Launched on July 28, 2019: The USA Network is a collaboration of dietitians, doctors, academics, medical and health care educators, researchers students and professional associations in the United States of America.

Key Aims

Enabling knowledge exchange between the US and I-KANN-25

Advocating the prioritisation of nutrition capacity building in the US healthcare system

Pilot the NNEdPro Mobile teaching Kitchen Project for marginalised populations in the USA

Implement and evaluation potential international models of nutrition education in the USA

Launch Event

Read our blog post!

Steering Committee

interested parties

Martin Kohlmeier
Network Lead
Kai Kargbo
Deputy Network Lead
Shivani Bhat
Special Advisor
Charlotte Pratt
Principal Advisor
Zubaida Qamar
Principal Advisor
Mariana Markell
Principal Advisor
Maria Korre
Principal Advisor
Melina Jampolis
Principal Advisor
Brenda Bohn
Special Advisor

Central Ops and Strategy Facilitation

Sumantra Ray
Founding Chair and Executive Director (Strategic Development)
Helena Trigueiro
Global Strategic Lead for Network Engagement, Quality and Impact
Matheus Abrantes
Senior Operations and Strategy Co-ordinator/Executive Officer to the Chair & Vice-Chair
Sucheta Mitra
Operations and Strategy Co-ordinator/Membership Officer
Sarah Rade
Administrative Assistant to Prof Sumantra Ray, Pauline Douglas and Matheus Abrantes

founding members

Kelsey Cantor

​Sheila Fleischhacker

Hsiao-Liang Pai

Rachel McBride

Ana Moyeda

David Sharp

Aliza Stark

Margarita Taran-Garcia


Tecla Coleman



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2015 Complete Nutrition Outstanding Achievement Award

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