Promulgate rules in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine of the state code to implement and effectuate the provisions of this article, including but not limited to, legislative rules establishing the following:

  • a code of professional ethics.
  • continuing education requirements and standards.
  • examination, licensure and renewal requirements of duly qualified applicants.
  • procedures and guidelines for the suspension or revocation of a license.
  • adopt procedural and interpretive rules in accordance with the provision of Chapter 29 of the code.
  • adopt an official seal.
  • issue and renew licenses and issue interim permits to duly qualified applicants.
  • impose and collect fees for the issuance and renewal of permits or licenses.
  • suspend, revoke and reinstate licenses.
  • conduct hearings on licensing issues and any other matter properly, within the jurisdiction of the Board.
  • maintain a record of all proceedings of the Board.
  • submit a biennial report to the Governor describing activities of the Board.

About the Board

The West Virginia Board of Licensed Dietitians is a regulatory and disciplinary body. It is the sole authority for the issuance of licenses to practice dietetics in the State of West Virginia.

The purpose of the Board is to protect the public interest through its licensure and professional discipline of dietitians and to provide a professional environment that encourages the delivery of quality nutritional information and medical nutrition therapy within the State of West Virginia.

The Board consists of five (5) members who are appointed by the Governor, by and with the consent of the Senate. Four of the members are experienced registered and licensed dietitians and one member is a public member.

Each officer is elected annually and the position descriptions are as follows:

CHAIRPERSON - Oversees the operation of the WVBOLD in accordance with applicable state statute and regulation.   Responsibilities and Duties

VICE CHAIRPERSON - Oversees the operation of the WVBOLD in accordance with applicable state statute and regulation in the absence of the Chair.   Responsibilities and Duties

TREASURER - Maintains all financial records to be in compliance with the requirements of the State of West Virginia.   Responsibilities and Duties

SECRETARY - The Recording Secretary is responsible for recording the minutes of the Board’s meeting.   Responsibilities and Duties

AUDIT CHAIRPERSON - The Auditor is responsible for overseeing the annual licensee Continuing Education Unit (CEU) audit.   Responsibilities and Duties

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY - Timely and accurate performance of administrative duties for the WVBOLD.   Responsibilities and Duties


At this time, we are without an administrative assistant. The board members are fulfilling administrative duties until the position is filled. Please use the BOLD email address (wvbold@wv.gov) and BOLD phone number to contact the Board. If you do not receive a response within 3 days, please contact a board member via their email address provided below. Thank you for your patience during this transition period. Please note, the board phone is forwarded to a cell phone, please leave a message if no answer.    

Multilingual support is available for our website.

Board Members

Diane Keegan , RDN, LD
Vice Chair/Secretary (term ends 6/30/2024)
P.O. Box 208
Dellslow, WV26531
Vice Chairperson/Secretary (term ends )

Jenni Jones , MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Treasurer (term ends 6/30/2026)
501 Morris Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Jenna Boytek , MS, RD, LD
Audit Committee Chairperson (term ends 6/30/2028)

Charleston, WV 25301
Kelly Rutherford EdD, CCC-SLP , Public Member
(term ends 6/30/2025)
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV25755

CHAIRMAN - The Chairman is elected every year to preserve order and conduct all proceedings by parliamentary rules and demand conformity thereto by members, appoint all committees and sign required documents.
VICE-CHAIRMAN - The Vice-Chairman is elected every year to act as Chairman in the absence of the Chairman and calls special meeting of the Board by joint action with the Chairman.
TREASURER - is elected every year to maintain all financial records to be in compliance with the requirements of the State of West Virginia.
SECRETARY - is elected every year to maintain the office, the preservation of records and preparation of documents, licenses, reports, etc. The Secretary signs documents as determined by the Board, at the request of the Chairman.
LAYPERSON - is meant to represent the citizens of the State of West Virginia in all actions of the Board.
* Members continue to serve until replaced or re-appointed.

Board Office Staff

Tammi J. Chapman
Administrative Assistant
101 Dee Drive
Suite D
Charleston, WV25311
Phone: (304) 558-1024
Toll Free: 800-293-9832
Fax: (304) 558-1025

Meeting Dates Minutes


A transparent record of all of the Board's financial transactions can be viewed at www.wvcheckbook.gov

List of Active & Provisional Licensee. Annual Renewal Starts April 1st. ALL ACTIVE AND PROVISIONAL LICENSES EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2024.

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