Oregon Board Info

Learn more about our 2016-17 Board members!


Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND

President
Katie lives in Medford, OR and works at VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (VA SORCC).  She is an advanced level practice dietitian in Home Based Primary Care, providing nutritional care in homes of Veterans.  Katie is also a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Nutrition and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She received her MS from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2008 and her BS from California State University, Chico in 2006.  She is mom to Gavin and Emily.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking, rock hounding, spending time with family, going to church, and cooking.

Jeri Finn, MS, RDN, LD
President Elect
Jeri serves on the faculty of the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition at Oregon Health & Science University. Since joining OHSU in 2010, she has served in the roles of Clinical Coordinator and Dietetic Internship Director, and is currently a part-time Instructor. Raised in rural Oregon, Jeri has a strong appreciation for agriculture and enjoys exploring the region’s bounty with her husband and son. Jeri’s professional interests include community and public health nutrition and adult education principles.

Lizette DuBay Courtney, RD
Past President
Lizette has a private practice near Woodburn where her primary focus is coaching her clients toward Intuitive Eating.  She also provides medical nutrition therapy as an outpatient dietitian at Salem Hospital where she helps patients with a variety of nutritional challenges including those related to eating disorders, cardiovascular disease, IBS and diabetes.  She is passionate about empowering people to overcome barriers that hinder a healthy nutrition lifestyle.  She has served on the board of the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2011 as conference chair and as secretary for 2 years. 

Rita Giles, RDN, LD
Secretary
Rita grew up in the central valley of California and has lived in Oregon for the past eight years. She is currently working on a Master’s degree in Public Health at Oregon State University and works as the graduate assistant dietitian at OSU’s Student Health Services. In her free time Rita enjoys running, cooking, hiking, and spending time with friends.

Andrea Hamilton, MS, RDN, LD
Treasurer
Andrea has lived in the Pacific Northwest for 4 years and is grateful to call Oregon her home. She works in the outpatient setting at Salem Hospital splitting her time between the Salem Cancer Institute and the Community Health Education Center where she provides individual counseling and teaches diabetes education classes. She is currently working towards specialist certifications and enjoys working on side committees with the multidisciplinary team implementing evidenced-based protocols for better patient care.

Jenny Jackson, PhD, MS, RD
Delegate
Jenny is a postdoctoral research associate and instructor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). Jenny completed a PhD in Public Health, Health Promotion and Health Behavior, and a MS in Nutrition and Food management at OSU. Her current research examines 1) food insecurity and physical functioning among older adults and 2) family nutrition and physical activity factors, food insecurity, and body mass index among children and families living in rural communities. Outside of work, Jenny enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking, and eating well.

Krista Miller, MS, RD

Director, Member Services

Krista Miller has been serving with the Oregon Academy since 2009. She has had the privilege to volunteer as Director of Communications, Conference Chair and Media Representative. After Krista became a registered dietitian, she completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition Science from Oregon Health and Science University. Her research focused on protein levels in adolescent athletes and corresponding injury rates. Krista worked as a dietitian for OHSU for several years and now has her focus on volunteering and her family.


Whitney Ellersick, MS, RD
Director, Communications & Publications
 

Whitney is the Nutrition Services Assistant Director at Portland Public Schools, where for 7 years she has supported and led a team in serving over 30,000 meals each day in Oregon’s largest school district.  Whitney’s expertise includes food service management, food safety, and USDA Child Nutrition Programs.  Whitney is dedicated to providing students with delicious, high quality, nutrient-rich meals while educating palates, inspiring culinary curiosity and nourishing the health of the community through school meals.

 


Nicole Allen, RD
Director, Policy and Advocacy
Nicole Allen is a native Oregonian from Milwaukie who currently lives in Eugene.  Graduating from the Coordinated Program at the University of Idaho, she quickly found passion for child nutrition. She has worked with independent schools, Aramark and Sodexo school districts in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Nevada and Texas.  She now manages the nutrition software program for all of Sodexo K12 schools across the United States.  She loves working toward feeding children healthy meals.


Anne Goetze, RD, LD, FAND
Nominating Chair
Anne is the Senior Director of Nutrition Affairs for the Oregon Dairy Council, where she has worked for over 25 years.  Anne works with strategic partnerships in schools and with health professionals to help improve the health of Oregonians through healthy food choices and daily physical activity.  Anne has served in various leadership positions for the OR Academy.  She is passionate about her family, agriculture and good food.

Julie Feifers McGuire, MS, RD, LD
Nominating Committee
Julie Feifers McGuire has a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Whitman College and a BS in Nutrition and Food Management from Oregon State University. She completed her dietetic internship and MS in Clinical Nutrition at OHSU. Julie has worked as a clinical dietitian at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and the Portland VA Medical Center. Currently she serves on the faculty at OHSU’s Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition as an Instructor and the Master’s Program Coordinator.

Emily Kennedy, MS, RD
Nominating Committee
Emily is a clinical dietitian with the VA Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon.  She received her master’s degree in human nutrition from OHSU and bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from Oklahoma State University.  In addition to serving on the OAND board, she is also the secretary for the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG.  In her spare time, Emily loves to bake, travel, bike, and swing dance.

Sara Wilson Wolfe, MS, RD
Nominating Chair Elect
Sara is the Supervised Practice Coordinator for the OHSU Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition Dietetic Internship, where she oversees supervised practice rotations for up to 23 interns per year. Sara completed her dietetic internship at OHSU and worked as a clinical dietitian at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center before earning her MS in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University. Prior to joining OHSU, she was the SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator for OSU Extension. Sara enjoys sharing good food with family and friends.

 

 


Stacie Reiter, RDN
State Regulatory Specialist

Stacie is a native Minnesotan who received her B.S. in Dietetics and completed her Dietetic Internship at Iowa State University. She has experience in clinical inpatient and outpatient dietetics, but found her passion in child nutrition. This led her to Oregon and K-12 school foodservice management. She enjoys the balance of running daily foodservice operations in schools along with utilizing her dietetics background to support other public school districts in Oregon and Washington in meeting federal and state guidelines for USDA child nutrition programs.


Kristen Trout, RDN
Public Policy Coordinator
Kristen lives in Lake Oswego and is the Director of Food Services at Providence St Vincent Medical Center in Portland. Her career has been solely in foodservice management. She enjoys working closely with her team, developing, challenging and motivating others by sharing her passion to nourish and educate. Kristen is committed to exceeding the food experience of the patients, customers and caregivers she serves.

Shannon Stember, RDN, LD
State Policy Representative
Shannon is a retired Child Nutrition Specialist formerly with Portland Public Schools (PPS) Nutrition Services and San Francisco Bay Area districts. Her interest in federal and state food policy began in 2002 as the PPS team proactively implemented higher nutrition standards, started Breakfast After the Bell programs and After School Supper programs, and expanded USDA Summer Food and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs. Shannon is an advocate for Farm to School, school gardens and student-grown salad greens served on cafeteria salad bars!

Tobi Page, MS, RD
Newsletter Editor
 Tobi Page enjoys using her expertise in dietetics in a variety of settings. Part-time, she works with the OSU Extension Service and the Moore Family Center. Tobi also operates a private nutrition counseling practice in Lake Oswego where she works with individuals to develop personalized meal plans that fit their lifestyle. Tobi contracts with businesses to educate employees on how to fit healthy meals into busy schedules. Tobi is also a pediatric dietitian with Providence.

Meredith Kelinhenz, RDN, CSG, LD
Awards Chair
Meredith is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition at Providence ElderPlace, Oregon’s only PACE program (Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly). She has a passion for providing patient centered medical nutrition therapy, and she is honored to do so as part of an interdisciplinary care team. She also has the privilege of volunteering in the classrooms of her two children, Noah, 10, and Amalia, 7.

Amy Floreen, RD, LD
Scholarship Chair
 Amy has spent the majority of her professional career as a Food and Nutrition Manager. In her current role as a clinical dietitian at Oregon State Hospital, she is excited to work in the field which originally led her down the path of becoming a Dietetics professional: behavioral health. In addition to work hours, Amy has dedicated her time to advancing the Dietetics profession to one of integrity and value. Her belief in the power of a balanced lifestyle keeps her motivated to find personal wellness so that she may lead by example. 

John Gobble, DrPh, RD, LD
Reimbursement Chair
John Gobble is founder of Lifestyle Medicine Group a provider of medical nutrition therapy and therapeutic lifestyle services. He’s also author and developer of technical and educational solutions for health behavior change within primary care settings.
John earned a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Preventive Care and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in both Public Health Nutrition and Health Education from Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND
Consumer Protection Coordinator
Terese serves as regional clinical nutrition manager for Providence Health and Services in the Portland, Oregon area.  Since 1990, Terese, the clinical nutrition staff and interdisciplinary colleagues actively support strong team processes to prevent, recognize, intervene and document disease-related malnutrition in acute care, ambulatory care and in the community.

Judy Sundquist, MPH, RDN
OHA Liaison
Judy Sundquist, MPH, RDN is a consultant whose work spans from NICU nutrition, clinical administration of regional community programs for developmental disabilities, state policy, surveillance and training positions at CA Department of Health Services to conducting pilot nutrition projects through a CCO as a CCO Innovator Fellow.   Her work with a family-based childhood obesity model was nationally awarded first place in the 2013 American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Childhood Obesity Challenge.  Her current area of interest is health care transformation and the integration of innovative nutrition services. 

Christina Drobisch, RDN
2017 Convention Chair
Christina works as the inpatient dietitian at the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC).  She graduated from Cal State University Chico, completed her dietetic internship at OHSU and is currently pursuing a specialized certification in eating disorder treatment. Christina enjoys the challenge of working with behavioral health and finds working with the veteran population very rewarding.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking in Oregon, making new recipes, and weight training.

Amanda Clark, MS, RD
Portland Academy
Amanda grew up in St Petersburg FL and completed her undergraduate studies in Jacksonville, FL. She received a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, and completed her dietetic internship with a MS in Nutrition from Appalachian State University in May 2016. She recently moved to Portland and passed the registration exam. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, yoga, hiking, and dog training. Professional interests of Amanda’s include food insecurity, clinical nutrition research, nutrition support, and child and maternal nutrition. She aspires to obtain the CNSC credential during her career in the clinical nutrition setting.