About Us

Massachusetts Dietetics in Health Care Communities ,DHCC, (formerly Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities), is an organization of nutrition professionals providing expert food and nutrition services. MA DHCC is an affiliate of the national organization DHCC, a practice group of the American Dietetic Association.

Mission Statement

"The Massachusetts Dietetics in Health Care Communities is dedicated to educating and supporting the registered dietitians (RD) and diet technicians (DTR) who specialize in caring for residents in extended care communities (nursing & rehabilitation centers, assisted living centers, group homes, and correctional institutions) as the experts in the delivery of food and nutrition care."

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Executive Board Members 2016-2017

  • Chair:  Janet Picht MS, RDN, LDN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Chair Elect:   Sadia Kazimi RDN, LDN   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Past Co- Chair:  Melanie Cohen MS, RDN, LDN   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Past Co- Chair:  Coreyann Poly PhD, MEd, RDN, LDN, CDE  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Treasurer:   Nancy Keenan MEd, RDN, LDN  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Past Treasurer:   Virginia Loughnane, RDN, LDN  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Web Master:   Heather Wilson MEd, RDN, LDN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Secretary:  Lisa Ciarametaro RDN, LDN   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Planning Committee 2016-2017

  • Hasumati (Sue) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Isabelita Rosati This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Lucinda Balsome This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mary Rybicki This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Linda Sullivan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Elected Terms

Executive Board members must also be members of National DHCC. Eligible for 3 CEUs per year for holding an elected office in a DPG. (Continuing Professional Educational Activity: 190. Professional Leadership)

  • Chair: Three year commitment: year 1 - Chair-Elect, year 2 - Chair and year 3 - Past Chair. Chair receives $1000 remuneration upon completion of term as Chair, Co-Chair receives $500 remuneration
  • Secretary: Elected biannually to serve for two (2) years Secretary receives $200 remuneration upon completion of term as Secretary
  • Treasurer: Elected biannually to serve for two (2) years Treasurer receives $200 remuneration upon completion of term as Treasurer
  • Web Manager: Elected biannually to serve for two (2) years. Web Manager receives $200 remuneration upon completion of term as Web Manager
  • ›All Executive Board Members - have free membership to MADHCC
  • ›All Planning Members - have free membership to MADHCC upon completion of a planned meeting –applicable to the following year’s membership fees

With these changes, we are hoping to entice many of you to join the board of directors and/or planning committee.Treasurer: Elected biannually to serve for two (2) years.

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Volunteering as member of Planning Committee

Education program for the upcoming fiscal year is planned in the spring with the Planning Committee and the Executive Board. For each meeting, two members volunteer to plan and coordinate. Consider volunteering as a member of the Planning Committee, or helping this committee with various small tasks, such as registration desk, organize and/or procure refreshments or just sharing some ideas. Everyone is welcome to attend the Planning Committee Meeting in the spring just to find out what goes on behind the scenes. Keep in mind that part of team work; many hands make light work. Many of these positions can be shared with a friend or colleague. Please feel free to speak to any of the Executive Board Members.

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