Melissa Young, MS, RDN, CSR, LD
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.
Jennifer Rose Parker, RDN, CSR, LDN
Immediate Past Chair
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
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.