Pathway to Leadership Program

Pathways 2021-2022 FlyerThe Pathway to Leadership Program is an 8-month commitment that is aimed at developing the skills of future leaders in the nutrition and dietetics related careers spanning across district, state and national levels. Students will rotate between two out of six of the following professional organizations, which will allow them to experience training in the various interest areas. CLICK HERE to find out more. 

  1. Diversity and Inclusion: Identify and/or develop resources for members that will be featured in the quarterly newsletter that promotes diversity and inclusion. Interview members to identify best practices to support diversity and inclusion in the field of nutrition and dietetics to be featured in the quarterly newsletter.
  2. Fundraising: Explore opportunities for fundraising and provide recommendations to the committee to boost fundraising efforts at the state and national level.
  3. Public Policy: Participate in public policy and legislative calls in order to engage in advocacy. Review legislative bills and provide recommendations to the committee regarding support for legislation. Participate in Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Action Alerts. Promote and track member engagement in action alerts in order to increase participation. Students will also engage with their lawmakers in order to promote food and nutrition policies.
  4. Communications: Support the IAND brand through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media handles. Create an article to be featured in the quarterly publication. Create webpages just like this one!
  5. Organizational Planning: Learn about how to operate a not-for-profit organization. Participate in the IAND strategic planning process including reviewing data collected and monitoring progress of strategic plans. Participate in policies and procedures review. Explore opportunities to ensure that IAND is remaining current and aligning with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to maintain the stability of the organization.
  6. Council on Professional Issues: Identify and recommend topics and/or speakers for professional education to the CPI committee. Identify and recommend potential sponsors and/or exhibitors for conferences and special events.

Student Benefits: Academy Membership Dues (value $58) and Spring Assembly Conference Registration (value $120) will be paid for by IAND. Academy Dues and Spring Assembly fees will be reimbursed in April following the receipt of a report from the students on their achievements within each of the interest areas.

Pathway to Leadership Co-Chairs

Ashley Simper Headshot
Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN
Lori Granich
Lori Granich, MBA, RDN, CAE

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Meet Our 2021-2022 Pathway Students!

Megan Vallas HeadshotMegan Vallas
Bradley University
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Maddy Krumenacher HeadshotMaddy Krumenacher
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
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Diana Hoang HeadshotDiana Hoang
Rush University Medical Center

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-hoang-22986b1a2/
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Kara Shepp HeadshotKara Shepp
Rush University Medical Center

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karashepp/
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Mallory McMahan HeadshotMallory McMahan
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mallory-mcmahan-389a17147/
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Haylee Netemeyer HeadshotHaylee Netemeyer
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 

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Sharon Quartey HeadshotSharon Quartey
Loyola University Chicago

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Landon Griffin HeadshotLandon Griffin
Eastern Illinois University

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Jared Seigal HeadshotJared Seigal
Loyola University Chicago

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredseigal/
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Cam Davis HeadshotCameron Davis
Illinois State University

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