CNM Elected Leaders

Chair 
Donna Belcher, EdD, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CNSC, FAND

Donna Belcher is the Assistant Director, Clinical Nutrition at the Massachusetts General Hospital and MGH for Children in Boston, MA.  She manages approximately 30 nutrition professionals, has numerous publications, and has worked in a variety of locations and settings for over 20 years all northeast of the Mississippi River.  Donna completed her B.S. at University of Vermont; holds M.S. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University; and dietetic internship at Tulane University, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.


Chair-Elect
Angela Lago, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND


Angela is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Novant NHRMC in Wilmington, NC. She obtained her BS & MS in Nutrition from East Carolina University. Angela has been a part of the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative Learning Collaborative since 2017 and has focused on malnutrition, food insecurity, and SDOH throughout the continuum of care for the hospitalized patient. In 2022, Angela became a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, demonstrating her tenure, innovation, and commitment to the advancing the field of dietetics. 

Past-Chair
Whitney Duddey, MHA, RD, LD

Whitney Duddey is a Nutrition Therapy Clinical Manager at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In this role, she works directly with the Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered and the Human Milk and Formula Center. Her passion is supporting the people/processes that provide direct patient care. Whitney has more than ten years of nutrition management experience. Whitney is an enthusiastic volunteer with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a proud mom to two boys.



Secretary
Arrianna Johnson, RD, LD

Arrianna Johnson, a Division Director of Clinical Support with Morrison Healthcare is based out of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX & supports facilities across the south. With a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Mayo Clinic internship in Jacksonville, Florida, Arrianna brings nearly two decades of nutrition expertise. She previously volunteered on the CNM DPG Professional Development Committee and as a State Regulatory Specialist. Balancing work and family, Arrianna embraces life in TX!

Treasurer
Angela Hasemann Bayliss, MS, RDN

Angie Hasemann Bayliss supports a team of 75 RDNs at the University of Virginia Health as the Clinical Nutrition Manager. Angie is an Instructor in the UVA School of Nursing and the Nutrition Thread Leader in the UVA School of Medicine. She has held professional leadership roles in her state affiliate, as well as the Weight Management and Pediatric Nutrition DPGs. She has previously served as chair of the CNM Nominating and Fundraising Committees.



Delegate
Barbara Lusk, MFCS, RD, LDN, FAND

Barbara Lusk is the Clinical Nutrition Manager and Director of the Dietetic Internship Program at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. She has worked in a variety of settings and locations in her over 20 years' career in dietetics. Barb currently serves as the Delegate to the Academy HOD for the CNM DPG and serves on the QPI Sub Unit Committee. She previously served as the QPI Sub Unit Vice Chair, the CNM DPG's Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair, and was on the Quality & Research Committee.

Nominating Committee Chair
Amy Downey, RDM, LD

Amy attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and moved to South Carolina to work with Morrison Healthcare in 2010. She has worked in LTC, acute, outpatient, patient services, informatics, and regional clinical management. Amy is currently Menu Development and Project Director for the Mayo Clinic with Morrison Healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her husband and two boys.