The Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (VAND) is a professional, not-for-profit organization of food and nutrition experts affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Nearly 1500 members and 34 board members serve the citizens of our Commonwealth through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being.  We support the pairing of good nutrition with food that tastes good to promote lifelong eating habits that bring pleasure and wellness to our tables and lives.  VAND is managed by a Board of Directors with 13 voting members and our membership consists of Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDNs), Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs), and students from the five local districts statewide.  Learn More About VAND!

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Meet our new Executive Director, Jillian Davis, RDN!Jillian Davis, RDN

Over the past six weeks, VAND’s Executive Director Search Committee comprising Carlene Thomas (Chair) Lesley McPhatter, Kimberly Lunsford and me, has been recruiting for a new Executive Director. We are pleased to let you know that Jillian Davis, RDN, has accepted the position!

Jillian is very excited to serve the VAND community of nutrition professionals as the new Executive Director!  She has enjoyed past experiences in many different areas of nutrition including the clinical setting, food marketing and promotion, and community education.  She has worked as a School Marketing Manager with the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, supporting nutrition education programs throughout northern Virginia, and most recently served as Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in Charlottesville and surrounding counties, as well as in Fairfax County.  Her experience with individuals, families, and nutrition professionals throughout the state has provided her with a unique view of the diverse communities we serve in Virginia.  In addition to her work as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Jillian enjoys walking, jogging, knitting, reading, gardening, and experiencing the fullness of life with her family.

She will begin learning the ropes over the next few weeks by working with Jackie Darling, Interim Executive Director; Shirley Scrafford, Cvent Coordinator;  Kristen Chang, Website Coordinator; Cindy MacIntyre, Treasurer, and the rest of the Executive Board.