Members' Accomplishments

Congratulations to DDPG Members!

DDPG Members are exceptional dietetic professionals who deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments!

Therefore, submit your own or other members' accomplishments!

Rachel Stahl Salzman MS RD CDN CDCES
Awarded/Accomplishment: Rachel Stahl Salzman is the 2022 Recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. She also was recently appointed Lecturer in Medicine position at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

Publications and Presentations include: Is There an App for That? The Pros and Cons of Diabetes Smartphone Apps and How to Integrate Them Into Clinical Practice. Diabetes Spectrum 2019 Aug; 32(3): 231-236.
Co-presenter at the ADCES22 Annual Conference held in Baltimore on "The Science and Art of Incorporating Mobile Diabetes Apps into Diabetes Care and Education" and "Developing a DCES Lead Online Innovative Program for Women with Gestational Diabetes" with fellow DDPG member Karen Hyams.
(Posted on 8/23/22)

Awared/Accomplishment: Meg Wilson was the co-principal investigator on this publication: Effect of Blueberry Consumption on Cardiometabolic Health Parameters in Men with Type 2 Diabetes: An 8-Week, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Curr Dev Nutr 2020;4(4)

Susan Yake received the 2019/2020 Distinugished Service Award from DDPG during FNCE19 and the 2020 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award from the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Miriam Erick published "Take Two Crackers and Call Me in the Morning! a real-life guide for surviving morning sickness" in 2019. ISBN: 978-0-9613063-9-7. Thirty-eight true-to-life cartoons provide levity as this book describes the misery nausea and vomiting of pregnancy can generate. Book includes excerpts from letters of the late Charlotte Bronte as she struggled with this malady, unsuccessfully. Includes references. As an antenatal RD @ Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for over 37 years, Miriam has cared for hundreds of women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Her first book on morning sickness nutrition "No More Morning Sickness" won the Pyramid prize by the NE American Medical Writers' Association in 1994.
(Posted on 8/5/2020)

Charlene Dorcey MS RDN LMNT CDCES
Presented Academy comments at the National Clinical Care Commission meeting on 2/18/2020 regarding reduction of barriers to nutrition services. The comments begin at 3hr, 30 min, 30 sec There are also written comments at
(Posted on 6/28/2020)

Toby Smithson MS RDN CDE
Toby has a 'Dear Toby' Q&A section in Diabetes Living magazine and a new book, Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition for Dummies 
(Posted on 6/28/2020)

Joy Ashby Cornthwaite MS RD LD CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Article published about role as a dietitian and diabetes educator on Huffington Post, 11/15/2017 'They Never Talked To Me Like A Real Person': Fighting a Diabetes Epidemic With Empathy Discussed Cities Changing Diabetes (CCD): Houston Faith and Diabetes initiative in the context of caring for patient, Marguerite Butler, JD; who has shared her story of living with diabetes with grace and humility. She has become a sort of spokes person for living with diabetes and importance of self care with a team that focuses on the patient and their needs.
(Posted on 1/22/2018)

Name: Joy Ashby Cornthwaite MS RD LD CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Speaker at Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) 2017 Summit, May 2017. Public-Private Partnership: Working Together to Fight Diabetes. Discussing the benefits and successes of Cities Changing Diabetes: Houston Presenter at 2017 Cities Changing Diabetes Global Summit Presenter, October 2017 INTERACTIVE FAIR: EIGHT CITIES WORKING TO BEND THE CURVE Discussing the newly launched Houston Diabetes Resource Center (HDRC), hub for diabetes prevention and treatment information with live navigators. 
(Posted on 1/22/2018)

Name: Miriam Erick MS RDN LDN CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Miriam attended the 2nd International Colloquium on Hyperemesis Gravidarum (ICHG) in Windsor, UK Oct 2017 with two poster presentations. "Altered Sensorium Gestosis (ASG) is common in Hyperemesis Gravidarum" and "Are Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)- related Intrauterine fetal demises (IUFDs) a consequence of gestational malnutrition?" Conference drew about 100 attendees, mostly from the UK and Europe. In 2019 the ICHG plans to convene in Amsterdam. In August, Miriam presented "Effects of Malnutrition on Pregnancy and Lactation" @ the Maternal Nutrition-Infant Comprehensive Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
(Posted on 12/22/2017)

Name: Janice MacLeod RD, CDE, FAADE
Award/Accomplishment: Janice MacLeod, MA, RD, CDE, FAADE selected as Fellow of the American Association of Diabetes Educators at the AADE17 Annual Meeting
(Posted on 8/7/2017)

Name: Janice MacLeod RD, CDE, FAADE
Award/Accomplishment: Recent publications in the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition regarding diabetes nutrition guidelines and evidence: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Practice Guideline for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Adults: Systematic Review of Evidence for Medical Nutrition Therapy Effectiveness and Recommendations for Integration into the Nutrition Care Process. Franz MJ, MacLeod J, Evert A, Brown C, Gradwell E, Handu D, Reppert A, Robinson M. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 May 19. pii: S2212-2672(17)30332-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.03.022. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 28533169 Similar articles Select item 28527747 4. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Practice Guideline for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Adults: Nutrition Intervention Evidence Reviews and Recommendations. MacLeod J, Franz MJ, Handu D, Gradwell E, Brown C, Evert A, Reppert A, Robinson M. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 May 17. pii: S2212-2672(17)30333-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.03.023. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 28527747 Similar articles
(Posted on 8/7/2017)

Name: Janice MacLeod MA, RDN, CDE, FAADE
Award/Accomplishment: Recent publications in Diabetes Care and The Diabetes Educator: the updated 2017 National Standards for DSMES (served as a work group member) .017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Beck J, Greenwood DA, Blanton L, Bollinger ST, Butcher MK, Condon JE, Cypress M, Faulkner P, Fischl AH, Francis T, Kolb LE, Lavin-Tompkins JM, MacLeod J, Maryniuk M, Mensing C, Orzeck EA, Pope DD, Pulizzi JL, Reed AA, Rhinehart AS, Siminerio L, Wang J; 2017 Standards Revision Task Force. Diabetes Care. 2017 Jul 28. pii: dci170025. doi: 10.2337/dci17-0025. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 28754780 Similar articles Select item 28753378 2. 2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education and Support. Beck J, Greenwood DA, Blanton L, Bollinger ST, Butcher MK, Condon JE, Cypress M, Faulkner P, Fischl AH, Francis T, Kolb LE, Lavin-Tompkins JM, MacLeod J, Maryniuk M, Mensing C, Orzeck EA, Pope DD, Pulizzi JL, Reed AA, Rhinehart AS, Siminerio L, Wang J; 2017 Standards Revision Task Force. Diabetes Educ. 2017 Jul 1:145721717722968. doi: 10.1177/0145721717722968. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28753378 Similar articles Select item 28533169
National work group member 
(Posted on 8/7/2017)

Name: Susan Weiner MS RDN CDE
Award/Accomplishment: In March/April's Academy publication: Food and Nutrition Magazine, our very own Susan Weiner is highlighted in an article "Devoted to Delivering Diabetes Education". For the past 26 years, Susan has been working with patients in her Long Island office. She's not only shared her expertise with her clients, she's also been involved in various non-profits that specifically empower women with diabetes to share their voice. We've so excited for Susan to be recognized by the entire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for years of commitment to diabetes. Link to article:
2015 Diabetes Educator of the Year Award 2016 Dare to Dream Award - Diabetes Research Institute Column contributor to Endocrine Today (the only ever RDN!) 
(Posted on 3/7/2017)

Name: Sandra Parker RD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Elected to Academy Nominating Committee 2017-2020
(Posted on 2/27/2017)

Name: Kathaleen Briggs Early PhD, RDN, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: My research group published 3 articles in 2016: Longitudinal quality of life improvement in underserved rural youth with obesity S. Engebretsen, R. Sorrells, J. P. Yi-Frazier2 and K. Briggs Early Quality of care in rural youth with type 1 diabetes: A cross-sectional pilot assessment Kyle S Stumetz, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Connor Mitrovich, Kathaleen Briggs Early Effectiveness of Shared Medical Appointments Targeting the Triple Aim Among Patients With Overweight, Obesity, or Diabetes Kristi H. Trickett, DO; Paul M. Matiaco, OMS III; Kathryn Jones, DO; Bernadette Howlett, PhD; Kathaleen Briggs Early, PhD, RDN, CDE
(Posted on 1/21/2017)

Name: Jo Jo Dantone-DeBarbieris MS RDN LDN CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Treasurer Elect National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
(Posted on 2/26/2016)

Name: Susan Weiner MS RDN CDE CDN
Award/Accomplishment: Dare to Dream Award From the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Susan has received the prestigious Dare to Dream Award for her tireless efforts in helping individuals with diabetes. Susan has dedicated her career to helping others overcome obstacles and live full lives and is being honored for her tremendous contributions to the diabetes community. A dream that Susan hopes one day turn into a reality for everyone living with type 1 diabetes; one day soon, there will be a cure. 
(Posted on 2/23/2016)

Name: Andrea Troutner RD, LD, LDN, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: "Mary Lou Maras Diabetes Educator of the Year 2015" presented by the Capitol ADE-DC/Virginia local affiliation, of the American Association of Diabetes Educators® (AADE) for recognizing an AADE member who has made special contributions to diabetes education in the Washington, DC metropolitan area this past October 29, 2015.
She is currently employed full-time for Providence Hospital at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital as Diabetes Education Coordinator and Certified Diabetes Educator. 
(Posted on 11/1/2015)

Name: Jackie Newgent RDN, CDN
Award/Accomplishment: Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, has authored another cookbook, The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition. The book contains over 150 delectable dishes--ranging from classic comfort foods to more exotic fare—that are packed with great taste and nutrients rather than preservatives and processed ingredients.
For more information, visit 
(Posted on 10/29/2015)

Name: Ann Albright PhD, RD
Award/Accomplishment: AADE lifetime achievement award presented Aug 2015 Friday aug 7
(Posted on 8/5/2015)

Name: Diana Malkin-Washeim PhD, MPH, R.D., CDE, CD-N
Award/Accomplishment: Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) from Walden University and publication - see below Presenting a poster at the annual conference, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)
Just published in ProQuest: Malkin-Washeim, D. (2015). Electronic benefit transfer: Food choices, food insecurity, and Type 2 diabetes (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis. (Publication No. 3714993) 
(Posted on 7/23/2015)

Name: Janis Roszler MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, FAND
Award/Accomplishment: "Approaches to Behavior" DCE member, Janis Roszler, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, FAND,co-authored with Wendy Satin Rapaport, PsyD, LCSW. Published by ADA
Helpful resource from ADA--Description... The interaction between care provider and patient is a complex relationship that must be carefully nurtured to achieve individual treatment goals. This is your indispensable toolbox for bringing thoughtful, empowering practice and strategy to these relationships. Bravo. What talented people we have among DCE members. Thank you for sharing your expertise and passion. 
(Posted on 4/1/2015)

Name: Susan Weiner MS, RDN, CDE, CDN
Award/Accomplishment: Recognized as dLife Champion
(Posted on 11/1/2014)

Name: Miriam Erick MS RDN CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Published article in Medical Hypotheses May 2014. "Hypermemesis gravidarum: a case of starvation and altered sensorium gestosis (ASG)".
(Posted on 10/30/2014)

Name: Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
Award/Accomplishment: Recognized as Diabetes Champion by dLife
(Posted on 10/30/2014)

Name: Susan Weiner MS, RDN, CDE, CDN
Award/Accomplishment: 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year
(Posted on 10/30/2014)

Name: Janis Roszler MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, FAND
Award/Accomplishment: Recognized by dLife
(Posted on 10/30/2014)

Name: Elizabeth Quintana EdD, RD, LD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Outstanding Dietitian of the Year, West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
She is DCE DPG delegate to the House of Delegates of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Photo 
(Posted on 8/10/2014)

Award/Accomplishment: NEW PRESIDENT FOR AADE
(Posted on 6/24/2014)

Name: Dian Handayani Publications
Award/Accomplishment: Handayani, D., B. Meyer, J. Chen, S. Brown, T. Mitchell and X.-F. Huang (2014). "A High-Dose Shiitake Mushroom Increases Hepatic Accumulation of Triacylglycerol in Rats Fed a High-Fat Diet: Underlying Mechanism." Nutrients 6(2): 650-662.
(Posted on 6/18/2014)

Name: Prajakta Khare-Ranade MSc, RDN, LD
Award/Accomplishment: Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Award for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management
(Posted on 5/22/2014)

Name: Margaret Garner MS, RD, LD
Award/Accomplishment: Recipient of the 2014 Algernon Sydney Sullivan award—the highest honor offered by The University of Alabama.
Garner is an associate professor at the College and a full-time nutritionist for the College's Department of Family Medicine as director of nutrition education and services. She presently serves as the director of Health Promotion and Wellness at the Student Health Center and assistant dean for Health Education and Outreach for the College. 
(Posted on 5/6/2014)

Name: Miriam Erick MS RDN CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Publication: "Hyperemesis gravidarum: a case of starvation and altered sensorium gestosis (ASG)". Medical Hypotheses. Feb 2014
(Posted on 4/8/2014)

Name: Jackie Newgent RDN, CDN
Award/Accomplishment: My newest cookbook has been released -- The With or Without Meat Cookbook: The Flexible Approach to Flavorful Diabetes Cookbook (American Diabetes Association, 2014).
For more information: 
(Posted on 3/16/2014)

Name: hillary wright MEd, RD, LDN
Award/Accomplishment: I recently released my new book, The Prediabetes Diet Plan: How to Reverse Prediabetes and Prevent Diabetes through Health Eating and Exercise (Ten Speed/Random House. November 2013).
(Posted on 2/4/2014)

Name: Andrea Troutner RD, LDN, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: 2013 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year, Given By Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic (MAND) Presented By Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
April 26, 2013 
(Posted on 4/30/2013)

Name: Liz Quintana EdD, RD, LD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Published in May/June 2012 issue of Practical Diabetology "Aging Well with Diabetes, p 18-22.
(Posted on 4/16/2013)

Name: Alyce Thomas RD
Award/Accomplishment: Appointed as member of the NIH Consensus Development Conference Panel on Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Draft report and evidence statement: 
(Posted on 4/7/2013)

Name: Susan Yake RD, CD, CDE, CLT
Award/Accomplishment: Guest blog post on LillyPad-
(Posted on 3/13/2013)

Name: Robin Nwankwo MPH, RD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Recipient of Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award from the American Diabetes Association ; presenting on "Defining Moments" at ADA Scientific Sessions, June 9th, 2012
(Posted on 6/3/2012)

Name: Angela Nell Stuart MS, RD, LD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Published in March/April 2012 issue of Nutrition Today "The Fundamentals of Diabetes Management, p 75-78".
(Posted on 6/2/2012)

Name: Elizabeth Leong RD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Highlighted on page 27 of Food & Nutrition Magazine "Empowering a Community: Showing Patients How to Help Themselves"
(Posted on 5/18/2012)

Name: Susan Yake RD, CD, CDE, CLC
Award/Accomplishment: Susan presented the workshop Learning to Become a Passionate Advocate at the 2012 Public Policy Workshop in Washington, DC.
(Posted on 5/15/2012)

Name: Rubina Hakeem RD
Award/Accomplishment: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - DCE Publication Award 2012
(Posted on 4/14/2012)

Name: Megrette Fletcher M.Ed, RD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Presentation was selected for FNCE 2012 Session ID: 301 Session Title: Eat What You Love with Diabetes: How to Use the Mindful Eating Cycle for Self-Management Session Date/Time: Sunday Oct 7, 2012 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
(Posted on 3/14/2012)

Name: Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Publication of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes by Michelle May, MD and Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE. New Harbinger Publications April 2012
The first mindful eating book for people with diabetes 
(Posted on 3/14/2012)

Name: Vicki Allen RD LDN
Award/Accomplishment: Served as first author and editor of the ninth edition of the North Carolina Dietetic Association's Nutrition Care Manual published in 2011.
(Posted on 1/14/2012)

Name: Susan Yake RD, CD, CDDE, CLC
Award/Accomplishment: Named in October as 'Civilian of the Quarter'
Clinical Dietitian for the U.S. Navy for 25 years 
(Posted on 10/20/2011)

Name: Patti Geil MS, RD, FADA, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Winner of the 2011 People's Choice Diabetes Educator of the Year Award
(Posted on 10/19/2011)

Name: Patricia Babjak CEO, American Dietetic Association
Award/Accomplishment: Winner of the 2011 DCE Champion Award
(Posted on 10/19/2011)

Name: Maggie Powers PHD, RD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: 2011 DCE Publications Award winner.
(Posted on 10/19/2011)

Name: Marlisa Brown MS, RD, CDE, CDN
Award/Accomplishment: DCE 2011 Diabetes Educator of the Year Award
(Posted on 10/19/2011)

Name: Patti Urbanski MEd, RD.LD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Winner of the 2010-11 Diabetes Care and Education DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD.
(Posted on 10/3/2011)

Name: Ann Constance RD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: AADE 2012 Diabetes Educator of the Year
(Posted on 9/11/2011)

Name: Jackie Boucher MS, RD, LD, CDE
Award/Accomplishment: Excellence in Practice – Management Practice Award by American Dietetic Association.
(Posted on 8/26/2011)