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 |





State Policy Representative
Kelsey Eckenroth, RD |




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Legislative Consultant
Andrew Lamar



Assistant State Policy Representative
Lisa Shkoda, RDN, CNSC, FAND |

State Regulatory Specialist
Susan Noble, RD, CSR | 

Alliances Chair
Christine Izquierdo, MS, RD, CDN |

Consumer Protection Coordinator
Susan Smth, MBA, RDN, LD, NHA, FAND |

MNT Reimbursement Advisor
Tonya Price, MS, RDN |


Blue Ridge District
Angie Hasemann, MS, RDN, CSP |

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

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

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

Tidewater District
Sarah Dill |