Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND,  Director of the MANNA Institute.

Dr. Henstenburg is a registered dietitian and health policy researcher who is passionate about the role of food and nutrition in disease prevention, treatment, and management. Prior to joining MANNA, she held positions in teaching and administration within higher education. Her previous clinical work included positions as a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition. Jule Anne is currently State Policy Representative for the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Henstenburg can be reached at



Adrian G. Crafford, MPH, Manager of Research & Evaluation. Adrian can be reached at






Tina Phipps, PhD
Public Health Consultant
Retired, Einstein Medical Center

Claudia Parvanta, PhD
Professor and Concentration Lead, Social Marketing Director, Florida Prevention Research Center
Co-Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Social Marketing, University of South Florida

Jessica Sautter, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
Saint Joseph’s University

Laura Pontiggia, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Programs
College of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University

Rickie Brawer, PhD, MPH, MCHES
Retired, Thomas Jefferson University

Jennifer A. Nasser, PhD, RD
Associate Professor and Director of PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences
Drexel University

Ted Dallas
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Lynn G Dever, MD, FAAP
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Marla Gold, MD
Dean Emerita and Professor of Health Management and Policy, Dornsife School of Public Health
Senior Vice Provost for Community Health and Chief Wellness Officer
Retired, Drexel University

Mark H. Schutta, MD
Medical Director, Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center
G. Clayton Kyle Associate Professor in Diabetes
Department of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Samantha Dubrow, PhD
Lead Human-Centered Engineering Researcher
Advanced Software Innovation, L53A
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Alexandra Sarcona, EdD, RDN
Associate Professor of Nutrition
Coordinator, Lifestyle Nutrition concentration
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Wendy Walsh, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Professor and Chairwoman
Department of Occupational Therapy
St. Joseph’s University, University City Campus

Janet Haas, MD
Chairman Emeritus
William Penn Foundation