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PRESIDENT: REBECCA ROBINS, MSL, RD, CDN
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Rebecca Robins is a Registered Dietitian at UHS Oncology.  Prior to this position she spent eight years as a
clinical dietitian at UHS Wilson Hospital and two years as a nutrition care manager in long term care. 
She received her Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from Plattsburgh State University, completed her
dietetic internship  through Virginia State University and received her Master's degree in
Leadership from Norwich University. 

PRESIDENT-ELECT: PAMELA WEISBERG-SHAPIRO  PhD, MPH, RD
Pamela Weisberg-Shapiro works at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, teaching undergraduate and graduate students.  She coordinates the community nutrition portion of the Dietetic Internship, working community nutrition preceptors throughout New York.  Pamela is interested in health disparities and social determinants of health and her research focuses on nutrition and health in immigrant populations.  Her overall goal is to facilitate environmental and policy changes that provide access to healthy food for all. 

IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT:LINA BEGDACHE, PHD, RDN, CNS-S 
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Lina Begdache is an assistant professor in the Health and Wellness Studies department at Binghamton University. She is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, a Certified Nutrition Specialist -Scholar and a cell and molecular biologist whose research on nutrition involves both laboratory and clinical approaches. Her volunteer work extends to New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NYSAND) where she serves as the Nominating Chair 2017-2018 and a planning committee member for NYSAND 2019 Annual Meeting Expo. She had previously served as a
webmaster and a Public Relation chair for STAND.
  

SECRETARY: MARY GRIFFIN, MS, RD, CDN MGRIFFIN copy

Mary Griffin is a Registered Dietitian at the Elmira Psychiatric Center. She previously worked at Arnot Ogden Medical Center's HIV/AIDS Primary Care Clinic as well as in their hemodialysis unit. This is Mary's first time serving as STAND's Secretary. She has been a STAND member since 2002 and has held a variety of positions on the board, including President, Professional Issues Chair, Public Policy Chair, Nominating Chair, and Treasurer. Mary lives in Elmira, NY with her husband, two children, one dog, two cats, and one chicken.


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MEMBERSHIP CHAIR: ELIZABETH SWEENEY, RD, CDNElizabeth Sweeney - edit
Elizabeth is a 2012 graduate of Marywood University's Coordinated Program with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
and Dietetics. She has spent the past five years working as a clinical dietitian at Lourdes Hospital with a focus on
inpatient oncology and hospice, and outpatient radiation oncology. In the near future, Elizabeth hopes to become a
Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. Elizabeth received the honor of Recognized Young Dietitian of the
Year awarded by NYSAND in 2016.
 

PIC COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR: STEPHANIE BOSTIC, PhD

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Stephanie Bostic is a Registered Dietitian who runs a small private practice in Binghamton, New York.  She completed a PhD in Community Nutrition at Cornell University in 2017 and continues to work on occasional research projects in community settings.  She enjoys using her research background to translate research findings into practical lifestyles for her clients and looks forward to incorporating current research into this year's educational programs.

PIC COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR:  KRISTA MUGFORD, MS, RD, CDN                                                               Mugford Picture outside color

Krista provides nutrition counseling and teaches healthy lifestyle classes at Cayuga Center for Healthy Living. She works with clients to develop healthier eating patterns, to manage weight and to provide support for special eating plans. Krista's special interests include nutrition in youth, pregnancy, weight management, heart disease, and diabetes.

Outside of work she loves to garden and go on travel adventures with her family. 

Her credentials include RDN, CDN and a Master of Science in Nutrition.


PUBLIC POLICY CHAIR: CINDY MILNER, MSEd, RDN, CSSD, CDN

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Cindy works for Cornell Health and teaches as a lecturer at Ithaca College. Cindy graduated from WV Wesleyan College, completed her dietetic internship at Emory University School of Medicine and received her Masters from SUNY Cortland. Cindy has been a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics for many years.

NOMINATING CHAIR: KELLY QUINN, MS, RDN, ACE Personal Trainer

PUBLIC RELATIONS/NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH CHAIR: CHRISTINE FOY MS, RD, CDN, CDE CFOY
Christine is an outpatient dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the UHS Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in Binghamton, NY. She is also a certified insulin pump trainer for Medtronic, Tandem and Omnipod. She is the chair of the  Health and Wellness Teaching Day Committee at UHS. Christine is currently serving as the NYSAND State Professional Recruitment Coordinator and is on the 2019 NYSAND AME planning committee. She was awarded the 2012 Recognized Young Dietitian of the year award by NYSAND. 

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR: MICHELLE NARDI, RD, CDN  Michelle Nardi-edit

Michelle Nardi is the Lead Clinical Dietitian at Cortland Regional Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate program and dietetic internship at Cornell University. Michelle has held a variety of positions on the STAND board including President and Webmaster. She is also currently the Webmaster for NYSAND.  In 2018, Michelle was honored by NYSAND as the Emerging Dietetic Leader. 

  


WEBSITE: KELVIN LEE, MS, RD, CDNKelvin Lee Student Liason

Kelvin is a clinical dietitian at UHS Binghamton General Hospital. His focus there is in long-term care/physical rehabilitation, Outpatient Renal Counseling, and Outpatient General Nutrition Counseling. He is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta and completed his combined dietetic internship/Masters of Science in Nutrition at CUNY Queens College in Flushing, NY. 


BYLAWS/HANDBOOK CHAIR: JULIE LEONARD, RD, CDN                                                                         headshot copy 

Julie is a Registered Dietitian with over 15 years experience in clinical nutrition and management in the Binghamton area.  She is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Lourdes Hospital with Touchpoint Support Services.  She graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2001 and completed her dietetic internship through the Sodexo Distance Education Dietetic Internship Program, with clinical training at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.  She has served on the Board of Directors for STAND since 2011.  She was awarded the 2014 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award by NYSAND. 


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TREASURER: JULIE LEE, MS, RD, CDN

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Julie Lee is a Registered Dietitian from Binghamton, NY. Julie currently works for Binghamton University Dining Services as a campus dietitian.  Julie served on the board for the last 5 years in the positions of New RD-Student Liaison, Public Relations Chair, and PIC Committee. Julie received the honor of Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year awarded by NYSAND in 2015.  She currently lives in Endicott, NY with her husband Kelvin (who is also on the board)!


REIMBURSEMENT: MONIQUE DEKLEERMAEKER, RD, CDN, HHC 

Monique DekleermaekerMonique received her nutrition degree from Syracuse University, in the coordinated undergraduate program for clinical nutrition specialists. She has worked in the areas of critical care, pediatrics and cardiology in Utica, Syracuse and Chicago. She is a certified Adult Weight Management Specialist, and also certified as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, NYC. She currently works part-time in her private practice, Three Point Wellness. Monique lives in Binghamton with her husband and 2 sons, Alexander and Eric.  


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