Congratulations to the MiAND newly-elected
Board Members for 2022-23!


Mark Thiesmeyer Hook, MPH, RD, ACE-CPT

After 25+ years running companies, you learn that you can only accomplish so much on your own. Big dreams require a lot of talented people working as a team for a common vision. I dream about changing the overall health of Michigan. My strengths as a leader are building cohesive teams, communication and public relations.

Secretary Treasurer-Elect

Jessica Corwin, MPH, RDN, CHWC

I am honored to serve as your newest Secretary-Treasurer! I am an experienced leader, previously serving as President of the Dietitians of West Michigan, with a heart for building up other RDNs. Prior to this position, I was a student liaison to our State Board, then Assistant to the At Large Director of Membership, PR Committee Officer, before finally serving as the Director of Marketing and PR. My performance record and relationships built within each role, is evidence I am a dependable, decisive and detail-oriented leader who is more than capable of fulfilling the position of secretary well.


Julie Orth, MS, RDN, CSP

I’m dedicated to improving our profession by connecting with dietitians from all areas of practice, listening, and encouraging professionals and students to achieve their professional goals, as well as encourage involvement in the Academy at all levels including local and state as they are able to serve.

Nominating Committee Members

Michele Nikolai, MS, RDN

Some strengths I will bring to the nominating committee are my familiarity with the Academy process from my work as our newsletter director and MI affiliate delegate my broad network of peer connections, and my organizational skills. Another skill that I will bring is candidate review and selection for positions and awards. Identifying the best fit for people and positions have been integral parts of my roles as a clinical nutrition manager, and as a member of the MSU dietetic intern selection and program admission committees.

Karen Schmitz, PhD, RDN

In my role as an educator, I aim to mentor students to become ethical, professional leaders in the field of nutrition and dietetics.  As a member of the Nominating Committee, I would look for candidates with strong professional ethics for leadership positions.

Michigan Nutrition and Dietetics Institute Trustees

Olivia Ford, PhD, MPH, RD

I have held managerial/leadership positions in the food service industry as well as in academia. I am currently an Associate Professor and Program Director for the coordinated program in Dietetics at Eastern Michigan University. As a Program Director I work in a leadership role with students, faculty, and administration. I am passionate about educating future dietitians and advocating for the dietetics profession. Additionally, I am dedicated to working towards increased diversity, equity, and inclusion in dietetics education and the field of dietetics.

Tina Miller, MS, RDN, FAND

Throughout my career I have been passionate about advancing the profession of dietetics and have served on many MiAND board committees in various roles. Serving as a member of MNDI supports one of my core values, the education and mentoring of future dietetics leaders.

Megan Radamaker, MPH, RD

I was a founding board member and treasurer for the organization “NutriWayne” at Wayne State University. As an AmeriCorps working for the Cooking Matters program, I took initiative to manage a grant and pilot a unique style of classes at sites with barriers in access to traditional classes. I served as the Student Representative with the Minnesota Public Health Association, while completing my MPH, and was part of their annual conference planning committee focusing on health equity. At the Chesterfield Veterans home, I take initiative to improve care for our Veterans.