VN DPG Elections


The VN DPG Executive Board is planning for our future and we need your assistance! Get involved in promoting vegetarian nutrition expertise to fellow RDs, other professionals and consumers.

If you or someone you know have been thinking about becoming more involved in the VN DPG, now is the time!

Open positions start June 1, 2023, if you are interested in being added to the ballot, please complete this short form.

VN DPG's Nominating Committee is looking for qualified candidates to run for the following positions within the DPG:

The Chair-Elect position is a three year commitment.  The Chair-Elect serves in this position for the first year, then moves up to serve as Chair for the second year and then serves as Past Chair for the third year.  
  • 2023 - 2024: Chair-Elect
  • 2024 - 2025: Chair
  • 2025 - 2026: Past Chair
View the position descriptions: Chair-Elect, Chair, Past-Chair

The Treasurer position is a two year commitment. The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining
financial records and managing other fiscal matters.

View the position description: Treasurer 

Nominating Committee Chair-Elect:
The Nominating Committee Chair-Elect position is a two year commitment. The Nominating Committee Chair-Elect serves in this position for the first year and then moves up to Nominating Committee Chair.  The runner up of this election serves as nominating committee member for one year.

  • 2023 - 2024: Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
  • 2024 - 2025: Nominating Committee Chair
View the position description: Nominating Committee Chair

Ready to submit your name to be placed on the 2023 VN DPG Election Ballot? Complete this short form to start your application.  Deadline to submit is October 14, 2022.  

Election Timeline:

  1. October 14, 2022: Complete VN's Election Form
  2. November - January 10, 2023: DPG/MIG petition announcements for elections are sent to membership via e-blast.
  3. February 1 - 15: National and DPG/MIG online elections.
  4. March 1, 2021: Election results shared with candidates.
  5. June 1, 2022 - Newly elected VN DPG officer terms begin.

For more information contact Samantha Wildman, Nominating Committee Chair-Elect at

Congratulations to all newly elected leaders and a special thank you to every member who voted! 

All positions will go into effect June 1, 2022.

  • Alison Ozgur, MAT, MHS, RDN
  • Alicia Henson, RD CNSC
Nominating Committee
  • Samantha Wildman, MPH,RDN,CSR
  • Lindsay Schmitz MS, RD, LDN





    LS Bio