Oregon Board Info

Learn more about our 2021-22 Board members!


Rita Giles,
MPH, RD, LD, CNSC
President

Rita is a clinical inpatient dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician at Salem Health. She enjoys working as part of the interdisciplinary team and sees nutrition as a vital part of the recovery of hospitalized patients. Rita is passionate about Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating and strives to bring those concepts into her practice. Outside of work Rita enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, cooking, reading, and hanging out with her cat.

Amy Frasieur,
MS, RD, LD
President - Elect

Amy has been a Registered Dietitian for almost 20 years, working in multiple settings including clinical, renal, outpatient, foodservice, and academia. Amy currently works at Oregon State University’s Student Health Services as both a Health Equity Specialist and outpatient dietitian, where she specializes in disordered eating. Her framework for both roles is informed by a social justice and relational lens. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and eating, reading, and long walks/wanders. 

 


Meredith Kleinhenz,
RDN, CSG, LD
Past- President

 

Meredith Kleinhenz is a Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition, practicing at Providence ElderPlace, a Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE), which serves frail elders in the community. She is a proponent of Health at Every Size and recognizes that treats contain Vitamin Joy, a key 'nutrient' for her patients. Meredith lives with her husband, two teenagers, and two lionhead rabbits in Northeast Portland. Her creative outlets including making homemade cleaning and body care products, as well as finding efficient ways for a busy family to eat well.


Gregory Lum,
RD, LD
Secretary

 

Greg is the Site Supervisor and Registered Dietitian overseeing the Lancaster WIC and Beverly WIC clinics in Salem. Originally from Los Angeles, he completed his B.S. in Clinical Nutrition at UC Davis and then moved to Oregon to complete the Dietetic Internship coordinated by Oregon State University. In his current role, he divides his time between managing a six-person team and meeting with young families to support them in making healthy lifestyle changes. He enjoys cooking and baking to share with others, is a novice gardener trying to outsmart deer and rabbits, and hopes to master homemade bread with his sourdough starter named Claude (est. spring 2020).


Sandy Jablonka,
RD, LD

Treasurer

Sandy is currently a QA Engineer for Computrition and enjoys working at the intersection of technology and dietetics. She is a member of the Academy's Interoperbility and Standards Committee working to represent dietetics across healthcare data systems. Sandy is originally from New York where she earned a BS in Computer Science from Cornell University. She became a second career dietitian by completing New York University's DPD and an internship through Sodexo. Outside of work, Sandy enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and baking.
 

Whitney Ellersick,
MS, RD
Delegate
Whitney is the Nutrition Services Senior Director at Portland Public Schools, where for 14 years she has led a team in serving millions of meals each year in Oregon’s largest school district. Whitney’s expertise includes food service management and local, farm to school procurement. Whitney is dedicated to changing the perception and eliminating the stigma of school meals, by ensuring all students have access to high quality, nutrient rich foods.

Sarah McCormick,
MS, RD
Director, Communications & Publications
Sarah’s professional expertise is in developing team based behavior change programs including HEALTHY, a national middle school program for diabetes prevention and Healthy TEAM Healthy U, a worksite wellness program. Currently, Sarah spends her days advocating for the RDN through her service with the Oregon Academy, chairing school fundraisers, and feeding her two children with love and good sense. In 2017, she was recognized as Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Oregon Academy.  

Robin Stanton,

MA, RDN, LD
Director, Policy and Advocacy
 

Kathleen Hahn, MS, RD, LD
Director, Member Services

Kathleen is a clinical outpatient dietitian at Providence Hospital in Portland where I work with a wide variety of conditions. She recently completed her Master’s in Food Systems and Society at OHSU. She is passionate about understanding how gender inequity impacts health and the role of dietitians, and feels strongly that dietitians can be a crucial part of addressing social justice issues. Kathleen enjoys reading, writing, hiking, watching sunsets, and making delicious food. 


Nicole Choyce,
MS, RD, LD
Nominating Chair

 
Nicole works as an outpatient dietitian at the Southern Oregon VA Rehabilitation Center and Clinics. She completed both her dietetic internship and Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition at Oregon Health and Science University. Nicole has a great passion for nutrition and health and aims to balance her love for both public health and clinical nutrition in a variety of ways. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, hanging out in her garden or taking a walk or hike outdoors.
 


Crystal Leatherman,
MS, RD
Nominating Committee

Crystal is an administrative dietitian for the Roseburg VA heading the build of Computrition, a foodservice and nutrition care management application that is a part of the Electronic Health Record Modernization at the VA. She intends to move into clinical and build experience in geriatrics or behavioral health. Currently, she serves as a committee member on the Oregon Academy Diversity and Inclusion Committee, High Reliability Organization trainer, and club soccer coach. Since living in the Umpqua Valley, her favorite things to do are hiking and kayaking.

 


Taylor Kayfes, RD
Nominating Chair-Elect

Taylor is an inpatient RD at Salem Health Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oregon State University in 2015 and her dietetic internship with Oregon Health and Science University in 2017. Taylor has a strong passion working as an inpatient dietitian and helping patients maintain or improve their nutrition status during their hospitalization. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys playing in the outdoors and spending time with her friends, family and her miniature dachshund Macy.


Tyler Boatright,
RDN LD 
Nominating Committee

 

Tyler is an inpatient RD working for Providence Health & Services. He completed his undergraduate degree at Oregon State University and Dietetic Internship at University of Maryland. Tyler enjoys camping, fishing, and eating inordinate amounts of peanut butter directly from the jar. His goal is to encourage Registered Dietitians from all over our state and from every corner of our field to be the change they want to see in our organization.  


Diversity and Inclusion

Open Position.  If interested, please email us!

Katie Dodd,
MS, RD, CSG, FAND
Business Development Director
 

Katie is a geriatric dietitian, writer, speaker, consultant, mentor, and leader. She works full time at VA as a home care dietitian. Katie is also the founder of The Geriatric Dietitian blog and Dietitian Side Hustle podcast. She is lives in Medford, OR and is mom to Gavin and Emily.



Rachel Berton,
RD, LD
Public Policy Coordinator
Rachel grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Salem, Oregon to complete her internship through Oregon State University. She currently works as a clinical dietitian at Salem Hospital to meet the nutrition needs of her patients. She is pursuing her MS in Food Systems and Society through Oregon Health and Science University. When she is not working you can find her sipping wine and playing with her cat, finding an unexplored hiking trail or restaurant, or attempting new yoga poses. Her passions in nutrition include helping people that are food insecure have healthy relationships with food.
 
 

Makenna Stafford
2021 Conference Chair

Makenna grew up in Oregon and completed her undergraduate education and Dietetic Internship at Oregon State University. She is very excited to start her nutrition career at Vibra long term acute care hospital in Portland. Outside of work she enjoys exploring new places by hiking and traveling. She also enjoys trying new foods.
 


Becky Johnson,
MS, MA, RDN, LD
State Policy Representative

Becky works as a dietitian with the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and is based in Canyonville, OR. In this role, she provides medical nutrition therapy, counseling, and nutrition education to tribal and community members across the lifespan. Originally hailing from Las Vegas, Becky is a graduate of the combined MS in Human Nutrition/Dietetic Internship program at OHSU and also holds an MA in Applied Anthropology from Oregon State University. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, hiking, yoga, karate, and traveling with her husband.

 

Tobi Page,
MS, RDN, LD
Newsletter Editor

Tobi Page is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Education. She is the owner and founder of Eating is a Lifestyle, a nutrition counseling practice in Portland, Oregon where she brings an intuitive eating approach to the management of chronic disease. Tobi also volunteers as a Board member with the start-up, Hillsboro Food Co-op. Her insatiable interest in food, nutrition, and eating fuels an enthusiasm for exploring food and discovering greater health through diet.
 

Neilann Horner,
PhD, MPH, RD
State Regulatory Specialist

 

Anne Goetze,
RDN, LD, FAND
Awards & Scholarship Chair

Anne is the Senior Director, Nutrition and Business Development for the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council.  Since becoming a dietitian almost 30 years ago, Anne has cultivated her love of food and nourishing people to develop expertise in nutrition programming and partnerships.  She has served in many leadership positions and as a preceptor for both internship programs in our state.  In 2015, she was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
 
 

 

Janet Mann, MS, RDN, LD
Nutrition Services Payment Specialist

 
 

 

Cheryl Havens, RDN, LD
Consumer Protection Coordinator

Cheryl just celebrated her 20th year as the dietitian for Providence Benedictine Nursing Center. She works closely with both OHSU and OSU Dietetic Internship programs and hosts up to 10 interns a year collectively. Precepting and mentoring is a central part of Cheryl's job and she believes in building a strong foundation for our incoming dietitians. When Cheryl is not taking care of the elders at her work place or precepting interns, she can be found experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen or taking her dog and kids for a walk around the neighborhood.
 
Makenna Stafford
2022 Conference Chair