The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Announces Senior Director of Organizational Growth

Silver Spring, MD – The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) announced today that Patricia Anthony is joining the organization as Senior Director of Organizational Growth. In addition to expanding corporate partnerships, Ms. Anthony will be responsible for developing and executing new lines of business, both with corporate entities and independent opportunities, to support ASPEN’s growth.

“Pat has a unique blend of clinical, industry, research and education experience that will bring enormous value to our organization,” said Debra BenAvram, ASPEN CEO. “She is also a strong advocate for the advancement of nutrition support practice and the integration of nutrition into medical therapy. In short, her mission and ASPEN’s are one and the same.”

Ms. Anthony joins ASPEN with more than three decades of experience. After beginning her career as a Nutrition Support Dietitian, she expanded her portfolio to include clinical patient and business management. In 2000, she joined Nestle Nutrition, focusing on the development of clinical nutrition educational programs, communication, training and product development. She later became the Head of Medical Affairs for the organization. She went on to develop the Medical Affairs team for Fresenius Kabi, supporting its entry into the U.S. nutrition market, spear-heading successful new drug applications and creating a team of medical science liaisons to educate and support the safe use of its nutrition products. 

Committed to the field of nutrition throughout her entire career, Ms. Anthony has received honors including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Medallion Award and the American Overseas Dietetics Association’s Outstanding Dietitian Award. 

“As an ASPEN member for many years — and as a Fellow and the recipient of our Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Support Dietetics award — Pat will hit the ground running from day one,” said BenAvram. “She will be instrumental to helping us achieve our vision for the future.”  

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The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy and metabolism. Founded in 1976, ASPEN is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 6,500 members from around the world, ASPEN is a community of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students, and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research, and education. For more information about ASPEN please visit 

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