New Central Office contact information, effective October 21, 2016:
OUR NEW ADDRESS:
230 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 101
Albany, New York 12203-3539
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Immediate Past President
Chair of Delegates (HVDA, MHDA, WRDA)
Co-Chair of Delegates (GNYDA, LIDA)
Public Relations Coordinator
Alissa Rumsey, RD, CDN, CNSC, CSCS
Alissa is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach based in New York City. She is the Supervisor of Clinical Nutrition at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight management, and nutrition informatics. As the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness Consulting, she offers personalized nutrition, fitness, public speaking and consulting services. She is active in local, state and national professional organizations including the New York State Dietetic Association, the Greater New York Dietetic Association, and New York Women in Communications. Alissa is currently the Public Relations Coordinator for the New York State Dietetic Association, having previously held the position of Social Media Co-chair and Media Spokesperson. In addition to her role in NYSAND, she is an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson. She has made numerous television appearances including ABC 7, Fox 5 News, CBS News, BBC World News and NY1 News and is frequently quoted in national publications. Alissa is a graduate of the University of Delaware, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Health Communications from Boston University. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking and exploring new restaurants.
Public Policy Coordinator
Debra Connolly, MA, RD, CDN
Bio is coming soon.
District President Representative
Joanna Sied, MS, RD, CDN
Bio is coming soon.
Parliamentarian, ex officio
Eden Kalman, MA, RD, CDN
Eden is the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Hospital for Special Surgery, which specializes in orthopedics and rheumatology and is located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. A graduate of the University of California (Davis, California), she completed her internship at St. Louis University (St. Louis, Missouri) and her Masters Degree in Food Service Administration at New York University (New York, New York). Eden has a long standing commitment to both the New York State and Greater New York Dietetic Associations. She has held numerous positions including President (both GNYDA and NYSDA), Delegate, Annual Meeting Co-chair (twice), and Bylaws Handbook Chair. In conjunction with a Big Brothers Big Sisters workplace mentoring program, she is a “big sister” to a New York City High School Student. Eden is the proud recipient of the RYDY, GNYDA Distinguished, NYSDA Distinguished awards. Eden lives with her husband, 5 cats and 1 dog in River Vale, New Jersey.