Call for Leadership Nominations for 2018-2019

Call for Leadership Nominations for 2018-2019

The SCAN Nominating Committee invites all members to consider themselves or another member (with permission) for an elected office in SCAN. Serving in an elected position is an opportunity to play a critical role in the governance and future of SCAN.


  • Member of the Academy in good standing.
  • Member of SCAN for between 2-5 years, depending on position.
  • Successful completion of other volunteer/leadership positions within SCAN, another DPG/MIG, a State Affiliate, Academy or CDR (requirements vary among the positions).
  • Reasonable certainty of time available for SCAN duties and willingness of employer and family to support performance of duties.
  • May not simultaneously hold an elected position in another DPG or hold an elected Academy office. You can, however, hold an elected position in a State Affiliate, or an appointed position in another DPG/MIG or on an Academy committee.
  • Cannot serve more than one consecutive terms in the same office.
  • Ability to use and willingness to learn new digital information sharing platforms as needed, including but not limited to email, Dropbox, Google Drive, audio and web conferencing, etc.



Term of 3 years - 1 year each as Chair Elect, Chair, and Past Chair.


Term of 2 years


Term of 2 years


  1. Complete the Candidate Information Form
  2. Save the form as follows: Name_Position_Date and email the completed SCAN nomination Form to Jackie Buell, PhD, RD, LD by Friday, September 14, 2018.


If you have questions about becoming a candidate, contact any of the Nominating Committee members.

2018-2019 Nominating Committee


  Jackie Buell is a sports nutrition clinician and educator at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She worked in the collegiate athletic training profession for 15 years then re-tooled to transition to her current position in sports nutrition. She attended Marietta College (BS), University of Arizona (MS), Ohio State University (PhD) and Bowling Green State University (dietetic internship) along her journey. Jackie teaches courses in Health Sciences as well as Medical Dietetics. Her current research laboratoy explores the relationships of fueling and bone health as well as body composition. She enjoys helping athletes of all ages better understand proper fueling and the compromises of poor fueling. Jackie lives in a farm environment and enjoys being physically active in a wide variety of tasks and activities. 

Cheryl Toner

  Cheryl's nutrition practice focuses on cardiometabolic health, sports performance, and wellness, and expanded into high school athletics through the SCAN Sports Fueling Project. As President of CDT Consulting, LLC, she coordinates health research programs for The Cranberry Institute, and serves on the Health Professional Network of the California Walnut Commission. Other projects have included consumer research, strategic dialogue facilitation, partnership building, writing, and presenting. Cheryl completed a fellowship in the Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, where she helped to guide the public/private partnership project, “Enhancing Translation of Nutrition Science from Bench to Food Supply.” Prior to launching her consulting practice, she was Director of Health Communication for the International Food Information Council. She earned a BS in nutrition with a minor in Spanish at the University of Houston and a MS in nutrition at Texas Woman’s University, and completed her dietetic internship at the Houston Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

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ALLISON PARKER, MS RD LDN After graduating from Drexel University with a BS in nutrition and food science, Allison became a registered dietitian and worked for 2 years as a clinical dietitian at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. She kept hearing from patient after patient about the latest fad diet, weight loss pill, or miracle food, and she began to realize she needed to do something else – something bigger. She found a program at Tufts University that offered a master’s degree in nutrition communications and felt it was the perfect fit to help her better be able to translate the science for the media and consumers. Since completing her masters in 2008 she has been a supermarket dietitian for Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. in Buffalo, NY and Mariano’s in Chicago, IL; the Director, Consumer Health and Education for the U.S. Apple Association; and various roles with different public relations/communications agencies in Austin, TX (Fleishman-Hillard) and Chicago, IL (FoodMinds, LLC). Allison is currently employed full time as a Director, Nutrition Science and Partnerships at the National Dairy Council. Outside of her day job, she enjoys helping others discover why good food/nutrition is so important and the importance of physical activity in helping to balance it all out. She is a competitive runner and also enjoys helping other runners achieve their goals as an occasional pacer for local races and the Chicago Endurance Sports program.