Updated: Nov 6
Please join us on Monday, November 9th at 6pm for the first AKAND Dietitian Round Table!
We will have volunteers share a 10-15 minute bio about their work as a dietitian in Alaska communities. Log on with a hot chocolate, glass of wine, or beverage of choice and feel free to ask questions and engage with the group. This is a time to build community, network, and get to know each other. We are still looking for more volunteers! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/akandsocial Don’t forget to add the meeting to your calendar!
Janai Meyer RDN, LD, IBCLC
I was born in Anchorage and grew up between Anchorage and Valdez, settling in Ketchikan after college. I happily transitioned to private practice about 8 years ago. Mom of two sons, two fur babies, and a few chickens.
Seth Newt Anderson MSNS, RND, LD
I work as an outpatient Dietitian at Southcentral Foundation's Primary Care Clinics. I work independently, but also as part of an interdisciplinary team providing nutrition education and counseling to Alaska Native and American Indian individuals. I love the variety of life stages and diseases or conditions I see day to day when interacting with customers while getting a whole picture of how their life affects their nutrition status and how their nutrition affects their life.
Amanda Walch PhD, MPH, RDN, LD
Hello! My name is Amanda Walch and I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I hold a PhD in public health nutrition and have been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years. Along with teaching, I conduct research in food security with low income populations as well as nutrition-related diseases, including diabetes and gastric cancer.
Kim Wilcox MS, RDN, IFNCP
Kim Wilcox Functional Nutrition
I’ve been in Alaska since 1995 and with my husband have raised my 8 children here. Ten years ago I started reading books by Functional Medicine doctors and realized how important diet and nutrition are to healing chronic health issues. I spent a year studying to certify as an integrative and functional nutritionist. I currently use an online platform to virtually help people with chronic health issues to heal. I love helping people help themselves!
Tamara Deschaine, RDN, LD, CDCES
I am a lifelong Alaskan and second career dietitian. After completing my degree at UAA, I worked for two years at St. Elias Specialty Hospital, and in 2017 moved to Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center where I currently work as an outpatient dietitian and diabetes educator. I have been on the AKAND board for the past four years, as Delegate and now as the State Policy Representative. In my spare time I enjoy doing all things Alaskan! Camping, hiking, gardening, and snowboarding. I also love food and cooking- two passions that led me to this field.