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The Alaska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the largest association of food & nutrition professionals in the state of Alaska and is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Membership in this Association is limited to members of the Academy who designate Alaska as their affiliate of choice.


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AKAND Board Members

Executive Board Members
President: Leslie Redmond
President Elect: Haley Hughes
Past President: Lauri Ek-Watson
Secretary: Ladonna Dean
Treasurer: Misty Miranda
Delegate: Seth Anderson
Communications Coordinator: Kelby Holtfreter Murphy
Nominating Committee: Caraline Tompkins, Stephanie Stang, 1 open seat

Appointed Members

State Policy Coordinator: Tamara Deschaine

Media Representative/PR Chair: Keriann Shine

Public Policy Coordinator: Grace Schumacher

Diversity Liaison: Open position

Consumer Protection Coordinator: Kelly Lakin

Professional Issues/Reimbursement: Kimberly Santana

Board Member Schedule

The AKAND Board meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-6:30pm. All-member socials open are held throughout the year, immediately following board meetings. Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held in person with tele- and video-conference options for members unable to meet in person.

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