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The P-POD Staff

P-POD Conference Coordinators:

  • Bob LeRoy, MS EdM RDN

  • Kelsey Quillen, RDN LDN

  • Laura Aliberti, MA

[....and very special thanks to former staff member Jenn Connor, BA]

The P-POD Board of Directors

Bob LeRoy

MS, EdM, RDN

• Founder/President, P-POD.
• Founder, BEAN and CORN Conference (Bio-Ecological Agriculture for the Northeast and Cooperative Organizing for Regional Needs), Columbia  U.
• 16+ years' service as officer or Trustee of  501(c)(3) nonprofits and consumer cooperatives.
• For 20+ years, Nutrition Advisor to North American Vegetarian Society and a member of Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and Physicians Committee (PCRM).
• Chairman of the Board and Head of Family Medicine Division, Integrated Health Associates.
• Member, Board of Directors, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Ann Arbor.
• Medical Co-Director, Plant Based Nutrition Support Group.

Mladen Golubic

MD, PhD

• Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine.
• CME Medical Director for the P-POD Program Committee.

Micaela Karlsen

PhD, MSPH

• Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Institute.
• Founder/Coordinator, plantbasedresearch.org.
• Author, "A Plant-Based Life".
• Former Executive Director, T. Colin Campbell Foundation.

Robert Breakey

• Clinical Dietitian, WakeMed Cary Hospital.
• Chair Elect, Former State Coordinator Chair and Speaker's Bureau Chair, and North Carolina State Coordinator, Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (VNDPG).
• Raleigh-area representative for the P-POD Program Committee, and co-representing VNDPG on the P-POD board.

Milton Mills

MD

• Critical Care Physician, Inova Fairfax Hospital.
• Former Associate Director of Preventive Medicine, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

RN BS-HCSA

• Registered Nurse in Acute Cardiovascular Rehabilitation.
• Food For Life Instructor, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
• Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies / eCornell.
• Founder, Plant Powered for Health Support Group.

Kathy Pollard

MS

• Adjunct Instructor, University of New England graduate program in Applied Nutrition.
• Former Instructor, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies eCornell online Certificate Program in Plant Based Nutrition.

Parul Kharod

MS, RDN, LDN

Sheri Orlekoski

BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS

• Former Chair, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
• Integrative Clinical Dietitian, State of Franklin Healthcare Associates.

Matt Ruscigno

MPH, RDN

• Former Chair, Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (VNDPG).
• Author, and nutrition consultant to athletes.
• Co-representing VNDPG on the P-POD board.

Caroline Trapp

DNP, ANP-BC, CDE, FAANP

• Director of Diabetes Education and Care, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
• Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, Premier Internists.
• Representing PCRM on the P-POD board.

BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS

Robert Ostfeld

MD, MSc

• Founder/Director, Montefiore Einstein Cardiac Wellness Center.
• Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Monique Richard

MS, RDN, LDN

MD

Our Founding Endorsers

Our founder, first staff members, first speakers, and individuals who offered crucial encouragement or support at early moments in our history.

Bob LeRoy

MS, RDN, EdM

Amy Lanou

PhD

Kathy Pollard

MS

Susan Levin

MS, RDN, CSSD

Meghan Murphy

(Deceased)

Katie Cox

William Najger

Matt Ruscigno

MPH, RDN

Suzanne Hobbs

DrPH, MS, RDN

Ted Barnett

MD

Van White

ChE, MBA

Thomas M. Campbell II

MD

Mladen Golubic

MD, PhD

Joseph Gonzales

LDN, RDN

Micaela Karlsen

PhD, MSPH

Baxter Montgomery

MD, FACC

Caroline Trapp

DNP, APN-BC, CDE, FAANP

Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy

PhD, RD

W. Shane Williams

MD, FRCP(C)

Julia M.W. Wong

PhD, RD

Carol Barnett

PhD

Lauren Brady

MA, RDN

T. Colin Campbell

PhD

Julie Covington

PhD, MS, RDN, LDN

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

MD

Parul Kharod

MS, RDN, LDN

Jeff Novick

MS, RDN

Myriam Parham

RDN, LDN, CDE

Paulette Chandler

MD, MPH

Brenda Davis

RD

Stephan Esser

MD

Hope Ferdowsian

MD, MPH, FACP, FACPM

Jill Nussinow

MS, RD

Robert Ostfeld

MD, MSc, FACC

Timothy Radak

DrPH, MPH, RDN

Janardhan Srinivasan

MD, FACC