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.
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.
Kate Wiley, MIM, RDN, LD is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Department of
Nutrition at Georgia State University. She is the Acute Care Preceptor for all
Coordinated Program students at Grady and teaches classes at GSU. Starting in Fall
of 2018, she will be starting the DCN (Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition) program at
Rutgers University. Kate previously served GADA as President in 2011-2012 and
Treasurer of GAND from 2012-2014. In her spare time, she will be found next year
cheering on the Campbell HS Spartans 9 th grade team or driving her 12 or 14-year
sons to various activities. She also enjoys skiing, biking, hiking and hanging with her family.
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.
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.
Cheryl conjointly completed her Masters in Health Science and Registered Dietitian credentials in
May 2006 from Western Carolina University. Finishing education, Cheryl first served as a clinical
dietitian for Hendersonville’s Pardee Hospital. There she remained highly active in the community and in
dietetics. Roles included volunteer dietitian at the Hendersonville Free Clinics for the Diabetes services,
volunteer dietitian for the Celiac and Gluten free support group, oncology dietitian specialist, professional
leader in local and state chapters of the NC dietetic association, community speaker and often on the
radio. Cheryl currently is working as a clinical dietitian for Georgia’s WellStar Health System. Since
moving to Georgia Cheryl has worked for Grady and Emory and has developed a passion for diabetes
care, obtaining a CDE in 2014. A professional goal is to increase involvement in GADA and GAND as
well as continued involvement in the diabetes profession with AADE.
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.
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.
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
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.