Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, has worked for the past 2 years at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale, in Seattle, as both the Clinical Training Lead, training both new and current coaches, and also providing nutrition and lifestyle counseling to clients using personalized genetic data and functional labs to help them improve their health. Before that she was in private practice for 8 years and spent 2 years as an outpatient dietitian with Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She has also been an adjunct professor at Bastyr University teaching classes in the nutrition, culinary and naturopathic programs and spent five years as a clinical supervisor at their teaching clinic The Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She taught an online module on therapeutic diets with the IFNA Academy, has provided numerous webinars for the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine and has presented at several national conferences, such as the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics where she recently spoke on addressing cognitive decline and mental health issues with diet and lifestyle interventions. Additionally, she has given nutrition workshops and corporate wellness presentations at numerous organizations in the Seattle area since 2006 from Starbucks and Fred Hutch to The Women’s Correctional Center of Washington. 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 is the Chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine 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 and is currently working on a nutrition-related book on detoxification. She is the host of the online web series and podcast, “Mary’s Nutrition Show.” www.marypurdy.co
Danielle Omar, MS, RDN
Danielle Omar is an innovative culinary nutritionist, author, and expert consultant, frequently lending her love of creating to some of the country’s most highly recognized food features in television, radio, web, and print media. She’s a regularly featured blogger, an expert consultant to food writers nationwide, and founder of foodconfidence.com, where she inspires men and women to confidently transform their wellness goals into sustainable, healthy new lifestyles.
Danielle is Chair Elect of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine and has served on the board for the past 3 years as Marketing Chair. She is also past Chair of the Council on Practice for the Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Kelly Morrow, MS, RDN, CD
Kelly Morrow, MS, RDN is an Associate Professor in the department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University and Nutrition Clinic Coordinator at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, Washington. At the Bastyr Center, Kelly leads teams of nutrition graduate students in an integrative medicine teaching clinic where they collaborate with Naturopathic Doctors, Medical Doctors and practitioners of East Asian Medicine and Acupuncture.
Since 2002, she has been teaching faculty at Bastyr University delivering lectures in both the undergraduate and master’s programs in Nutrition as well as the Naturopathic Medicine, Midwifery and Acupuncture programs. She regularly speaks to lay populations and at professional conferences, is a media representative for Bastyr University and a past Media Representative for the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In the recent past, Kelly has delivered talks for the Academy of Nutrition, Northwest Renal Dietitians, The Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The Greater Seattle Dietetic Association, The North Sound Dietetic Association, The Washington Medical Librarians Association, and The Bastyr Center Healthy Living Series.
Kelly is a content developer for the Inflammation Module of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certificate of Training through the Academy of Nutrition and the author of the Integrative Nutrition and Dietary Supplements chapter for the 14th Ed. of Krause’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process.
Kelly is the Past Chair for Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) and has also served on the Professional Advancement and Communications committees.
Dana Elia, MS, RDN, FAND, LDN
Dana M. Elia, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND has been a member of DIFM’s EC since 2013, first as Member Services Chair (2014-2016) and currently as Treasurer (2016-2018). Originally from New Jersey, Dana relocated to Lancaster, PA in 2001. She is the owner of Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness, LLC in Lancaster, PA and also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the PA College of Health Sciences. When not working she loves to spend her time hiking, camping, traveling with her husband James, scuba diving, or spoiling her rescued lab, Champ. Dana will be beginning her doctoral studies in September at MUIH and hopes to have her DCN by summer 2020.
Mary Beth Augustine, RDN, CDN, FAND
Previously held DIFM DPG positions include Chair Elect (2013-2014), Chair (2014-2015), and Past Chair (2015-2016). Registered since 1995, Mary Beth has practiced at three teaching hospital-based integrative medicine centers over the past two decades- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY (1996-2000), Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center for Health & Healing, NY, NY (2000-2016) and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Graf Center for Integrative Medicine, Englewood, NJ (2016-Present). Mary Beth has also practiced in home health care, research, consulting, and private practice settings. Mary Beth’s speaking highlights include the United Nations Committee on Aging, American Institute for Cancer Research Cancer Survivor Conference, Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE), and the New York, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Nebraska, West Virginia, and Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meetings. Mary Beth has been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox 5 News, Today in New York, CNN Market Watch, Discovery Health TV, and National Public Radio. After a diagnosis of cancer at age 22, Mary Beth is dedicated to sharing her personal and professional passion to educate people about the interconnected health of people, food and land, and the marriage of nutrition sciences with the wisdom of nature for health promotion and the prevention and management of disease.
Denine Rogers, MS, RDN LD, FAND
Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, is an Integrative Registered Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, and owner of Living Healthy which is a unique nutrition, health, and wellness consulting business in Douglasville, Georgia in Douglas County. Denine has been a wellness food and nutritional lifestyle management consultant for over the past 15 years to food service companies, hospitals, federal government programs, educational institutions, corporations, small businesses and healthcare facilities. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, received her Bachelor‘s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Howard University and has recently graduated with honors a Masters Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the graduate certificate in Herbal Medicine at American College of Health Sciences. Denine works full-time as a Telemedicine Nutritional Consultant with Anthem where she currently doing a Facebook Live presentation on Health Equity in the African American Population. She has also completed her work as a Nutritional Consultant Speaker for Abbott Nutrition about Malnutrition, Gerontology Nutrition, Health Disparities, Women, Minorities and the African American Nutritional Communities. These presentations were to key opinion leaders and stakeholders in Washington, DC and at select legislative and policy conferences. Denine is currently working part-time as a preceptor for Life University and is a Contributing Writer to Heart and Soul Magazine and the Stone Soup Blogger. She is an Alumni Ambassador for American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) and a member of the American Herbal Guild and Georgia Herbal Guild. She is also a Volunteer Master Gardener in the State of Georgia where she has been able to work and teach about herbs, gardening, and nutrition to the Douglas County local communities, schools, social and civic groups. She also volunteers in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as Secretary of Dietitians of Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), Second Century Liaison of National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN), part of the Diversity Committee for the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GADA) and a member of the Asian Indian in Nutrition and Dietetics (AIND). In 2017, Ms. Rogers is collaborating with Today’s Dietitian Magazine in writing articles and doing a webinar in Complementary Alternative Medicine, Integrative Nutrition, Aromatherapy, and Herbal Medicine.
Stephanie Harris, PhD, MS, RDN, LD
Stephanie Harris is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine in Cleveland Ohio. She is also the Director of the Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program in the Department of Nutrition at CWRU. Stephanie teaches classes for undergraduate and graduate level nutrition majors, as well as medical students. She is also involved in the development of dietary supplement, wellness, and food as medicine/culinary medicine curriculum for medical students studying in the JJM Mandel Wellness and Preventative Care Pathway at CWRU. Her research interests have centered on the use of metabolomics and stable isotope techniques for the discovery of new metabolites in various disease states, and more recently expanded to (i) dietary supplement use and motivations for use, (ii) education, knowledge, and attitudes of integrative medicine among dietetics practitioners and educators, and (iii) nutrition education for health care professionals. Stephanie has served on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) Dietetics Practice Group since 2013. She received Ohio’s 2015 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award. Stephanie obtained her PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry & Human Metabolism and her MS in Nutrition from CWRU. She completed her dietetic internship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and received her BS in Nutrition, Food and Agriculture from Cornell University.
Susan Linke, RD
Jessica Redmond, MS, RD, CSCS
Jessica Garay Redmond, MS, RDN, FAND is an Assistant Professor at Utica College. She is completing her PhD in Science Education at Syracuse University, where her research focused on fetal programming.
Jessica received her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Cornell University, followed by a dietetic internship in Yavapai County, Arizona. Jessica began her nutrition career at the Food Bank of Central New York. She then earned a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Exercise, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior, from George Washington University’s School of Public Health. During this time, she worked as an outpatient oncology dietitian at the Washington Cancer Institute.
Jessica has a private practice, Major League Wellness, offering sports nutrition and weight management counseling, corporate wellness presentations, and more. She is certified in Adult Weight Management through the Committee on Dietetic Registration, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She has previously served as secretary for DIFM.
Aarti Batavia, MS, RDN, CLT, CFSP, IFMCP
Mary Alice Gettings, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
Ann Sukany-Suls, M.Ed, RDN, LD
Ann is an Integrative Registered, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Nutrition 4 U, LLC which offers comprehensive nutrition counseling centered on the principles of functional medicine, whole foods nutrition and supplements based on individual needs. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of nutrition. Ann has worked in a variety of settings including, inpatient clinical, outpatient nutrition, long term care, corporate wellness and adjunct faculty educator. Currently, in addition to her private practice, Ann works as a Consultant Dietitian in long term care and corporate wellness with CareATC.
Ann received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at Central Michigan University and completed her internship At Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Ohio. She earned her Master of Education in Counseling from Wichita State University. She is currently pursing additional education training through IFNA and hopes to further her counseling profession with certification in eating disorders.
Ann has been active on DIFM’s Executive Committee for the past 7 years, serving as Secretary, Nominating Committee Member and FNCE Planning Co-Chair. Her experience on the board has been invaluable and professionally rewarding.
In her spare time, Ann enjoys teaching a variety of fitness classes as a ACE certified group fitness instructor and certified Spinning instructor. She aspires to become a Registered Yoga Teacher.
Michelle Loy, MPH, MS, RDN
Olivia Wagner, MS, RDN, LDN
Malorie R Blake, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT
Malorie is an integrative registered dietitian nutritionist with over a decade of experience teaching clients on how to improve their life through eating better. Using the "food as medicine" approach, Malorie focuses on incorporating whole foods in order to help treat and manage numerous health conditions Malorie has a undergraduate degree in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University.
Malorie started applying integrative nutrition to her practice after her first daughter was born with cerebral palsy. Using her experience with her daughter, Malorie now works with other special needs families on how to implement targeted integrative nutrition therapies to help these children thrive. Malorie is also studying to become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP).
Malorie is a certified LEAP therapist (CLT) and has received advanced clinical training in adverse food reactions, including food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerance.
Malorie is also certified in adult and pediatric weight management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
When Malorie is not busy spreading the word about good nutrition she enjoys family time with her husband, two daughters and three dogs as well as practicing yoga.
Monique M Richard, MS, RDN, LDN
Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN is a past chair of DIFM and an internationally experienced dietitian specializing in counseling, consulting, and nutrition communication services. With a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and minor in psychology she believes everyone has the potential to enhance their life with a healthy diet and emphasizes a plant-based focused. Food can be medicine and fuel to thrive in life. She is an integrative clinical dietitian in an outpatient primary care clinic as well as Owner of Nutrition-In-Sight (www.eatrightrx.com). Monique is also a yoga teacher and incorporates many holistic, mindful components within her coaching style. Her personalized integrative approach to nutrition provides a prescription for health and wellbeing.
Kory DeAngelo, MS RDN CD
Therese Berry, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC
Therese Berry MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC has been a DIFM member since 2011 serving as Chair of Professional Advancement and Chair of the Speaker’s Bureau and currently as Professional Advancement Associate. Therese works for Coram CVS Specialty Infusion going on 10 years as a nutrition support dietitian where she cares for patients who require home parenteral nutrition. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Notre Dame College and a Master of Science in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve Medical Center. She has been a certified nutrition support clinician since 2001. She has a strong interest in functional medicine, food as medicine and is passionate about the belief that health is more than just freedom from illness.
Lesli Bitel-Koskela, MBA, BS, RDN, LD
Rita Kashi Batheja, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
Miho Hatanka, RD
Sarah Harding Laidlaw, MS, RDN, MPA, CDE
Sarah Harding Laidlaw, MS, RDN, CDE is semi-retired, living in Western Colorado. She is a founding member of the DIFM DPG (formerly Nutrition In Complementary Care) and has been newsletter editor for TheIntegrativeRDN newsletter since the early 2000’s. Sarah is an Ambassador for Functional Formularies, disseminating information about their organic, whole food blended enteral fornulas to dietitians and patients in the Southwest, is Editor of the most recent AAPI e-book – AAPI’s Guide To Optimal Health Using Principles of Functional Medicine and Nutritional Genomics, and writes a monthly bog for Helm Publishing. When not spending time outdoors running, swimming, biking, hiking or sometimes gardening, she works PRN for Nutrition and Diabetes Services at a local hospital. Sarah is an active board member of the Montrose (Colorado) Farmer’s Market and likes to spend her winters in the milder climate of Nevada where she can remain active and outdoors while Colorado is enjoying cold and snowy weather!
Holly Van Poots
Shari B Pollack, MPH, RDN
Dina Ranade, RDN, LD
Jena Savadsky Griffith, BA, BS
Ruth Goldstein, RD
Racquel Praino, Dietetic Intern
Bridgitte Carroll, MS, RDN, LDN
Bridgitte Carroll, M.S., R.D.N., L.D.N. is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a passion to dramatically improve her patient’s health. She began her education at Miami University and studied Dietitics and Spanish. She then moved from the midwest to Boston for graduate school. She finished her Master‘s of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion at Simmons College in 2015 and went on to complete her supervised practice there. During her internship, she worked at Boston Functional Nutrition, a functional and integrative RD private practice, and at Dr. Mark Hyman’s Ultra Wellness Center in Lenox, MA. These experiences, that evaluated the underlying cause of illness, helped her realize the importance of these nutrition and health approaches in helping patients reach their optimal health. She currently works part-time at Boston Functional Nutrition and full-time at an integrated medical clinic, Lifetime Proactive Care Clinic in Chestnut Hill. When she’s not working, she enjoys yoga, eating amazing food, spending time with friends and family and.... a good laugh.
Lauren Arnett, RDN, LDN
Hello, my name is Lauren Arnett, RDN, LD, and I work in my hometown, Columbus, Ohio in a private practice as the Functional and Integrative Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Kanodia MD. I am also involved in my community as the Columbus Dietetic Association’s (CDA) Public Relations and Social Media Chair.
My passion in nutrition stems from my undergraduate studies at Miami University Oxford, Ohio in kinesiology and nutrition that allowed me to travel to Africa and explore nutrition education research. This is where I found my inspiration in the field of dietetics that brought a spark to my life. My career mission is bringing creativity and excitement into food in simple ways along with pairing exercise into our busy lives.
I completed my Dietetic Internship at Adagio Health in Pennsylvania where I received multiple opportunities in the community, clinical and food service settings to expand my experience in the profession of dietetics. My prior experiences have required that I work effectively with diverse groups, and that I am able to alter my knowledge to the needs of specific populations while emphasizing the importance of compassion for the patient. My ability to adapt to situations along with proving exceptional time management and organizational skills have prepared me to complete tasks in a variety of environments to deliver quality holistic care. After completion of this program I continued to promote healthy living through a youth development organization in Columbus, Ohio.
I am motivated and excited to be the Associate Sponsorship Chair for Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, and I welcome the opportunity to make connections within the Functional Medicine community.
Anita Davila completed her didactic program in dietetics and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama in 2015. She has spent time volunteering for a hospital near her home in Chicago, IL, where she assisted the clinical nutrition manager with various tasks. Recently she has started volunteering for the North Suburban Academy of Dietetics located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, handling portions of their social media and public policy. She is now the student member services co-chair for DIFM DPG, and also helps with the Instagram portion of the marketing committee. Anita will be taking the dietetic technician registration examination this year to obtain the NDTR credential, and potentially work as a diet tech while she applies for, and secures a dietetic internship spot. Her interests for when she becomes an RD are varied, and she remains open to possibilities, but as or now, they range from clinically-oriented renal or oncology dietetics, to more consumer-oriented corporate wellness, and retail dietetics. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks.
Staci is a Florida native currently residing in Athens, GA. She is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia’s Masters of Science and dietetic internship program and is working as a research assistant investigating the impact of a viral infection on pediatric bone and body composition
Danica Cowan, MS, RD
Danica is a San Francisco-based private practice dietitian. She is also a co-founder of Heal Faster, a digital functional medicine clinic. Danica has a masters in biochemical and molecular nutrition from Tufts University, and is a Certificate of Training graduate of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy.
Marilyn Gordon EdD RDN CSSD LDN
Sangeeta Shrivastava MS, PhD, RDN
Carrie Kiley, MBA
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