDN
Kristen L. Faust, RD, LDN
Carolyn A. Tampe, RD, LDN
Lauren R. Zuro, RD, LDN
Angela J. Todd, RD, LDN

2011 IAND Award Winners

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year:
Kimberly Kirchherr, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Outstanding Dietetics Educator:
CP: Jamie Shifley, MS, RD, LDN

DPD: Christine Palumbo, MBA, RD

Outstanding Dietetics Students:
DPD: Maegan Walrath

DI: Chelsey Seger

Emerging Dietetic Leader:

Kelly Ziemkiewicz, RD, LDN, CDE

RYDY:

Valerie Wheatley, RD, LDN

Tracy Blozis, RD, LDN

Jennifer McCaffrey, MPH, RD

Anita Giraldo, RD, LDN

Julie Schumacher, EdD, RD, LDN

Jennifer Paul, RD, LDN

Justine Karduck, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Paula Sochacki, MPH, RD