The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy and metabolism. Founded in 1976, A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With nearly 6,000 members from around the world, A.S.P.E.N. is a community of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education.
Ainsley Malone, M.S., R.D., C.N.S.C., L.D., is a Nutrition Support Dietitian for the Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in the management of patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition.
Malone currently serves as President for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), and was A.S.P.E.N.’s representative to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) Malnutrition Workgroup. She is a member of the Academy’s Positions Committee and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Evidence Based Practice Committee.
As a board certified nutrition support clinician, Malone has given international, national and local presentations on a variety of nutrition support topics. She has also authored multiple book chapters and peer reviewed articles in many areas of nutrition support practice.
Malone earned her BS in Home Economics and Consumer Sciences at Miami University and her MS in Clinical Dietetics from Finch University Health Related Sciences / Chicago Medical School.
Dr. Peggi Guenter
Dr. Peggi Guenter is the Senior Director of Clinical Practice, Advocacy, and Research Affairs at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). She oversees the development of standards, guidelines and safe practices for nutrition support, advocacy efforts for professionals and patients, and research initiatives for the Society.
Dr. Guenter is well known in the field of nutrition support as a clinical nurse specialist, researcher, and author of more than 100 peer-reviewed abstracts, journal articles, book chapters, and books. She was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Nutrition in Clinical Practice.
Dr. Guenter earned her BS in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University and her MS and PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.