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: $30
Student: $15
Retiree: $15

Click here to download the membership form.

2020-2021 Officers

President: Destin Faria
Past president: Rachel Hoffman
President elect: Patti Francis
Treasurer: Jalak Patel
Secretary: Hannah Giangspro 
Education chair: Marissa Miluk 
Legislative chair: April Moore 
Social media chair: Julia Goeckel 
Nominations chair: Hannah Wigington
Student liaisons: Trevor Petrucci, Emily Martin

Piedmont Dietetic Association Email:  [email protected]

Mentorship Program

PDA’s mentorship program enjoyed another successful year. If you are looking for a mentor or would like to share your expertise with a younger dietitian or dietetic student, check out our mentorship program.

Download the mentorship form here.

PDA Newsletters

Spring 2020
Winter 2020
Fall 2019
2019 Welcome 

2019-2020 Award Winners:

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year- Brittany Jones

Outstanding Dietetic Educator- Lacey Durrance 

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year- Kerri Stewart 

Scholarship Recipients- Halley Newton, Hannah Giangspro 

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.