Slate of Candidates for the 2024-2025 ASPEN Board of Directors

Each year, ASPEN's Nominations Committee is tasked with selecting and presenting a Slate of Candidates for open positions on the Board of Directors. Members of the ASPEN Board of Directors are responsible for developing the strategic vision and priorities of the organization. As such, the Nominations Committee process to select these individuals is thoughtful and extensive.

The ASPEN Nominations Committee is pleased to present the ASPEN membership with the following Slate of Candidates for service on the 2024-2025 Board of Directors. Selected accomplishments are highlighted for each candidate. Terms begin on June 1, 2024. The full Board of Directors for the coming year is also included below.

Vice President
Sharon Irving, PhD, RN, CRNP, FCCM, FAAN, FASPEN

  • Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Chair in Nutrition
  • 2023 Women of Color at Penn (WOCAP) Faculty Award, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nurse Practitioner, Department of Nursing and Clinical Care Services, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nutrition Support Service, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Department of Nursing and Clinical Care Services, Clinical Nurse Scientist, Critical Care Center for Evidence and Outcomes, Critical Care Nursing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Praveen Goday, MBBS

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Director, Nutrition and Feeding Programs, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • 2007-2022 Best Doctors in America

Jeanette Hasse, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC, CCTD, FASPEN, FADA

  • Transplant Nutrition Manager, Baylor University Medical Center
  • 2003-2023 Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP)
  • Inaugural recipient of the Jeanette Hasse Transplant Dietitian Award named in her honor by NATCO – 2020

Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, PhD (h.c.), FACP, FACN, MACE, FASPEN

  • Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • 2023 Doctor Honoris Causa, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2023 Fellow, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Manpreet Mundi, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Medical Advisor to Oley Foundation for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • 2021-2024 Associate Editor, Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN)

Anne M. Tucker, PharmD, BCNSP

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care/Nutrition Support, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2022 Fellow Distinction, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 
  • Past Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

The following members will continue to serve on the Board of Directors:

  • President: Ajay Jain, MD, DNB
  • President-Elect: Kathleen Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPA, FASPEN, FMSHP
  • Immediate Past President: Phil Ayers, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP


  • M. Molly McMahon, MD, FASPEN, ex officio, ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation President
  • Kris Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Jan Powers, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, NE-BC, FCCM


  • The membership can present additional nominations for any position by submitting a petition containing the signatures of 2.5% of the voting membership to the ASPEN office by April 5, 2024.
  • If there is only one nominee for any officer or director position, the Secretary-Treasurer shall cast a unanimous ballot for said officer or director. 
  • If there is more than one nominee for any officer or director position, a ballot shall be sent to the membership no later than April 30, 2024, listing all candidates for each position for which more than one candidate has been nominated. The nominee receiving a plurality of votes cast shall be elected. 

The Nominations Committee is appointed each year and consist of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, one member appointed by the Board of Directors and one individual each representing the Board of Advisors, the Committee and Task Force Chairs, and the Section Chairs.

If you have any questions please contact Wanda Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at [email protected].