Welcome from the 2019-2020

 NOBIDAN Executive Committee Board



NOBIDAN has a new Executive Committee Board for the 2019-2020 year.  

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NOBIDAN Chair

Alison Brown, PhD, RD

 

 

Alison Brown, MS, PhD is a public health professional passionate about addressing diet-related, racial/ethnic health disparities not only through research, but also through policy, advocacy, and grassroots community organizing. She is a graduate of Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy where her research explored the ethnic heterogeneity of the U.S. Black population and how this diversity relates to hypertension risk and diet quality.  She previously served as a Diversity Leader of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an American Society for Nutrition Science Policy Fellow and the Board Chair for a start-up, food co-op grocery store in a community of color in Boston. She first served within the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) as the Newsletter Editor from 2014-2016.  Dr. Brown is currently a 2018-19 AAAS Science and Technology Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Dr. Brown attended Spelman College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Chemistry and received her Master’s degree from Columbia University. 

 

 

NOBIDAN Chair Elect

 

Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

 

 

Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Howard University and a Masters Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the graduate certificate in Herbal Medicine at American College of Health Sciences. Ms. Rogers works full-time as a Telemedicine Nutritional Consultant with Anthem and is a Co-Chair of the Anthem e-Commerce Committee of APEX (African-American Professional Exchange).  Denine runs a private practice Integrative & Functional Nutritional and Wellness business called Living Healthy - www.livinghealthy1.org Ms. Rogers is also a Georgia Volunteer Master Gardener who teaches about herbs, gardening, and nutrition to the Douglas County local communities, schools, social and civic groups and writes for the local Sentinel Douglas County Newspaper.  In addition to all of Denine's passionate pursuits, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two black labs dogs. 

 

NOBIDAN Secretary

Veronica McLymont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOBIDAN Treasurer and Past Chair
 

Rojean Williams, MS, RD, LDN
 

 

Rojean Williams, MS RD, LDN  has been an advocate for healthy living for more than 34 years. She is currently serves as the Associated Health Education Program Coordinator and was the former Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manage, RD at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. She is responsible for the onboarding of trainees pursuing internships at the VA covering several academic sites across the country in the area of Dietetics, Pharmacy, Nursing and Rehab Medicine.  In addition, Ms. Williams enjoys spending time with her sister Roniece Weaver Executive Director for Hebni Nutrition Consultants Inc., Orlando, FL (Twin Registered Dietitians) as they both develop and implement wellness programs throughout the state of Florida. She intermittently works part-time as a Registered Dietitian in Palm Beach County.

Rojean gives back to the community by offering her services to those that want to make a difference in their health. She offers educational seminars from Palm Beach to Miami Dade County to and provides clinical services through Palm Beach County Health Care District. She co-authored a book with Roniece titled” Family Style Soul Food Cooking” sponsored by the American Diabetes Association 2007. In addition, Rojean lead a community project - Culturally Sensitive Wellness Challenge, published in the “The Internet Journal of Health”. Jan. 2009. Ms. Williams is a native Floridian and received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Florida. She also has a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida International University, Miami Florida. She is an active member of The Miami Chapter of Girlfriends Incorporated and the West Palm Beach Chapter of the Links Incorporated.


 

 Nominating Committee Chair:

 

Brittannie Chester, MS, RD, LD, CDE

 

Brittannie is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator currently working as the Didactic Program in Dietetics Director at Tuskegee University. She also continues to provide nutrition and diabetes education at the Huntsville Hospital Diabetes Control Center and is a PhD student in Auburn University’s Nutrition program. She received the 2018 Alabama Dietetic Association’s Emerging Dietetic Leader award. She specializes in diabetes and heart disease prevention and management. She is passionate about teaching and training students to become nutrition professionals and providing patients with the care and education they need for various disease management and prevention. Brittannie is married to Jeremiah Chester, Pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL and they are the proud parents of 3-year-old Josiah Wayne. 


Nominating Committee Members:


  APRIL STULL 

CAROL TAYLOR