Leadership

2020 – 2021 Board of Directors

Lindsay Allen, PhD

President

Lindsay H. Allen, PhD, RD
USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Davis

Past President

Richard Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD
Purdue University

Paul Coates

Vice President

Paul M. Coates, PhD
Silver Spring, MD

Vice President Elect

Martha Belury, PhD, RDN
Ohio State University

Treasurer

Sarah L. Booth, PhD
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center, Tufts University

Secretary

Kevin L. Schalinske, PhD
Iowa State University

Director-at-Large, Food & Nutrition Policy

Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN
Georgetown University Law Center

Director-at-Large, Global Nutrition

Keith West Jr., DrPH, MPH, RD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Director-At-Large, Medical Clinical Nutrition

Nancy Krebs, MD, MS
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Director-At-Large, Nutrition Science Mechanisms

Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa, PhD, FTOS, FAHA
Texas Tech University

Director-At-Large, Nutrition Science Translation

Michael I. McBurney, PhD
University of Guelph

Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD

Director-At-Large, Nutrition Population Science

Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ex Officio Members

John Courtney, PhD, ASN Chief Executive Officer

B. Jan-Willem Van Klinken, MD, PhD, MS, Sustaining Partner Roundtable, Chair

Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, NBPNS Representative

Sabrina Sales Martinez, MS, PhD, RDN, Early Career Nutrition Representative

ASN Foundation

Robert M. Russell, MD, President

Executive Officer

John E. Courtney, Ph.D.

John E. Courtney, Ph.D.

ASN’s Executive Officer partners with the elected Officers of the Society in order to manage the programmatic and business affairs of the Society. During his tenure as the Chief Executive, Courtney has developed innovative programs in education & professional development, launched new nutrition publications and expanded activities and services to 72 countries around the world. During this unprecedented level of growth for the society, ASN revenue has more than tripled, membership has increased by more than 250%, and ASN has become a central resource where policymakers, government funders and thought leaders interact to advance nutrition research and practice. ASN publishes the number one and number two ranked journals in the field, holds the largest nutrition science annual meeting in world, and is a leader in nutrition public policy and advocacy.

Dr. Courtney has more than twenty years of executive level experience in leading organizations. Dr. Courtney also serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer of US Pharmacopeia, the world’s largest pharmaceutical standards setting organization that seeks to improve the health of people around the world through public standards and related programs that help to ensure the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and food with a $350m annual operating budget.

Prior to his current position at ASN, Dr. Courtney was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Clinical Research Forum and the Clinical Research Foundation. The Clinical Research Forum was formed in 1996 to discuss the unique and complex challenges to clinical research in academic health centers. The primary activities of the forum were to convene the top leaders in the clinical research community that together invested over $100 billion annually to fund medical research in the areas of prevention, treatment, and the cures for disease. Through its activities, the Forum enabled the sharing of best practices in clinical research and played an important national advocacy role in support of the broader interests and needs of clinical research community. During Dr. Courtney’s tenure, revenue increased by 168% and membership in the Forum increased 130%. The Forum’s members received over 65% of the total 2004 NIH extramural awards to medical centers and include 31 of the top 33 NIH university grantee institutions and the top 8 independent domestic hospitals.

Dr. Courtney previously held the position of Chief Financial and Administrative Officer with the American Diabetes Association and related affiliates The American Diabetes Association Research Foundation, The American Diabetes Advocacy Association, and the American Diabetes Association Property Title Holding Company. The American Diabetes Association is a leading organization with $215 million in revenue annually to fund research, education, and public awareness to cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Dr. Courtney played a leading role at ADA whereby revenues increased over 79% from $120m to over $215m by focusing on new advocacy, information, and research programs, by upgrading member and volunteer recruitment, and focusing on high net margin fundraising activities. Dr. Courtney was a strong advocate for expanding programs to those who suffer or are at risk of developing diabetes. Advocacy funding increased by more than 300% and research for a cure grew by more than 100% during his leadership tenure. ADA held the largest annual diabetes meeting in the world with over 18,000 attendees that generated over $8 million in net income.

Prior to joining ADA, Dr. Courtney was the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of a start-up international grant-making organization that grew to $45 million annually under his leadership which funded science and technological ventures in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and in Europe.

Dr. Courtney also has exceptional leadership experience in the university arena where he was a leader at The American University and where he also completed his Ph.D. program. Dr. Courtney has also served on the faculty of The University of Maryland, University College teaching business classes, mentoring new faculty, and developed the curriculum for one of the first web based courses offered in the United States.

Dr. Courtney holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The American University where his academic study included strategy development and implementation and continuous quality improvement. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Hood College. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and trade meetings and has led seminars on Non-Profit Governance and Strategic Planning.


Past Presidents

Our Society’s success in advancing excellence in nutrition research and practice is due in large part to the commitment of our volunteer leaders. ASN expresses its appreciation to the following, who have served as President.

2005-2006Dennis M. Bier, Naomi Fukagawa
Co-Presidents, Transition Executive Board
2006-2007Stephanie A. Atkinson
2007-2008Joanne R. Lupton
2008-2010James O. Hill
2010-2011Robert M. Russell
2011-2012Sharon M. Donovan
2012-2013Teresa A. Davis
2013-2014Gordon L. Jensen
2014-2015Simin N. Meydani
2015-2016Patrick J. Stover
2016-2017Marian L. Neuhouser
2017-2018Mary Ann Johnson
2018-2019Catherine J. Field

American Institute for Nutrition (AIN) | American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASNS)

The American Society for Nutrition was founded in 1928 as the American Institute for Nutrition (AIN). The first annual meeting of AIN was held in 1934. In 1996, the American Institute for Nutrition changed its name to the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASNS).

1934-1935Lafayette B. Mendel*
1935-1936John R. Murlin*
1936-1937Eugene F. Dubois*
1937-1938Mary S. Rose*
1938-1939Elmer V. McCollum*
1939-1940Henry C. Sherman*
1940-1941Thorne M. Carpenter*
1941-1942Albert G. Hogan*
1942-1943Leonard A. Maynard*
1943-1944Howard B. Lewis*
1944-1945Icie Macy Hoobler*
1945-1946William C. Rose*
1946-1947Arthur H. Smith*
1947-1948Roland M. Bethke*
1948-1949Elmer M. Nelson*
1949-1950Charles G. King*
1950-1951Wendell H. Griffith*
1951-1952Clive M. McCay*
1952-1953Paul L. Day*
1953-1954Conrad A. Elvehjem*
1954-1955George R. Cowgill*
1955-1956W.H. Sebrell, Jr.*
1956-1957Harry J. Deuel, Jr.*
1957-1958Robert R. Williams*
1958-1959William J. Darby*
1959-1960D. Wayne Wooley*
1960-1961Floyd S. Daft*
1961-1962Paul Gyorgy*
1962-1963L.C. Norris*
1963-1964Grace A. Goldsmith*
1964-1965Ruben W. Engel*
1965-1966O.L. Kline*
1966-1967Arnold E. Schaefer*
1967-1968George M. Briggs*
1968-1969Richard H. Barnes*
1969-1970Boyd L. O’Dell
1970-1971Alfred E. Harper
1971-1972Harry G. Day*
1972-1973D. Mark Hegsted*
1973-1974Olaf Mickelsen*
1974-1975John G. Bieri*
1975-1976George K. Davis*
1976-1977E.L Robert Stokstad*
1977-1978Lavell M. Henderson*
1978-1979Hamish N. Munro*
1979-1980David Kritchevsky*
1980-1981William G. Hoekstra
1981-1982Robert E. Olson*
1982-1983Doris H. Calloway*
1983-1984Lucille S. Hurley*
1984-1985Harry P. Broquist*
1985-1986Malden C. Nesheim
1986-1987James A. Olson*
1987-1988Helen A. Guthrie
1988-1989Gilbert A. Leveille
1989-1990Samuel J. Fomon*
1990-1991Vernon R. Young*
1991-1992Donald B. McCormick
1992-1993Dale R. Romsos
1993-1994John W. Suttie
1994-1995Johanna Dwyer
1995-1996John A. Milner*
1996-1997Robert J. Cousins
1997-1998Robert B. Rucker
1998-1999Connie M. Weaver
1999-2000Janet C. King
2000-2001Lindsay H. Allen
2001-2002John W. Erdman
2002-2003Steven H. Zeisel
2003-2004Dale E. Bauman
2004-2005Kathleen A. Rasmussen
2005Dennis M. Bier

American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN)

ASCN’s founding date was May 1, 1960 and the Society affiliated as a division of AIN at that time. The first ASCN annual meeting was held in spring of 1961.

1961-1962Robert E. Olson
1962-1963William Bean*
1963-1964W. Henry Sebell, Jr.*
1964-1965Willard A. Krehl*
1965-1966Charles S. Davidson*
1966-1967Robert E. Hodges
1967-1968Robert E. Shank*
1968-1969John F. Mueller*
1969-1970W.S. Hartroft
1970-1971C.U. Lowe*
1971-1972William J. McGanity*
1972-1973Grace A. Goldsmith*
1973-1974David B. Coursin*
1974-1975Charles E. Butterworth, Jr.*
1975-1976Charles S. Lieber*
1976-1977Theodore B. Van Itallie
1977-1978Jules Hirsch*
1978-1979William E. Connor*
1979-1980Robert H. Herman*
1980-1981Victor Herbert*
1981-1982Samuel J. Fomon*
1982-1983Harold H. Sandstead
1983-1984Irwin H. Rosenberg
1984-1985Allan L. Forbes*
1985-1986Maurice E. Shils*
1986-1987Edward S. Horton
1987-1988George A. Bray
1988-1989Charles H. Halstead
1989-1990F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer
1990-1991Dennis M. Bier
1991-1992Edwin L. Bierman*
1992-1993Harry L. Greene
1993-1994Richard S. Rivlin
1994-1995Richard L. Atkinson, Jr.
1995-1996Barbara C. Hansen
1996-1997Judith S. Stern
1997-1998George L. Blackburn*
1998-1999M.R.C. Greenwood
1999-2000William H. Dietz
2000-2001Bruce R. Bistrian
2001-2002Steven B. Heymsfield
2002-2003Robert M. Russell
2003-2004Dale A. Schoeller
2004-2005Samuel Klein
2005Naomi Fukagawa

Society for International Nutrition Research (SINR)

The Society for International Nutrition Research (SINR) was founded in 1990. In 1993, SINR affiliated as a second division of AIN.

1996-1997Lindsay H. Allen
1997-1998Kenneth H. Brown
1998-1999Gail G. Harrison
1999-2000Reynaldo Martorell
2000-2001Benjamin Caballero
2001-2002Kathryn G. Dewey
2002-2003Jean-Pierre Habicht
2003-2004Rebecca J. Stoltzfus

American Society for Nutrition

In 2005, ASNS, ASCN and SINR merged to form the American Society for Nutrition.

2005-2006Dennis M. Bier, Naomi Fukagawa
Co-Presidents, Transition Executive Board
2006-2007Stephanie A. Atkinson
2007-2008Joanne R. Lupton
2008-2010James O. Hill
2010-2011Robert M. Russell
2011-2012Sharon M. Donovan
2012-2013Teresa A. Davis
2013-2014Gordon L. Jensen
2014-2015Simin N. Meydani
2015-2016Patrick J. Stover