A Message From Our President
I am excited to continue as the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President for the 2017-2018 year. Serving all of you as President since October 2016 gives me a unique perspective of our organization, specifically our strengths and challenges.
Last fiscal year we had a very successful Annual Meeting lead by Caitlin Krekel and assisted by Katie Meade. The dedication, organizational skills, and attention to detail made it in the words of an attendee “the best I have been to in a while.” We had the largest attendance of members, sponsors and exhibitors. Our keynote speaker had this to say of Caitlin: “ I have dealt with many conference planners over the years but Caitlin was by far the best. She was always thorough, sent detailed instructions by email and followed up.” This year Katie Meade hopes to run another successful Annual Meeting, which, based on the attendee survey responses, will be held on a different day and location.
The hard work of our Public Policy Panel paid off this past year as well. Jessica Kiel will now represent MAND on the State Health Advisory Committee. This year we are looking to collaborate with other member healthcare organizations to position RDNs as the nutrition expert in the new models of healthcare delivery.
Because the MAND board is committed to providing member networking and education there will be a member reception at FNCE (location/date to be announced in e-blast).
Lastly, I encourage each of our members to be engaged and to volunteer with MAND. Whether you have a few hours a week or just a few hours a year, MAND needs you! We currently have a few open positions on the board, so if you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to a fabulous year!
Livleen Gill MBA, RD, LDN, President of MAND