Available positions include:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary/Treasurer-elect
  • Nominating committee (3 positions)


ArAND 2022-2023 Board of Directors Ballot





Name/Credentials: Danya Arnold MBA, MS, RDN, LD 

Dayna Arnold has been a Registered Dietitian for 15 years.  She received her MS degree and completed the Dietetic Internship at the University of Central Arkansas and went on to get an MBA with emphasis in Healthcare Management from Harding University.  Danya holds a certificate in Child and Adolescent Weight Management and is the current Director of Communications for the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Danya is the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for K-12 Culinary Connection, partnering with school districts in Arkansas to improve their Child Nutrition programs.  Danya has a strong desire to bring focus to food inequality and enjoys encouraging women and giving them tools for total wellness. 

Academy Number: 963311

Secretary / Treasurer-Elect

Name/Credentials:  Lesley Jones, MS, RD, LD

City: Conway

Place of employment and position title: UAMS Instructor, Department of Dietetics & Nutrition

Educational background: I received my BS & MS in Dietetics from UCA; I completed my dietetic internship through UAMS/CAVHS

Past offices held (if any): Secretary-Treasurer Elect, Secretary-Treasurer

Personal Message/why you would like to win this position: I have previously served as Secretary-Treasurer and I really enjoyed getting to know and working with other Board members. I am proud to be in a state that has such an active state dietetic association. I would very much like to serve again in the same capacity and assist ArAND in navigating these challenging times.

Academy Number: 870377


Nominating Committee

Name/Credentials: Lauren Majors, RD, LDN

City: Fayetteville

Place of employment and position title: Tyson Foods Food Scientist I/Registered Dietitian 

Educational background: 

University of Arkansas, B.S. Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Hospitality Innovation (2014-2018)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dietetic Internship (2018-2019)

Middle Tennessee State University, M.S. Nutrition and Leadership (2020-Present)

Past offices held (if any): 

NWAD-AND Committee Member

Personal Message/why you would like to win this position:

I would love to serve on the nominating committee next year for the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to continue to support the dietetics profession. 

Academy Number: #86115750      

Nominating Committee

Name/Credentials: Elizabeth Musick, MS, RD/N, LD

City: Little Rock, Arkansas

Place of employment and position title: Arkansas Children's Hospital, Clinical Dietitian

Educational background: Undergraduate 2020 -- University of Central Arkansas (UCA); Dietetic Internship and Graduate  Program 2021 -- UCA

Past offices held (if any): N/A

Personal Message/why you would like to win this position: I am interested in representing this position to expand my involvement, dedication, and commitment to the dietetic community. As a new dietitian, I believe this position will be significant to strengthening my confidence and encouraging relationship building. I am excited for the opportunity, and I can’t wait to learn more about the position and ArAND!

Academy Number: 86167613

Nominating Committee

 Name/Credentials: Megan Jones MS, RDN, LD

City: Searcy, AR 

Place of employment and position title: Assistant Professor at Harding University 

Educational background:

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from University of Memphis

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Harding University 

Past offices held:  Nominating Committee 2012-2013

Personal Message/why you would like to win this position:

The Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an important organization that promotes the Dietetics profession in Arkansas.  I want to be a part of nominating leaders that are passionate about helping this organization thrive and grow. 

Academy Number: 1032552