Other Teams

jordyn-forsyth-square-2019-2020-leadership-photos-250x250.png Jordyn Forsyth, MS, RD, CDE, CSOWM (Sponsorship Relations Coordinator) is the MOVE! Weight Management Coordinator at the VA in Houston, TX. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition Sciences from Baylor University and her Master's degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman's University.
meghan-square-2019-2020-leadership-photos.png Meghann C. Talkington, RDN, LDN, CWP (Sponsorship Relations Assistant Coordinator) is a clinical dietitian at Memorial Hospital (BJC Healthcare) in Belleville/Shiloh, IL. Meghann completed her Dietetic Internship through the University of Delaware and her Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Meghann is also a Certified Wellness Practitioner through the National Wellness Institute. Meghann's passion is achieving a healthy lifestyle through sustainable/environmentally friendly practice.
Member Services
s-bassett-square.png Stephanie Bassett MPH, RD, LD, CPH (Student Services Coordinator) is a registered dietitian with over 14 years of culinary and dietetics experience. She started her career in a long-term care facility and transitioned into an inpatient clinical management role. Her goal is to help others improve their lives with sound and relatable nutrition recommendations. She serves as the State Regulatory Specialist on the Arkansas AND and is active within the Weight Management and Public Health and Community Nutrition DPGs.
k-lambert-square.png Katie Lambert MS, RDN, LD, CSOWM, CDE (Member Recruitment and Retention Coordinator) is currently the dietitian and program coordinator/manager at Mercy Clinic Weight and Wellness, a medical weight management program, in Saint Louis Missouri. She also is the owner of Step Forward Nutrition & Wellness LLC. She has over 6 years of experience with nutritional counseling in weight loss and weight management, diabetes management, GI nutrition management, and general health and wellness. In her free time, Katie likes to spend with her dog Lucy
renell-cronk-square_2019-2020-leadership-photos-250x250.png Renell Cronk, RDN, LD (Member Survey Coordinator) is the Director of Nutrition Services at a private practice that does counseling for patients going through bariatric surgery and for weight loss. Prior to this position, Renell worked at Natural Grocers as a Regional Nutrition Manager. In addition to being a dietitian, Renell hobbies include cooking, running and spoiling her two puppies (Velvet and Tucker).
Networks and Alliances
a-matthews-square.png Anne Mathews, PhD, RDN (Obesity Week Coordinator) is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department in Gainesville, FL. In this position, Anne teaches in the Dietetics and Nutritional Science programs and conducts research regarding health behaviors related to weight management and diet quality. Over the years, Anne has served the Weight Management DPG in several positions including Chair, Treasurer, and Nominating Committee Director.
hollie-raynor-square_2019-2020-leadership-photos-250x250.png Hollie Raynor, PhD, RD, LDN (Academy Alliance Representative) is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and the Interim Assistant Dean of Research in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee. She holds a MS in Public Health Nutrition and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She conducts research in lifestyle interventions for pediatric and adult weight management and has published over 125 peer-reviewed articles.
Nominations and Awards

Barbara J. Ivens, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND (Volunteer Coordinator) is Principal, Nutrition Information Exchange with a background in building multi-dimensional professional and consumer nutrition programs that promote healthful choices and balanced nutrition.

Barbara has served as chair of the Academy's Foundation and chair of the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She has been a Weight Management DPG member since 2008.

metzgar-square.png Catherine Metzgar, PhD, RD (Nominating Committee Assistant Director) is a Clinical Team Lead and Health Coach at Virta in San Francisco, CA. At Virta, Catherine provides remote patient care while also managing a small team of health coaches. She holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where her work focused on determinants of weight gain prevention in young and mid-life adult women. Outside of work, Catherine is navigating (new) motherhood and enjoys traveling and exploring with her husband and daughter.
luckering-square.png Courtney Luecking, MPH, MS, RDN (Awards and Honors Coordinator) is a doctoral candidate in the Nutrition Department at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her graduate research assistant role, she provides nutrition expertise to the Children’s Healthy Weight Research. Courtney has volunteered for state and local Academy affiliates in various capacities. As a result, Courtney has been honored as an Emerging Dietetic Leader in North Carolina.
Professional and Consumer Resources

Amy Habeck, MS, RDN, CDN (Resource Co-Coordinator Quick Guides) is a bariatric and weight loss dietitian in at outpatient setting at Advanced Surgeons in Hawthorne, New York. Her work involves counseling patients before and after weight loss surgery. Amy has completed both the level 1 and level 2 Certificates of Training in Adult Weight Management in 2011 and 2015, respectively.

Amy completed her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University, her dietetic internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, and her Masters at Eastern Michigan University. Her past experience includes nutrition support of bone marrow transplant patients, pharmaceutical sales and online education instruction. She has presented several abstracts at the annual meetings of the American Dietetic Association (currently the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) and the American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition.


Nadea Minet, MS, RDN, LD (Resource Co-Coordinator Promotions) has been working in the field of Bariatrics for 9 years, and loves connecting with professionals and patients alike. She actively participate in providing education to the patients and serving in the community at various health and wellness events and conferences across the country. It’s her mission to make a healthy lifestyle something fun, enjoyable, and maintainable.

Reimbursement and Public Policy

Alexandra Thompson, RDN, CSOWM (Reimbursement Coordinator) is a clinical dietitian at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. She utilizes her past experience working with patients who have pursued bariatric surgery to advocate for policy and legislation that affects coverage and payment for essential obesity health services.

Alex received her Bachelors of Science degree from Michigan State University and completed her dietetic internship at University of Virginia Health System.