ASPEN Announces Board of Directors for 2016-2017

Three New Members Build Upon Extensive Board Expertise in Clinical Nutrition

June 1, 2016, Silver Spring, MD – The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), an organization dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism, today announced their 2016-2017 Board of Directors. The distinguished roster includes three new members, each bringing a wealth of experience in the areas of malnutrition, critical care nutrition, pharmacology and dietary intervention.

As of June 1, 2016, the following medical professionals will join the other 9 volunteer members of the ASPEN Board of Directors:

Lingtak-Neander Chan, PharmD, BCNSP
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Kris Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Brigham and Woman’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Todd Rice, MD, MSc
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

“Our Board of Directors is the heart of our organization, providing direction, guidance and frontline expertise necessary for ASPEN’s continued growth,” said Debra BenAvram, FASAE, CAE, ASPEN CEO. “I enthusiastically welcome these three new members knowing they will add to the Board’s depth of knowledge within the clinical nutrition field.”

Chan, recently served as the Interim Chair for the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, is a past recipient of ASPEN’s Distinguished Nutrition Support Pharmacist Service Award, which recognizes a pharmacist who has made substantial contributions to the field. He is also a regular presenter at ASPEN’s Clinical Nutrition Week—the premier event for clinical nutrition and metabolism--and has served as Chair of the ASPEN Research Committee and the Publications Review Committees. 

Mogensen is the Team Leader Dietitian in the Department of Nutrition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. A member of ASPEN since 1995, Mogensen has been active on several committees including the Clinical Practice Committee. Currently, she chairs the ASPEN Malnutrition Committee which oversees and coordinates the organization’s malnutrition efforts including Malnutrition Awareness Week™ and the development of position papers and scientific projects for ASPEN and in collaboration with other organizations.

Dr. Rice is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He has delivered national and international lectures in critical care nutrition, including at ASPEN’s Clinical Nutrition Week. Dr. Rice has been published in over thirty papers, including the recently released Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).

These new Board representatives will replace Albert Barrocas, MD, FACS, FASPEN, Daniel Teitelbaum, MD, FASPEN, and Jennifer Wooley, MS, RD, CNSC whose terms expire this year.

“ASPEN extends our sincerest thanks to Dr. Barrocas, Dr. Teitelbaum and Jennifer Wooley for their outstanding contributions to the Board,” stated ASPEN’s immediate past president of the Board of Directors, Dr. Gordon Sacks, PharmD, BCNSP, FCCP.

Dr. Sacks, who has served as the President of the Board of Directors for the past year, will be seceded on June 1, 2016, by President-Elect Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, CNSC, LDN, FADA, FASPEN.

For a full list of the ASPEN Board of Directors, please visit

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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

Amber McCracken
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