Communications and Media Representatives


VP  Communications, 2019-2021
Erin Lehman, RDN



CA Academy Media Representative
Sherri Pinero,  MSFS, RD, CDE

Sherri Pinero is a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, completed her dietetic internship through Cal Poly, Pomona and has her master’s in science degree in sustainable food systems. She was past President of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Inland District from 2013-2014 and currently volunteers for the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition group.

 With over 20 years of dietetics experience, Sherri has worked in clinical nutrition, community outreach, in sales and marketing, and is an entrepreneur.  For the past 9 years, Sherri has worked at Kaiser Permanente in Health Education/Preventative Medicine, where she facilitates classes on diabetes, lifestyle weight management, and heart health plant based nutrition interventions via in the classroom and through cooking programs, to name a few.  As part of her role at Kaiser, she works with children with diabetes and their families in the Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic.  Early on at Kaiser, she was asked to take on the role as the Riverside Regional Diabetes Committee Chair, and assist in the development of a lifestyle based weight management program that is offered to members (patients) throughout Southern California Kaiser Permanente’s. 

 As an entrepreneur, Sherri was a professional food service consultant for over 10 years, helping restaurants and food manufacturers launch new food products and recipes, source ingredients, provide recipe analyses and customized meals for large scale businesses such as dLife, and help meet her client’s goals while strengthening their brand.  

After receiving her master’s degree, Sherri decided to shift her private practice focus to what she is passionate about; developing innovative environmental nutrition and planetary health programs for the heathcare model.  This includes creating experiential learning opportunities for patients and communities to help them understand and utilize garden foods, local food systems, and culinary explorations to create positive impacts on their health and the health of the planet. 


 CA Academy Communications Council
The Communications Council leads membership communication for the website, bulletin, e-newsletter, and social media.  To volunteer with the Communcations Council email VP Communications .

Communications Council Members



District and Council Liaison
Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RD, CFPM


Social Media Coordinator - LinkedIn
Alondra Guajardo


Social Media Coordinator - Facebook & Twitter
Elle Teitelbaum



Bulletin Coordinator-Blanca Garcia


 Social Media Coordinator - LinkedIn
Ilsa Arias