Public Policy Team

Meet Your VAND Public Policy Team

Better health for Virginians is a top priority for VAND.  The Public Policy Team has been structured to provide the information and support that members need to be effective advocates at the local, state, and federal level.  Please contact any of the following team members for more information and get involved!  We need action-oriented nutrition professionals influencing policy in Virginia.

Lesley McPhatter 2016


Public Policy Coordinator (Federal)
Lesley McPhatter, MS, RD, CSR |



Angie Hasemann 2014 (2)


State Policy Representative
Angie Hasemann, MS, RDN, CSP | or




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Legislative Consultant
Andrew Lamar



Assistant State Policy Representative
Alexandra Wahlberg |

State Regulatory Specialist
Sara Mastrantonio, RD | 

Alliances Chair
Ielyzaveta Shkoda, RDN, CNSC |

Consumer Protection Coordinator
Kelsey Guth, RD |

MNT Reimbursement Advisor
Tonya Price, MS, RDN |


Blue Ridge District
Sara Mastrantonio, RD |

Greater Richmond District
Nana Ofosu-Benefo, MS, RD, CDN |

Northern District (State)
Kristin Crosby, MS, RD, CSSD, LD |

Northern District (Federal)
Cindy MacIntyre, RD |

Southwest Virginia District
Kristen Dehr, MS, RD, LD |

Tidewater District
Sarah Dill |