A Message from our President

My name is Shira Hirshberg and I look forward to a busy and interesting year as President of RIAND. This year as President, I aim to help RIAND serve as a resource for our member RDs and DTRs by connecting them with each other and with the information and resources they need to thrive. I aim to help RIAND engage our community by connecting people and organizations with our diverse group of nutrition experts throughout the state. If you have any ideas about how RIAND can help you, don’t hesitate to contact me at President@eatrightRI.org

Last year in my role as Secretary and President-Elect I wanted to help RIAND meetings run faster and smarter, so we revamped our agenda process. I wanted to make sure everyone serving on the board had a good introduction to our group and their role, so this year we began our year with an orientation for both board and committee members. I also wanted to grow our organization by increasing our committee involvement and this year am excited we have three sizable committees, having added great volunteers to both our social media committee and spring conference committee. This year I want to help our board create organized and efficient systems that will allow us to serve our members better. I also want to learn about our membership and try to create programming that will meet their needs.

Shira Hirshberg, MS, RDN, LDN