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Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD)

CPD Advisory Council

Program Advisory Council Members

Bernice Lee Ballard, RD, LD
Renal Dietitian, Fresenius Kidney Care
Bernice.a.lee@fmc-na.com

Jennifer DeHart, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC
Director of Clinical Nutrition
St. Vincent’s Health System
Jennifer.DeHart@stvhs.com

Ali Elliott, MS, RDN
Adjunct Instructor
University of Montevallo
aellio10@montevallo.edu

Teresa Johnson, DCN, RD, LD
Associate Professor
Troy University
tjohnson@troy.edu

Donnette Leathers, MA, RD, LD
Nutrition Manager
Shelby Ridge Select
ldleathers@yahoo.com

Rachel Mathisen, ScD, MPH, RDN
Adjunct Professor
University of Montevallo
rmathise@montevallo.edu

Denise Sockwell, MS, RD
Retired, Foodservice Director, VA Hospital
denisegsockwell@gmail.com

Bonnie Spear, PhD, RDN, FAND
Professor of Pediatrics, Emerita
bspear@peds.uab.edu

Valerie Tarn, MS, RD, LD
Faculty & Training Director, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, UAB
vetarn@peds.uab.edu