MANNA’s Executive Leadership & Boards
Sue Daugherty, RD, LDN, CEO
Sue joined the organization in December 1999, as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Sue was instrumental in MANNA’s shift from providing comfort and care to those dying from AIDS into an organization helping people with over 70 different illnesses win the fight of their life through nutrition counseling and home-delivered medically appropriate meals.
At MANNA, Sue has held several positions, including Director of Nutrition and Client Services, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, and in 2014, Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Sue has appeared on television and been quoted extensively in the press, always promoting her belief that food is medicine.
Sue also garnered national recognition in June 2013 when she co-authored a key study, “Examining Health Care Costs Among MANNA Clients and a Comparison Group” which was 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. Sue has presented 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 Health Meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference, and the Root Cause Coalition’s National Summit on Social Determinants of Health.
Beyond her commitment to the local Philadelphia community, Sue’s work also has a global investment and reach. In 2007, Sue represented the Association of Nutrition Service Agencies (ANSA) in the African country of Namibia, where she developed nutrition programs for Hope Initiatives, an organization that provides care for orphans and vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDs. Sue served as a board member of ANSA from 2010-2012.
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. Sue was also selected to the AACO Ryan White Planning Committee, a position she held from 2005 to 2007.
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Sue Daugherty, RD, LDN
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Finance
Director of Operations
Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, MS, RD, LDN, FAND
Director of Research & Evaluation
Director of Policy & Institutional Affairs
Nicole Laverty, RD, LDN
Director of Nutrition & Client Services
Director of External Affairs
Board of Directors
Marla Gold MD, FACP
Chair, Professor & Dean Emerita, Health Management & Policy, Drexel University School of Public Health
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