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2023 - 2024 Board of Directors

Erin MacLeod, PhD, RD
President, GMDI

Director of Metabolic Nutrition
Children's National Hospital
Washington, DC


Beth Ogata, MS, RD, CSP
Past President, GMDI

Metabolic Dietitian
University of Washington
Seattle, WA


Jessica Burfield, RD, CSP, LDN

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Rachel Powers, RD

Medical Affairs Advisor, Metabolics
Nutricia North America
Rockville, MD


Amie Thompson, RD, LDN
Treasurer - Elect

Senior Manager
Global Metabolic Nutrition Program


Eileen Mahoney, RD, LD
Chair, Communications and Advocacy Committee

Key Account Manager
Nexus Patient Services
Atlanta, GA


Aly Smith, MS, RD
Co-Chair, Communications and Advocacy Committee

Metabolic Dietitian
UPMC Children's Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA


Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD,LDN
Chair, Conference Planning Committee

Genetics and Metabolism
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA


Heather Bausell, RD, LDN
Co-Chair, Conference Planning Committee

Metabolic Dietitian
Ann &Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Elissaveta Johnson, MS, RDN
Co- Chair, Conference Planning Committee
Senior Manager, Medical & Scientific Affairs
Vitaflo North America
Nicole Aylward, RD, CDE
Chair, Editorial Committee

Clinical Dietitian, Metabolics /Pediatric Neurology
Children's Hospital
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  Brittan Bibb, MS, RD, LD
Co-Chair, Editorial Committee

Metabolic Dietitian
University of Kentucky
Genetics and Metabolism
Lexington, KY

Danielle Vice, MS, RD, LD

Chair, Education Committee

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX


Lindsay Ryan, MS, RD, LD

Co-Chair, Education Committee

Dept Human Genetics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA


Amy Pender, MSc, RD                          

Chair, Membership Committee

Genetics & Metabolics Clinic
McMaster Children’s Hospital
Hamilton, ON, Canada


Suzanne Ratko, RD        

Co-Chair, Membership Committee

Metabolic Genetics Clinic
Children’s Hospital - London Health Sciences Ctr
London, ON, Canada


Rebecca Koch, PhD, RDN, LDN
Chair, Research Committee

Division of Medical Genetics
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC


Meriah Schoen, PhD, RDN
Co-Chair, Research Committee

Department of Human Genetics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA


Jessica Williamson, MS, RD, LD
Chair, Technology Committee

Clinical Education Manager
Cycle Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, UK


Nathaly Aquino, MS, RD, PCQI, LD
Co-Chair, Technology Committee

Metabolic Dietitian 
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX


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

Metabolic Nutritionist
Tulane University Hayward Genetics Center
New Orleans, LA


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

Metabolic Nutritionist
Met Ed Co

  Mary Sowa, MS, RD
Co- Chair, Ad Hoc Nutritional Guidelines Workgroup

Clinical Dietitian
CHOC Children's
Orange, CA
Barbara Marriage, PhD, RD
Chair, Ad Hoc International Workgroup

Nutrition Consultant
Willow Beach, Ontario, Canada

Sara Guillen-Lopez, MS, RD, CSP
Co-Chair, Ad Hoc International Workgroup

Metabolic Dietitian 
National Institute of Pediatrics
Mexico City, Mexico

Jessica Kopesky, MS, RD, CD
Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Mentorship

Clinical Dietitian Specialist
Children's Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Chanel Suares, RD, CSP
Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Mentorship

Metabolic Dietitian
Los Angeles, CA

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