Our Board

The Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Our Team

Rikki Rabbin, MS, RD, LDN

President 
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
Nutrition & Compliance Specialist 

Education
B.S. Marketing, University of Maryland.  M.S. Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh

Tom Hritz, PhD, RD

Past President
Registered Dietitian Since: 2003

Current Job Title
Director, Food & Nutrition Services, UPMC Mercy and Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC

Education
University of Pittsburgh – BS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, MS in Wellness and Human Performance, PhD in Exercise Physiology with a focus in Health, Physical Activity and Chronic Disease
 

Jennifer Simpson, MS, RD, LDN

President-Elect
Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

Current Job Title
Director of Nutritional Services, Mon Valley Care Center

Education
B.S and M.S from University of Pittsburgh

Courtney Riedel MS, RD, LDN

Secretary
Registered Dietitian Since: 2017

Current Job Title
Dietitian II at UMPC St. Margaret

Education
M.S from University of Pittsburgh and B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Milligan College

Angela Tetteris, MS, RDN

Delegate
Registered Dietitian Since: 2005

Current Job Title
Regional Nutrition Services Specialist

Education
BS Dietetics – IUP, MS Exercise Science and Health Promotion California University of PA, Advanced Coursework within Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition Program at Rutgers

Alaina Petagno RD, LDN

Treasurer
Registered Dietitian Since: 2019

Current Job Title
Clinical Dietitian at UPMC McKeesport

Education
B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from The Pennsylvania State University

Rachel Chen, RD, LDN

CPE Program Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2017

Current Job Title
Consulting Dietitian at Ohio Valley Hospital

Education
BS in Dietetics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Marsha Stamatakis, RD

CPE Program Chair-Elect & Career Guidance Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2019

Current Job Title
Consulting Dietitian at Ohio Valley Hospital

Education
Registered Dietitian at Premier Washington Health Center B.S (2017) and M.S. (2019) from University of Pittsburgh

Krista Schreiber MS, RD

Nominating Committee Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
Clinical Dietitian at Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC

Education
BS in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition and Coordinated Masters in Dietetics from the University of Pittsburgh

Erin Cotter RDN, LDN

Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
Registered Dietitian Since: 2017

Current Job Title
Registered Dietitian at the West Penn Chronic Care Specialty Center 

Education
University of Pittsburgh

Brittany Greene, MS, RDN, LDN

Nominating Committee Member

Tori Vallana, RD, LDN

Webmaster Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
AHN Healthy Food Center Manager

Education
BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Seton Hill University, AAS in Baking and Pastry Arts from Westmoreland County Community College

Natalie Colontuono

Social Media Chair

Education
University of Pittsburgh

Expected Graduation: 2020

Joanie Risbano, MS, MPH, RD, LDN

Membership Chair 
Registered Dietitian Since: 2000

Current Job Title
Health Educator, Nutrition Specialist for Cigna Healthcare

Education
MS and MPH – Tufts University,  BS – New Mexico State University
 

Erin Pover, MS, RD, CSOWM, LDN

Membership Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

Current Job Title
Wellness Coach at Highmark, Inc.

Education
University of Pittsburgh, MS and BS in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition

Alyssa Picone MBA, RD, LDN

Public Relations & National Nutrition Month Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 

Current Job Title
Healthy Food Center Manager at West Penn Hospital

Education


Brigitta Fieldhammer

Public Relations & National Nutrition Month Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 

Current Job Title


Education


Pat Harper, MS, RD

Public Policy Co-Coordinator
Registered Dietitian Since: 1970

Current Job Title
Nutrition Consultant

Education
MS University of Pittsburgh, Nutrition;  BS Fontbonne College in St Louis, Foods & Nutrition

Colleen Ereditario, MPH, RD, LDN

Public Policy Co-Coordinator
Registered Dietitian Since: 2012

Current Job Title
AHN Senior Healthy Food Center Manager

Education
Seton Hill University Undergrad, MPH program at Liberty Universtiy 

Elise Wood, MS, RDN, LDN

Public Policy Co-Coordinator
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
Registered Dietitian with AHN Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

Education
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise in 2013 from Virginia Tech, Master of Science in Coordinated Masters in Dietetics in 2016 from University of Pittsburgh

Christy Rickabaugh, NDTR

DTR Chair
Registered Since: 2017

Current Job Title


Education
Community College of Allegheny County, Associate of Science, Dietetic Technician

Marla Breitbarth, MS, RDN, LDN

Community Involvemnt Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2015

Current Job Title
Dietitian Specialist Chartwells at Carnegie Mellon University

Education
BS Nutrition and Dietetics - University of Pittsburgh 2013
Nutrition and Dietetics MS Coordinated Program - University of Pittsburgh 2015


Emily Stasko, RD, LDN

Mentoring Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2018

Current Job Title
Outpatient dietitian at UPMC 

Education

Seton Hill University
 

Emma Good

Student Liaison - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
 

Isabella Sedor

Student Liaison - University of Pittsburgh

Expected Graduation: 2022
 

Vacant

Student Liaison - Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
 

Kaitlin Walch

Student Liaison- Seton Hill University