Nominations will be taken until March 20, and should be sent to Rachel Healy (rrthomas4@aol.com ). Members can nominate another member or themselves

2020 BGAND Election

President
Elect

The President-Elect serves for one (1) year, and at the end of this term, automatically becomes President of BGAND for one (1) year.  The President-Elect works with the Continuing Education & Planning Committee to plan monthly meetings.  The President-Elect serves on the Executive Committee and stands in for the President if necessary.

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Treasurer

The Treasurer serves for two (2) years and is a member of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer has custody of all BGAND funds, keeps accurate financial records, and provides timely financial reports and recommendations to BGAND. The Treasurer also presents the annual budget to the Board of Directors for approval. The outgoing Treasurer works closely with the incoming Treasurer to ensure a smooth and consistent transition.

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Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee presents a slate of nominations for elected offices, receives ballots, and reports election results.  The committee includes three (3) members; the member receiving the most votes is designated Committee Chair. The work of the committee occurs mostly during the spring, when nominations are solicited and elections held.  Results should be available by early May, so that new officers can be installed July 1.

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Jessica Coffie

Through my experiences of being on multiple board in the Lexington community, I believe I have the skills it takes to identify potential future board nominees based on abilities as well as the capacity for leadership growth. I believe I have what it takes to serve BGAND well through involvement with the Nominating Committee.

2021 BGAND Election

President-Elect

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Erin Casey

MS, RD, LD

Erin received her undergraduate and graduate training in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Kentucky. She graduated in 2017 with her master’s in dietetics and human nutrition and completed her dietetic internship in 2018  through the University of Kentucky.

Secretary

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Annie Koempel

RD, LD, MA

I have served as the BGAND secretary for the past two years. I am well organized and an attentive listener, which translates into clear board meeting minutes. I also enjoy providing support to the board and other BGAND members as they brainstorm, plan, and implement programming.

Nominating Committee

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Katie Landon

MPH, RD, LD

Katie is running for the BGAND Nominating Committee because she believes in our mission of promoting optimal nutrition and providing direction for dietetic professionals. 

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Jenny Martin

MS, RD, LD

Jenny is running for the BGAND Nominating Committee because she believes that participation in our professional organizations is important to promote advocacy of the dietetic profession, and hopes to encourage others to participate as well.       

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Nasreen Omran

RD, LD

Nasreen's interest in this position is rooted in her desire to encourage an environment of diversity and inclusivity. Her goal is to inspire individuals with unique perspectives to become stewards of the field of dietetics. 

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Sammy Pigg

RD, LD

Sammy is running for the BGAND Nominating Committee because  she would be able to help encourage others to bring forward their inner leadership skills.

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Mary Wilson

PhD, RD, LD, CSSD

Mary is running for the BGAND Nominating Committee in order to remain current and active in our district association, and to mentor members who desire to serve in leadership at the district and state levels.