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John-Paul Cody-Cox

John-Paul Cody-Cox

Chief Executive Officer / Directeur général • Dietitians of Canada / Les diététistes du Canada • Ottawa, Ontario

As Chief Executive Officer of the Dietitians of Canada (DC), John-Paul (JP) Cody-Cox brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in growing and transforming national associations. He is guiding DC forward as it faces new challenges: leveraging innovative opportunities to advocate on behalf of the profession, building an exceptional member experience, and working collaboratively with our community and partners to make a difference for the health of Canadians.

Prior to working at DC JP has had a diverse career in the association world having led the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Canadian Fire Chiefs Association, Institute of Internal Auditors Canada, Volleyball Canada, and Speed Skating Canada.

JP is an active member of the community both professionally and personally, having Co-Chaired the Canadian Team Sport Coalition, the Canadian Training Coalition for Transportation Incidents and more recently joining the management team of HEAL (Organizations for Health Action). He has mentored young executives with the Canadian Society of Association Executives and the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management as well as served on the Board of Directors for Ultimate (Frisbee) Canada, the Ontario Volleyball Association, and the University of Ottawa MBA Alumni Association.

Judy Sheeshka

Chair, Board of Directors, CFDR
Vancouver, BC

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John-Paul Cody-Cox

Chief Executive Officer, Dietitians of Canada
Ottawa, ON

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Lynn Blackwood

Lynn Blackwood B.Sc. RD

Food Security Programs Manager, Nunatsiavut Government
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

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Ellen Pruden

Director of Communications, Cereals Canada
Winnipeg, MB

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Mark Dekker, PhD

Sr Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Beverage Association
Mississauga, ON

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Hannah Chan, MPH, RD

Project/Communications Coordinator, Cabinet Office Canada
Toronto, ON

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Tina Stewart

Clinical Nutrion Manager (Interim Quality Specailist - Accredidation), Halton Healthcare
Brampton, ON

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Ryna Levy-Milne, PhD, RD

Provincial Program Lead, BC Cancer Agency
Vancouver, BC

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Lucia Weiler, BSc, RD, PHEc

President, Weiler Nutrition Communications Inc
Toronto, ON

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Marcia Cooper, PhD, RD, FDC

Research Scientist, Health Canada
Ottawa, ON

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Sonia Couto

Managing Director, Konverge Digital Solutions
Toronto, ON

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