Executive Committee

Elaine Farley-Zoucha, RDN, LMNT

Elaine was the founder and owner of EZ Nutrition Consulting, PC, which recently partnered with DiningRD. She has over 20 years of experience in Food Service Management, Culinary Arts, and Medical Nutrition Therapy. She began her career as a Dietetic Technician, Registered and Chef with an Associate Degree from Southeast Community College-Lincoln in Food Service Management, Culinary Arts, and Dietetic Technology. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science and Dietetics at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and her internship at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics.

Kim Fremont, MSEd, RD, LD

Kim has been involved in healthcare and long-term care for over 39 years. Kim is the Senior Vice President of Health Technologies overseeing consulting services to over 1300 client facilities in 18 states and 150 RD’s. Kim’s has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Dietetics from the University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago and a Master of Science in Education and Instructional Technology from Southern Illinois at Edwardsville.

Sue Linja, RDN, LD

Sue Linja is an RDN with a passion for nutrition and aging. Sue has been a business owner for over 3 decades, working in healthcare communities in 12 states and employing over 60 registered dietitians (95% women).  She is an author and sought-after speaker, most recently in the areas of living to 100, International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) and Alzheimer’s prevention through the foods we eat.  Sue hopes to age gracefully, reaching her 100th birthday by maintaining close relationships, eating a mostly plant-based diet and drinking fine wine.


Krista Clark, MBA, RD, LD, FAND, NASM-CPT, SFS

Krista is the Director of Education and Training for CJL Consulting Services. She has 30 years of experience as an RD. She is a former Captain of the US Air Force. Her passion is to grow and develop dietitians in their Evidence-Based practice and educate new dietitians for their role as a Long-Term Care Dietitian.

Libby Johnson, MBA, RDN, LD, CD

Libby Johnson, MBA, RDN, LD is a consultant dietitian with S&S Nutrition Network, Inc., where she provides nutrition consulting services to Long Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities throughout Washington and Oregon. Libby is currently serving as the Conference Chair for the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Libby resides in the Yakima Valley where she plans to continue to learn, grow and educate within the dietetic and long-term care fields. 

Cora Martin, RDN, CSG, LD

With over 35 years of experience in the Post-Acute/Long-Term, as President of Dietetic Associates, Inc., in NE Ohio, Cora has Chaired DHCC, served on the Transitions in Care Clinical Practice Guide Workgroup of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Executive Board of Ohio Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities and as Preceptor/Proctor for numerous Dietetic Internship Programs. A Certified Pastry Chef, she currently focuses on meatless meal preparation.

Membership Coordinator
Tiffany Nabaozny, RD, LD

Info coming soon!

Professional Development Coordinator
Pamela Brummit, MA, RD, LD

Pam is the Founder of Brummit & Associates, Inc. She has presented over 50 programs for national and state meetings. Taught the Dietary Managers course and ServSafe for 30 years. Written/co-written over 15 manuals related to long term care. Held more than 20 board positions in local, state and national dietetic associations. Pam is the recipient of multiple awards, including Oklahoma Outstanding RDN of the Year and the Consultant Dietitian of the Year, Ball State University Distinguished Alumni and the ANFP Legacy Award.

Professional Development Co-Coordinator
Monique "Nicky" Engel, MS, RDN, LMNT

Nicky has been working in skilled, long-term care, and healthcare communities for over 15 years. Currently, she is a regional leader for Dining RD and oversees consulting services in Nebraska and Iowa, as well as provides consulting services in her area. Nicky has previously served in numerous positions for the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics both at the state level and the Northeast Nebraska chapter.

Communications Chair
Katie Chevalier, RD, CSG

With 12 years of experience in the Long-Term Care field as both a Clinical Dietitian and a Director of Nutrition Services, Katie has gained invaluable experience taking care of the population we serve. In 2011. Katie changed paths and now works with HPSI as the National Menu Director supporting dietary managers all over the country. 

Newsletter Editor
Ellen Turk, RDN

Ellen Turk was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She has worked with S & S Nutrition for the past 9 years as a registered dietitian providing consulting services in Las Vegas, Nevada and the surrounding area. She lives in Henderson with her husband and three dogs. She loves watching sports, playing fantasy football, gardening, and cooking.

Sponsorship Coordinator
Alison Duffey, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN, FAND

Alison has over 28 years of experience in long-term, skilled nursing, and post-acute food and nutrition.  She has lived in southwest Florida for 23 years and takes every opportunity to enjoy year-round outdoor living.  She is a passionate advocate for our profession and serves on the Academy's Committee for Lifelong Learning and the Foundation's Scholarship Review Committee.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her significant other, Landon, and spending time with their 19-year old puppy, Ferdi.

Policy and Advocacy Leader
Cynthia Wolfram, RDN, LD, FAND

Cynthia Wolfram, RDN, LD, FAND is Operations Advisor for Dietitians for Health Care, a 57+ year old company employing dietitians to serve residents/patients/clients in PA/LTC setting, providing support for the clinical and food service needs of the communities.  Cynthia has 20+ years' experience serving seniors in the communities we serve.  She has served in multiple areas in the Academy, most recently on the Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Board.  Cynthia supports dietetic interns, encouraging all to work in PA/LTC.  Free time is enjoyed with gardening, jam making and knitting.

Nutrition Services Payment Specialist
Whitney Ament, RD, LDN, CD

Whitney Ament, RD, LD/CD, is an experienced long-term care consultant dietitian serving Illinois and Wisconsin. She has a fervent dedication to expanding access to nutrition care services. Her background also includes work in adult weight management and privately-owned primary care practices in the Chicago area. She values the harmony between professionalism and approachability, emphasizing a preventive, evidence-based, and personalized approach to nutrition counseling for optimal client success.

Nominating Committee (Chair)
Phyllis J. Famularo, DCN, RD, LDN, FAND

Phyllis serves as a Senior Manager of Nutrition Services for Sodexo Seniors’ and works with the older adult population nutrition in the Northeast. Her primary duties include training of dietitians and regulatory compliance.

She is an RDN with a doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers. She serves on the editorial advisory board of Caring for the Ages, a newsletter of the American Medical Directors Association, and a board member of the DHCC of New Jersey.

She enjoys mentoring RDNs and helping them achieve career aspirations and resides in New Jersey.

Nominating Committee (2nd Year)
Megan Rhodes, MS, RD

Megan is a Director of Nutrition & Wellness with CCL-Hospitality Group. She has 10+ years of experience working with older adults in post-acute and long-term care. In her role, she supports and guides dietitians, diet techs, and dining operating teams to follow evidenced based practices in protecting and caring for the elderly population as well as creating opportunities for promoting overall wellness. She resides in Chicagoland with her husband and 2 year old son.

Nominating Committee 
Avery Rezykowski, MHSC, RDN, CSG, LDN

Avery was inspired to pursue a career working with older adults through the close relationship that she shared with her grandparents. For the last 7 years, she has been employed by Sodexo as a long-term care dietitian in Williamsport, PA. In 2021, she obtained her specialty certification in gerontological nutrition. Avery is a lover of all things cheesecake and enjoys exercising, reading, and spending time with family.