Newsletter and CommunicationsTeams

Newsletter Team

Communications Team

Samantha Lalush, RDN (Social Media Coordinator)

Manju Karkare, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, FAND (E-News/Blast Email Coordinator) is a dedicated leader and advocate for the dietetic profession. Her practice for the last 10 years, focuses on weight management and chronic disease management through individualized counseling and corporate wellness. Her practice is informed by many years of acute care and integrative and functional nutrition experience.

Leslie Sedon, RDN (Newsletter Editor) Leslie Sedon is a clinical Registered Dietitian with Orlando Health. She earned a Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition and began her career as a comparative animal nutritionist at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Georgia Aquarium. She transitioned to a career in dietetics and is passionate about using a food-first approach to improve the health and overall quality of life of people within the Central Florida area. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with her two sons and husband.

Barbara Klick, MPH, RD (Newsletter Assistant Editor) I have specialized in weight management and bariatric surgery for over 20 years. My area of expertise has been focused on weight management program operations; specifically, turning bariatric programs into financially sound, evidence-based systems delivering exceptional quality outcomes. I am currently the Treasurer of the Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I hold a master's degree in Public Health from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Hampshire. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, hiking, and snowshoeing.