Speaker’s Bureau

The Behavioral Health Nutrition Speaker’s Bureau is a community resource that connects local groups and organizations with nutrition professionals for speaking engagements or presentations. The pool of potential speakers is comprised of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. It is our goal to collaborate across food and nutrition communities by providing a list of speakers for continuing education programs, webinars and presentations.
Our speakers cover a variety of behavioral health nutrition-related issues including, but not limited to:

  • Addictions

  • Eating Disorders

  • Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities

  • Mental Health

If you are interested in being added to the Speaker’s Bureau please contact the BHN Website Coordinator

Sharon Lemons

MS, RDN, CSP, CSR, LD, FAND

Areas of expertise:

  • Autism
  • Feeding Challenges
  • Tube Feeding Sensory Issues
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Contact  Sharon Lemons by email

Janelle Smith

MS, RDN, CSP, CSR, LD, FAND

Areas of expertise:

  • Orthorexia and Clean Eating
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders in Mental Health Disorders
  • Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
  • Link between Addictions, Eating Disorders and Trauma

Contact Janelle Smith by email

Marci Evans

MS, CEDRD-S, RDN

Areas of expertise:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Role of RDN on Treatment Team
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Eating Disorders and Co-Occuring Issues: GI, Mental Health, Diabetes

Contact Marci Evans by email

Harriet H. Cloud

MS, RD, FAND

Areas of expertise:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Feeding Problems and the Role of the Dietitian
  • School Food Service and the Child with Special Needs
  • Obesity in Children with Developmental Disabilities
  • Inherited Disorders of Metabolism

Contact Harriet H. Cloud by email

David Wiss

MS, RDN

Areas of expertise:

  • Nutrition Therapy for the Addicted Brain
  • The Second Brain?
  • Muscle Dysmorphia
  • Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate
  • Hormones and Addiction

Contact David Wiss by email

Anna M. Lutz

MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD

Areas of expertise:

  • Nutrition Therapy and Eating Disorders
  • Non-Diet Approaches to Nutrition Therapy for RDs
  • Do No Harm: Understanding and Implementing the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model
  • Picky Eating

Contact Anna M. Lutz by email

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Laura Terrazas

M.S. SpEd, NDTR

Areas of expertise:

  • Relunctant Eaters
  • A Variety of Special Education Topics

Contact Laura Terrazas  by email

Julia Cassidy

MS, RDN, CEDRD-S

Areas of expertise:

  • The RD’s Role in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Using Exposure Response Prevention with Dietary Application in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • How to Use Intuitive Eating in Residential Treatment
  • Therapeutic Family Meals
  • Avoiding the Power Struggle in Eating Disorder Treatment

Contact Julia Cassidy by email

Julie Duffy Dillon

MS, RD, NCC, LDN, CEDRD

Areas of expertise:

  • Eating Disorder MNT
  • Stress Eating
  • Food Peace Tool Kit for Therapists
  • Eating Disorder Prevention

Contact Julie Duffy Dillon by email

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Lisa Dorfman

Licensed RDN, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Certified Performance Coach

Areas of expertise:

  • Stress Nutrition
  • Eating Disorders Across the Lifecycle
  • Substance and Food Addictions

Contact Lisa Dorfman by email

Shelly Brandenburger

DC, PhD, RD, LN, LAc, FIAMA

Areas of expertise:

  • Your Brain on Food:  Mental Health & Nutrition
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • The Intersection of Mind, Body & Nutrition
  • Yoga in the treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Many others (as a University professor)….

Contact Shelly Brandenburger by email

Dana Ferrante

RDN, LD, CLT

Areas of expertise:

  • How to Run a Successful Eating Disorder Private Practice
  • Screening, Assessing, and Treating Eating Disorders in an Outpatient Setting
  • Rebel Against Dieting
  • Mindful Eating
  • Binge Eating
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Body Image and Nutrition

Contact Dana Ferrante by email

Janice Scott

MS, RDN

Areas of expertise:

  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Nutrition Therapy for ADHD
  • Gastrostomy Care and Formulas
  • Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes in Pediatrics

Contact Janice Scott by email

Charlotte Caperton-Kilburn

MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, FAND

Areas of expertise:

  • How to Work with Athletes and Those Who Suffer From an Eating Disorder
  • Energy Drain in Athletes and the General Population
  • Eating Disorders
  • Legal Issues in Practice
  • Sports Nutrition

Contact Charlotte Caperton-Kilburn by email

Lia Jillian Lampert

DC, PHD, RD, LN, LAc, FIAMA

Areas of expertise:

  • Eating Disorders and the Brain
  • The Eating Part of Eating Disorders: Nutritional Counseling Roadmap
  • It Takes a Team: The RD’s Role On a Treatment Team in Eating Disorders
  • Eating Disorders and Advocacy: Using Your Voice to Make a Difference
  • The Intersection of Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Mental Health

Contact Lia Jillian Lampert by email

Patricia Novak

MPH, RD

Areas of expertise:

  • Autism: Nutrition, Feeding, GI, Obesity
  • Feeding Problems in Infants and Children
  • Obesity and Developmental Disabilities
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Allergies and Immune Concerns

Contact Patricia Novak by email

Catherine Breedon

PhD, LRD, CSP, DADA, FAND; Clinical/Metabolic Nutrition Specialist & Clin Assoc Professor

Areas of expertise:

  • Drug/Nutrition Interactions (including seizure meds)
  • Hot Topics in Nutrition (MANY topics with new reseach news of importance)
  • Special Nutrition Needs of Children with Diminished or Minimal Movement or Strength
  • Many Specific Syndromes: Smith-Lemli-Opitz, Prader-Willi, Trisomy 21, Epidermolysis Bullosa, others
  • Other Inborn Metabolic Errors: PKU, MCADD, LCADD, various

Contact Catherine Breedon by email

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Louse Albrecht

M.Ed, RD, LDN, CEDRD

Areas of expertise:

  • Eating Disorders: including ARFID

Contact Louise Albrecht by email

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Marjorie Nolan Cohn

MS, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD, ACSM-HFS

Areas of expertise:

  • Orthorexia
  • Eating Disorders and Exercise Addiction
  • BED in Athletes
  • Treatment Approaches for Athletes with Eating Disorders
  • Intutitive Exercise in Eating Disorder Treatment

Contact Marjorie Nolan Cohn by email

Janice Goldschmidt

MS, RD

Areas of expertise:

  • Nutritional Status of Adults with Autism
  • Teaching Cooking Skills to Adults with Autism
  • Cooking as a Form of Nutrition Intervention for Adults with Autism and other Development Disabilities
  • Eating Disorders and Autism

Contact Janice Goldschmidt by email

Theresa Wright

MS, RD, LDN

Areas of expertise:

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Eating Disorders
  • Nutrition and Addictions
  • Food Addictions

Contact Theresa Wright by email

Ellen R. Glovsky

PhD, RD, LDN

Areas of expertise:

  • Motivational Interviewing for Health Behavior Change
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health At Every Size

Contact Ellen R. Glovsky by email

Janice Dada

MPH, RDn, CDE

Areas of expertise:

  • Disordered Eating
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Health at Every Size
  • Pediatric Concerns: Growth, Eating Behaviors, Selective Eating

Contact Janice Dada by email