Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Dietetics Program Advisory Committee

Our advisory committee is composed of administration, industry leaders, faculty, preceptors, graduates and current students. We provide consultation and direction on recruitment, clinical placement and curriculum development. The committee meets each semester and as needed to address program essentials.


 Vargo, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Vargo, MS, RD, LDN
Professor/Director of Dietetic Programs        

Kathy Gonzalez
Kathy M. Gonzalez, MEd, RD, LDN
Nutrition Consultant


DIT-Miriam Wilson
Miriam Wilson, MS, RD, LDN
CCAC Program Coordinator,
Nutrition & Food Service Professionals
Program and CCAC Faculty

DIT-Helenkay Smith





Helenkay Smith, MS, RD, LDN
CCAC Adjunct Faculty and
Practicum Instructor

Speranza, Inez
Inez F. Speranza, RD, LDN
Corporate Consultant

Santora. Kevin
Kevin Santora, CDM, CFPP
Director of Food/Nutritional Services
Baptist Homes

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Cynthia J. Javor, MS, RD, LDN
Nutrition and Health Agent
Penn State Cooperative Extension      

Dodd, Judith
Judith L. Dodd, MS, RD, LDN
Asst. Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Nutrition Consultant Giant Eagle

Virostek, Karen
Karen A. Virostek, MS, RD, LDN
Director of Nutritional Services
Adagio Health

Carpenter, Sandra
Sandra Carpenter, MS, RD, CDE
CNSD Dietitian Coordinator


Anderson, Maryann
Maryann B. Anderson, MPH, RHIA
Professor Allied Health






Amy Hurey, Student Representative 
Current Dietetics Class






Barbara Ferguson, DTR
Program Graduate / Alumni Representative


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Richard L. Allison
Associate Dean of Allied Health


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Tracy Leja NHA
Masonic Village of Sewickley