2021-2022 AAPI MIG Leadership

AAPI is led by a team of dedicated volunteers who serve in both elected and appointed positions.
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Executive Committee

Chair-Elect

Levin Dotimas, MS

Levin was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and later moved to the US to Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in dietetics and a minor in French. He recently finished the coursework for his master's degree and is now completing his dietetic internship at Oklahoma State University. He plans on taking the RD exam early in the fall and looks forward to finally beginning his career in dietetics. He intends to obtain his doctorate degree later and study the gut microbiome. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he picked up cross-stitching and breadmaking as his new hobbies. He is excited to be the chair-elect of AAPI MIG and increase engagement among AAPI students and dietitians.

Chair

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Nikki Nies, MS, RD

Nikki is the Nutrition Associate Manager at Northwest ISD in the Dallas Fort Worth, Texas metroplex where she ensures quality, consistency, and adherence to standards for the K-12 school meals. Her previous experience includes working in the retail, regulatory and long term care space. She is the 2018 Texas Academy Northeast Registered Young Dietitian of the Year recipient. Nikki received her Master's in Nutrition from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. 

Past Chair

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Aimee Estella Reuhs, MS, MPH, RD

Aimee is currently a dietitian in the school nutrition sector where she creates menus and assists with the management of multiple food operation databases for a large school district. She received a dual master’s degree in nutrition and public health from Benedictine University. She has worked in various health care settings, and went into the nutrition field because she loves how dietitians can play an important role in health promotion and disease prevention.

Secretary

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Janice Chow MS, RD

Janice Chow, MS, RD, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based Registered Dietitian and recognized nutrition expert. Through her private practice, The Mindful Chow, she empowers Asians to break their cultural obsession with thinness using the Health At Every Size ™ approach. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from UC Berkeley before completing her Dietetic Internship and Masters of Science in Dietetics & Nutrition at Tufts University. Janice has 8 years of experience in clinical nutrition and nutrition education promoting cultural competencies. Her writing and expertise have been featured in numerous media outlets including WellSeek, Good Housekeeping, MSN, etc. She has been an active volunteer in the dietetics field, currently serving as the Secretary of the Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Member Interest Group. She has been a preceptor for clinical rotations and a mentor for Diversify Dietetics. A fun fact about Janice is: her mom gave birth to her naturally on her birthday, so they share the same birthday!
You can find Janice on Instagram @janicehychow.rd.

Treasurer

Hokyung Anna Roh, MS, RD, LD

Anna received her BS from the University of Illinois and MS from Southern Illinois University. She currently serves as a member of the medical advisory board for the National Kidney Foundation-Maryland Chapter. She loves to share healthy eating education to prevent kidney disease. She also enjoys working to improve the quality of life for individuals on dialysis and coaching and collaborating with other dietitians. She is currently employed at Fresenius Kidney Care as a lead dietitian and has committed to improving the quality of life of diverse individuals with Kidney disease for the past 11 years.  

Nominating & Awards Committee Chair-Elect

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Chen Du, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Chen is currently an Advanced Practice Clinical Dietitian at Parkland Memorial Hospital, while pursuing her doctoral degree in nutrition at Texas Woman’s University. She is also an adjunct nutrition faculty at the University of Dallas. She was awarded the Young Recognized Dietitian of the Year by Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2017. Chen’s vision in life is contributing to the advancement of nutrition by mentoring dietetic students, equipping them with good understanding of science, and conducting cutting edge research.

Nominating & Awards Committee Chair

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Christina Liew-Newville, Ed.D, RD, LD, FAND

Christina has a passion to educate. She is currently the director of the Dietetic Technician Program at Tarrant County College. She enjoys teaching students and helping them to be successful. She received the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Teaching. Christina has recently obtained her doctoral degree in Education Leadership. She hopes to utilize her knowledge and skills to increase health and financial literacy in her community. 

    Diversity Liaison - VACANT

    If you would like to be considered for this position, please email AAPI@eatright.org.

    STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    Nominating and Awards Committee Member

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    Katharine Chew MS, RD

    Katharine 'Katie' Chew is a clinical dietitian in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA at a local hospital and skilled nursing facility, and formerly a Dominican University Head Start Dietitian with the Chicago Early Learning Program. Katie served as the AAPI Nominating and Awards Committee Chair from 2019-2021. Now, she continues to be a part of the AAPI Nominating and Awards Committee as a committee member. 

    Social Media/Communications Committee Chair

    Kimberly Korff, RD, LD, CLS

    Kim is a newly licensed dietitian in central Iowa. She completed her dietetic internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL and has been working for the Women, Infants, and Children Program in Iowa for the past year. Kim loves educating parents about nutrition in pregnancy, breastfeeding, and feeding picky eaters, and is working towards becoming a Certified Lactation Specialist. She has been an active member of AAPI for the past several years and enjoys volunteering her time to AAPI. Among her many interests include small-scale mushroom farming, learning Bangla language, and cooking all sorts of dishes from around the world. You can follow her adventures in cooking and mushroom farming @kimchiemi and @localshroomerydsm. 

    Social Media/Communications Committee Member - Website Coordinator

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    Sophia Tan

    Sophia Tan received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from UC Davis. She originally became fascinated in nutrition after learning about the food digestion process and fell in love the major in her undergraduate years. During her free time, she loves listening to music, singing, and spending time with friends and family. Also, her favorite animals are foxes and cats. 

    Social Media/Communications Committee Member

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    Eden Qi

    Eden is a 4th-year student at The University of Texas pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been a volunteer for AAPI for about a year and half, mainly on the social media side. Eden is also a table tennis player and has been playing for over 10 years. Now, she is competing on her college team. It would be a dream come true for her to become a sports dietitian and work with Olympic athletes and meet them in person!  

    Social Media/Communications Committee Member

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    Maggie Chang, Dietetic Intern

    Maggie is a dietetic intern. In her spare time, she enjoys taking naps and watching anime.  

    Social Media/Communications Committee Member

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    Karen Xingyun Xie, Dietetic Intern

    Xingyun is originally from China, and currently lives in Buffalo, NY. Xingyun is currently working towards her Master of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics at D’Youville College. Her interests are in clinical nutrition with a special emphasis in pediatric diabetes care and nutrition. Xingyun believes providing proper nutrition education will be beneficial for kids to practice self-care and insulin management along with healthy eating and exercise to promote quality of life for the lifespan.

     

    Membership Committee Chair

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    Dustin Reed, MS, RD

    Dustin is originally from Lexington, Kentucky, where he spent his childhood on a historic horse farm in the area. He attended the University of Kentucky where he received his Bachelor's and Master's in Dietetics. His current role with Compass is as a Customer Experience Manager on the corporate level. In addition to his work experience, Dustin sits on the executive board for several non-profits and manages political campaigns. He currently resides in Richmond, Virginia.

    Membership Regional Networking Coordinator

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    Hilary Wu, MS, RD

    Hilary is currently the DPD Director at Cal Poly Pomona where she helps to train students to become future dietitians. She is also a clinical dietitian at San Antonio Regional Hospital and skilled nursing facilities in Southern California. She had the opportunity of moving back to Taiwan to work in food service and public health for several years prior to earning her Master of Science in Nutrition from Cal Poly Pomona. In her spare time, she enjoys sipping a cup of coffee with her dogs at home.

    Membership Committee Member

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    Maggie Tsai, MS

    Maggie came from Taichung, Taiwan, and is currently a dietetic intern at Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT. She received her Master of Science in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from Tufts University and finished the DPD program at Simmons University. At Tufts, she enjoyed analyzing genetics, the gut microbiome, and other human nutrition research data. She is very excited about accumulating clinical nutrition experience during the internship. Her goal is to become an RD specialized in genetics. Outside of work, she likes to go on neighborhood food tours with her husband.  

    Membership Committee Member

    Shuhao Lin MS, RDN

    Shuhao is currently working towards her Ph.D. degree in Human Nutrition at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focus is the effect of intermittent fasting and weight loss to help prevent diet-related chronic diseases. Originally from Beijing, China, she has always been passionate about diverse food cultures. She wants to utilize her knowledge and background to promote more diversity in both nutrition research and nutrition counseling.

    Professional Development Committee Chair

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    Qianhui (Jera) Zhang, MS, MA, RD

    Jera is currently based in New York City, where she is pursuing her doctoral degree in Behavioral Nutrition at Columbia University's Teachers College. Her focus is on dietary management of digestive issues and food intolerance, including celiac disease, the gluten-free diet, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the low FODMAP diet. Besides research, she provides nutrition consultations to help individuals manage symptoms, and health startup companies develop nutritional management tools. She has also been trained in sociology and behavioral science with experiences at the United Nations and various NGOs. Jera loves Asian cuisines and hula hoop.