As the nutrition experts, dietitians educate their patients, clients, and students on the relation of nutrition with disease, metabolism, intuitive eating, weight management, food preparation, and more. GAND works to enrich the minds our of members by providing education opportunities from leaders of their field, fellowship with other nutrition professionals, and exposure to the newest nutrition products and services.
Advocate for the dietetic profession and serve the North Central Florida community by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
Optimize the North Central Florida community’s health through food and nutrition.
Caring and Open-Mindedness
BENEFITS TO OUR MEMBERS
Connect to your passion for dietetics, food and nutrition.
Enhance your practice through knowledge learned from continuing education presentations and discussions with other members.
Fulfill continuing education requirements for credential renewal.
Develop your leadership skills.
Give back to the profession through the mentorship of students and fellow practitioners.
Build your network - receive support, fellowship, and encouragement from other GAND members.
Help grow and guide the profession through advocacy and community engagement.
NFAND BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2023-2024
CASEY COLIN, DCN, RDN, LDN, FAND
Casey completed her BS and MS through South Dakota State University, and her doctorate through the University of North Florida. Casey is the Director of Nutrition and Dietetic Undergraduate Programs and an assistant professor with the University of North Florida with more than 15 years in dietetics and over 16 years in the military. Casey aspires for all dietitians in the NFAND region to link arms and give a louder voice to the RDNs in our state and country so we can be part of the change we wish to see in the profession and so we can leave a legacy for our future generation of RDNs. Success is an evolution, and registered dietitian nutritionists will gain greater appreciation as experts within healthcare as services they provide continue to become highly valued as the key to prevention and treatment. This journey will involve critical research to maintain proficiency, ethical clinical care, expansion and education of peer providers, progressive professional and cultural advocacy, and community engagement.
JAMISHA LEFTWICH, DCN, RDN, LD/N, CLC, FAND
Jamisha completed her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition at the University of North Florida and is the FEM Program Director at the University of North Florida. She has over ten years of experience in the clinical and community setting, including maternal, infant, and child health and nutrition. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor. Jamisha has been involved with FCAND since becoming a dietitian, serving in the past as Nominating Committee chair, Member at Large, and Treasurer. She is excited to see the creation of NFAND and can't wait to see the association grow with new members and collaboration between each association. Jamisha has many ideas to recognize and show appreciation to the North Florida dietitians and diet techs and hopes to initiate those ideas on the board this year.
JAMIE ZELDMAN, MS, RDN, CHES
Jamie served as the President of the Gainesville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics last year and has worked closely with Casey to ensure the success of the merge leading into this year. Jamie is a current graduate student and Graduate Research Assistant pursuing her doctoral degree in the College of Health and Human Performance, Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida. Already a double Gator, Jamie completed her dual BS degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, and MS and Dietetic Internship from UF. Jamie is pursuing her PhD in the Nutrition Education and Behavioral Science (NEBS) Lab at UF, and became a Certified Health Education Specialist to complement her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, going to the beach, hiking, attending country concerts and cuddling with her cat named Clover.
MEGAN REYNOLDS, MS, RD, LD, CSR
Megan Reynolds is a Registered Dietitian working in private practice, HEALTHY HELPings Nutrition Services. She recently moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Jacksonville, Fl. She works with clients with kidney disease, obesity, diabetes, PCOS, and eating disorders via telehealth. She also works as an Adjunct Faculty in the Dietetic Technology Program at Cuyahoga Community Program. She completed her undergraduate degree at Kent State University in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2005 and the combined dietetic internship at the Cleveland VA Medical Center with master’s degree in nutrition at Case Western Reserve University in 2006. She has experience in inpatient, outpatient experience at the Cincinnati VA, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and at a few different dialysis units. Her rewarding career has allowed her to help clients change their lifestyles and reach their goals. She aspires to continue to educate students and interns in the dietetic or dietetic technology program. Her experience with GCAND, OAND, and volunteer experience throughout the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has been a source of motivation and support that she would like to continue as well. She was the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietitian of the Year in 2021. She is excited to learn more about Jacksonville and get involved in NFAND!
KAITLYN TAYLOR, BS – dietetic intern
Kaitlyn is a 2023 graduate from the University of Florida DPD and is a Morrison Healthcare dietetic intern at UF Health Jacksonville. She is planning to gain her RDN credentials after completion of her internship and is interested in a future career as a clinical dietitian. Her undergraduate experiences include being a leader in a clinical research lab, volunteering with pediatric endocrinology RDNs, working in community gardens, and leading two student organizations at UF. Being a member of the NFAND board is a step forward in her passion for advocacy, leadership, and making positive change in the field of dietetics.
KRISTIN BERG, DCN, RDN LDN, FAND
Dr. Kristin Berg is a recent graduate of the DCN program at UNF. She has 20+ years’ experience as a dietitian, working in inpatient acute care at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY and inpatient and outpatient care at Mayo Hospital Jacksonville as well as private practice. Her inpatient focus was GI and solid organ transplant. Most recently, she has been teaching in primary and secondary education while completing her own education goals and working on autism-nutrition research. She has accepted a full-time teaching position beginning Fall 2023 at UNF. Kristin is married with two teenage children, her oldest is beginning college in the Fall.
JAMIE MARCHIO, MSH, MBA, RD, LD/N
Jamie has been a registered dietitian for 27 years having proudly started his career in 1996 as an RD in the United States Air Force. Since that time, he has taken on various roles to include inpatient clinical, clinical nutrition management, and Director of Food Service before beginning his sales career in the nutrition manufacturing industry as an Account Manager, then Regional Sales Manager with Nestle Health Science over a period of eight years. Jamie then moved into medical device sales working for large global manufacturers such as Hollister Inc., and ConvaTec Inc. where he had combined experience in field sales, corporate account management, and regional sales management responsibilities. He has since left the medical device industry to start his own franchise business and has owned Whit's Frozen Custard of World Golf Village since December of 2022 with the goal of expanding to additional stores in St. John's County in the next 2-4 years. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition degree through the University of North Florida with the goal of graduating in the spring of 2024, and hopefully gaining opportunities as a college level educator and career mentor for young nutrition professionals.
LIZ PAGE, RDN, CNSC, LDN
Liz earned her Dietetics degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Since April 2018, Liz has been the clinical nutrition manager for Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. Prior to her move to Jacksonville, Liz spent 9 years in Chicago as a nutrition support dietitian, foodservice director and clinical nutrition manager. She became a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician in 2011 and continues to be passionate about nutrition support and loves to share her experiences with others to help them become more confident and knowledgeable clinicians. She has previously served on ASPEN’s Malnutrition Committee, ASPEN’s Self-Assessment Committee and ASPEN’s Education and Professional Development Committee.