Meet Your GADA Board of Directors

Jessica White, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
President
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President
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Jessica White MS, RD, LD is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Nutrition at Georgia State University. She is currently the Critical Care Preceptor for the Coordinated Program students at Grady Memorial Hospital. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia State University. In her free time she loves trying new restaurants, reading, writing, and traveling.

Brittany Linton, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
President Elect
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President Elect
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Brittany Linton, MS, RD, LD works with the Aerodigestive and Allergy outpatient clinics at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in nutrition from Georgia State University. She has been a GADA member since 2011 and served as Social Media Chair last year. In her free time she enjoys playing a variety of sports, reading, attending sporting events, festivals, and concerts.

Kate Wiley, MIM, RDN, LDmore_vert
Past President
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Past President
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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. In Fall of 2018 she started 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 foun cheering on the Campbell HS Spartans 9th grade team or driving her sons to various activities. She also enjoys skiing, biking, hiking and hanging with her family.

Liz Herrin, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
Secretary
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Secretary
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Liz Herrin, MS, RD, LD is a nutrition support dietitian at Northside Hospital Atlanta and also sees private clients with eating disorders and other health conditions. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Nutrition Science and Dietetics at the University of Georgia and dietetic internship and Master's degree at Georgia State University. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her two corgis.

Rachel Silva, MS, RDN, LDmore_vert
Treasurer
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Treasurer
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Rachel Silva MS, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian and the Nutrition Program Coordinator for CDC’s Corporate
Wellness program. She focuses on providing Medical Nutrition Therapy from a functional and integrative
medicine approach. She completed her undergraduate degree at Auburn University and dietetic internship and
Masters degree at Georgia State University. Rachel is a bookworm and a foodie, merging her interest for both
on her Instagram @well.fed.and.read. In her free time, she also enjoys traveling, taking yoga classes, and
exploring all of Atlanta’s wonderful restaurants.

Allie Cowles, RDN, LDmore_vert
Communications Committee Chair
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Communications Committee Chair
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Allie Cowles, RDN, LD is the Elementary School Area Manager and Nutrition Education/Wellness Initiative Coordinator at Forsyth County Schools. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University (Go Dawgs!) and completed her dietetic internship at Emory University Hospitals. She moved to Atlanta from the very small town of Denmark, TN and is enjoying discovering all that Atlanta has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys going on spontaneous adventures, trying new things, creating new dishes for her instagram (@rd_alliec) and spending time with friends.

Mary Parker Forbus, MS, RD, CSO, LDmore_vert
Nominating Committee Chair
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Nominating Committee Chair
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Mary Parker Forbus, MS, RD, CSO, LD is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition at Grady Hospital's Georgia Cancer Center of Excellence. She completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of Georgia in Dietetics and Consumer Foods and dietetic internship and Master's degree at Georgia State University. In her free time she enjoys fly fishing and trying out new places to eat around Atlanta.

Will Snead, MS, RD, LD, SNSmore_vert
Nominating Committee Chair Elect
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Nominating Committee Chair Elect
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Will Snead, MS, RD, LD, SNS is the Wellness Assistant Director at Cobb County School District. He is also the Community and Food Service Management preceptor for the Food and Nutrition Services department. He earned both his undergrad and graduate degree from Georgia State University. Before he was a Wellness Assistant Director at Cobb County, he was a culinary professional with 18+ years of experience.

Monica Finn, MS, RD, CSG, LDmore_vert
Webmaster
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Webmaster
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Monica is a software engineer and a Registered Dietitian. In 2018 she received the Distinguished Service to a District award from the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her work with GADA. Prior to becoming the GADA Webmaster, she served for 2 years on the board of directors as Secretary.

Cathy McCarroll, MPH, RDN, LDmore_vert
Delegate to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, representing GAND
Cathy McCarroll, MPH, RDN, LDclose
Delegate to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, representing GAND

Retired. Prior to retirement: Director, Coordinated Program, Georgia State University.

2020- 2023 Delegate to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, representing GAND.
2019 – 2020 GAND Awards Committee, Co-Chairperson
2014 – 2015 GAND Nominating Committee, Chairperson
2013 - 2014 GAND Nominating Committee Member
2003 – 2004 GAND Co-Chairperson, Annual Meeting Committee
2002 - 2003 GAND President Georgia Dietetic Association
2010 – 2011 Nominating Committee Chairperson, GADA
2007 – 2009 Treasurer, GADA

Leisure time activities: spending time with my grandsons; reading

Barb Hopkins, MMSc, RD, LDmore_vert
District Legislation Liaison
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District Legislation Liaison

Shanae' Gamblesmore_vert
Graduate Nutrition Student
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Graduate Nutrition Student

Shanae' is a graduate student in the GSU M.S. Coordinated Program.

Francine Ichimmore_vert
Student Liaison
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Student Liaison

Francine is a graduate student in the Master of Health Sciences, Coordinated Program at Georgia State University and expects to graduate August of 2022

Patricia Perezmore_vert
Student Liaison
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Student Liaison

Patricia is a graduate student in the Master’s in Health Sciences, Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Georgia State University and expects to graduate August 2022. She has been working with GADA's membership committee.

Jennifer Baughmore_vert
Student Liaison
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Student Liaison

Jennifer is a Dietetic Intern at Southern Regional Medical Center. She expects to graduate May 28, 2021.

Tori Simmonsmore_vert
Social Media Student Liaison
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Social Media Student Liaison

Tori is a graduate student in Georgia States' Coordinated Program. She will graduate in December 2021.

Cheryl Steep MS RD LDmore_vert
National Nutrition Month Committee Chair
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National Nutrition Month Committee Chair

Cheryl works in the genetic metabolic specialty & is currently an account manager for a rare disease pharmaceutical company which specializes in treatments for PKU. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia State University. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her golden retriever.