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Larry Ellingson, R. Ph.
Alyce Thomas, RDN Board Member
DDPG Chair, Chair-elect 2017-2020

Alyce Thomas is a Nutrition Consultant for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. She is the immediate Past Chair/Industry Relations Chair of the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group (formerly Diabetes Care and Education) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a member of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s National Institute of Child Health Development Advisory Council; the New Jersey Governor’s Council on the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities, and the Sweet Success Extension Program Advisory Council.

She was a Professional Issues Delegate in the House of Delegates of the American Dietetic Association, Chair of the Women’s Health dietetic practice group, and a member of the Black Infant Mortality Reduction Resource Center Advisory Board. In 2011, she was appointed to the National Institutes of Health – Consensus Development Panel on Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes.

Alyce received the following awards in recognition of her work in diabetes and pregnancy: Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Diabetes Educator of the Year from the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group; and Excellence in Practice Award from the Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group. She is a co-author of the American Dietetic Association Guide to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education: A Desk Reference for Healthcare Professional; and Diabetes in Black America: Public Health and Clinical Solutions to a National Crisis.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Alyce received a B.Sc. in Home Economics from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. She completed her dietetic internship in community/prenatal nutrition at the Montreal Diet Dispensary.