Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2017 Educational Conference


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Lindsey Callahan, MS, RD, CD

Lindsey graduated from Bastyr University in 2013 with her Masters degree in nutrition and has had an interest in working with the aging population since her start of nutrition education. Working as a dietitian at Providence Mount Saint Vincent has allowed her to dedicate her time to serving the populations of skilled nursing and rehab patients.

Other areas of nutrition interest include vegetarian/vegan nutrition, microbiome, functional medicine, whole foods nutrition, and public speaking.

Mary Lee Chin, MS, RD
Mary Lee Chin specializes in significant food issues and nutrition trends, working with commodity food groups, food industry and nonprofits on nutrition trends and education initiatives. She addresses some of the most provocative food topics of today, including genetically modified foods, environmental and sustainability issues and alternative sweeteners, exploring the science while respecting individual philosophies. Aware that many divisive and emotional food issues ignite a firestorm of debate, she advocates moving from polarizing rhetoric to open, value-based and professional dialogue.

Mary Lee nationally reaches business, non-profit and health professional audiences, and has testified as an expert witness on food issues in federal and legislative hearings. Mary Lee serves on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics “RD Farmer & Agriculture Committee of Experts” and advises on their “Future of Food” and “Healthy Food for a Healthy Planet” initiatives; and the Community Health & Nutrition Program at University of Northern Colorado. She was named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Colorado Dietetic Association in both 2012 and 1985, and a recipient of Denver’s “2007 Women of Distinction” Award from Girl Scouts of America-Mile High Chapter. Mary Lee formerly held a six-year term as one of the original national spokespersons for the 75,000 member Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mary Lee chairs a Monsanto network of 15 RDNs.

She is regularly consulted by local and national media, working to clarify news about controversial nutrition issues and countering myths and misinformation. Based on her communications experience, she speaks on communicating science effectively and persuasively, and conducts platform, communications and on-camera media training for health professionals.

At the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Mary Lee was the clinical nutritionist for the Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic Outpatient Departments; Chief Dietitian at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes; and Clinical Instructor in the Departments of Nursing, Dentistry and Child Health Associate Programs.

Mary Lee received her undergraduate education in Foods and Nutrition from Purdue University, a MS in Clinical Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, and her internship at the Cleveland Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
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Carrie Dennett, MPH, RDN, LD
Carrie Dennett, MPH, RDN, CD is the nutrition columnist for The Seattle Times and author of Healthy for (Your) Life: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Wellness. She also writes regularly for The Washington Post, Today’s Dietitian magazine and Environmental Nutrition newsletter, as well as blogging at NutritionByCarrie.com. When she’s not busy writing, Carrie provides nutrition counseling for the Menu for Change program at The Polyclinic in Seattle, where she helps patients build better relationships with food using a non-diet, intuitive and mindful eating approach. Prior to her current clinical job, she worked as an outpatient oncology dietitian.

Carrie has been a frequent speaker for Swedish Cancer Institute, Cancer Lifeline and other groups, recently speaking at the Obesity Medicine Conference in Seattle. She is the media and communications chair for the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association and nominating committee chair-elect for the Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group. A second-career dietitian, Carrie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1992 and her Master of Public Health degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Washington in 2013, where she also completed the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD). There were stints as a Master Gardener and pastry school student somewhere in between. She received the Outstanding Student in A Coordinated Program award from the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013. Carrie has more than 200 cookbooks in her personal library and enjoys cooking, vegetable gardening, reading, long walks with her golden retriever and traveling with her husband when she’s not busy debunking nutrition myths.
Jen Haugen, RDN, LD
Jen is an author, speaker and expert on helping moms achieve a nourishing and nutritious garden. Her book, The Mom's Guide to a Nourishing Garden, was released spring 2016. In it, Jen combines her nutrition and gardening expertise to help moms create the recipe to a nourishing life. Jen is an award-winning dietitian, with extensive retail nutrition experience and a family nutrition communications expert. Known as the Down- to-Earth Dietitian, Jen specializes in working with food brands to help them create connection points with moms to build brand loyalty through social media engagement, content creation and recipe development to leverage the power of a mom-influence to enhance the health of her family.
Alice Henneman, MS, RDN
Alice Henneman, MS, RDN is an Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Though she sits in front of a computer screen in a county extension office in Lincoln, Nebraska, through an early interest in the Internet, she has been reaching out to the world with practical food and nutrition information for over 20 years. The Food website she coordinates for the University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is the Institute’s most visited website with over 2.6 million pageviews yearly. As she continued to grow the food.unl.edu website via social media, free downloadable resources, and email newsletters, she discovered the power of images in attracting visitors to use its resources. Unanimously, marketing studies show images are one of the most important tools in communicating your message. You don’t need a fancy camera … you’ll learn how a smartphone works just fine for photos and movies. And, you’ll discover several free or very low cost apps that can help you make your photos look great. Henneman has given several national presentations, written articles and won awards for helping others use photos in their work. Henneman’s favorite quote is an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” She is looking forward to us working together today to deliver our message! You can reach her at ahenneman1@unl.edu or on twitter at @alicehenneman
Kim Larson, RDN, CSSD, CD, CHC
Kim Larson, RDN, CSSD, CD, CHC is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Health Coach and owner of Total Heath, a company specializing in personal nutrition and health coaching, sports nutrition services and public speaking in Snohomish, WA. Total Health provides customized nutrition, fitness and health coaching for active people of all ages as well as athletes and sports teams. Kim is also a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics national organization.

Kim is an experienced Registered Dietitian who is passionate about the importance of combining good nutrition with fitness for lifelong optimal health. Kim walks her talk and is an avid exerciser who enjoys cycling, hiking, water and snow skiing, running, kayaking and strength training. She is a former certified personal trainer, as well. Working with a variety of individuals and sports teams of all ages and ability levels, Kim helps her clients achieve their personal nutrition, health and performance goals. Kim’s areas of expertise include sports nutrition, weight management for men and women and medical nutrition therapy for health conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Kim was the first Sports Dietitian hired by The Seattle Mariners Baseball Club and worked with them for 3 years developing their sports nutrition program. She also has experience working with collegiate athletes at the University of Washington Athletics Program.

Kim is a Board Certified Sports Dietitian (Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) from the American Dietetic Association) the premier professional sports nutrition credential in the United States. Her professional memberships include:

• Washington State Dietetic Association/ Board
• The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
• Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group
• Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group
• Professionals In Nutrition and Exercise Science
• American College of Sports Medicine
• Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association

Like me on FB: totalhealthnutrition & follow me on Twitter: @healthrd for healthy recipes and food, nutrition & fitness tips!
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Stephanie Macon, MS, RD, CD

Stephanie Macon lives in Cashmere, Washington with her husband and three children, and works for Confluence Health at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee as a clinical dietitian. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado for her undergrad as well as her Master’s program. Stephanie completed her internship in Colorado at a distance program through the University of Northern Colorado. She started out working for a non-profit organization in community nutrition after her internship in Denver. Stephanie then worked as a clinical dietitian and renal dietitian for a state hospital in Salisbury, Maryland before moving back to Washington State, where she was born.

Stephanie has always been fascinated by eating disorders and has spent years researching the treatment and complications of these disorders. She has visited the Emily Program in Spokane, the Eating Recovery Center in Bellevue and Denver, as well as Remuda Ranch in Arizona. Stephanie has visited the Denver Acute Center for Eating Disorders with patients that have very severe malnutrition and a high risk of refeeding that require careful monitoring. She was fortunate enough to hear Dr. Mehler, PhD speak in Denver, who is the leading medical expert on medical complications of eating disorders. Stephanie has counseled eating disorder patients on an outpatient basis as well, which was a challenging yet rewarding experience. At Stephanie’s current hospital, she and her coworker have developed an eating disorder protocol that provides guidelines on how to medically treat the specific needs of this population. They facilitated having Dr. Smart from the Eating Recovery Center visit Central Washington Hospital to lecture on the medical complications of eating disorders to the hospital’s medical staff. Education is ongoing in bringing awareness, identification, and understanding of eating disorders to the providers, nurses, and others who provide patient care.

Stephanie’s goal is to not cause further harm to patients with eating disorders, and to stabilize them to a point where they can transfer to a treatment facility &/or home with the appropriate support to help them with recovery.

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Jackie Madill
Jackie Madill has been the Director of Consumer Information for over 10 years and is charged with direct to consumer education, events, public relations, media relations, and market promotions. Beef cookery, food safety, recipe development, beef nutrition, fitness and food, and beef production are all areas of education Jackie delivers to our local consumer audience. Jackie also supports the Beef Commission’s digital marketing strategies and supports public relations in issues management situations.
In the past three years, Jackie and the Beef Commission team have focused heavily on growing the Beef Commission’s media relationships and presence in the Seattle market. Growing collaborative partnerships with media outlets, personalities and partnering groups. This focus on relationships, providing high quality educational resources to meet the needs of partners and consumers and continually growing the conversation about beef, has resulted a strong marketplace presence for the beef brand.
Jacqueline B. Marcus, MS, RDN, LDN, CNS, FADA, FAND
Jacqueline B. Marcus, MS, RDN, LDN, CNS, FADA, FAND is President/Owner of Jacqueline B. Marcus & Associates, a multi-service food and nutrition consulting firm in Highland Park, Illinois, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from Northern Illinois University.

Jacqueline consults to national and international organizations; lectures locally, nationally and internationally to professional and lay audiences; addresses national and local media; writes for scientific and lay publications; conducts classes for community, education, business and industrial groups; supplies expert testimony and chairs professional associations.

Jacqueline has taught at undergraduate, graduate and culinary schools and was a featured instructor in a national satellite broadcast on nutrition and fitness throughout the life cycle. She was a culinary nutrition instructor at Great Lakes Naval Base in Great Lakes, Illinois; Assistant Professor of Nutrition at The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (CHIC) in Chicago, Illinois and Associate Professor and Department Chair of Human and Culinary Nutrition at Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois.

Jacqueline has been a food and nutrition consultant to companies and organizations including Ajinomoto USA, Alberto Culver, Aldi US, Barilla, Best Foods, Brunswick, Campbell’s Healthcare, Custom Culinary, Dominick’s Finer Foods, Dukan Diet, Hoops4Health, Inland Steel, IBM, Kellogg's, Laura’s Lean Beef, Lean Cuisine, Lettuce Entertain You,
McDonald's, OrganicLife, Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers, and Quaker Oats and agencies including J. Walter Thompson, Burson-Marsteller, Daniel J. Edelman and the MWW Group. At Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers Jacqueline was the Director of Nutrition Services and responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of national weight control, fitness and behavior modification programs.

Jacqueline has authored articles in national journals and newsletters; was editor/publisher of Sports-Nutrition News, an international bi-monthly food and fitness newsletter; editor-in-chief of Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People published by the American Dietetic Association; author and publisher of Wooden Door Diet Plan and Cookbook and More Recipes from Wooden Door for the health spa/retreat in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, is an award-winning dietitian, farmer’s daughter, public speaker, author, and president of Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, Inc., an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm.

During her 20-year career in nutrition, Amy has worked for a global public relations firm, a small clinical research firm, the world’s largest fruit and vegetable company, a California-based commodity board, and a world-renowned culinary college, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).

Today Amy works with a variety of clients across the food system, including seed companies, grower cooperatives, commodity boards, and national brands. She writes a monthly column for Produce Business magazine, and she is frequently interviewed by national print and online media for her perspectives on food, nutrition, and foodservice issues. She is currently serving as the director of the CIA Healthy Menus R&D Collaborative.

Amy has been widely recognized for her nutrition leadership including being chosen to give the 53rd Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture at FNCE in 2015, and being honored with the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy 2014 Nutrition Impact award. In 2013 she received the California Dietetic Association Excellence in Research award.

Amy has served in many volunteer leadership roles within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including serving as chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals DPG. She is currently serving as president of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Amy received her BS in dietetics from the University of California, Davis and her MS in nutrition communication from Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics.

A farmer’s daughter from North Dakota, today Amy and her husband Scott Miller live in Carmichael, California.
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Dana Ogan, MS, RDN, CD
Dana Ogan, MS, RDN, CD is an Assistant Professor & Dietetic Internship Director at Central Washington University. Previously a faculty member at Utah State University, Dana is happy to be back in the Great Northwest! Dana has co-authored manuscripts on meal quality of National School Lunch Program & vitamin D status in athletes. Recent research interests include vitamin D status in athletes with spinal cord injury, and the influence of school feeding programs (National School Lunch/Breakfast, Farm to School) on childhood wellness and disease prevention. In her non-existent spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, yoga, and cooking. Dana lives in Ellensburg with her husband (Greg), son (Michael born May 2015) and chocolate lab (Jessi).
Annette Pederson, MS, RDN, CD
Annette Pederson, MS, RDN, CD currently is a Nutrition Support Dietitian for LifeCare Solutions, Kennewick, WA, Nutrition Instructyor, Columbia Basin College, Tri-Cities, and preceptor for Central Washington University interns. She has been providing nutrition support for over 30 years in home infusion/in-home visits, hospitals, clinics and WIC across Washington and Oregon. Annette recently published an article on Tube Feeding Basics in Nutrition Focus for Children with Special Healthcare Needs Newsletter, and has publishing multiple articles on enteral feeding, pediatric nutrition, prenatal nutrition. She has given numerous presentations on enteral nutrition and nutrition for medically fragile children. Annette is a graduate of Oregon State University and earned a masters’s degree from University of Washington where she also completed her Pediatric Nutrition Training . She received WSDA 2006 Community Practice Award for Excellence. She is active in WAAND- Pediatric Nutrition Practice as past chairman, and in the Tri-Cities Dietetic Group as past president.

Annette loves to provide nutrition and nurturing to her families, and enjoys being able to stay connected with them as they grow from infancy into adulthood.

Annette lives in the Tri-Cities with her husband, horses, dogs, and cats. She loves to cook, ride horses, hike, garden, read and stay connected with her grown daughters.
Angel Planells, MS, RDN, CD
Angel Planells MS, RDN, CD is lead dietitian for the Home Based Primary Care program at the VA Puget Sound Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Planells is also owner of ACP Nutrition, a private practice and consulting firm. In June 2016, he was named a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Planells has been honored for his work as chair (June 2012-May 2016) in the Academy's National Organization of Men in Nutrition (NOMIN) member interest group for recruiting and retaining men in the dietetics profession. He was recognized as a “Food & Nutrition Magazine” Hero (September/October 2015) and also was featured in 2 videos released by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics – “RDN’s Nourishing the World” and “Men in Dietetics.” Planells was also recognized from the Veterans Health Administration for clinical nutrition practice award, Today’s Dietitian TD-10 (7th annual showcase of 10 RD’s making a difference), and was named the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2016 from the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND).

Planells remains active on a national, state, and local level serving as past-chair for NOMIN, nominating committee for WSAND, and also serving as President-Elect/public relations/fundraising co-chair for the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association (GSDA). In addition to being active in nutrition, Planells has been active with youth soccer coaching for the past 18 years in Seattle, the New York City metropolitan area, and New Orleans working with players from age 4 up to college.

Planells received his Masters of Science degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from Columbia University in New York City, and received dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Psychology and Exercise and Sports Sciences from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Planells earned a certificate of training in adult weight management, and is planning on taking the geronotology and sports dietitian certification in the near future.
Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RD, CSSD

Kelly Pritchett is an assistant professor in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Central Washington University. As a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, she has consulted with both elite and collegiate athletes as well as with active individuals.

While in college, she competed on the swimming and diving team at the University of Alabama. Pritchett serves on the leadership committee of the Academy's Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group as the fact sheet editor, and is a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Pritchett is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

She has authored research articles for scientific journals and presented at regional and national conferences. Her current research interests include post exercise nutrition for recovery, and vitamin D status of spinal cord injured athletes.

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, is the Clinical Training Lead at Arivale in Seattle where she also provides nutrition and lifestyle counseling using personalized genetic data and functional labs to guide clients to improve their health. She was in private practice for 8 years and was a clinical supervisor for five years for graduate nutrition students at The Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the teaching Clinic of Bastyr where she remains adjunct nutrition faculty. She also spent 2 years as an outpatient dietitian at Harborview Hospital. She presented at 2015 conference of the Washington State Academy and has given a number of CEU presentations for both the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine as well as provided nutrition workshops and corporate wellness presentations at numerous organizations in the Seattle area from Starbucks and Fred Hutch to The Women’s Correctional Center of Washington. With a “food as medicine approach”, Mary takes great interest in the prevention, treatment and reversal of such health conditions as blood sugar and cardio-metabolic issues, food sensitivities/allergies as well as auto-immune, inflammatory and neuro-degenerative conditions. She has been interviewed on Seattle’s Public Radio KUOW and The local Seattle TV station’s KIRO News and quoted in numerous magazine articles and health blogs including Prevention, Today’s Dietitian, Experience Life, and Natural Health Magazine. She will serve as Chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine starting June 2017 on whose board she has served for past 4 years as Communications Chair, and is the Past President of the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association. She also co-authored the Diet Appendix for The Anti-Inflammatory Diet chapter for the 14th ed. of Krause's Food & The Nutrition Care Process.
Janice Raymond, MS, RDN, CD, CSG
Janice Raymond is currently the Clinical Nutrition Director for Thomas Cuisine at Providence Mt. St. Vincent in Seattle and is affiliate faculty at Bastyr University. She is a Certified Specialist in Geriatrics with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was recently appointed the official AND liaison with the Pioneer Network. Janice has held positions in research, critical care, home infusion, long term care and management. She has been active in her profession and has held both elected and appointed positions at a national level with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Janice has been an invited lecturer locally, nationally and internationally. Her writing credits include numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is the co-editor of the textbook, Krause’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process, 13th edition and 14th editions.
Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RDN, ACSM HFS

Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health and fitness specialist and author of the book, Body Kindness, which Publisher’s Weekly “raved” as “a rousing guide to better health!” Through her weight-neutral mindfulness-based counseling practice, she helps people create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests.

Rebecca is Co-Founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence (RD4BC.com), a free website and bi-monthly e-mail newsletter sharing research, news, and social media with registered dietitians and future RDNs interested in supporting a healthy body image and weight inclusivity in their work.

Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, her Body Kindness podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two daughters.

Judy Simon, MS, RDN, CD, CHES
Judy Simon provides medical nutrition therapy for primary care patients in the Women’s Health Care Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center for the past 15 years along with owning Mind Body Nutrition, PLLC specializing in reproductive nutrition. Judy has been an adjunct faculty member in the Nutritional Science Program at the University of Washington for over 5 years. She teaches Nutrition Counseling for Chronic Disease in the GCPD program. Judy is also a mentor and preceptor for University of Washington Graduate students and other nutrition students in the Seattle area. Her work in this area was honored the award of Outstanding Preceptor several times and in 2016 received the ward of Outstanding mentor from the Graduate Program. Judy has developed a very successful program for overweight women who desire to improve their ability to conceive with healthful lifestyle; Food for Fertility™. She is the active in the reproductive medicine community and is immediate past chair of the Nutrition Special Interest Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and President of the Seattle Tacoma Reproductive Society. Judy received an award from the Women’s Health DPG for Excellence in Women’s Health and presented at FNCE 2013 Promoting Fertility via Optimal Nutrition: Utilizing MNT in the Prevention and Treatment of Infertility with Dr. Jorge Chavarro, Harvard University. Judy speaks nationally on reproductive nutrition topics POCS< Eating disorders and fertility. Judy Simon graduated with a degree in nutrition and medical dietetics from the University of IL Urbana-Champaign with honors and completed her graduated degree in Community Health Education from the University of IL. Judy is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.
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Nicole Stendell-Hollis, PhD, RDN
Nicole Stendell-Hollis, PhD, RDN is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences at Central Washington University. Nicole completed her dissertation work, “A Mediterranean Diet Emphasizing Walnuts in Lactating Women: Effects on Maternal Biomarkers of Inflammation and Body Weight and Body Composition”, at the University of AZ and her post-doctoral research, “Green Tea and Reduction of Breast Cancer Risk” at the University of MN. Additional research has focused on the area of dietary exposures and disease risk, specifically in the prevention of primary breast cancer and breast cancer recurrence, and in the treatment and prevention of obesity in adults. Her current research interests are focused on the treatment and prevention of obesity in children, and how school nutrition programs and the development of healthy eating patterns, such as the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program and the Farm to School Program, may influence this risk and impact childhood wellness and disease prevention. Nicole lives in Ellensburg, WA with her two children, two dogs, and two cats, and enjoys many outdoor adventures in the greater WA state area.
Kelsey Thomas, MS, RDN, CD

Kelsey Thomas earned a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics at Seattle Pacific University and completed her dietetic internship and Master’s degree in Nutrition at State University of New York at Oneonta.

Kelsey currently holds the position of Clinical Nutrition Manager at The Emily Program, Seattle. In addition to her supervisory responsibilities Kelsey works with adults struggling with all eating disorder diagnosis in both individual and group nutrition therapy sessions as well as their partial hospitalization programs.

She enjoys getting to know and caring holistically for each of her clients.

Hilmar Wagner, MPH, RDN, CD

Hilmar Wagner is the Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager at the Emily Program for the Pacific Northwest. In this role he oversees nutrition services for all Emily Program locations in the state of Washington. He has presented on a wide range of nutrition topics at local, regional and national conferences.

Hilmar received his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Master’s Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. He has worked in the field of eating disorders for the past ten years.

Hilmar has extensive experience working with clients of all eating disorder diagnosis in both individual and group settings and has a particular interest in mindfulness and body-centered approaches to eating disorder recovery.

Chris Vogliano, MS, RD, LD
Chris Vogliano is a Registered Dietitian who has a passion for creating a sustainable and waste-free food system that is healthy for both people and the planet. Chris has served as a research fellow for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, was awarded the “Young Dietitian of the Year” award by the state of Washington, and was recognized as “Today’s Dietitian Magazine’s” 10 RD's who are making a difference. Chris currently works as a researcher at Arivale, a biotech startup in Seattle Washington focused on personalized and scientific wellness.
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Rocio Petersen, MS, RDN, CD
I’m a primary care dietitian supporting the health and wellbeing of families at Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinics. I’m originally from Argentina and have a background in anthropology, so I love learning about other cultures and trying different cuisines. I balance out my food passion with hiking our beautiful Pacific Northwest and teaching Jazzercise classes. I’ve recently been experimenting with making my own kombucha and exploring the world of complementary foods with my 7 month old.