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Healther_Hohl.jpgHeather Hohl, RDN

Current Position

Membership Chair 2021-2022
BHN DPG

How long have you been a RDN?

4 years

How long have you been in the Behavior Health Nutrition area?

2 years

Why did you join BHN?

I joined BHN because I really value community and meaningful connections, especially with others in the field. BHN is a place to learn from others with a vast amount of experience and wisdom, while also making real changes in the community. It is a fairly large DPG with people from a variety of backgrounds, which create areas of opportunity and growth to learn from different perspectives. The leaders at BHN are also people in the field who inspire me professionally and have mentored me in office hours towards my goal of becoming a CEDRD.

How has BHN helped you professionally?

The leaders of BHN have been encouraging and accessible whenever I have questions about cases, interventions or even career changes. It’s a network for support and continued education, while also offering areas for me to contribute and find purpose in being part of this community. I am a more well rounded and informed professional for engaging in BHN.

What do you think other RD's should know about BHN?

Other dietitians should know that this is a group of volunteers who are passionate about what they do. They also want to hear what you have to say and learn from you too! It’s important to stay up to date on the latest information and being involved in BHN is a great way to do that.

A little about me

Heather Hohl, RD
Program Director
Center for Discovery, Pleasanton Outpatient

Heather Hohl earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Oklahoma Health and Sciences Center, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She started her career in British Columbia, Canada at The Heights at Mt. View, working in long term care. During her time there she learned from Peter Lam, a leader in developing the International Dysphagia Diet and Standardization Initiative (IDDSI). She worked at a dialysis center in California prior to discovering her passion for working with clients who struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating. She worked at Center for Discovery Pleasanton Outpatient as a dietitian and helped develop the Inpatient Eating Disorder Program at Fremont Hospital as the Program Manager. Currently she is the Program Director at Center for Discovery, Pleasanton Outpatient while also serving clients through her private practice via telehealth.

If you would like to share your story, or that of another BHN member, please complete the Spotlight Template and send to our Membership Chair, Jennifer Costello.

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