BADD Co-Founders and Social Media Manager

Michele “Shelly” DeBiasse, PhD, RDN is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Programs in Nutrition at Boston University.  Shelly is also has a faculty/research affiliation with the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Program and the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University.  Shelly is a scholar-activist whose research centers around issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly within the dietetics profession.

Deanna is a registered dietitian and public health practitioner currently working in the healthcare improvement space in Boston. She is the co-founder of Diversify Dietetics and is passionate about fighting for equity and supporting students and professionals of color in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Social Media Manager

Ilana Patti

Ilana is a student at Framingham State University, Framingham, MA in the Master’s in Food and Nutrition program.  She is a member of the Framingham State University Nutrition Club, and will bring her passion for dietetics and activism to her work with BADD.