Advocacy and Public Policy
California Academy Public Policy Council Members
The Public Policy Council represents the members in legislative, regulatory and reimbursement issues related to the dietetics profession. To volunteer with the Public Policy Council email VP Public Policy.
Vice President Public Policy
Brenda O'Day, MS, RD, CNSC
Oversees and coordinates all activities of the Public Policy Council; member of the California AcademyExecutive Board.
Public Policy Coordinator (Federal + State Issues)
Michelle Katz, MS, RD
Organizes grassroots efforts with the Academy and the California Academy's participation in pertinent federal legislative activities related to food and nutrition; engages members for action alerts on federal legislation; leads delegation to Advocacy Summit Events.
Consumer Protection and Licensure Coordinators
Karissa Bouchie, RD, CDE, FAND and Resource: Pat Booth, MS, RDN, FADA
Works on profession-related issues, such as scope of practice and licensure.
ADVOCACY SUMMIT Coordinators
State Legislation Coordinators
Legislative Ambassador Coordinator
Student Club Liaisons
DPG Consultants to Public Policy Council
Jessica Lowe, MPH, RDN, CSP (Pediatrics)
Danica Cowan, RD (Integrative & Functional Medicine)
District Public Policy Representatives
Bay Area District
Northern Area District
Coastal Tri-Counties District
Los Angeles District
San Diego District
Ann Lake, MS, RDN, CNSD
Central Valley District
Silicon Valley District
Alice Fagundes, RDN
Diablo Valley District
Inland Empire District