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2019-2020 Board of Directors

  Mary Sowa, MS, RD, CSP, CNSC
President, GMDI

Clinical Dietitian
CHOC Children's
Orange, CA


Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD                               

Past President , GMDI

Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Sciences Center
Portland, OR


Christie Hussa, MBA, RD, LDN
Treasurer, GMDI

PKU Clinical Coordinator


Sommer Gaughan, RD, CSO 
Secretary, GMDI

Metabolic Dietitian
Children's Hospital Colorado

  Jessica Burfield, RD, CSP, LDN

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Casey Burns, RD, CSP, CNSC
Co-Chair, Communications and Advocacy Committee

Metabolic Dietitian
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Amie Thompson, RD, LD
Chair, Conference Planning Committee

Pediatric and Metabolic Dietitian
Greenwood Genetic Center
Greenwood, SC


Jennifer Branov, RD
Co-Chair, Conference Planning Committee

Metabolic Dietitian
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC  Canada


Krista Viau, PhD, RD

Co-Chair, Conference Planning Committee

Genetics and Genomics

Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA


Suzanne Hollander, MS, Rd, CSP
Chair, Editorial Committee

Clinical Dietitian
Los Angeles, CA


Sarah Rose, MS, RD, CCRP
Co-Chair, Editorial Committee

Medical Science Liaison
BioMarin Pharmaceuticals


Emily Barr, MS, RD, LD
Co-Chair, Education Committee

Children's Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, MO


Chanel Suares, RD

Co-Chair, Education Committee

Metabolic Dietitian
Los Angeles, CA




Kim Page, MS, RDN, LDN
Co-Chair, Membership Committee

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH


Erin MacLeod, PhD, RD, LD
Chair, Research Committee

Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC


Ulrike Reichart, MS
Co-Chair, Research Committee

Nutricia North America
Rockville, MD


Grace Noh, MS, RD, LDN
Co-Chair, Technology Committee

Metabolic Nutritionist
Tulane University Hayward Genetics Center
New Orleans, LA


Jessica Kopesky, MS, RD, CSP, CD
Co-Chair, Technology Committee

Clinical Dietitian Specialists
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI


Fran Rohr, MS, RD
Chair, Ad Hoc Nutritional Guidelines Workgroup

Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Children's Hospital of Boston
Boston, MA


Barbara Marriage, PhD, RD
Chair, Ad Hoc International Workgroup

Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, OH

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