Oregon Board Info

Learn more about our 2022-23 Board members!

Amy Frasieur,
MS, RD, LD
President 

Amy has been a Registered Dietitian for nearly 20 years, working in multiple settings including clinical, renal, outpatient, foodservice and higher education. Amy currently works at Oregon State University's Student Health Services as Director of Health Equity & Wellness as well as managing clinical nutrition services. Her framework for both roles is informed by a social justice and relational lens. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and long walks/wanders.




Sandy Jablonka,

RD, LD
President-Elect

 

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.



Rita Giles,

MPH, RD, LD, CNSC
Past 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.

Catherine Howard,
MS, RDN
Secretary

 

Catherine Howard is a RD health coach supporting busy professionals as they heal their relationship with food and their body. She supports participants as they develop skills related to mindfulness-based stress management, intuitive eating, and evidence-based practices for developing new habits. Outside of work you'll find Catherine curating Spotify playlists, cooking, baking, hiking, cycling with her husband, thrift store shopping or enjoying local food and drinks in the Pacific Northwest.

Makenna Stafford,
RDN

Treasurer



Whitney Ellersick,
MS, RD
Delegate

Whitney is the Nutrition Services Senior Director at Portland Public Schools, where for 15 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


Ansley Hill, RDN, LD
Director, Policy and Advocacy

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



Taylor Kayfes, RD
Nominating Chair

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.



Crystal Leatherman,
MS, RD
Nominating Committee



Kate Spurgin,

RDN LD 
Nominating Committee

 

Kate is an outpatient dietitian at Providence Health & Services. After a ten-year communications career, she followed her fascination with nutrition and long-term goal of becoming a dietitian. She completed her undergraduate degree through Oregon State University and Eastern Michigan University’s distance coordinated program. Kate embraces Health at Every Size and an all-foods-fit approach. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, birding, kayaking, arts and crafts, and just about anything that makes her laugh.

Antoinette Kruger,
MS, RD, LD
Nominating Committee

Antoinette is a clinical inpatient dietitian at Providence Health & Services. She strives to individualize therapeutic diets based on each patient’s medical, cultural, and physical conditions. Antoinette advocates for her patients to have nourishing, adequate nutrition during and after their hospital stay. She has a passion for working with sustainable food systems, food insecurity and nutrition support. In her free time, Antoinette enjoys hiking, camping, roller blading, kayaking, traveling, and experimenting in the kitchen!


Katie Dodd,
MS, RD, CSG, FAND

Business Development Director



Laura Perdue,
MPH, RDN
Public Policy Coordinator

Jenny Jackson,
PhD, MS, RDN, CHWC
2023 Conference Chair

Neilann Horner,
PhD, MPH, RD
State Policy Specialist

 

Tobi Page,
MS, RDN, LD
Newsletter Editor

Anne Goetze,
RDN, LD, FAND

Awards & Scholarship Chair

 

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

 

Morgan Kuiper, RD
State Policy Representative