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Health & Wellness Advisory Council Members

The Dairy MAX Health & Wellness Advisory Council includes thought leaders from across our region with a variety of expertise. The council members gain evidence-based information from dairy science to farm sustainability, and in turn, share their perspective and knowledge.

Roberta H. Anding, M.S., R.D., L.D., C.D.E., C.S.S.D.
A sports dietitian for Rice University Athletics, the Houston Texans and the Houston Astros, Ms. Anding has also taught at the Tulane Medical Center/Medical School, The University of Houston School of Nursing, Rice University, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Watch Anding talk about "Mind your Muscles with Dairy."

Karen Beathard, M.S., R.D., L.D., F.A.N.D.
Senior Lecturer and Didactic Program Director, Texas A&M University, Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Delegate
Owner, Aggieland Nutrition Specialists

Karen Beathard is an award-winning educator and expert in food service management, food safety and dietetic education. A senior lecturer in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University, she also manages the ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics at Texas A&M University.

Carol Bradley, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.
Behavioral Health Specialist, Lufkin State Supported Living Center

Dr. Carol Bradley specializes in cardiac and heart health; nutritional needs pertaining to behavioral and mental health; food safety; and more. Dr. Bradley holds an M.A. in nutrition from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in school and behavioral psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. Carol currently works with intellectually disabled individuals who are medically fragile.

Lisa Colbert, R.D., L.D.
Assistant Director of Child Nutrition, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

Lisa Colbert has worked for the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Nutrition Services Department for 16 years. During that time, she has served in human resources and as the child nutrition education coordinator, and has been the assistant director of child nutrition since 2008. She loves her job in child nutrition and enjoys eating school lunch with the students whenever she can.

June Williams Colman, M.D., P.A.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Serenity Healthcare for Women

Dr. June Coleman has shown her passion for leadership, and personal and professional growth throughout every aspect of her life. As an obstetrician/gynecologist with her own private practice, Serenity Healthcare for Women, Dr. Coleman has used her profession to educate and influence thousands of women on important healthcare issues. In 2007, she established the Serenity Healthcare for Women Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to young women who are pursuing careers in the medical field.

Amy Goodson

Amy Goodson, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D.
Sports Dietitian, Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, Texas Christian University Athletics and the University of Texas at Arlington Athletics
Consulting Sports Dietitian, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers Baseball, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas Soccer, and Jim McLean Golf School

Amy Goodson is the sports dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, Texas Christian University Athletics and the University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. She is also the consulting sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas soccer team, and Jim McLean Golf School - where she works with amateur and professional golfers.

Stephanie Grim, M.D.
General Pediatrician, The Pediatric Group
Co-owner, Kids 1st

Dr. Stephanie Grim is a general pediatrician working at The Pediatric Group, and is the co-owner of Kids 1st, Oklahoma City’s first pediatric after hours clinic. Dr. Grim has special interests in newborn care and preventive medicine. Stephanie graduated from the OU College of Medicine in 2002 and completed her residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma. She worked for a year as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and neonatal intensive care unit at OU prior to joining The Pediatric Group in July 2007.

Laura Gruntmeir, Ed.D.
Division Director, Liberal Studies, Management Sciences and Agriculture, Redlands Community College

Dr. Laura Gruntmeir is a professor and division director of liberal studies, management sciences and agriculture at Redlands Community College. A certified family life educator with the National Council on Family Relations and a member of Rotary International, she lives on a wheat and cattle farm with her two children.

Amy Goodson

Deana Hildebrand, Ph.D., R.D., S.N.S., L.D.
Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University
Extension Specialist, Cooperative Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Deana Hildebrand is an associate professor and extension specialist focusing on maternal, child and family nutrition in the department of nutritional sciences at Oklahoma State University College of Human Sciences.

Letty Holmbo, M.S., R.D.
Letty Holmbo  is the owner, Balanced Living LLC, Nutrition Consulting and Marketing.  She has been a registered dietitian for more than 15 years, helping at-risk clients in the areas of obesity, diabetes, autism and gluten-free diets/food allergies. A former culinary dietitian for H-E-B.

Tiffany Hull, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Dietetic Internship Director, University of Central Oklahoma

Tiffany Hull is the dietetic internship director for the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. She has worked as a clinical and outpatient dietitian at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City for 18 years, and serves as the state media representative for the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dr. Julie LaBarba, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Julie La Barba is a board certified pediatrician, health consultant, teaches for the University of Texas Health Science Center, professional volunteer and mother of four who has been a powerful advocate for public education and research on childhood obesity.

Mary Ann McCann
Mary Ann McCann holds a Bachelor of Science in home economics education from New Mexico State University and a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico. Her school nutrition career began in 1990 when she was hired as director of student nutrition for Taos Municipal Schools.

Tanya W. Moseley, M.D.
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Tanya Moseley is an associate professor of radiology, specializing in breast imaging for the past 15 years. She has always been involved with and has held several leadership positions within the medical community; she was most recently named the 2013-2016 American Roentgen Ray Society Section Chief of the Breast Section Case-based Reviews.

Caroline Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Caroline Nelson has held positions in corporate wellness, sports nutrition, public health and private consulting. She has been employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs for almost 20 years and is currently chief of nutrition and food services at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

Philip Palmer, M.D.
Dr. Philip Palmer serves as clinical associate professor at the OU Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and part-time faculty member at OU Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Stephen Pont, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Medical Director, Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Medical Director, Austin Independent School District Student Health Services

Dr. Stephen Pont is a general pediatrician and medical director for the Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Dr. Pont is a co-investigator and Austin pediatrician lead on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration grant that will unite schools, health care, YMCAs and other community resources to address childhood obesity in Austin and Houston.

Shelley Rael, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Shelley Rael provides personalized nutrition advice for recreational athletes and busy professionals and is part time faculty at the University of New Mexico. She has practical personal experience in both areas: if you can’t find her riding her bike, you will probably see her running the trails and then cooking for her family.

Carrie Sanders, R.D.
Executive Director, Loaves and Fishes

Carrie Sanders is a registered dietitian and the executive director at Loaves and Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma, a client-choice food pantry where they serve approximately 750 low-income families each month. Ms. Sanders has a passion for teaching people how to live a healthy lifestyle on any budget and for improving the overall health of her community.

Sonya M. Sloan, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, CHG Health Services
Founder, African American Association of Christian Physicians
Founder and Executive Director, Motivating and Empowering Women to Excel
Vice President on the Board of Trustees, Roz House (a transitional living facility)

Dr. Sonya M. Sloan is an orthopaedic surgeon, entrepreneur and highly sought-after speaker. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, and then returned home to operate her own coffee house before entering medical school and earning her Medical Doctor degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. She became the first-ever African-American female surgical resident and, later, the first African-American female orthopaedic surgical resident in the history of Baylor College of Medicine.

Deborah S. Taylor, R.D., L.D., S.N.S.
Associate Director of Child Nutrition Services, Oklahoma City Public Schools
Spokesperson, School Nutrition Association

Deborah S. Taylor is the associate director of child nutrition services in Oklahoma City Public Schools, where she oversees feeding healthy meals to 44,000 students. Previously, she served as the director of school nutrition services in Shawnee, Oklahoma, for more than 20 years.

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