MARTINSBURG, W.VA. – Joan B. Starliper, R.D., a registered dietitian at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center, has been appointed to serve on the West Virginia Board of Licensed Dietitians as its vice chairman.

The Board is a regulatory and disciplinary body that has the sole authority for the issuance of licenses to practice dietetics in the state of West Virginia. It consists of five members who are appointed to four-year terms by the governor with the consent of the Senate.

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 West Virginia.

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