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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2022/2023 AKAND Board Members
Executive Board Members
President: Ladonna Dean MDA, RD, LD, SNS
President-Elect: Open position
Past President: Haley Hughes
Secretary: Caraline Tompkins
Treasurer: Kathy Nunez
Delegate: Seth Anderson MSNS, RD, LD
Communications Coordinator: Camille Irvine MS, RDN, LD
Nominating Committee: Melissa Chlupach MS, RD, LD, Carissa Kiefer, 1 open seat
State Policy Coordinator/State Regulatory Specialist: Open position
Media Representative/PR Chair: Keriann Shine BS, RD, LD
Public Policy Coordinator: Ashley Funk
Diversity Liaison: Theresa Reynolds
Consumer Protection Coordinator: Kelly Lakin
Professional Issues/Reimbursement: Open position
Board Member Schedule
The AKAND Board meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month, from 12:00-1:00 pm. 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.