Our Board

The Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Our Team

Jennifer Simpson, MS, RDN, LDN

President 
Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

Current Job Title
Wellness Coach at Highmark, Inc.

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

Rikki Rabbin, MS, RD, LDN

Past President
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
Dietitian at a PACE Program

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

Angela Tetteris, MS, RD

President-Elect
Registered Dietitian Since: 20xx

Current Job Title
Corporate Food & Nutrition Services Consultant with Grane Healthcare

Education
B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from IUP, M.S. in Exercise Science and Health
promotion from California University of PA

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

Sherri Jones, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN, SSGB, FAND

Delegate
Registered Dietitian Since: 1998

Current Job Title
Senior Improvement Specialist at UPMC Shadyside

Education
BS in Dietetics (Chemistry Minor) from IUP
Dietetic Internship with Maryland State
MS in Professional Leadership from Carlow University
MBA from Carlow University

Alaina Petagno RDN, 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
Nutrition Educator & Counselor at Foodi.Pro and Consulting Dietitian at Heritage Valley Kennedy 

Education
Bachelor's in Nutrition & Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Marsha Stamatakis, RD

CPE Program Chair-Elect
Registered Dietitian Since: 2019

Current Job Title
Registered Dietitian at Premier Washington Health Center

Education
B.S (2017) and M.S. (2019) from University of Pittsburgh

Erin Cotter MS, RD

Nominating Committee Chair
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 Chair-Elect
Registered Dietitian Since: 

Current Job Title


Education

Jen Bohland-Anhalt, RDN, LDN, PMP

Webmaster Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2020

Current Job Title
Clinical Dietitian, UPMC Presbyterian

Education
BS in Food and Nutrition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Dietetic Technician AS from the Community College of Allegheny, BS in Mechanical Engineering/Physics from Ohio Northern University

Natalie Colantuono

Social Media Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: N/A

Education
University of Pittsburgh

Alice Valoski

Membership Co-Chair 
Registered Dietitian Since: 

Current Job Title


Education

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


Education

Brigitta Fieldhammer, RDN

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

Tom Hirtz, PhD, RD

Public Policy Co-Coordinator
Registered Dietitian Since: 2003

Current Job Title
Director, Food & Nutrition Services, UPMC 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

Ali Webster

Public Policy Co-Coordinator
Registered Dietitian Since: 2018

Current Job Title
Senior Manager of Food and Nutrition Policy, Food Directions LLC

Education
BS in Biochemistry and MS in Nutrition from Ohio State

Kaitlyn Coroso

Public Policy Student Representative

Current Job Title
Student

Education
B.S. Business Marketing, Slippery Rock University 2011
Kansas State University expected graduation 2021

Christy Rickabaugh, NDTR

DTR Chair
Registered Since: 2017

Current Job Title


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

Kelsey Eckenroth, MS, RDN, LDN

Community Involvemnt Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2013

Current Job Title
Healthcare and Food Access Innovations Supervisor at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Foodbank

Education
BS in Nutrition Science from Pennsylvania State University, MS in Health Education and Promotion from Marymount University

Anna Strimel, RD, LDN

Community Involvemnt Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2018

Current Job Title
Registered Dietitian at Premier Washington Health Center

Education
BS in Biology with a focus in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University, BS in Food and Nutrition from University of Alabama

Emily Stasko, RD, LDN

Mentoring Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2018

Current Job Title
Outpatient dietitian at UPMC

Education
BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from Seton Hill University

Vacant

Mentoring Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 

Current Job Title


Education

Miriam Wilson, MS, RD, LDN

Career Guidance Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 1986

Current Job Title
Associate Professor/Dietetic Program Coordinator at CCAC

Education
B.S. Dietetics  Messiah College, M.S. Food Science and Nutrition Framingham State University

Vacant

Student Liaison - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

Vacant

Student Liaison - University of Pittsburgh

Vacant

Student Liaison - Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Vacant

Student Liaison- Seton Hill University