DC Fellows 2019

Alison Duncan - Ontario

Alison is a Professor and Associate Director of Research at the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph and serves as the Research Program Director for the Food for Health theme of the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance. Following a BASc in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph, she completed dietitian training in Toronto, a MSc in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Minnesota. Her research and teaching interests relate to functional foods and health. Alison seizes opportunities and takes initiatives. She has an impressive variety of research and knowledge translation activities. Alison has been an innovator in the area of functional foods research and has been involved in projects that go from ‘farm to fork’. Her work takes a lot of organization, coordination and imagination.


Katherine Gottschall-Pass - Atlantic

Katherine is a Professor, former Chair of the Department of Applied Human Sciences, and the current Interim Dean of Science at the University of Prince Edward Island. She obtained her doctorate in Human Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a dietitian who previously worked in research and development for the food industry and taught at St Francis Xavier University prior to her tenure at UPEI. She teaches in the areas of food science, introductory nutrition and human metabolism. Her research interests focus on food components and nutritional factors involved in the prevention of chronic disease and the mechanisms of their action. She is an active member of DC and a long serving surveyor for accreditation of academic programs and internships. Katherine was described as ‘selfless’ in her attitude towards helping others and has always kept an open door policy to her colleagues and students.




Sue Mah - Ontario

Sue is the cofounder of three innovative consulting businesses: Nutrition Solutions Inc., Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists, and Media Training Boot Camp. A trailblazer for the profession, Sue is one of Canada’s first media dietitians. Since 1995, she has appeared in over 500 media features and put dietitians on the map! Sue acted as a writer and spokesperson for Health Canada on key nutrition issues and creates evidence-based communications for dozens of food industry clients. She is the Chair of the DC Media Network, a recipient of a DC Member Recognition Award for Innovation, and was named the 2017 DC Business and Industry Network Dietitian of the Year.  As a teacher at Ryerson University, Sue encourages students to connect with her via her social media to help them stay up to date on the latest nutrition issues and news. Further, she shares her experience and knowledge with colleagues – students and dietitians – offering mentorship and advice on working in media. She readily shares information about compensation, practices, and expectations related to working in various media environments.