2021-2022 Board of Directors

President

Peggy Pratt

Elected 2020-2023

I am so excited to be your new President! I promise to advocate for all dietitians to be known as the nutrition experts in East Tennessee and will work to build relationships within every area of our profession. I will support continued involvement in the community and state as well as try to provide engaging continuing education opportunities. Lastly, I would like to maintain and develop new and enjoyable ways to connect and learn from each other in order to build a solid and cohesive network of practitioner’s working in the Knoxville and surrounding areas.
President-Elect

Kelly Crusenberry

Elected 2021-2024

Kelly Crusenberry MS, RDN, CLC is a high risk nutritionist at Knox County Health department in the WIC program. Having spent her entire career in WIC, Kelly is passionate about public health and protecting the nutritional wellbeing of the nation’s most at-risk women, infants, and children. She obtained her BS in Nutrition and Master’s of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Kelly has also obtained her Certified Lactation Counselor certification and is passionate about breastfeeding education. In her personal time, Kelly enjoys baking, reading, needlepointing, and trying new restaurants with her boyfriend Michael.
Past President/Bylaws

Kristen Clay

Elected 2019-2022

Secretary

Jenna Martin

Elected 2020-2022

As Secretary, my goal is to enhance communication from the KAND board members to the membership, provide accurate information to the membership in a timely manner, and be of service to the dietitian community and Knoxville community.
Treasurer

Madden Wilson

Elected 2020-2022

As the KAND Treasurer I plan to uphold the financial integrity of our organization and help meet our goals. I am the outpatient RD at GI for Kids and enjoy teaching and serving our community in this position. By being more involved with KAND, I look forward to getting to know other RDs in the area and gaining knowledge of various aspects of our profession.
Nominating Chair

Kristin Riggsbee

Elected 2020-2021

I joined KAND to better understand how we can play a role in working with communities to support optimal nutrition as well as impact changes in our state and national professional organizations.
Nominating Chair-Elect & Membership Directory

Kori Daniel

Elected 2021-2022

My name is Kori Daniel, I graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a minor in Food Services System Management. I then completed my graduate work and my dietetic internship at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, earning my Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition. I have served as a Registered Dietitian for a little more than seven years, and I have worked as a Renal RD with Fresenius Kidney Care for six of those years. As this year’s Nominating Chair-Elect, I will strive to build KAND membership, network KAND in our community, and advocate for our profession. I have been married for just under five years to my husband, Matt (together for 16 years!). We’re proud cat parents to Rachel, Mason, and Jackson, I have the best twin sister, Kaci, and I am an aunt to the sweetest nephew, Camden.
Nominating Committee

Abigail Ford

Elected 2021-2022

CPI Chair/Sponsorship

Kaela McIver

Elected 2021-2023

As CPI Chair, I am excited to strengthen relationships and build new ones with organizations outside of KAND while promoting local RD’s using the KAND referral directory. I look forward to serving with and supporting my fellow KAND board members!
Awards and Scholarship

Ruth Wooten

Elected 2021-2023

Ruth completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi and her masters and dietetic internship at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. After graduating in 2018, she moved out to Texas for an adventure and a job opportunity for her husband. Now back in Knoxville, Ruth is a Clinical Dietitian at Fort Sanders and very happy to be back in the Knoxville community!
Legislation/Advocacy

Lisa McCune

Elected 2020-2022

Lisa is very passionate about dietetics and looks forward to advocating for the profession to promote healthier lives for Knoxvillians and all Tennesseans. She is currently working with the Kroger company as a Retail Dietitian Coordinator since December 2017. In her free time Lisa enjoys spending time with family, CrossFit workouts, and walking her dog, Josie.
Volunteer Reporter & Historian

Lee Murphy

Appointed 2020-2022

I am so excited to be back involved in KAND and will work hard to continue the promotion of RD/RDNs as THE leading nutrition and health experts in our communities!
NNM/Media Chair/Media Spokesperson

Lee Murphy

Appointed 2020-2022

Webmaster

Louise Scruggs

Appointed 2021-2023

It is a pleasure to serve on the Board of Directors for our local Academy, and I am looking forward to this term’s activities!
Student Delegate

TBD



KAND Board Drive

KAND Board Survey


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