LEADERSHIP

2024-2025 DDA Leadership Board

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PRESIDENT

Emily Weeks, RDN, LD

Emily Weeks, RDN, LD is a Recipe Developer, Food Photographer at Zen and Spice Nutrition, LLC. She has also worked as a school consultant at Dairy max and as an outpatient dietitian at Baylor Scott and White Heart hospital, Plano. Emily completed her Bachelor in dietetics from Texas Woman's University and dietetic internship from Baylor University medical center. She has served DDA since 2013 in different roles.
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SECRETARY

Jordan Palmer, RD, LD, CNSC

Jordan has been a dietitian for over ten years and currently works in the home infusion space as the Director of Clinical Nutrition for a local home infusion provider. Jordan is passionate about giving back to her local dietetic community and has served on the board of the Dallas Dietetic Alliance for the past ten years. She is 2024-25's Secretary and looks forward to all the great things DDA has planned this year!
Brittney Gross

TREASURER

Brittney Gross, RDN, LD

Brittney has been a Dietitian for 5 years now. She recently switched her career to data analytics, but she still holds a PRN RD role. She has held several leadership positions in DDA since 2020, Treasurer and Secretary, and is excited to be back as the Treasurer for this fiscal year. Brittney loves to travel and has been to 11 countries — hoping to make that more soon. She also enjoys trying new restaurants, hosting game nights, and spending time with her Persian born husband.
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ADVOCACY CHAIR

Kirsten Robertson, MSN, RD, LD

Kirsten Robertson, MSN (Nutrition), RDN, LD specializes in outpatient diabetes care and education in South East Dallas. She has worked with the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center at Juanita Craft Recreation Center for over 6 years. Her work also includes advocating for health equity through current research in population health, and program improvement. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of nutrition and has been on the DDA board for the last 3 years. She enjoys her three adult children, gardening at Bonton Farms on any day of the week, taking long walks in nature, and meeting new people.
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SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR

Mereen Jacob, MS, RDN, LD

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MEETING COORDINATOR

MacAllister Blakley, MS, RD, LD

I am originally from a small town called Geneseo, Illinois. After I graduated high school I completed my Bachelors degree in Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!). I moved to Waco, Texas in 2019 to attend Baylor University where I earned my masters degree in Nutrition Science. I completed the Dietetic Internship program at Baylor University Medical Center in 2022 which is what brought me to Dallas. I currently work at Methodist Dallas Medical Center as a clinical dietitian in the NICU. In my spare time I love to cook/bake, attend cycling classes, and spend time outside with my two dogs!
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ANNUAL CONFERENCE COORDINATOR

Elisbeth Pelaez, MA, RDN, LD

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Dallas Dietetic Alliance

P.O.Box 601851
Dallas, TX 75360

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