RPG Leadership

Officers

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Melissa Young, MS, RDN, CSR, LD
Chair

chair@renalnutrition.org

Melissa Young has been a renal dietitian for almost 10 years. She completed her B.S., Masters and dietetic internship at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Mel currently owns her own private practice in the mountains of North Carolina, serving primarily the CKD population.  Her goal is to always promote our profession to the best of her ability and to stay abreast of current topics in renal nutrition. In her free time Mel likes to hike with her family and play tennis. 

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Jennifer Rose Parker, RDN, CSR, LDN
Immediate Past Chair

pastchair@renalnutrition.org

Jennifer completed a B.S. at Florida State University & Internship at Barnes-Jewish College at Washington University. She has been working as an RDN in Renal & Diabetes since 2005. She is employed by FMC as a Lead Dietitian for the North Florida Region. She strives to help her dietitians reach their full potential. Jennifer is passionate about nutrition education and has presented at NKF's Renal Professional Forum and ANNA. In her free time, she and her husband love traveling and investing in their community and friendships through their local church.

Rory Pace, MPH, RD, FAND
Chair-Elect

chairelect@renalnutrition.org

Rory Pace has dedicated her career to Nephrology Nutrition. A graduate of UC Davis (B.S. Dietetics), the
West LA VA Dietetic Internship, and UCLA (MPH), she has developed expertise in malnutrition, CKD-
MBD, peritoneal dialysis, dialysis adequacy, quality improvement, and fluid balance and has published
and presented on these and numerous other nephrology nutrition topics. Rory helped to shape practice
by authoring the Academy/NKF 2020 SOP/SOPP for Nephrology Nutrition. As Director of Nutrition at
Satellite Healthcare, Rory leads clinical practice for over 100 RDs and ensures that nutrition is
represented in company initiatives. Rory is a lifelong learner and an active volunteer leader who enjoys
collaborating with others.

     

Position

Name

Email

Chair

Melissa Young

chair@renalnutrition.org

Immediate Past Chair

Jennifer Rose Parker

pastchair@renalnutrition.org

Chair-Elect

Rory Pace

chairelect@renalnutrition.org

Treasurer

Tammy Nijmeh

treasurer@renalnutrition.org

Secretary

Michele Cook

secretary@renalnutrition.org

Nominating Chair

Sue Steiner

nominating@renalnutrition.org

     

Membership Services

Position

Name

Email

Membership Services Chair

Brooke Nakashima

memberservices@renalnutrition.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Kathy Wong

Volunteer@renalnutrition.org

Awards/Scholarships Chair

Lynn Oehler

Awards@renalnutrition.org

     

Marketing/Communications

Position

Name

Email

Marketing/Communications Chair

Sara Erickson

marketing@renalnutrition.org

Assistant Marketing/Communications Chair 

Meg Munits

marketing@renalnutrition.org

Patient Education Chair

Susanna Slukhinsky

patiented@renalnutrition.org

Patient Ed Committee Members

Beth Egan
Rachael Majorowicz
Jen Bishara
Heather Lochmann
Jessica Prohn
Michele Cook
Sara Erickson

patiented@renalnutrition.org

Professional Education Chair

Sarah Cunningham

profed@renalnutrition.org

Webinar Chair

Anna Roh

profed@renalnutrition.org

     

HOD Delegate

Position

Name

Email

HOD Member

Mary Kay Hensley

hod@renalnutrition.org

     

Editorial Board/Advertising-Sponsorship

Position

Name

Email

RNF Managing Editor

Lynda March

forum@renalnutrition.org

RNF Lead Editor

Jackie Hankins

forum@renalnutrition.org

RNF Co-Editor

Jessica (Jess) Tower

forum@renalnutrition.org

RNF Co-Editor

Vanessa Voltolina

forum@renalnutrition.org

RNF Co-Editor

Dr. Tracy Ryan-Borchers

forum@renalnutrition.org

Advertising/Sponsorship

Kyle Lamprecht

sponsorship@renalnutrition.org

     

Website

Position

Name

Email

Webmaster

Melissa Ann Prest

mediamanager@renalnutrition.org

Social Media Chair

Katherine Schury

socialmedia@renalnutrition.org

     

Committee Chairs

Position

Name

Email

Policy & Advocacy Leader (PAL)

Lois Hill

policy@renalnutrition.org

Nutrition Services Payment Specialist

Jessie Pavlinac

policy@renalnutrition.org

     

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Position

Name

Email

Academy DPG Relations Manager

     

Past Chairs