Public Relations Chair
Lucy Brown Pugliese, MBA, RDN, CDN
Lucy Brown is a certified licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lucy is currently PR Chair of LIAND and Coordinating Cabinet Chair for NYSAND. Lucy attended Fairfield University, CT, and SUNY @ Oneonta where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics with a Business Minor in 1983. She earned a Masters of Business Administration from Adelphi University and then completed a year Internship at Good Samaritan Hospital where she worked in all aspects of the Dietary Dept. and conducted a comprehensive plate waste study for the FSD. For most of Lucy’s career, Lucy worked in outside sales for a large foodservice distributor in Manhattan for the past 25 years. Lucy worked with executive chefs and their staff incorporating healthy and new sustainable food and non-food products into their menus in addition to overseeing all aspects of her accounts, including purchasing, operations and accounting. She was also contract manager for a large national fitness chain, assisting them with specific ingredient analysis on products to meet low sodium, low fat and clean ingredient menu profiles. Lucy has also worked as a community education speaker for VIBS, a nonprofit organization that assist victims of domestic violence. Lucy has strong interpersonal skills, is results oriented, and is passionate about what she does. It is Lucy’s hope and mission as PR Chair, that she can increase the value and awareness of the RD and RDN and that they are the experts in the field of nutrition. She will accomplish this through social media platforms, press, TV and radio, and by reaching out to our legislators.
Tracey Giambertone, RDN, CDN
Tracey completed her bachelor’s degree and dietetic internship at LIU Post. She has been involved with
the LIAND since 2010; starting as Student Representative, followed by Nominating Chair, Public Policy Co-
Chair and Community Outreach Chair. She is currently studying Nutrition and Functional Medicine at
the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Tracey believes in living a life of service and she aims to help the greatest amount of people with the greatest need. Tracey gives her time to speak to different groups on a variety of nutrition-related topics with a common theme of imparting knowledge so individuals can make educated decisions for themselves. She believes individuals need to take an active role in their health and in order to do so they need reliable unbiased information. It is her goal to be a resource and a guide.
Jodi Levine, MS, RDN, CDN
Bio coming soon