Board of Directors


Board President: Carol Danaher, MPH RD

Carol Danaher is Board President and Faculty at ESI.  She is a Public Health Nutritionist for the Santa Clara County, California Public Health Department. Carol's extensive public health career has focused on children and families and those who serve them. She worked at the national level at the United States Department of Agriculture evaluating child nutrition programs. She consults with childcare programs helping them design and establish positive feeding policies and environments.  As Public Health Nutritionist, she leads the Childhood Feeding Collaborative, creating partnerships and training in feeding dynamics for pediatric service providers of all kinds. She is an experienced educator. Volunteer work in the 1970s in Jakarta, Indonesia led to her interest in Public Health.  




Fran Zorn

Fran Zorn worked 30 years with the United State Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. She spent 20 years in policy analysis and research on domestic nutrition assistance programs. She later served as Northeast Regional Administrator (New York and New England), managing $7 billion in federal nutrition Program benefits as well as the Agency’s nutrition promotion program and program outreach. Two years before she retired, she was named Deputy Associate Administrator for Regional Operations, managing and coordinating the 7 regional offices. Since her retirement, she has been active in local affairs.



Ines Anchondo, DrPH RDN LD CSP

Inés M. Anchondo is a registered and licensed nutritionist/dietitian (RDN, LD) with a doctorate and master’s in public health and a certification in pediatric nutrition. Dr. Anchondo works and lives in El Paso, TX located on the U.S.-México border. Her clinical work includes counseling parents in English and Spanish about their children’s eating and high or low weight and working with parents to resolve children’s nutrition issues such as: food selectivity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, food allergies, inborn errors of metabolism, feeding problems, nutritional issues related to prematurity and congenital heart disease, etc. Her research includes Parents Addressing Child Overweight (PACO) a new intervention for parents of overweight children, based on Ellyn Satter’s feeding dynamics models, Eating Competence in Pregnancy, barriers to breastfeeding in the local population, and breastfeeding attitudes and experiences of physicians. Dr. Anchondo is a founding board member and volunteer clinical faculty at the Ellyn Satter Institute.


Anne Blocker, MS RDN LD CDE

Anne Blocker is a dietitian, diabetes educator, consultant, professional speaker, author, nutrition therapist and health coach.  For the past 26 years she has been helping people live healthier and happier lives by breaking free of rigid dieting and developing a trusting relationship with food and their bodies.  Seeing first hand the end result of the distortions caused by poor feeding practices and restrictions led Anne to incorporate Satter’s feeding models into the heart of her counseling and nutrition programming work.  Anne works with the Wellness Program at Luther College in and sees patients in her private practice.  As we are bombarded daily to slim down, eat less, and eat right, Anne is passionate about helping people bring joy back into eating.


Pam Estes

Pamela Estes, MS RD CD

Pam Estes, Clinical Faculty member of the Ellyn Satter Institute since 2001, trains others in applying Satter’s Feeding Dynamics and Eating Competence models. Pam’s sixteen years of experience working within the models to bring the joy back to eating and the fun back to feeding informs her ability to train others. Her work experience includes WIC, Extension, Early Intervention, and Health Risk Management. Her piloting of tools measuring positive feeding practices demonstrates how an assessment of feeding dynamics guides nutrition education and increases counseling satisfaction.