Portland Academy Board Members

The Portland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board Members for 2020-2021.  

President: Richard Lau, MPH, RD 
President-Elect: Christiana Logan, MS, RD
Past-President: Jennifer Evans, RD, LD
Secretary: Amanda Hinojosa, RD
Treasurer: Alyssa Gormaly, RD
Nominating Committee Chair: Lacey Mangano
Nominating Committee: Emily Diana
Nominating Committee:  Corrin Kalinich
Communications Specialist: Josie Banks, MS, RD
Newsletter Editor: Jackie Chen, MS, RD
Student Liaison: Morgan Kuiper


Richard Lau, MPH, RD

Richard is the senior public health nutritionist at Washington County WIC, where he works primarily in management, training, and counseling. Before working at WIC, Richard spent many years in academia before deciding that he needed a career change. In his spare time, he enjoys running, bowling in a league, cooking, and competing in multigun matches.



Christiana Logan, MS, RD
President Elect

Hello, I am a recent graduate of the Tufts MS/DI program and have moved back to the Portland area where I grew up. I am an avid baker and enjoy feeding my sourdough. I am interested in clinical dietetics, particularly oncology and chronic disease management. In my free time I am often outdoors hiking, biking, or rock climbing.




Jennifer Evans, RD, LD
Past President

Jennifer Hoge was born in New York state but spent most of her life in North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina State University with an undergraduate degree in Nutrition Science and completed her DPD at Meredith College. Jennifer moved to Portland in July of 2015 with her now husband and quickly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. She works as the System Consultant for Nutrition Services with Legacy Health System. In her spare time, Jennifer teaches yoga and plays with her golden retriever, Ranger. She enjoys a very active lifestyle and spends most weekends hiking, camping, running and adventuring.


Amanda Hinojosa, RD

Amanda Hinojosa is a California native who received her B.S. in nutrition from California Polytechic University, San Luis Obispo. She moved to the Portland area in 2017 to complete her dietetic internship at OHSU. She is currently working at Legacy as a clinical dietitian in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. This year will be Amanda’s second year serving as a PAND board member. She  looks forward to helping build a strong community for PNW dietitians. In her free time Amanda enjoys traveling, hiking, cycling,playing piano and any other outdoor activity that her dogs can take along.


Alyssa Gormaly, RD

Alyssa grew up in California and studied nutrition at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. After moving to Portland in 2018, she completed her dietetic internship with Larkin Community Hospital. Outside of PAND, Alyssa enjoys outdoor sports, reading, cooking, and playing with her dog.


Lacey Mangano
Nominating Committee Chair

Lacey is a California native who completed her BS degree in Nutrition at California Polytechnic State University in sunny San Luis Obispo. From here she moved up to the PNW in pursuit of her Dietetic Internship and Master's program at OHSU. When not in class, she enjoys exploring the PNW by hiking, camping, rock climbing, baking and of course trying new foods!





Emily Diana
Nominating Committee

My name is Emily Diana and I will be a Nominating Committee Member for PAND 2020-2021. I graduated from the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) in 2019 and I am now a second-year master’s student at OHSU. I love to cook, read, draw, and spend time with friends! 


Corrin Kalinich
Nominating Committee

Corrin Kalinich grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona before moving to the central coast of California. She attended and graduated from California Polytechnic State University with her undergraduate degree in Applied Nutrition. She is currently is completing a coordinated dietetic internship and masters program in Human Nutrition at Oregon Health & Science University. Her hobbies include running, cooking, and reading. She also loves to hike every weekend and upon graduation in the spring of 2021, her goal is to hike Mt. Rainer in Washington.






Josie Banks, MS, RD
Communications Specialist 

Josie was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and got her BS in Nutrition from Oregon State University. She completed her internship and got her MS in Human Nutrition from Oregon Health & Science University. She currently works as an on-call dietitian at the Providence Center for Weight Management. In her free time, Josie loves to read, travel, and get creative in the kitchen! She frequently is looking for new and interesting ways to prepare delicious and nutritious foods.


Jacqueline Chen, MS, RD
Newsletter Editor 

Jackie was born and raised in San Diego, CA and moved to Portland a few years ago. She received her BS in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego and MS in Nutrition at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.  After completing her dietetic internship at OHSU, she now has her dream job of working as a Pediatric Diabetes Educator at Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center.  In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her puppy Eggroll, finding new yummy food and drink places, traveling, going to concerts, and baking festive treats. She also hopes to learn to ski this year.

Morgan Kuiper
Student Liaison 

Morgan grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned her B.S. in nutrition from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in May 2019. She completed her dietetic internship through Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Medford, OR. Currently, Morgan lives in Portland, OR and is earning her MS in Human Nutrition from OHSU. Morgan’s professional interests are in clinical dietetics and she is especially interested in renal nutrition. Morgan also serves as the OHSU student liaison for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has a passion for collaborating with her fellow students and engaging them in professional development opportunities. In her free time, Morgan enjoys running, playing Scrabble, and baking.


If you are interested in a position with the Portland Academy Executive Board for an appointed position for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, please contact us (contactmypand@gmail.com).