SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The Dairy Council of California named Amy DeLisio its next chief executive officer. DeLisio will take up the role in early 2023.

She replaces Tammy Anderson-Wise, who is retiring after 25 years with the Dairy Council of California.

Anderson-Wise described DeLisio as a “strong match” for the organization, which focuses on nutrition education and advocacy.

“She brings a wealth of executive and professional expertise to the position in the field of public health and nutrition,” the retiring CEO said of her successor. “Her background will help to continue to strengthen our partnerships, develop new ones and further represent our dairy farmers and processors.”

DeLisio said she felt “enthusiastic and honored” to become the new CEO.

“I look forward to working with the board to continue the legacy of elevating the health of children and families through lifelong healthy eating habits,” DeLisio said. “Dairy foods provide vital nutrients and are an essential component of a nutritious diet for optimal health across the life span.”

A registered dietitian, DeLisio worked as the executive director for the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition for seven years. She also spent three years as program director for the Public Health Institute. Earlier in her career, she served as a public health nutrition supervisor for the California Department of Public Health, as well as a public health nutrition consultant on the Women, Infants and Children Program for the California Department of Public Health.

DeLisio received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s in dietetics from Youngstown State University.