Education Council & Student Support

CA Academy  Education Council
The Education Council supports the efforts and interests of California dietetic educators as well as students and interns who will be future RDs/RDNs and DTRs. For students who would like to volunteer with the Education Council email  VP Education

Student Professional Goals:
How to Become an RD/RDN (Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist)
How to Become a NDTR (Dietetic Technician, Registered)
International Students
Overview: Path to Becoming a RDN
Career Opportunities in Dietetics 

Following are Dietetic Accredited Programs:
Didactic Programs in Dietetics
Dietetic Internships
Coordinated Programs in Dietetics
Dietetic Technician Programs
Accredited Programs Directory

Education Council Members


VP Education, 2019-2020
Karmen Ovsepyan, MS, RDN

Co-VP Education 
Rachel Flores 

Represents CSU System (DPD)
Wendy Buchan, PhD, RDN


Represents UC System (DPD)
Joan Frank, MS, RDN


Delegate Representative
Cary Kreutzer, EdD, MPH, RDN, FAND

Represents Private University System (DPD)
Cindy Swann, MS, RD


Represents Community College 
Koby Moridzadeh, M.ED., RDN

Represents Dietetic Internship (Supervised Practice program)
Annette Besnilian, EdD, MPH, RDN, CLE, FAND

Student Representative
Kristine Yada, BS