2022-2023 Board of Directors

President Kelly Holbert Elected 2022-2023Kelly Holbert 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 well-being 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 fiance Michael.
President-Elect Jenna Martin Elected 2022-2023As President-Elect, my goal is to provide high quality speakers to KAND members that touch on a variety of nutrition-related topics. I will support the President and the board that most benefits the organization, the profession, and the community.
Past President/Bylaws Peggy Pratt Elected 2022-2023
Secretary Sarah Lisson Elected 2022-2024Sarah completed her BS at East Carolina University and her MS, MPH, and dietetic internship at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. After starting her career in K-12 and hospital food service in Texas, she moved back to Knoxville in January 2021. In her current role at the Knox County Health Department, she coordinates community breastfeeding promotion initiatives and provides assessment and counseling services in the Centers of Excellence Clinic. Sarah is excited to reconnect with the Knoxville dietetics community and looks forward to helping others do the same in her role as Secretary!
Treasurer Madelyn Howe Elected 2022-2024
Nominating Chair Abigail Ford Elected 2022-2023
Nominating Chair-Elect & Membership Directory Kori Daniel Elected 2022-2023My name is Kori Daniel, and I graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, earning a Master of Science in Nutrition after earning my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a minor in Food Services System Management from this university as well. I have served as a Registered Dietitian for over eight years, and I have worked as a Renal RD with Fresenius Kidney Care for seven of those years. As this year’s Nominating Chair, I will strive to build KAND membership, network KAND in our community, and advocate for our profession. I have been married for six years to my husband, Matt (together for 17 years). We’re proud parents of Ansley Rose, our six-month old daughter. We are also cat parents to Rachel, Mason, and Jackson. I have the best twin sister, Kaci, and I am an aunt to the sweetest nephew, Camden Bell.
Nominating Committee Lauren Chavez Elected 2022-2023Lauren Kirk Chavez MS, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian Consultant and Vice President of Clinical Services at Claxton Dietetic Solutions, LLC. She has performed various responsibilities during her career in clinical nutrition, staff management, food service management, system development, and client relations. She has worked in numerous healthcare settings including Skilled and Rehab Facilities, Long Term Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, and Acute Care Hospitals. During her internship, many of her rotations were completed at the Mountain Home VA and this is where she first found her passion for gerontological nutrition. Lauren served as the first Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) Student Representative during the first year of her internship and in this role promoted student engagement in furthering the dietetic profession through education and advocacy. Lauren strives to continue to grow KAND membership, advocate for the dietetic profession, and aid in empowering members.
CPI Chair/Sponsorship Kaela McIver Elected 2021-2023As 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 2021-2023Ruth 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 Cori Sweet Elected 2022-2024Cori Sweet serves as the Legislative/Advocacy chair. Cori is a dietitian with a background in clinical nutrition and an MPH from the University of Tennessee focused on health policy management. Her current role as the Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Specialist for UT Extension; SNAP-Ed gives her perspectives into community barriers to food access and food security across Tennessee. She is active in both SNEB and APHA and serves as the communications co-chair for the APHA Food and Nutrition Section. Cori is excited to serve KAND in the Legislative/Advocacy role at such an exciting time when nutrition security is a legislative priority and innovative solutions to address food access.
Volunteer Reporter & Historian Lee Murphy Appointed 2022-2024I 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 2022-2024
Webmaster Louise Scruggs Appointed 2021-2023Louise completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, and her dietetic internship at the University of Tennessee – Martin. After working in both clinical nutrition and food service operations for several years, she joined Morrison Healthcare’s MyDining team. As a MyDining Menu Database Manager, she works to implement patient meal ordering software; conduct testing of new features within 2 different applications; collaborate on end user tools and trainings for applications; and support existing MyDining accounts. In her personal life, Louise enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 
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