Staff & Leadership

Becky Beard


Student Services & Operations Coordinator
Becky Beard advises prospective and current undergraduate majors and minors, participates in undergraduate outreach, and supports program administration and special projects.

Shannon Delaney


Shannon Delaney

Shannon Delaney provides administrative, fiscal and academic operational support to the program director which includes: expenditures, human resources, facility management planning, and serving as a member of the program leadership team which guides strategic planning initiatives.

Director, Nutritional Sciences Program
On sabbatical through 9/15/2020
Adam Drewnowski leads the educational and administrative affairs of the Nutritional Sciences Program, and sets the strategic direction, goals and initiatives.

Kristin Elko


Kristin Elko

Undergraduate Adviser
Kristin Elko is the primary contact for undergraduate majors and minors, leads undergraduate advising, constructs the time schedule, and supports daily operations of our academic programs.

Brian Fish


IT Specialist
Brian provides IT support for the program.

Lacey Hendersen


Student Services Coordinator, Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Lacey Henderson is the primary contact for the GCPD program, advising students on procedures, policies, academic requirements, GCPD Canvas site, site-specific compliance, and appointment scheduling with the program director.

Susan Inman


Susan Inman

Manager, Student and Academic Services
Susan Inman manages SAS and oversees and participates in student advising and outreach across all programs, plans and leads strategic priorities for the staff team, and facilitates curriculum and program improvement with faculty. She is the point person for the student concern policy and supervises SAS staff.

Acting Director, Nutritional Sciences Program

Undergraduate Program Director

Graduate Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Kirk directs academic affairs and program administrative affairs. As the Graduate Program Coordinator for students entering in fall 2019 or later, she oversees and provides direction on program and graduate school requirements. She also administers the program’s undergraduate major and minor.

Director, Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics

MPH Program Director

Anne Lund leads the administrative and academic components of the GCPD, and coordinates the curriculum, practicum and fieldwork requirements for MPH-Nutrition students.

Food Systems Director
Jennifer Otten leads strategic planning and efforts to grow food systems education, research, and leadership. Current activities focus on expanding the program’s food systems curriculum, increasing mentorship opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and strengthening communication and collaboration with partners within and outside the university.

Graduate Program Coordinator
Michael Rosenfeld provides program support as a faculty liaison with the UW Graduate School. He is also a student resource for academic advising, dissertation planning committees, satisfactory academic progress, and interpretation of program and graduate school policies.

Jennifer Siembor


Jennifer Siembor

Graduate Student Services Coordinator
Jennifer Siembor is the primary contact for graduate students, facilitates the graduate admission process, and supports the daily operations of our academic programs.

Lori Tiede


Lori Tiede

Communications Manager
Lori manages program communications including website, social media, photography and content management.