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Administrative Staff: Main Office


Department Head

Financial Management

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    Kim Dowdy, MAT , bio

    Assistant Director for Business Operations: Leads HNFE in strategic consultation, ensuring efficient operations, and compliance with Virginia Tech, CALS, and departmental policies in finance and operations

Graduate Program

Information Technology

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    Charlie Stylianos , bio

    IT Manager and Research Engineer: HNFE IT support; development and maintenance of physical activity subcore laboratory equipment in ILSB; operator and engineer of whole room calorimeters FBRI at VTC

Research & Grants Support

Student Nutrition Counseling

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    Kristen Chang, MS, RDN, CSSD , bio

    Instructor and Assistant Director of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (MSND) Program: Nutrition counseling for behavior change; sports nutrition; management and leadership in nutrition and dietetics

Undergraduate Program

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    Renee Eaton, MS, MS, ATC , bio

    Senior Instructor and Undergraduate Program Director: Undergraduate education in health sciences; injury prevention and treatment; connections between human, animal, and environmental health

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    Megan Hinkle , bio

    Undergraduate and Dietetics Support

Virginia Tech Internship in Nutrition & Dietetics

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    Amy LaFalce, MS, RDN , bio

    Assistant Director of the Virginia Tech Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietetics education, medical nutrition therapy, leadership in dietetics

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    Carol Papillon, MPH, RD , bio

    Senior Instructor and Director of the Virginia Tech Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics: Education of future dietitians; nutrition counseling for behavior change