Piedmont Dietetic Association serves AND members living in the upstate of South Carolina. This district includes the counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Saluda, and Union. PDA hosts CEUs, networking events, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Our membership runs June 1st through May 31st, however you may join anytime. Our group typically consists of more than 60 dietitians and students each year. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Membership Fees
Professional: $35
Student: $15
Retiree: $15

Click here for the membership form.

2023 - 2024 Officers

President - Shannon Cottrell
Immediate Past Presidents - Hannah Baer
President-Elect - Vacant
Secretary- Cassidy Butler
Treasurer - Brianna Grande
Legislative Chair - Alexandra Lautenschlauger 
Nominations Chair- 
Education Chair - Kristen Cassell
Social Media Chair- Anna Gray
Diversity Liaison - Jalak Patel
Student Liaisons - Erin Irons, Ava Mancini, and Alex Dow

Piedmont Dietetic Association Email:  [email protected]


Mentorship Program

For more information and to sign up for our mentorship program, please email [email protected]


PDA Newsletters
Fall 2021
Summer 2022

2021-2022 Award Winners

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year: Anna Jensen
Outstanding Dietetic Student Award - Student: Emily Martin
Outstanding Dietetic Student Award - Intern: Zach Scott
PDA Education Scholarship Recipient: Allison Pritchett

Know a worthy RD who is a member of PDA? Nominate them by emailing [email protected]. Awards include: Outstanding Dietetic Student, Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year, Outstanding Dietetic Educator, Outstanding Preceptor, Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Outstanding Dietitian of the Year, Emerging Dietetic Leader. For more information, click here 

Nominations are due by February 13th with the exception of the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award due on January 1st. 

Clink here for the scholarship application

Connect with us on social media

Already a member of PDA? Be sure to like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PiedmontDieteticAssociation/ ) and become a member of our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/piedmontdieteticassociation/) to stay up to date on PDA events, action alerts, and job postings. Connect with us on Instagram: Instagram account: @piedmontdieteticassociation