Leading Experts in HFCS conversation
Neva H. Cochran, M.S., R.D., L.D
Neva is a registered and licensed dietitian, a nutrition consultant, and a writer based in Dallas, Texas. In addition to working with national organizations and corporations as a nutrition and health consultant and spokesperson, she has been a contributing columnist and researcher for Woman’s World magazine for 16 years and Maximum Fitness magazine for five years.
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RD, CDN
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and founder of Nutritioulicious™, a private practice in Manhattan. She has extensive experience as a nutrition writer, editor and speaker and has been featured as a nutrition expert on NBC, Fox 5and NY1, and in national magazines, including Glamour, Fitness and Woman’s Day. Jessica is a member of the American Dietetic Association and Greater NY Dietetic Association, and she consults for several food and beverage companies.
Dr. Susan Mitchell
Dr. Mitchell is a consultant, registered dietitian and nutrition expert for Growing Bolder Media. A 20-year experienced radio and multi-media talent, Dr. Mitchell takes the science of nutrition and turns it into easy-to-follow health messages that people understand and live by. Known for her smart, sassy straight talk about food and fitness, Susan helps you navigate through the hype of conflicting nutrition information so you can enjoy great food, better health and enhanced energy. Dr. Mitchell is on the Health Advisory Board of Family Circle magazine and the Kaiser University Dietetics and Nutrition Program Advisory Board. She is also the co-author of three books— Fat is Not Your Fate, I'd Kill for a Cookie and Eat to Stay Young. Dr. Mitchell is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and earned her Ph.D. from The University of Tennessee.
Rosanne Rust, MS, RD, LDN
Rosanne is a registered, licensed dietitian with 25 years of experience in the field of Dietetics and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. She’s been telecommuting for 17 years working as a freelance nutrition writer, online nutrition coach, nutrition instructor for Penn State World Campus and food industry spokesperson. Rosanne is the author of Calorie Counter Journal for Dummies®, Restaurant Calorie Counter for Dummies® and Glycemic Index Cookbook for Dummies®.
Betsy Hornick, MS, RD, LDN
Betsy Hornick, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian, nutrition communications consultant and instructor at Rock Valley College. She writes regularly for consumer and professional audiences and also has experience in technical editing, nutrient analysis, project management, and nutrition labeling regulations. Betsy writes a bi-monthly column for Diabetic Cooking magazine, was co-author of The Healthy Beef Cookbook, and author of the 101 Best Food series.
Carol Sloan, RD
Carol is a registered dietitian, independent consultant and writer in Long Beach, California. With thirty years of experience in the field of food and nutrition, Carol supports many food and nutrition companies, conducts interviews on a variety of health topics, and offers her freelance writing skills to many publications. Carol served two terms as a delegate to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and served a two year term on the Executive Board for the California Dietetic Association.
Ann Dunaway Teh, MS, RD, LD
Ann Dunaway Teh, MS, RD, LD is a native of Marietta, Georgia, and a registered and licensed dietitian. She is the founder and President of Dunaway Dietetics Inc., a nutrition consulting business. Ann has more than 14 years of experience managing and consulting with athletes, individuals, restaurants, hospitals and schools and has been featured as a nutrition expert on CNN and CBS’ Better Mornings Atlanta. Currently, Ann writes a monthly post for Primrose Schools blog, Dr. Z and Friends and a quarterly article for Gwinnett Sports Medicine Magazine. Ann also teaches a food service management class to graduate and undergraduate students at Georgia State University.
Contributors are independent, paid consultants to the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), but their statements and opinions are their own. RD Panel members provide general dietary information only; they do not offer or provide any medical advice whatsoever. You should consult your own physician or dietitian for advice concerning your particular circumstance.
Therese Pompa, Social Media Manager, Corn Refiners Association
Therese Pompa is responsible for the social media efforts at CRA. She has a passion for the digital space and building relationships. Therese, who is known as a ‘worry wart’ to those who know her well, understands how the online world that she adores can be a catalyst for misinformation, which can serve to only confuse those seeking answers. She has therefore found a challenge and opportunity to not only open up the dialogue to respond to questions concerning the misinformation in regard to high fructose corn syrup, but to also help others look at the big picture and focus on a healthier lifestyle. Therese is married to a man that lights up her life, literally…he is an electrician, a mom to four (yes, they eat products with high fructose corn syrup), and a lover of reality T.V., and did we mention the digital space?
Shannon McNamara, Communications Coordinator, Corn Refiners Association
Shannon McNamara supports the CRA’s communications efforts, primarily through development of publications and managing the Association’s Web sites. After close to 12 years of reading, editing and writing materials about refined corn products, she understands more about carbohydrate chemistry than she ever thought possible and enjoys trying to communicate complex ideas in a variety of ways. A true geek at heart, Shannon has been known to actually enjoy it when code breaks on a Web site, because it often involves approaching the problem from many different ways, which she thinks helps her approach to communication efforts. Shannon is a mom to two energetic boys and a loud black lab – all three of whom eat foods with high fructose corn syrup (and weekly servings of black-eyed peas and collards—it’s all about balance). Shannon is married to an Irishman who shares her love of travel, and she frequently dreams in Japanese.
Cassandra Kuball, Communications, Corn Refiners Association
Cassandra supports the CRA’s communications efforts through connecting the consumer with sound-science based information about nutrition and agriculture. Cassandra grew-up on a fifth generation, family dairy and crop farm in southern Minnesota that is still going strong thanks to her oldest brother and father. While you can take the girl off the farm, you can’t take the farm out of the girl. Having a true passion for her family’s livelihood Cassandra spends most of her free-time communicating with people about all things agriculture. Her choice of beverage is chocolate milk (with high fructose corn syrup) and her favorite meal always includes steamed broccoli (no lie!). When Cassandra isn’t connecting the consumer to agriculture, she spends her extra time playing league sports such as soccer, volleyball and flag-football. It’s all about living a balanced lifestyle after all!