President: Kendall Stelwagen
Hospitality Co-Chairs: Joyce Fu & Frances Walker
Secretary/ Treasurer: Mayra Ibarra
Frances is a graduate of Dietetics from Louisiana Tech University. Now retired, she previously served as a Clinical Dietitian and Food Service Director of Knollwood Park Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. In 1995, she moved to Kingwood and was employed as Chief Clinical Dietitian at Kingwood Hospital.. She continues to serve in an advisory capacity on the Board of Greater North Houston DA. She now enjoys delivering Meals on Wheels, gardening and learning to fly fish with her husband.
Mayra Ibarra is currently attending the University of Houston where she is working on her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Foods. Pursuing a career in nutrition never crossed her mind, until she took a nutrition course while completing her prerequisites for nursing. She then changed her major and set her mind to become a RD. Soon after completing her AS from Blinn College she transferred to UH and became a member of the Student Nutrition Association. One of Mayra’s favorite quotes is from Dr. Seuss, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You!”. Serving others is what brings joy to her, especially when she has the opportunity to go on mission trips. Mayra is grateful to be part of this wonderful organization and excited for all the amazing things to come!
She has a BS in Nutrition from the University of Houston and as MS in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She is currently working at Memorial Hermann as a clinical dietitian. She gets to rotate her time at different Memorial Hermann campuses including Memorial City, Katy, and the Woodlands. This is her first year serving on the GNHDA board and she is very excited to be a part of this organization! She lives in The Woodlands with her husband and 1 year old daughter.
Membership Chair: Shannon Curtis
President Elect: Fatima Ellahi
Meet the 2020-21 Board
Kendall is a Nutrition Support Dietitian at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center. This is truly her dream job since she gets to do parenteral nutrition all day long. She has a BS and MS from Sam Houston State University where she also completed her dietetic internship. Kendall has been involved on the board for several years and loves the fellowship, networking, and mentorship that comes with being involved with GNHDA.
By-Laws Chair: Frances Walker
Communications: Kara Lewis