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Student Dietetic Association

SDA group photoMission: 

The Student Dietetic Association provides opportunities for professional development through, leadership, nutrition education, and service.

Purpose:

  • enhance leadership abilities of students
  • promote professional growth and development of students
  • promote the profession of dietetics
  • coordinate student activities
  • promote community service related to nutrition education
  • promote collegiality

President: Tisha Pinder

Tisha Pinder

Tisha Pinder

What food would you be? I would be a potato because no matter how I’m served, you’ll always love me.
Area of interest: Private Practice, Heart Health, Food Service

Role: 

  • Preside over meetings
  • Determine agenda for meetings
  • Confer with the executive committee regarding association business
  • Assure parliamentary procedures in meetings
  • Forward the aims and goals of the organization
  • Inform members about upcoming events going around campus
  • Rough draft meeting agendas to officiate with the secretary

Vice President: Sophia Martz

Sophia Martz

Sophia Martz

What food would you be? I would be cranberries because I’m every fruits best friend
Area of interest: Inpatient care, eating disorders

Role: 

  • Preside over meetings in president’s absence
  • Assist President and other members with responsibilities
  • Succeed to the office of the President in case of a vacancy 
  • Preside over the Mentor Program
  • White Coat Ceremony Planning

Secretary: Sabrina Monaco

Sabrina Monaco


Sabrina Monaco

What food would you be? I would be an acai bowl because I’m electric and fun.
Area of interest: Diabetes, Nutrition Counseling 
 
Role: 

  • Take minutes at all association meetings to be read at the next meeting and kept on file
  • Send minutes to department secretary to send out to students
  • Prepare and distribute announcements, flyers, etc., including OCDDA information and scheduled meetings
  • Assist the President when called upon to do so
  • Maintain a file of association correspondence
  • Maintain/handout association information brochure at first meeting in August 
  • Disseminate information about scholarships and awards.
  • Schedule rooms, send emails, take notes and minutes on meeting. 

 

Treasurer: Emma Cone

Emma Cone

Emma Cone

What food would you be? I would be a macaron because I’m sweet, simple and classy.
Area of interest: Tactical Sports, NICU Dietetics

Role: 

  • Keep an accurate record of all financial transactions and report them to the association at each meeting
  • Assist the President when called upon to do so
  • Receive all money and initiate all drafts
  • Write receipts for purchases through association
  • Help with financial side of fundraisers
  • Pay/Manage money for SDA cuisine

Historian: Alexa Noller

Alexa Noller

Alexa Noller

What food would you be? I would be a jalapeno popper because I’m spicy but have a soft side.
Area of interest: Functional Medicine, Gut Health, Private Practice, Neonatal Nutrition

Role: 

  • Establish and maintain an ongoing record of association activities
  • Assist the President when called upon to do so
  • Maintain order at meetings
  • Take pictures at association events
  • Send out pictures to be posted on website/shown to students
  • Update social media

Recruitment Officer: Crystal Frederick

Crystal Frederick


Crystal Frederick

What food would you be? I would be the French fry at the bottom of the bag because your life gets a little better when you find me. 
Area of interest: 1 on 1 Counseling, Exercise, Private Practice, Community

Roles: 

  • Responsible for designing and updating the webpage for the association
  • Assist the department secretaries with the department newsletter
  • Present on the Norman Campus to the Exploring Majors class about Nutritional Sciences or find someone to do so if schedule conflicts
  • Report updates of the committee’s activities to the association and to the faculty advisor at each meeting
  • Act as a liaison with the Norman Campus Student Association

 

Professional Development Chair: Jaisa Alexander

Jaisa Alexander

Jaisa Alexander

What food would you be? I would be parsley because I never give up. 
Area of interest: Private practice, Inclusive Nutrition Education

Role: 

  • Plan and maintain communication with chosen guest speakers
  • Report updates of the committee’s activities to the association and to the faculty advisor at each meeting
  • Work with faculty advisor on relations with speakers

 

Service Chair: Kaitlyn Reed

Kaitlyn Reed

Kaitlyn Reed

What food would you be? I would be pizza because I’m cheesy like this pun.
Area of interest: Clinical Inpatient, Diabetes Education, Private Practice

Roles: 

  • Develop and organize community service activities for the association with the support of the service committee
  • Report updates of the committee activities to the association and the faculty advisor at each meeting
  • Plan activities for National Nutrition Month

Fundraising Chair: Catherine Oberpriller

Catherine Oberpriller

Catherine Oberpriller

What food would you be? I would be a bag of potato chips because I’m loud and irresistible.
Area of interest: Clinical, Pediatrics, Health Promotion/ Education

Roles: 

  • Plan and execute at least one fundraiser per semester for SDA funds
  • Plan and execute one fundraiser per year for FNCE or other convention funds
  • Work with Treasurer to ensure that there are enough funds for SDA events and functions
  • Handle licensing of OU associated fundraising when necessary.
     

Social Chair: Viki Castaneda

Viki Castaneda

Viki Castaneda

What food would you be? I would be a taco because I love tocos. 
Area of interest: Intuitive Eating, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Gut Health 

Roles: 

  • Report updates of the committee’s activities to the association and to the faculty advisor at each meeting
  • Plan Social Events
  • Order food for SDA meetings