recognized young dietitians of the year, 2013

FROM THE ACADEMY Recognized Young Dietitians of the Year, 2013 T HE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS JOINS WITH ITS AFFILIATES FROM 50 STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Puerto Rico, and the American Overseas Dietetic Association to salute the Academy members selected as Recognized Young Dietitians of the Yearfor 2013. (Please note, afliates are responsible for selection of award recipients and may choose not to participate in the award process). Members receiving this honor are 35 years of age or younger and have demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in legislation, research, public relations, education, community outreach, management, and other areas related to the profession. Their contributions on the job and in the community have merited this recognition. AlabamaLAURA M. ARMSTRONG, RD, LD, Critical Care Dietitian, Sodexo, Springhill Medical Center AlaskaKERRI E. METZ, MS, RD, LD, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Dietitian, Providence Alaska Medical Center American OverseasMELINDA JILL BOYD, MPH, MHR, RD, Registered Dietitian, WIC Overseas, Misawa Air Base; Owner, In a Nutshell Nutrition ArizonaCHRISTY L. APPEL, PHD, RD, Lecturer, Arizona State University Nutrition Program; BREANNA N. WHITTAKER, MSD, RD, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kingman Regional Medical Center ArkansasSARAH E. DOUGLAS, MS, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian I, Arkansas Children Hospital CaliforniaTAISIYA KUPRIYANOVA, RD; LINDSAY E. STENOVEC, MS, RD, Nutrition Consultant, Head Start; BRENDA K. WOLFORD, MS, RD, Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County ConnecticutSARAH M. BOURQUE, MS, RD, Nutrition Consultant, State Education Resource Center DelawareJENNIFER M. VATTIMO, RD, Registered Dietitian, Saint Francis Life Center FloridaKATHERINE E. KISILEWICZ, MS, RD, LD, CSP, Clinical Dietitian, Shands Healthcare; KELLY B. URBANIK, RD, CSP, Clinical Dietitian, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Georgia e LAUREN D. BELCHER, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center IdahoMARLEE HARRIS, RD, LD, Nutrition Specialist, WIC, Idaho Department of Health & Welfare IllinoisLAURA A. CARLSON, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietitian, VA Illiana Health Care System; ANGELA I. DOUGE, MPH, RD, LDN, Asst. Director DPD Nutrition Science & Coordinating Advisor ISPP, Dominican University; THERESA M. LAURENZ, MS, RD, LDN, Performance Nutritionist, Core Performance at Walgreens; KELLY L. DEVINE RICKERT, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, CPT, Outpatient Registered Dietitian, Franciscan St James Health/Denne Nutrition; REGINA M. STRUSS, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, Hy-Vee, Milan, IL; KELLY A. ZIEMKIEWICZ, MBA, RD, LDN, CDE, Lead Dietitian, Fresenius Medical Care IndianaABBY L. BECKER, RD, CD, Metabolic Dietitian for the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine; BETHANY L. DAUGHERTY, MS, RD, CD, Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service; PATRICIA E. DENTON, MPH, RD, CD, Clinical Dietitian/Outpatient Dietitian, Sodexo, Inc (IU Health Arnett Hospital); STEPHANIE A. GRAY, RD, CD, Outpatient/ Clinical Dietitian, Marion General Hospital IowaGRETCHEN L. ROBINSON, RD, LD, Marketing Dietitian, Martin Bros. Distributing, Inc KansasAUDREY E. MONROE, RD, LD, Director of Nutrition, Kansas Beef Council MassachusettsDENNIS M. ANDERSON- VILLALUZ, RD, LDN, Senior Nutritionist, South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Framingham/Waltham WIC; FRANCES SCARLATA, RD, LDN, CDE, Cardiac Rehab Nutritionist/Diabetes Educator, Brigham and Womens Hospital/Mass General Hospital/Newton Wellesley Hospital MichiganSTACI SHELL, RD, Nutrition Contract Coordinator, Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan MinnesotaANGELA BREKKEN, RD, LD, CLEC, Registered Dietitian & Breasfeeding Coordinator, Beltrami County Health & Human Services; LISA M. LAMMERT, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Mayo Clinic; ELIZABETH A. REISDORF, MPH, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Pediatric Home Service MississippiJENNIFER A. WARREN, RD, LD, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Valley Services, Inc MissouriADRIENNE J. HARTLEY, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, Hy-Vee, Inc; Dietary Consultants of Southwest Missouri; LAUREN LANDFRIED, MS, RD, LD, Instructor, Saint Louis University Department of Nutrition and Dietetics; JESSICA L. MYERS, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, University of Missouri Healthcare; SARAH SCROGGS, MS, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, Davita Dialysis; Two Rivers Behavior Healthy Hospital; H2U Health Coach MontanaKIRSTEN ANDERSON, MPH, MS, RD, Public Health Nutritionist, Blackfeet Reservation NebraskaAMANDA JOCHUM, RD, LMNT, Hy- Vee In Store Dietitian, Hy-Vee New JerseyAMY M. KAMINSKI, RD, Renal Dietitian, DaVita Dialysis New MexicoERIN T. BAUDINO-BURGARELLO, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Lovelace Westside Hospital New YorkAMY MILLER, RD, CDN, Systems Analyst II, United Health Services, Clinical Systems; KATHRYN M. SZKLANY, MA, RD, Clinical Dietitian, St Josephs Hospital and Health Center; DANIELLE N. WRIGHT, MS, RD, CDN, Therapeutic Dietitian, Monroe Community Hospital; TSUN-MIN WU, MS, RD, Public Health Nutritionist, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene North CarolinaLAUREN N. BRADY, MA, RD, LDN, Dietetic Internship Coordinator/ Supervised Practice Coordinator, Lenoir-Rhyne University; SHARI KHALILI LILLY, MS, RD, LDN, CHES, Registered Dietitian/Renal Dietitian, DaVita, Inc.; PAUL B. MOORE, MS, RD, LDN, ARHSAssistant Director/Registered Dietitian & Adjunct Instructor, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Wellness Center & Appalachian State University; ASHLEY B. PINET, RD, LDN, Dietitian for Student Health Services, North Carolina State University; SHERI R. VETTEL, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, The Partnership for Community Care North DakotaBRIDGET ANN BULLINGER, RD, LRD, Director of Culinary Services, St Benedictine Health Center doi:10.1016/j.jand.2013.07.015 1238 JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS ª 2013 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Recognized Young Dietitians of the Year, 2013

THEACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS JOINSWITH ITS AFFILIATES FROM 50 STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,Puerto Rico, and the American Overseas Dietetic Association to salute the Academy members selected as “RecognizedYoung Dietitians of the Year” for 2013. (Please note, affiliates are responsible for selection of award recipients and maychoose not to participate in the award process). Members receiving this honor are 35 years of age or younger and have

demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in legislation, research, public relations, education, community outreach,management, and other areas related to the profession. Their contributions on the job and in the community have merited thisrecognition.

Alabama—LAURA M. ARMSTRONG, RD, LD,Critical Care Dietitian, Sodexo,Springhill Medical Center

Alaska—KERRI E. METZ, MS, RD, LD, NeonatalIntensive Care Unit Dietitian,Providence Alaska Medical Center

American Overseas—MELINDA JILL BOYD,MPH, MHR, RD, Registered Dietitian,WIC Overseas, Misawa Air Base;Owner, In a Nutshell Nutrition

Arizona— CHRISTY L. APPEL, PHD, RD,Lecturer, Arizona State UniversityNutrition Program; BREANNA N.WHITTAKER, MSD, RD, Clinical NutritionManager, Kingman Regional MedicalCenter

Arkansas—SARAH E. DOUGLAS, MS, RD, LD,Registered Dietitian I, ArkansasChildren Hospital

California—TAISIYA KUPRIYANOVA, RD; LINDSAYE. STENOVEC, MS, RD, NutritionConsultant, Head Start; BRENDA K.WOLFORD, MS, RD, Nutrition, Family &Consumer Sciences Advisor, Universityof California Cooperative Extension,Los Angeles County

Connecticut—SARAH M. BOURQUE, MS, RD,Nutrition Consultant, State EducationResource Center

Delaware—JENNIFER M. VATTIMO, RD,Registered Dietitian, Saint Francis LifeCenter

Florida—KATHERINE E. KISILEWICZ, MS, RD, LD,CSP, Clinical Dietitian, ShandsHealthcare; KELLY B. URBANIK, RD, CSP,Clinical Dietitian, Arnold PalmerMedical Center

Georgia e LAUREN D. BELCHER, RD, LD,Clinical Dietitian, Charlie Norwood VAMedical Center

Idaho—MARLEE HARRIS, RD, LD, NutritionSpecialist, WIC, Idaho Department ofHealth & Welfare

Illinois—LAURA A. CARLSON, MS, RD, LDN,Clinical Dietitian, VA Illiana HealthCare System; ANGELA I. DOUGE, MPH, RD,LDN, Asst. Director DPD NutritionScience & Coordinating Advisor ISPP,Dominican University; THERESA M.

LAURENZ, MS, RD, LDN, PerformanceNutritionist, Core Performance atWalgreens; KELLY L. DEVINE RICKERT, MS,RD, CSSD, LDN, CPT, OutpatientRegistered Dietitian, Franciscan StJames Health/Denne Nutrition; REGINAM. STRUSS, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian,Hy-Vee, Milan, IL; KELLY A. ZIEMKIEWICZ,MBA, RD, LDN, CDE, Lead Dietitian,Fresenius Medical Care

Indiana—ABBY L. BECKER, RD, CD, MetabolicDietitian for the Department ofMedical and Molecular Genetics,Indiana University School of Medicine;BETHANY L. DAUGHERTY, MS, RD, CD,Health and Human Sciences ExtensionEducator, Purdue UniversityCooperative Extension Service; PATRICIAE. DENTON, MPH, RD, CD, ClinicalDietitian/Outpatient Dietitian, Sodexo,Inc (IU Health Arnett Hospital);STEPHANIE A. GRAY, RD, CD, Outpatient/Clinical Dietitian, Marion GeneralHospital

Iowa—GRETCHEN L. ROBINSON, RD, LD,Marketing Dietitian, Martin Bros.Distributing, Inc

Kansas—AUDREY E. MONROE, RD, LD,Director of Nutrition, Kansas BeefCouncil

Massachusetts—DENNIS M. ANDERSON-VILLALUZ, RD, LDN, Senior Nutritionist,South Middlesex Opportunity Council,Framingham/Waltham WIC; FRANCESSCARLATA, RD, LDN, CDE, Cardiac RehabNutritionist/Diabetes Educator,Brigham and Women’s Hospital/MassGeneral Hospital/Newton WellesleyHospital

Michigan—STACI SHELL, RD, NutritionContract Coordinator, Area Agency onAging of Western Michigan

Minnesota—ANGELA BREKKEN, RD, LD, CLEC,Registered Dietitian & BreasfeedingCoordinator, Beltrami County Health &Human Services; LISA M. LAMMERT, RD,LD, Clinical Dietitian, Mayo Clinic;ELIZABETH A. REISDORF, MPH, RD, LD,Clinical Dietitian, Pediatric HomeService

Mississippi—JENNIFER A. WARREN, RD, LD,Clinical Nutrition Manager, ValleyServices, Inc

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Missouri—ADRIENNE J. HARTLEY, RD, LD,Registered Dietitian, Hy-Vee, Inc;Dietary Consultants of SouthwestMissouri; LAUREN LANDFRIED, MS, RD, LD,Instructor, Saint Louis UniversityDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics;JESSICA L. MYERS, RD, LD, ClinicalDietitian, University of MissouriHealthcare; SARAH SCROGGS, MS, RD, LD,Registered Dietitian, Davita Dialysis;Two Rivers Behavior Healthy Hospital;H2U Health Coach

Montana—KIRSTEN ANDERSON, MPH, MS, RD,Public Health Nutritionist, BlackfeetReservation

Nebraska—AMANDA JOCHUM, RD, LMNT, Hy-Vee In Store Dietitian, Hy-Vee

New Jersey—AMY M. KAMINSKI, RD, RenalDietitian, DaVita Dialysis

New Mexico—ERIN T. BAUDINO-BURGARELLO,RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, LovelaceWestside Hospital

New York—AMY MILLER, RD, CDN, SystemsAnalyst II, United Health Services,Clinical Systems; KATHRYN M. SZKLANY,MA, RD, Clinical Dietitian, St Joseph’sHospital and Health Center; DANIELLE N.WRIGHT, MS, RD, CDN, TherapeuticDietitian, Monroe CommunityHospital; TSUN-MIN WU, MS, RD, PublicHealth Nutritionist, New York CityDepartment of Health and MentalHygiene

North Carolina—LAUREN N. BRADY, MA, RD,LDN, Dietetic Internship Coordinator/Supervised Practice Coordinator,Lenoir-Rhyne University; SHARI KHALILILILLY, MS, RD, LDN, CHES, RegisteredDietitian/Renal Dietitian, DaVita, Inc.;PAUL B. MOORE, MS, RD, LDN, ARHS—Assistant Director/Registered Dietitian& Adjunct Instructor, AppalachianRegional Healthcare System WellnessCenter & Appalachian StateUniversity; ASHLEY B. PINET, RD, LDN,Dietitian for Student Health Services,North Carolina State University; SHERIR. VETTEL, RD, LDN, RegisteredDietitian, The Partnership forCommunity Care

North Dakota—BRIDGET ANN BULLINGER, RD,LRD, Director of Culinary Services, StBenedictine Health Center

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Oklahoma—MELISSA K. HEUER, MA, RD, LD,Director of Food and Nutrition, TheChildren’s Center

Oregon—GARRETT BERDAN, RD, LD,Registered Dietitian and Chef,Independent Culinary NutritionConsultant

Puerto Rico—FRANCES NORAT, RD, ClinicalDietetian, VA Caribbean Health System

Rhode Island—KIMBERLY S. MALOOMAIN, RD,LDN, Lead Dietitian Center For BariatricSurgery/Pediatric Dietitian Consultant,Miriam Hospital Providence, RI/FamilyResources and Community ActionProgram

South Carolina—MONICA AMBURN, RD, LD,Consumer Wellness CommunicationsManager and Corporate Dietitian,


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BI-LO and Winn-Dixie Supermarkets,BI-LO Holdings, LLC

Tennessee—KRISTIN DUGGER, MS, RD, LDN,Single Site Dietitian, MorrisonHealthcare Foodservice-QuillenRehabilitation Hospital

Texas—KATIE BOGUSLAWSKI, MS, RD, LD,Lead Clinical Dietitian, Las ColinasMedical Center; CASEY L. GUILLIOTTE,MS, RD, LD, Clinical NutritionSpecialist, Michael E. DeBakey VAMedical Center; ELIZABETH I. KIERTSCHER,MS, RD, LD, Bariatric Coordinator,Registered Dietitian, ExercisePhysiologist, The Medical Center ofPlano; KRISTIN SHAFFER, MS, RD, LD,Clinical Dietitian, St Joseph RegionalHealth Center; JADA L. STEVENSON, MS,RD, LD, Instructor and ClinicalDietitian Consultant, Texas TechUniversity, Lea Regional MedicalCenter and Grace Medical Center


Utah—ROSE JEPSON-SULLIVAN, MS, RD,Weight Management ProgramCoordinator, VA Salt Lake City HealthCare System

Vermont—HALEY DIENST, MS, RD, CD,Clinical Dietitian, Fletcher AllenHealth Care

Virginia—HEIDI HERTZ, MS, RD, ObesityPrevention Coordinator, VirginiaFoundation for Healthy Youth; ADAIRM. LINDSAY, MS, RD, LD, ExtensionAgent II/ Nutrition Educator/Registered Dietitian, University of theDistrict of Columbia/PinecrestWellness Center

Washington—LINDSEY HAYS, RD, CD, CDE,Clinical Dietitian, Harborview MedicalCenter

Wisconsin—KATHERINE A. MERRIMAN, MS,RD, Inpatient Clinical NutritionManager, Clement J. Zablocki VAMedical Center

Recognized Dietetic Technicians of the Year, 2013

THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS RECOGNIZES THE PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF DIETETICtechnicians, registered, and encourages their continued participation in the community and Academy activities. Awardrecipients were selected by their affiliate dietetic associations. They have demonstrated leadership qualities andperformance in the Academy or employment through education, clinical nutrition, foodservice management, public

relations, career guidance, and legislation.

Arizona—MARY ELLIOT, DTR, ClinicalDietetic Technician, St Joseph’sHospital and Medical Center


Manager, Saratoga RetirementCommunity

Florida—SUZANNE M. STEMKE, DTR, DieteticTechnician Registered, YMCA ofFlorida’s First Coast

Idaho—KEVIN CONGER, DTR, DieteticTechnician, St Mary’s Hospital

Illinois—JONATHAN A. VALDEZ, BS, DTR,Research Assistant and Dietetic Intern/Student, Dominican University

Indiana—JOYCE E. VANCE, DTR, DieteticTechnician/Dietary DepartmentManager, Westminister Village

Maine—LORNA WEST-RHINEBOLT, MS, DTR,Chair, Dietetic Technology Department,Southern Maine Community College

Missouri—STEFANIE MITTELBUSCHER, DTR,Patient Services Manager, Sodexo/StMary’s Health Center

Nebraska—ERIN WOLF, DTR, DieteticTechnician, Madonna RehabilitationHospital

Nevada—GREGORY PARSLEY, DTR, DieteticTechnician, Carson Tahoe RegionalHospital


DTR, Dietary Customer ServiceSupervisor, Agape Senior Post AcuteCare Center