Meet Your GADA Board of Directors

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Stephanie Hennesy, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
President
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Stephanie Henesy, MS, RD, LD is Chief of Nutrition and Food Services for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia State University. Stephanie has been an active GADA member since 2011 and served on the professional development committee in 2015-2016. After taking a brief hiatus to focus on her LLC and wedding planning, Stephanie held true her commitment to involvement in her professional organization and ran for President-Elect. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and being outdoors.

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Ingrid Hill, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
Past President
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Past President

As a graduate of Georgia State University, Ingrid received her Master of Science in Health Sciences in 2013. She has been a program manager and health coach with Corporate Health Partners for the past 5 years and is also the founder of Nutritionist in the House, her own private practice. Ingrid has served as Membership and National Nutrition Month chair and on the nominating committee, and most recently as President. Ingrid received a Distinguished Service to GADA award in 2015 and was awarded Outstanding Student in a Coordinated Program by the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013. She enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and walking her two rescue dogs.

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Courtney Plush, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
Social Media Coordinator
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Social Media Coordinator

Courtney Plush, originally from Philadelphia, is a clinical and outpatient dietitian with Emory Healthcare. She focuses on counseling for bariatric surgery nutrition, weight management, and diabetes management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Drexel University. She completed her dietetic internship at Emory Healthcare. She is active on Twitter (@courtneyplush) and Facebook, and blogs about nutrition science topics. In her free time, she likes to run, cook, read, and take her beagle, Beans, to the dog park.

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Taylor Burnett, RDN, LDmore_vert
Nominating Committee Chair
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Nominating Committee Chair

Taylor attended Clemson University for her undergraduate degree. She completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Currently, Taylor works as clinical dietitian at Emory University Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys running, trying new restaurants, and hiking.

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Brittany Cordes, MS, RD, LD, CDEmore_vert
Secretary
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Brittany Cordes, MS, RD, LD, CDE is a dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at the Laureate Medical Group. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia and dietetic internship and Master's degree at Georgia State University. She previously served as GADA Nominating Chair from 2013-2015. In her free time she enjoys traveling and exploring Atlanta's growing restaurant scene.

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Leah Galante, MS, RDN, LDmore_vert
Communications Committee Chair
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Communications Committee Chair

Leah is currently the dietitian at Stamps Health Services at Georgia Tech providing one on one nutrition counseling to students and acting as a member of the Eating Disorder Treatment Team. Additionally she works as an outpatient dietitian at Northside Hospital’s Atlanta Campus providing nutrition counseling for weight management, Bariatric surgery, and many other nutrition related concerns. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI in 2009. She then attended D’Youville College in her hometown of Buffalo, NY, completing her coordinated program and Master of Science in Dietetics in 2012. In her free time, Leah enjoys practicing yoga, running, hiking, cooking and baking.

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Maria Cunto, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
Nominating Committee
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Maria Cunto, MS, RD, LD is a dietitian with Vitaflo USA which provides
specialty medical foods for patients. She has been a GADA member
since 2007 and has served on the Board as Membership Chair, Secretary
and President.

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Barb Hopkins, MMSc, RD, LDmore_vert
Nominating Committee
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Barb recently retired from Georgia State University as an assistant professor emirta. Barb currently serves as a trustee on the board of the Georgia Dietetic Foundation (GDF) and as a program representative and reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and her Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.