Public Policy Team

Meet the 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.


 

Public Policy Coordinator (Federal)
Lesley McPhatter, MS, RD, CSR | ultrard1102@gmail.com

 

 

 


 

State Policy Representative
Kelsey Guth, RD | k.guth5216@gmail.com or vand.publicpolicy@gmail.com

 

 

 


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Legislative Consultant
Andrew Lamar

 

 


Assistant State Policy Representative
Lisa Shkoda, RDN, CNSC, FAND | lisa.shkoda@gmail.com

State Regulatory Specialist
Susan Noble, RD, CSR | susanmnoble13@gmail.com 

Alliances Chair
Christine Izquierdo, MS, RD, CDN | christine.dougherty1@gmail.com

Consumer Protection Coordinator
Susan Smth, MBA, RDN, LD, NHA, FAND | susmithmbardnld@gmail.com

MNT Reimbursement Advisor
Tonya Price, MS, RDN | price.t@lynchburg.edu


DISTRICT LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES

Blue Ridge District
Angie Hasemann, MS, RDN, CSP | ajh5j@virginia.edu

Greater Richmond District
Nana Ofosu-Benefo, MS, RD, CDN | nanaataa@gmail.com

Northern District (State)
Kristin Crosby, MS, RD, CSSD, LD | kcrosbyrd@outlook.com

Southwest Virginia District
Kristen Dehr, MS, RD, LD | dehrkl@mfa.net

Tidewater District
Sarah Dill | dill.sarah.n@gmail.com