About the Board of Dietetic Practice

The Board operates under the Maryland Dietitians and Licensed Nutritionists Act, Health Occupations Article, Title 5, Annotated Code of Maryland. The State Board of Dietetic Practice (the "Board") is the licensing authority of dietitians and nutritionists in the State of Maryland. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of dietetics in Maryland by licensing qualified dietitians and nutritionists, establishing fees, maintaining a current roster of all licensees, promulgating regulations for the practice of dietetics, verification of credentials, issuance of licenses, establish requirements for and verification of completion of continuing education, investigation of complaints based on alleged violations of regulations and statutes, formal and informal disciplining of licensees, create committees as deemed appropriate to advise the Board, and submit an annual report to the Governor and Secretary.

Mission

The Mission of the Board of Dietetic Practice is to protect the citizens of Maryland and to promote quality health care in the field of dietetics by licensing and certifying dietitians and nutritionists, setting standards for the practice of dietetics through regulations and legislation, and receiving and resolving complaints from the public regarding dietitians and nutritionists.


Meet the Board

Board Members 

Board Members Term Expires

Laura C. Davis, MS, RD, LDN

June, 2021

Lauren Mirkin, CNS, LDN, Board Chair

June, 2021

William A. Hamilton, Consumer

June, 2021

Betty R. Cooper, Consumer

June 2018

Nancy H. Ferrone, MS, RD, LDN

June 2020

Chimene Castor, Ed.D, LDN

June 2020

Margo Gladding, CNS, LDN, Board Secretary

June, 2018

Erin Braunscheidel Duru, MS, RD, LDN, Board Vice-Chair

June 2018

Concepcion Placiente, MS, RD, LDN

June 2020