Oregon Board Info

Learn more about our 2020-21 Board members!


Meredith Kleinhenz,
RDN, CSG, LD
President

Meredith Kleinhenz is a Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition and practices at Providence ElderPlace, a Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE). She is privileged to work as part of an interdisciplinary primary care team that serves some of the most 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 is the Head Chef at home, but she is actively working to increase her 15 and 12 year old children's competence in the kitchen so they can take over every once in a while.


Rita Giles,
MPH, RD, LD, CNSC
President - Elect

   


Anne Goetze,
RDN, LD, FAND
Past- President

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.


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).


Amy Frasieur,
MS, RD, LD
Treasurer

 

Jenny Jackson,
PhD, MS, RDN
Delegate
Jenny is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. In this position, she is responsible for developing experiential learning opportunities to help students learn about food and nutrition through hands-on and service-based experiences. Jenny’s research is focused on the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity behaviors across the lifespan. Recent projects include a community-based study with the aim to understand barriers and opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity among children and families living in rural Oregon communities. Currently, she is working with colleagues to examine associations between food insecurity and physical functioning among U.S. older adults and among people living with HIV. Outside of work, Jenny enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, hiking, cycling, gardening, and eating well.

Christina Lowe,
RDN, LD, CEDRD
Director, Member Services

Works as the inpatient dietitian at the VA Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) in Southern Oregon. In May 2019 she obtained the Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian certification and works part time as an outpatient dietitian for eating disorder adolescents.  Her interests include nutrition and mental health/addictions and she finds working with Veterans to be extremely rewarding.  Additionally, she enjoys listening to podcasts, rollerblading, and hanging out with her husband, son and dog.


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
 


Erin Audiss,
RDN, LD
Nominating Chair

 
Erin Audiss is a registered dietitian based in Roseburg, Oregon. She spent the first three years of her dietetics career specializing in diabetes care at the Cow Creek Health & Wellness Center. She now works as an independent entrepreneur, managing two small businesses. Erin is passionate about building positive connections through community and creativity. She is devoted to photography and graphic design and is eager to use her talents in these areas to grow and add value to what we do as dietitians. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family.
 

Claire Nichols,
RDN
Nominating Committee

Claire is the Statewide Education Programs Coordinator for the Oregon Food Bank. She oversees nutrition and gardening education programming and partnerships, serving low-income families throughout Oregon state. Working in community nutrition since 2012, she is passionate about improving public health through a lens of food security, social connection, and social justice. Claire served as the President of the Portland Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics in 2018-2019 and received the Oregon Academy's 2018 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award. Outside of work, Claire is a 300-hour certified yoga teacher who enjoys spending time outdoors, pencil drawing, and playing board games.

 
 


Nicole Choyce,
MS, RD, LD
Nominating Committee

 

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.


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.  


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.
 
 


Sandy Pagan,
RD, LD
Educational Conference Chair

Sandy enjoys working at the intersection of technology and dietetics. She is currently a Nutrition Systems Consultant for Legacy Health, administrating the software programs in the food and nutrition department. With a desire to help dietitians and dietetic technicians find meaningful continuing education opportunities and propel their careers, she founded Dietitian Hub, an online platform connecting RDs and DTRs with CPE programs. Outside of work, Sandy is an avid bread baker and pizza maker.
 
 


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

 

Amy Floreen,
RD, LD
Awards & Scholarship Chair

Amy has dedicated her career to helping others do well. She has contributed professionally to the areas of Healthcare and Food service management, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Regulatory Compliance, Best Practice Quality Assurance initiatives, Teaching and most recently Behavioral Change Promotion.
She advocates for Dietetics professionals to think outside the box and apply dietetics skills to a variety or arenas. Breaking barriers in the field of Dietetics, opening doors for future professionals, offering opportunities to better promote health and wellness.
Her current role as a Treatment Specialist at Oregon State Hospital allows her to support both clientele and providers in the quest of better mental health and wellness outcomes.
Her belief in the power of a balanced lifestyle keeps her motivated to find personal wellness so that she may lead by example.
 
 

Carrie Beck,
MPH, RDN, LD
Reimbursement Chair

Carrie Beck received an M.P.H. in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Washington, and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).  Carrie has held several positions in the fields of public health and health promotion/chronic disease prevention program planning.  Her most recent positions include a Project Manager with the health care Quality Improvement Organization, Comagine Health.  In this position, Carrie led and supported multi-state teams coordinating quality improvement initiatives for clinician offices, home health agencies, hospitals and pharmacies on national priorities including cardiac health and the Diabetes Prevention Program.  Other previous positions include a public health nutritionist with FamilyCare Health, an Oregon coordinated care organization, a program manager for the Clark County, Washington WIC Nutrition Program, and as the Diabetes Coordinator for the Oregon Health Authority. 
 
 

Suzanne Watkins,
MSCHN, RD, LD
Consumer Protection Coordinator

 
Suzanne works as an inpatient clinical dietitian at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. She finds satisfaction in addressing the acute nutrition needs in the inpatient population, and problem-solving long-term solutions. While she has a Master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics, she also has the opportunity to use her Bachelor’s degree in public health on a daily basis by working with community health gatekeepers to address food insecurity in Linn County. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys hiking, playing music in her indie rock band, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two boys.
 

Josie Olesen
Student Member - OHSU
Josie is a native Oregonian who is completing the second year of OHSU’s Masters in Human Nutrition in Portland. Her master’s thesis is examining changes in leptin after bariatric surgery and how and why levels vary between individuals.  She is eager to become an RD and begin her professional career. Some of her professional interests include pediatrics, long-term care, and diabetes. She is very excited to be able to represent her fellow OHSU students for the Oregon Academy this year!
 
 
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