Greater Spokane Dietetic Association

Election Information

As we prepare for GSDA elections, please consider running for one of our open positions (and encouraging others to do so too):

Are you interested in helping to shape our local dietetics community? 

For approximately 3 hours a month you can contribute to building a vibrant diverse community for us all to thrive in!

  • President-Elect: This is a 1-year position that automatically transitions into President the following year. In addition to the obvious duties of overseeing GSDA activities as a whole, the President-Elect's primary role is to organize 2-4 educational events. The President organizes 2-4 social events.
  • Legislative/Media Chair: At a minimum, the Legislative Chair keeps track of nutrition-related legislation and provides regular updates to members (through monthly e-blasts), as well as handles or delegates media requests. Ideally, this individual would also be more proactive in these areas throughout their 2-year term.
  • Awards Chair: The Awards Chair oversees the student scholarship application and selection process in fall. They also nominate members for state-level awards in Dec/Jan, writing letters of recommendation on behalf of GSDA. This is also a 2-year position.
  • Diet Tech Representative: As most GSDA members are RDNs, the Diet Tech serves an important role in representing their profession, as well as any unique needs and/or interests of local DTRs. Because this position is traditionally difficult to fill, candidates may choose to serve a 1- or 2-year term.

Requirements: GSDA board members must maintain their Academy membership and their GSDA membership throughout their time on the board. If you are not a member currently, you must become one for the upcoming year prior to being included on the ballot. While we realize that life is busy, board members should make an effort to attend board meetings and participate in events throughout the year, as able. The GSDA board typically meets every 2-3 months throughout the year, starting with our annual "transition meeting" in June.

Benefits: In addition to professional development and service benefits, board members are also able to claim 3 free CEUs per year served. Service to GSDA also sets you up well for WA State Academy board positions and awards.

Process: Candidates should submit the following information to Julie ( by April 19 for inclusion on the ballot:

  • 1. Photo
  • 2. Brief biography
  • 3. Position you are running for
  • 4. Brief candidate statement
WSAND President

Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Thank you for stopping by our website!

I look forward to a great 2023-2024 year filled with activities, opportunities, and networking.

Keep an eye out for information and news you can use or reach out to let us know how we can serve you.

Melissa Molloy, MS, RDN, CD (2023-24 Washington State President)