BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dora Bučan, MS Nutrition- President of CroAN
Dora graduated from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb in 2013, with a masters degree in Nutrition science. During her studies, she volunteered at the Nutrition counseling centre where she gained her first experience working with patients. At the end of her studies, she started working as a trainee at the Institute of Public Health of the Split-Dalmatia County on the examination of chemical and microbiological food safety while practicing nutrition counseling as an external associate at Aqua Med Medical Wellness. In 2015 she started working at the Clinical Hospital Centre Split. Focus of her work and future research are clinical nutrition and diet therapy. In 2015 she became a member of the Croatian Association of Nutritionists and in 2016 a member of the International Congress of Nutritionists Organizing Committee. Same year she was elected as a president of the CroAN and vice president of the Organizing Committee of the 5th International congress of nutritionists.
Margita Zlatić, MS Nutrition- Vice President of CroAN
Margita is a nutritionist with a master degree in Nutrition science. She graduated in 2011 from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb. Soon after graduation she started working as a teacher in the 2nd Primary school in Bjelovar where she worked for five years. In the meantime – in 2012 - Margita got a Teachers degree at the University of Teacher Education in Osijek and became an official nutritionist in the school she worked in. In 2015 Margita started working as a lecturer at the High Technical School in Bjelovar, teaching Dietetics course to the 1st year students of the Nourish Studies. At the end of 2016 Margita started working as a leading dietitian in Naturhouse center in Zagreb after she finished education in Poland and in March 2017 she got a Lecturer degree at Faculty in Bjelovar. Currently, Margita is a vice president of Croatian Association of Nutritionists. She currently works in Naturhouse in Zagreb and also as a nutritionist in "Marita" restaurant and 2nd primary school in Bjelovar.
Marija Petras, MS Nutrition – Secretary of CroAN
Marija graduated Nutrition science in September 2013 from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb. She is currently studying to earn a PhD at postgraduate study of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, Food Technology and Nutrition - study programme Nutrition Science. She won a Rector’s award in 2011/2012 for her student work on topic "Effect of polyphenols from wine and wine sediment on antioxidant status in CBA mice“. In 2014 and 2015 Marija volunteered at Nutritional advisory center as an expert associate. She became a member of the Croatian Association of Nutritionists in 2016 and also volunteered in organizing the 4th International Congress of Nutritionists. In 2016 she became a secretary of Association and a member of the Organizing Committee of the 5th International Congress of Nutritionists. Marija currently works as a food product development technologist.
Dora Babic, MS Nutrition - Treasurer of CroAN
Dora is one of the founders of the Croatian Association of Nutritionists where she currently performs duties of the treasurer. She was the President of Association since its establishment in 2011 until November 2014. In 2011 she graduated from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb in the field of nutrition and is currently at the same Faculty, earning a PhD degree in the field of Nutritional Science. During her professional work in the field of nutrition, she performed as a guest speaker at the Student Congress "Nutrition and clinical diet therapy" in 2010 and 2011; in 2012 as a guest speaker at the 2nd Conference of Health Tourism and in 2013 as a guest speaker at the 4th Congress of the Coordination of Family Medicine. Since 2013 she works as a nutritional associate of the web-portal coolinarika.hr. She has participated in all projects of CroAN including the organization of the 1st and 2nd International Congress of Nutritionists in 2013 and 2014 where she was vice president and president of the Organizing Committee.
Ivana Linardić, MS Nutrition- Member of CroAN
Ivana graduated Nutrition science from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb in 2011. During her master study, she spent one semester in Belgium, at the Ghent University as a member of Erasmus student programme. She was involved in First Student Congress of Clinical Diet in Rijeka organized by Faculty of Medicine. Since 2012 Ivana has been working in clinical drug testing. During her professional occupation in nutrition, she used to practice nutrition counseling and compose individual diet plans. She became a member of Croatian Association of Nutritionists from the beginnings of the Association. In 2013 Ivana became a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Congress of Nutritionists.
The Board of Directors of CroAN has 5 members who volunteer on their functions: