MANNA’s Executive Leadership & Boards
Sue Daugherty, RDN, LDN, CEO
Sue joined MANNA in December 1999 as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Sue was instrumental in MANNA’s shift from providing comfort and care to those dying from AIDS to an organization helping people with over 85 different illnesses through nutrition counseling and home-delivered medically appropriate meals.
At MANNA, Sue held several positions prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Sue garnered national recognition in June 2013 when she co-authored a key study, “Examining Health Care Costs Among MANNA Clients and a Comparison Group,” published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. This research study examined the health care cost savings associated with MANNA’s model, and continues to have ongoing impact on nutrition policy nationwide.
Sue presents MANNA’s work at conferences and meetings across the United States including the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, Harvard University’s Food as Medicine Symposium, Tulane University’s Culinary Medicine Conference, and the Root Cause Coalition’s National Summit on Social Determinants of Health. She proudly testified in front of the United States Congress.
Sue currently serves as co-Vice Chair of the national Food Is Medicine Coalition. In 2019, Sue was invited to join the Food Lab Accelerator at Google as a product owner for Food Is Medicine. Other accolades include the 2015 Jefferson College of Population Health Education Hero Award, Comcast’s Newsmakers selection, the Cancer Treatment Center’s America Caregiver Women of the Week Award, and Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders Award.
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Sue Daugherty, RDN, LDN (she/her)
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Finance
Director of Operations
Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Director of Research & Evaluation
Director of Policy & Institutional Affairs
Nicole Laverty, RDN, LDN (she/her)
Director of Nutrition & Client Services
Rob Saxon (he/him)
Director of External Affairs
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