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Snyder appoints members of the Michigan Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
August 03, 2011
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011
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LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed seven members to the Michigan Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.
Kathryn Brogan, Ann Jay, Celina Wille and Louise Whitney are appointed and Coco Newton, William Prout and Lorraine Weatherspoon are reappointed.
The board licenses and regulates professionals in the field of dietetics and nutrition. It is also responsible for assessing the competency of health practitioners, verifying continuing education and taking disciplinary actions against licensees who adversely affect the public's health, safety and welfare.
"The experience of these professionals will play a valuable role to the board as we continue on our path to make Michigan a healthier state," Snyder said.
Brogan, of Detroit, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Prevention Research Center at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, the Michigan Dietetics Association and the American Society of Nutrition. Brogan earned a bachelor's degree in dietetics, a master's degree in nutrition and food science and a medical degree in nutrition and food science, all from Wayne State University. She represents dieticians and nutritionists and replaces Mohey Mowafy.
Jay, of Pinconning, is the director of the Central Michigan University Dietetic Internship Program and is an instructor at CMU. She has practiced as a registered dietician for 30 years. Prior to her work at CMU, Jay worked as the patient nutrition services manager and clinical dietitian at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center. She earned a bachelor's degree in dietetics from Michigan State University and a master's degree in nutrition and dietetics from Central Michigan University. Jay represents dieticians and nutritionists and replaces Eileen Mikus.
Wille, of East Lansing, is the associate director of the Office of Diversity and Pluralism for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University. She earned bachelor's degrees in early childhood education from Centro de Estudios Universitarios in Monterrey, Mexico and agronomy from Valle Del Bravo University in Reynosa, Mexico. She also earned a master's degree and medical degree in agricultural and extension education from Michigan State University. White represents the general public and replaces Eugene Magnuson.
Whitney, of East Lansing, is an instructor at Lansing Community College and a clinical dietitian at the Sparrow Weight Management Center. She is a registered dietician and has over 25 years of experience as a dietician in public health, higher education, nutrition consulting and clinical dietetics. Whitney earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in human nutrition from Colorado State University. She represents dieticians and nutritionists and replaces Carl Christoph.
Newton, of Ann Arbor, is the owner of Lifetime Nutrition LLC, a private practice dedicated to functional medicine nutrition therapy. She is also registered with the American Dietetic Association and is a certified clinical nutritionist. She earned a bachelor's degree in dietetics and community nutrition from the University of California-Davis and a master's degree in nutrition from the University of Minnesota. Newton represents dieticians and nutritionists and is reappointed.
Prout, of Mt. Pleasant, is the general manager of food and nutrition services for Sodexo at Gratiot Medical Center. He has more than 19 years of food service management in the healthcare field, 10 of which he served as the direct supervisor for the nutritional education team. Prout earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Central Michigan University. He represents the general public and is reappointed.
Weatherspoon, of Williamston, is an associate professor and director in the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Michigan State University. She earned a bachelor's degree in dietetics from University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (now known as the University of KwaZulu-Natal), a master's degree in family resources from West Virginia University and a medical degree in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University. Weatherspoon represents dieticians and nutritionists, and is reappointed.
Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2015, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.