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2017-2018 Board Nominees

President-Elect Nominee

Candidated: Wanda M. Koszewski, PhD, RD, LRD, FAND
Current Residence:Rock Hill, SC
Education: PhD, Kansas State University, 1988; MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1984;
BS, Utah State University, 1981.
Present Position: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Human Nutrition, Winthrop University (August 1, 2015-Present)
Previous positions:
• Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of North Dakota (July 17, 2013-July 3, 2015)
• Associate Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Dietetic Internship Director and Chair of Nutrition and Health Sciences Graduate Program. University of Nebraska. (August 1, 1996 - May 10, 2013).
• Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Georgia Southern University. (August 1, 1994 - July 31, 1996).
• Lecture and Research Associate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, DPD Director, Cornell University. (January 3, 1991 - July 31, 1994).
• Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo. (September 1, 1988- December 31, 1990).
• Clinical Dietitian, Clarkson Hospital, Omaha NE. (June 2, 1984 - August 2, 1985).
Nutritional support dietitian working in the area of pulmonary and cardiovascular
disease and intensive care.
• Clinical Dietitian, St. Benedict's Hospital, Ogden, UT. (October 1, 1981 - June 15, 1983).
Clinical dietitian working in the area of medical/surgical, cardiovascular, intensive care and eating disorders.
Professional activities:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (June 1, 1982 – present).

  • Public Initiative Committee, 1996-98
  • Reviewer of Nutrition Education materials for public distribution

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Groups.

  • Food and Culinary Practice Group (2014-present)
  • Nutrition Education for the Public Practice Group 1991-2002. 2016-present
  • Publication Chair 1999-2000, Past Chair 1998-1999, Chair 1997-1998, Chair Elect 1996-1997.
  • Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Practice Group. (June 1, 1998-present)
  • Treasurer, 2006-2008
  • Public Health Dietetic Practice Group- 2002-2016.
  • Nominating Committee 2005-2006 and 2007-2008
  • Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group-1992-2010.

Commission on Dietetic Education, Program Reviewer, 2005-2011.

South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2016-present

  • Annual Meeting Program Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Catawba District Dietetic Association of South Carolina
    President 2016-2017

North Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (June 1, 2013 - May 30, 2015)

  • President Elect, 2014-2015

Greater Grand Forks District Dietetic Association. (September 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015).

Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 1996-2013

  • Chair, Research and Education, 1997-1999
  • Annual Meeting Program Committee 1997-1999; 2002-2003
  • 2004-2005 Board of Directors
  • Membership Co-Chair 2006-2007

Lincoln-Lancaster District Dietetic Association

  • Membership Committee Co-Chair, 1996-1997
  • Chair, Dial a Dietitian, 2001-2002, 2006-2007
  • President-Elect, 2003-2004
  • President, 2004-2005
  • Past President 2005-2006
  • Society of Nutrition Education, 1987-2013
    FNEE regional representative 1999-2002, Annual Meeting Program Chair, 1995-1996;
  • Division of Higher Education Nominating Committee, 1993- 1994.
  • Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Reviewer, 2000-present
  • Grant Reviewer 2002-2004
  • Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer-2008

Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association 1996-2013

  • Past-President and Specialist Rep to NCEA Board of Directors, 2006-2007
  • President, Specialist Section, 2005-2006
  • President Elect, Specialist Section, 2004-2005
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Specialist Section, 2002-2004.
  • Conference Planning Committee and Food Coordinator, 2001-2010

Nebraska Health and Human Service System

  • Member on Implementing Employment First Program Committee, 1999
  • Served in subcommittee on life-skill education, 1999
  • Member for Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement for Nutrition Services of special waiver clientele, 2000-2002

Project Connect and Community Agency Networking Association Chair. (March 2014-2015).

Project Connect Food Committee Co-Chair, Community Agency Networking Association. (August 2013 - August 2014).

Center for Disease Control: Grant Reviewer, Nutrition and PA, Atlanta, GA, 2001, 2009, 2014,

 Honors and awards
• Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (August 15, 2014).
• Award of Merit for Service, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association. (November 15, 2006).
• Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award for Dietetic Internship Director, ADA Area II Dietetic Educators of Practitioners. (April 10, 2003)
• Outstanding New Specialist Award, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association. (Novembe2001).
• Recognized Young Dietitian Award, New York Dietetic Association. (April 1, 1992).
• Distinguish Service Award for Outstanding Extension Specialist, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association. (October 1, 2010).
• Distinguish Service Award for Outstanding Extension Specialist, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association. (November 15, 2006).
• Excellence in Team Programming Award, University of Nebraska Extension. (April 6, 1999).
• State Team Award, Epsilon Sigma Phi. (November 12, 1998).

Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program, 2007
Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program, 2011
Vieregger A., Hall, J., Sehi N., Wobig K., Albrecht J., Anderson-Knott M., Koszewski W. Growing healthy kids: A school enrichment nutrition education program to promote healthy behaviors in children. Journal of Extension 2015 53(5)

Hall, E., Chai, W., Koszewski, W., Albrecht, J. Development and validation of a social cognitive
theory-based survey for elementary nutrition education program." International Journal of
Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2015): 12:47,

Koszewski, W., Hlavacek, M., Auld, G., Yerxa, K., Proctor, S., Baker, S., Misner, S. Positive Quality of Life Factors Identified from EFNEP Participant Stories. Journal of Extension.2014, 52(4),

Auld, G., Baker, S., Bauer, L., Koszewski, W., Proctor, S., Steger, M. A pilot study on assessing
the quality of life in EFNEP participants. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2013,

Campbell, C., Koszewski, W., Behrends, D. The Effectiveness of Distance Education, Using
Blended Method of Delivery, for Limited Resource Audiences in the Nutrition Education Program.
Journal of Extension, 2013, 51(4),

Koszewski W.M., Sehi N., Behrends D., Tuttle E. The Impact of SNAP-ED and EFNEP on
Program Graduates Six Months after Graduation. Journal of Extension, 2011, 49(5),

Koszewski W.M., Nichols M., Sehi N., Behrends D., Jones G. Patterns of family meals and nutritional intakes in participants of a nutrition education program. Journal of Family and Consumer Science Research. 2011:39(4):431-441.

Froiland K., Koszewski W.M. Hingst J.D., and Kopecky L. Sources of Nutritional Supplement
Information and Supplement Usage by College Athletes. International Journal of Sports
Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 2004:14(1):104.

Thayer C., Fox M., and Koszewski W.M. Helping families transition from welfare to work.
Journal of Extension, 2002, 40(3),
DePalma, M.T., Koszewski W.M., Romani W.A., Case J.G., Zuiderhof N.J., and McCoy P.M:
Identifying College Athletes at Risk for Pathogenic Eating. British Journal of Sports Medicine,

Beretta L, Koszewski WM, Betts N, Benes B. Evaluation of food assistance, nutrition education programs, and physical activity for limited resource families. Journal of the Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001:93(1):46-49.

Horacek, T., Koszewski W.M., Young L.O., Betts, N., Miller K., Schnepf M. Development of a
peer nutrition education program applying Precede-Proceed: A program-planning model
Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 2000;15(3):19-27.

Koszewski, W.M., Chopak J.C., Buxton B. Risk factors for disordered eating in athletes.Journal
of Athletic Therapy, 1997; 2(2):7-11

Koszewski, W.M., Kuo M. Factors that influence the food consumption behavior and
nutritional adequacy of college females. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,
1996; 96(12):1286-1288.

Statement of purpose: What skills can I bring to SCAND for the next few years? As a Department Chair, I have learned that it is important to communicate and listen. I cannot say that has always been the case for me but over the years I have tried to master this skill. However, it is one that I am not sure anyone totally masters.
I am also level headed. We are going through many changes in our profession and I think the leadership of SCAND needs to be a leader in guiding the future of our profession. We cannot operate as we did when dietetics started in 1917 or as we did in 2007. We have to keep moving forward and I think I can help be a voice and advocate for SCAND members with the other leaders throughout AND. I love the profession of dietetics and I hope through leadership, passion and advocacy I can represent the membership of this wonderful organization such as SCAND.

Nominating Chair-Elect

Candidate: Sara Hendrix, MS, RDN, LD
Current Residence: Charleston, SC
Education:  MS, Foods and Nutrition and Dietetic Internship, University of Georgia, 2007; and BS, Dietetics, University of Arizona, 2004.
Present Position: Education Chair and CTDA Past-President
Previous positions: SCAND: New member liaison (2011 to 2012); Membership chair (2012 to 2013); Marketing/Social Media Chair Elect (2014 to 2015); Marketing/Social Media Chair (2015 to 2016).
CTDA: Nominating Committee Chair (2011 to 2012); President-elect (2012 to 2013); President (2013 to 2014); Co-President (2015 to 2016)
Professional activities: Active Board Member of SCAND and CTDA
Honors and awards
• Charleston Trident Dietetic Association, Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (2017)
• Charleston Trident Dietetic Association, Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (2012)
• Sodexo Health Care Services CARES Award (2011)
• Nominated for Rookie of the Year for Sodexo Area 326 (2011)
• Employee of the Month, Medical University of South Carolina (May 2011)
Board Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, (May 2011 to April 2016)
ServSafe Certification (June 2013)
Commission on Dietetic Registration Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management (June 2008)
Hendrix SJ, Fischer JG, Reddy S, Lommel TS, Speer EM, Stephens H, Park S, Johnson MA & the Georgia Community Intervention. Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Knowledge Increased Following a Community-based Intervention in Older Adults in Georgia Senior Centers. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly. 2008;27(1-2):155-178.

Statement of purpose: Over the past 6-7 years, my involvement on boards of both the South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic and the Charleston Trident Dietetic Association has given me the opportunity to get to know so many amazing dietitians throughout the state. I’ve met some of my closest friends, networked with colleagues and other community organizations, had speaking opportunities, and learned so much along the way. My experience has made my career so much more rewarding. I believe I am prepared to help recognize well-deserving dietitians and students and to help recruit new members to join our team as a member of the nominating committee.