Darlena Birch, MBA, RDN is the Senior Public Health Nutritionist for the National WIC Association. Having spent her entire career in WIC, Darlena is passionate about public health and protecting the nutritional wellbeing of the nation’s most at-risk women, infants, and children. Darlena’s previous work experience includes working as a Nutritionist/Trainer for the Maryland WIC Training Center, Nutrition Consultant for the State of Arizona WIC Program, and Local Agency Director for the Greenlee County WIC Program. In her personal time, Darlena enjoys gardening and finding ways to keep the chipmunk and squirrel from wreaking havoc on her vegetable plants. She also enjoys running, weight lifting and yoga.