Nutrition Entrepreneur Leaders

Chere Bork, MS, RDN, LN

Chere gives dietitians a boost of confidence to live the life they have always wanted. For three decades Chere has helped turnaround people’s lives and work so they can live a life that tickles their soul and pocketbook. She helps dietitians find clarity so they can be both the best moms and businesswomen living without regrets. 
She is a graduate of Coach U and is a Certified Executive Wellcoach®. Her favorite clients are RDs whom she coaches to start wellness coaching and speaking businesses giving them a game plan to make it all happen. As a Law of Attraction facilitator she loves helping RDS attract a satisfying career, getting compensated for what they are worth and creating a joy filled family life at the SAME time.
She loves anything to do with RDs, eating and talking; preferably all three at a time. She loves loves loves NE! 
Jennifer Neily, MS, RDN, LD
Past Chair & Nominating Committee Chair
As a Dallas-based nutrition expert in private practice, Jennifer—aka Neily on Nutrition—provides science-based advice through one-on-one counseling/coaching, speaking, consulting, writing, teaching, and working with the media. She is thrilled to be a Wellcoaches® Certified Health Coach empowering individuals to achieve their best health through nutrition and wellness coaching! 
Neily served as Treasurer to NE in 2009-11 and is now Past Chair after thoroughly enjoying her year as NE Chair. Other leadership roles were as President to both the Texas and Dallas Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was an honored recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Emerging Dietetic Leader Award and received Media Awards from both the Dallas and Texas Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics. 
Neily practices what she teaches by living a health-filled life and has been a foster mom to 37 (and counting) gentle giant Great Danes over the years. Follow Neily on Twitter @JenniferNeily, Facebook, Pinterest, Neily on Nutrition Blog, and YouTube.  
Penny Wilson, PhD, RDN, LD

Dr. Penny Wilson is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She works with athletes to perform their best in racing and in life. She also enjoys working with non-athletes to help them learn to use the eating and food tricks of athletes to fit healthy food and eating habits into their lives. Through her private practice – Eating for Performance – she works with endurance athletes across the nation and internationally to help them reach their goals and personal best. She was the Dietitian for the Houston Rockets and the Sugar Land Skeeters. In addition to her work with athletes, Penny taught Sports Nutrition at the University of Houston for six years. Penny is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. One of her signature speeches is: Easy Healthy Eating: Fitting Healthy Eating into Your Busy Life.

Lisa Ann Jones, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND
DPG Delegate
Lisa Ann Jones is a Philadelphia based award-winning registered dietitian and nutrition communications consultant and owner of PRN Dietitian, LLC. Lisa has a Masters in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Service from West Virginia University.  She is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist in the state of Pennsylvania and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Lisa is also a member of many practice groups such as Dietitians in Business and Communications and Nutrition Entrepreneurs. Lisa is currently serving on the Academy’s Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee and has previously held several other leadership roles including President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  In 2014, Lisa was recognized as Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Pennsylvania Academy.
Barb Andresen, RDN, LDN

Barb is a registered, licensed dietitian in Winston Salem, NC, and owner of BAndresen & Associates, LLC Medical Nutrition Services. Barb offers one-on-one counseling, group presentations, speaking, writing and program development while managing associates who also provide nutrition counseling, food service contracts and menu writing. Specializing in counseling for eating disorders, Barb works with college athletes and dancers and many college students for prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

Mentoring with NE was Barb's first foray into NE and it has proven to be very enjoyable and rewarding. Treasurer is a new challenge after being president of her local dietetic association and annual meeting chair for NC Dietetics Association.

Barb's first love is spending time with family, being outdoors, training/working her therapy dogs, and traveling.

Linda S. Eck Mills, MBA, RDN, LDN, FADA
Linda gives others “Confidence” as a career coach, international speaker, and freelance writer in her business Dynamic Communication Services. Since 2010, she is responsible for 42 secure and community correctional facilities in ten states as the full time Corporate Dietitian for Community Education Centers. 
Since graduating from Coach U, Linda partners with coaching clients to get them from where they are to where they want to be with their career. Linda speaks on time management, speaking, and training topics. She guarantees to keep an audience involved, even after lunch, or you don’t pay her speaking fee, only the travel expenses! Linda has published over 190 articles, and authored, co-authored, or contributed to ten books, including Flavorful Fortified Food – Recipes to Enrich Life. 
Linda was President of Central Pennsylvania Dietetic Association, honored as the 2001 Outstanding Dietitian in Pennsylvania, and is a charter Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. 
Jackie Sharp, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM-HFS
Director of Member Services
Jackie Sharp is a Registered Dietitian and Wellness Director for Sodexo Magic at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. She uses her expertise in exercise physiology and nutrition to help thousands of Disney’s Cast Members from around the globe find a healthy balance in their daily routines. Jackie’s energetic personality for health and wellness is witnessed during her personal consultations, nutrition articles and public speaking engagements. She enjoys working individually with clients to empower them to make both physical and nutritional changes. Jackie believes we should all enjoy nature’s pleasures with a positive, healthy, and active outlook.
Jackie received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University where she double majored in Kinesiology and Dietetics, and her Masters degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a focus in Food and Nutrition. She is also an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist and certified spinning instructor. Follow Jackie on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Niki Strealy, RDN, LD
Director-elect of Member Services
Niki Strealy is also known as The Diarrhea Dietitian, from the title of her self-published book.  She fell in love with NE when she joined on a whim in 2009. Reading Ventures and meeting NE members at FNCE® inspired her to launch her private practice, Strategic Nutrition, LLC, and become an NE mentor. She enjoys working with clients with gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, empowering them to make positive changes to live a happy and rewarding life.
Niki has worked for Providence Health & Services since 1996. She primarily works on-call as an inpatient dietitian, but recently assumed the role of nutrition spokesperson, getting her feet wet in TV, radio, and print media.
You can find Niki on Facebook, Twitter @DiarrheaRD, and LinkedIn. She lives near Portland, Oregon with her husband, three kids, and flock of chickens. She enjoys running marathons, playing and watching soccer, camping, gardening, and discussing her favorite subject, diarrhea.
Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

Director of PR and Marketing
Sarah is founder of Family. Food. Fiesta. a family recipe & health blog including video blogs with kids cooking in the kitchen. Sarah is also a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist/Coach at MV Nutrition, a San Francisco-based private practice, and at Eating Free, a national, online weight management program. Sarah specializes in both adult and pediatric weight management and sports nutrition. In 2011, she was awarded the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Bay Area Dietetic Association awarded her Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2011. Sarah also writes articles and blogs for multiple companies including,, Macaroni Kids Fitness, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @SarahKoszykRD or Facebook: /FamilyFoodFiesta.
Carlene Thomas, RDN, LD
Incoming Director of PR and Marketing
Carlene is the founder of Healthfully Ever After LLC and is known for her work in Wedding Wellness, helping brides get healthier before and beyond “I do.” She blogs, tweets and Instagrams up a storm contributing to a variety of websites. Carlene also works in recipe development and food styling. Her work has been seen on Huffington Post Weddings, Glitter Guide, Food and Nutrition Magazine and more! 
For the past two years Carlene was the PR Chair for the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is now their incoming Member Services Chair. In 2012, she was recognized as NEDPG’s Professional Development Dietetic Student award winner. 
Amber Pankonin, MS, RD, CSP, LMNT
Director of Awards and Networking
Amber is a Registered Dietitian licensed as a Medical Nutrition Therapist and is a board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition. Amber holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master’s degree in Community Nutrition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In 2011 Amber served as the president of the Lincoln District Dietetic Association and was recognized as the 2012 Outstanding Young Dietitian from the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND). This year Amber has served as the CPI Chair for NAND and the executive producer of the MINK 2013 conference. 
Amber works as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, freelance writer/blogger, and spokesperson. 
Christy Wilson, RD
Incoming Director of Awards and Networking
Christy Wilson is a Tucson, Arizona based registered dietitian. She is a nutrition consultant for El Rio Community Health Center’s Special Immunology Associates clinic serving Southern Arizona’s HIV positive community. She counsels patients and teaches bimonthly healthy cooking classes. Christy is also working with El Rio’s employees through their life enhancement and wellness program where she presents lunch hour lectures and cooking demos. She has recently returned to her alma mater as a nutrition educator and nutrition communications specialist with the University of Arizona’s Life and Work Communications employee wellness program. 
Christy is a freelance writer and blogger and enjoys working with local non-profits including United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona and Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. She is currently working with The HAPPY Organization, Wheat Foods Council and Bloggers of Health. Christy is always working on her recipe-development skills and enjoys sharing her hits (and misses!) on her blog and over social media. 
Jen Haugen, RDN, LD
Newsletter Editor
Jen Haugen is a mom, supermarket dietitian and passionate farm-to-kitchen advocate.  She believes moms can change the world – using their own kitchens and backyards – to create a family legacy of health.  Through her Down-to-Earth Dietiitian website, Jen’s mission is simple: empower moms with credible nutrition information and culinary confidence so they can nourish their families from the garden to the grocery store to the kitchen table.  She also works with food brands to unearth and communicate the food journey.  
Jen created the first supermarket garden for kids and developed materials for other dietitians across the company.  Jen has appeared on more than 200 weekly television segments and is a spokesperson for the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  
In 2012, Jen received the Emerging Dietetic Leader Award from the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She recently delivered a TEDx Talk on “How Moms Can Change the World.”


Kara Lydon, RD, LDN
Incoming Newsletter Editor

Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, The Foodie Dietitian, is a nationally-recognized food and nutrition expert based in Boston, MA. Kara offers nutrition & culinary coaching, consults with corporate wellness clients, and partners with like-minded food brands and organizations on recipe development and nutrition communications and marketing. She is also a certified yoga instructor and enjoys teaching classes for corporate clients. Often sought after for her passion and expertise for various media and speaking opportunities, Kara has most recently been featured in Fitness, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, Food & Nutrition Magazine, Environmental Nutrition, Dot Complicated, and Tennis View Magazine.

Prior to starting her own private practice and consulting business, Kara led health communication strategy for Chobani, Inc., where she pioneered an integrated program targeting health professionals, and served as the key nutrition spokesperson for America’s #1 selling Greek Yogurt brand. She began her career in clinical nutrition at The Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center.

Kate Wilson, RD, CDN
Director of Sponsorship

Kate Wilson is a registered dietitian specializing in nutrition/health communications at Ketchum Public Relations. Kate specializes in creating strategic platforms to grow health brand awareness, enhance nutrition messages, grow the brands’ community, and execute health professional, consumer, and media outreach programs. In addition, Kate counsels individuals, specializing in weight loss, sports nutrition, and disordered eating. By making nutrition and fitness accessible, practical, and fun, Kate helps people find pleasure, satisfaction, and balance in their lives by eating nutritious food and staying active and fit. Kate is also the Blog Chair for the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In her free time, Kate competes in local CT and NY road races and half ironmans. Follow her on twitter @KateWilsonRD.

Carrie Mark, MA, RDN, LD, CPT 

Incoming Director of Sponsorship

Carrie is the Chief Acquisition Director for NCES, Inc. in Olathe, KS. Prior to this position she worked as a Clinical Dietitian in a Kansas City area hospital. She specializes in marketing nutrition education products to dietitians and healthcare professionals, both nationally and internationally, via the NCES catalog and various social media outlets. She enjoys working with other dietitians and helping them market their books and publications. Carrie is also responsible for the creation of education products, and has designed numerous teaching tools for schools, nutrition and other healthcare professionals. She is the past President for the Kansas City Dietetic Association and received their Emerging Dietetic Leader Award in 2011. She is excited to continue working with the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Executive Committee and enjoys collaborating with all of the great entrepreneurs in this group.  

Debi Zvi RD, CDN
Mentor Program Coordinator
Debi is the owner of Debi Zvi Nutrition, specializing in IBD and food allergies, chronic conditions, wellness, and food addiction.  Debi is also a Registered Dietitian for the New York Health & Racquet Clubs, spearheading nutrition program development and providing individualized counseling and Head of Nutrition + Community at Edenworks, an aquaponics urban farming startup.  Concurrently, she is earning her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Fordham University.  She believes that mental health plays a critical role in wellness and nutrition.  Along with her position in NE, Debi is the Greater New York Dietetic Association Cultural Foods Special Interest Group Co-chair.
Lindsey Pine MS, RDN
Incoming Mentor Coordinator
Lindsey is the Hospitality Dietitian at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Prior to her work at USC, Lindsey worked as a clinical dietitian, taught culinary nutrition classes, and worked with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.
In addition to a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science, Lindsey also graduated with degrees in Culinary Arts and Hospitality & Tourism Management.  Her work in the food industry as a cook, kitchen manager, and buyer has been priceless to her work as a dietitian.  With experience ranging from Disneyland to fine dining to a gourmet foods and restaurant supply mecca, she uses these past experiences to improve residential dining menus.  Lindsey enjoys public speaking and writing for the National Association of College & University Foodservices Pacific Region Wellness Report. 
When not creating healthier environments for students, Lindsey is a fitness enthusiast enjoying activities ranging from boxing to ballet and everything in between.
Patricia Becker, MS, LDN, CNSC
Public Policy Chair
Patricia Becker is a board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition and a board certified nutrition support clinician. 
Pat has held numerous volunteer positions with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including member of the Pediatric Malnutrition Work Group, past president of the North Carolina Dietetic Association and past liaison to the North Carolina Board of Nutrition and Dietetics, past professional development chair for the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Groups and past chair of the Dietitians in Rehabilitation Medicine DPG.
Pat is the book review editor for the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition (ICAN) author of numerous articles and has presented at national, state and local educational conferences including; FNCE®, NCDA Annual Meeting, and PNPG Pediatric Nutrition Symposium.  
Pat is the owner of, a private practice that specialized in nutrition therapy for children from conception to adulthood and is on staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 
Carol Plotkin, MS, RDN, CDN, ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist
Reimbursement Chair

Carol is the owner of On Nutrition, a private practice in Rochester, NY which provides outpatient nutrition counseling for MNT, weight management, and sports nutrition. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and she is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Carol is certified as a Wellness Coach through WellCoaches. She also holds a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and dietetics. Carol has served as past editor of Ventures, as past chair for the Private Practice Specialty Group, and as a member of the Nominating Committee for NE. Carol lives in Fairport, NY with her husband, three children and menagerie of pets and she is an avid, albeit slow runner. 

Joanne Larsen, MS, RDN, LD
Website Coordinator

Joanne Larsen, MS, RDN, LD, dietitian entrepreneur, has worked at four technology companies. As owner of Nutritional Data Services, a consulting B2B company, she develops websites, software, phone apps, marketing health products, and creating web content.

Since 1989, she has designed nutrition software for consumers and dietitians. Starting in 1995, she created web based software and nutrition content including Ask the Dietitian® , launched in July 1995. Since 2000, she has developed nutrition apps for smart phones. As editor for the Academy, she created the Nutrition Care Manual, a web based nutrition practices manual. In 2010, Joanne acquired NAT (Nutrition Analysis Tool), free diet analysis software, from the University of Illinois. Follow Joanne on Facebook and Twitter to learn what to eat for people who want to make healthier food choices based on nutrition science.

In September 2010, Joanne's article "Ownership of Copyrighted Materials" commissioned by the Academy's Ethics Committee was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. She reviews technology products for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE
Authors and Writers Specialty Group Chair

Jill specializes in diabetes management and weight loss. She is a nutrition counselor, speaker, writer, and communications expert. She is the author of Diabetes Weight Loss - Week by Week (American Diabetes Association 2012) and contributing editor for Environmental Nutrition. Jill writes for many other publications as well, including Diabetic Living, Kids Eat Right, Diabetes Monitor and the American Institute for Cancer Research newsletters and brochures. Uniquely combining her food, nutrition and health expertise with her public relations and communications skills, Jill works with food industry clients to help them position their products with a nutrition and health advantage.

She has a small private practice in SE Virginia. Jill enjoys mountain biking with her family, cooking, social media, reading, traveling, and dogs - especially her own.

Lesli Koskela, MBA, RDN, LDN
Coaches Specialty Group Chair

Lesli Koskela, MBA, RDN, LDN, is president and founder of Harmonic Nutrition & Wellness, LLC, where she integrates business, life and wellness coaching services for professionals and entrepreneurs. She is especially passionate about inspiring and guiding women to thrive in all facets of their lives – by maximizing success in the workplace and attaining business goals while optimizing self-care and wellbeing.

In addition to her coaching practice, Lesli has multiple specializations including intuitive and mindful eating, anti-inflammatory lifestyles, and DNA-based nutrition programs. In her work, she draws from a wide range of healthcare experience including clinical dietetics, integrative nutrition, and corporate wellness programs and over a decade as an executive within the pharmaceutical industry.

Lesli is a licensed Wellcoach® and recently completed Wellcoaches advanced coach training program. She holds bachelor's degrees in both Dietetics and Health Fitness Promotion in Hospitals/Corporate Settings and an MBA in Global Business.

Carolyn Zisman, MS, RDN
Corporate Wellness Specialty Group Chair

Carrie Zisman is a Senior Health Communications Specialist in the Health & Wellness Department at Lockheed Martin Corporation. She is responsible for developing and implementing corporate-wide programs on weight management, nutrition, and other health behaviors as well as providing strategic direction to the Health Promotion team. Prior to this, Carrie worked for over 17 years on developing and implementing award-winning health communication and education programs within both the public and private sector.

Carrie received her dietetics degree from the University of Vermont and completed a combined dietetic internship and master's at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at New England Medical Center at Tufts University.

Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN
Technology & Social Media Chair

Rosanne is a registered, licensed dietitian in Pennsylvania with over 25 years experience, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Master's of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. As a Nutrition Communications Consultant, she develops and implements communications programs for industry, health professionals, colleges, and corporations, including social media strategies and freelance writing.

She is co-author of several books in the For Dummies series including Hypertension Cookbook for Dummies®, The Restaurant Calorie Counter for Dummies®, Calorie Counter Journal for Dummies®, and the Glycemic Index Cookbook for Dummies®. She is passionate about sharing evidence-based nutrition, serving as an antidote to the demonization of the food industry. She provides well-reasoned dietary advice to the public, helping them avoid fear of food and eating.

A wife, and mother of three boys, she practices what she preaches, enjoying regular exercise, and good food and festive entertaining.

Ann Dunaway Teh, MS, RDN, LD
Private Practice Specialty Group Chair

Ann Dunaway Teh, MS, RDN, LD, is the founder of Dunaway Dietetics Inc., a nutrition consulting business providing services to athletes, individuals,families and schools. Ann also teaches a food service management class to graduate and undergraduate students at Georgia State University. She holds bachelor's degrees from Davidson College (Psychology) and Georgia State University (Nutrition), as well as a master's degree in health science from Georgia State University.

Ann is a trusted nutrition expert for the media having made numerous appearances on CNN and local stations in Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognized Ann for her work by awarding her with Distinguished Service to the Media in 2012.

Ann also works as a spokesperson and consultant for the food industry. Her client list is on her website. Ann is a regular contributor to Primrose Schools' 360 Parenting Blog and Gwinnett Sports Medicine Magazine.

Barbara Spalding, MA, MS, RDN
Second Career Dietitians Specialty Group Chair

Barbara Spalding is a Second Career Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a private practice located at a medical spa in East Windsor, NJ.   Her areas of expertise include weight loss counseling, cardiovascular disease and helping women with their nutrition needs before, during and after treatment for breast cancer.  Her mission is to empower clients to achieve their goals for better nutrition, a healthier lifestyle and to feel more energized by eating healthier foods, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in physical activities they enjoy.  In her first career Barbara founded, grew, and managed an employee benefits and health insurance agency and consultancy with extensive experience working with small to mid-sized companies in the greater NY/NJ metropolitan area.   She  sold her first business to a large regional insurance agency and followed her passion for food and nutrition.

Barbara has two Master and two Bachelor degrees.  She earned a B.S. in Dietetics and M.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  She completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.  In addition to her private practice, Barbara writes, edits and curates a popular food and nutrition blog, which offers down-to-earth nutrition advice and recipes. You can also find Barbara at: and

Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE
Speakers and Media Specialty Group Chair

Melissa is the owner of Sound Bites, Inc., a nutrition communications business where she promotes "sound science, smart nutrition and good food." Her primary focus is coaching dietitians on media and communications skills. In her blog "Lights, Camera, Nutrition!" she interviews and promotes dieititans, sharing insider tips to help other dietitians enhance their communication skills and gain more visibility, influence, and success.

With extensive media experience in Chicago and nationally, Melissa has been a spokesperson for the food, grocery, and healthcare industries, and is currently a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

She has conducted hundreds of TV interviews, hosted a weekly nutrition segment and survived potentially disastrous interviews like one with radio shock jock Mancow Muller.

Melissa was named Outstanding Diabetes Educator in 2011 by the Chicago chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Recognized Young Dietitian in 2004 by the Illinois Dietetic Association.

Meghan Ames, MSPH, RDN, LDN
Nominating Committee Member

Meghan Ames is a Registered Dietitian with her MSPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her dietetic internship at Johns Hopkins and currently conducts clinical research at the institution. As a research nutritionist, she provides clinical care for study participants, develops research protocols, and works closely with the University’s metabolic kitchen. Her research interests center around weight management, diabetes, and prevention of chronic disease. She is a part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Behavioral Health and is very passionate about affecting change in the health choices of the general public, specifically around diet and exercise. Meghan also instructs an introductory nutrition course at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. In her free time, she enjoys biking in and around the city and is leading a team on a 140-mile charity bike ride. Meghan also loves to explore culinary creations in the kitchen and engaging with the rich art and music scene of Baltimore.

Julie Duffy Dillon MS, RD, NCC, CEDRD
Nominating Committee Member
Julie Duffy Dillon is a dietitian, speaker, and writer armed to end the normalization of disordered eating. She runs BirdHouse Nutrition Therapy, a Greensboro, North Carolina based source of educational and experiential nutrition therapies helping those affected by eating disorders and their families. She also trains medical and mental health professionals to work with eating disorders and negative body image. 
Julie combines nutrition expertise with her MS degree in child and adolescent counseling to make nutrition interventions effective, compassionate, and a bit goofy. She has a special interest in helping dietitians and nutrition students promote self-care including a healthy relationship with food and body.  
Julie’s favorite part of NE is the supportive encouragement found amongst members. Many dietitians have helped her along her entrepreneurial path and Julie is looking forward to paying it forward.
Kelly Murphy, RDN, LD
Nominating Committee Member
Kelly Murphy is a nutrition consultant in Dallas, Texas. She provides one-to-one nutrition counseling to individuals as well as presentations and cooking demos to groups.  She specializes in sports nutrition, working with young female athletes as well as weight loss and health maintenance in the adult population. Education is something Kelly is passionate about and she recently created a nutrition and wellness curriculum for a local homeless shelter where she teaches residents weekly. Kelly also has clinical experience having worked in the Baylor Health Care System primarily in the solid organ transplant, telemetry and ICU departments. 
She graduated with a degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, where she played four-years of varsity soccer. Combining her passions of food, nutrition, physical activity and education is what she truly enjoys doing. 
Lauri Egan, RDN, LD, CPT
Executive Administrator
Lauri Egan, Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer, has been helping people develop a healthy way of life that they love for over ten years. She uses her experience in nutrition, fitness, yoga, and life to help others identify their roadblocks to Loving Life Healthy. After building her own website for Egan Wellness, she started to become more involved with the web design for other health organizations. She found an interest in the organization and internet presence of groups promoting health including the website design of the Nevada Dietetic Association.
Her passions in life revolve around spending time with her family, making the most of every day and Loving Life Healthy. She is looking forward to be working with Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group.