Meet Your GADA Board of Directors

Stephanie Henesy, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
Past President
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Past 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.

Kate Wiley, MIM, RDN, LDmore_vert
President
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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. 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.

Monica Finn, MS, RD, CSG, LDmore_vert
Webmaster
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Webmaster
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Monica is a software engineer and Registered Dietitian. She is Board Certified as a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG). 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.

Brittany Cordes, MS, RD, LD, CDEmore_vert
Secretary
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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.

Rachel Silva, MSN, RD, 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.

Jessice White, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
President Elect
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President Elect
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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.

Barb Hopkins, MMSc, RD, LDmore_vert
Nominating Committee Chair
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Nominating Committee Chair
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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.

Mary Parker Forbus, MS, RD, CSO, LDmore_vert
Nominating Committee Chair Elect
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Nominating Committee Chair Elect
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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.

Brittany Linton, MS, RD, LDmore_vert
Communications Committee Chair
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Communications Committee Chair
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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 is excited to serve on the board for the first time this upcoming year. In her free time she enjoys playing a variety of sports, reading, attending sporting events, festivals, and concerts.