Nutrition Services Team

The clinical nutrition services, dietetic internship, and nutrition research areas operate through the Digestive Disease Center, under the direction of April Reeder and Dr. Karl Byrne. The three main focuses of the nutrition program are to conduct scientific research, promote sound nutrition education for health professionals, and provide effective nutrition programs throughout the community.

Clinical Management Staff

Heather Barraco 

Heather Barraco, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Inpatient Clinical Nutrition Manager

Michael Stafford 

Michael Stafford, MBA, RD, CSO, LD

Outpatient Clinical Nutrition Manager

Inpatient Adult Dietitian Staff

Chris Bannister

Chris Bannister, RD, LD, CNSC

Emily Bass

Emily Bass, MS, RD, CSR, LD, CNSC

Amy Bilbo

Amy Bilbo, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Irene Erich 

Irene Erich, MS, RD, LD


Katy Ferguson

Katy Ferguson, RD, LD

Jane Fleming

Jane Fleming, RD, LD, CNSC

Rebecca Fuller

Rebecca Fuller, RD-AP, LD, CNSC

Raven Greene

Raven Greene, MS, RD, LD


Jacylyn Paciaroni

Jaclyn Paciaroni, RD, LD

Maureen Pryatel

Maureen Pryatel, RD, LD, CNSC

Cathy Ricker

Cathy Ricker, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Natalie Rucks

Natalie Rucks, RD, LD


Aymi Welch

Aymi Welch, MS, RD, LD

Aymi Welch 

Hannah Rettaliata, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Outpatient Adult Dietitian Staff

Aymi Welch 

Aymi Welch, MS, RD, LD



Jim Klauder

Jim Klauder RD, LD

Caitlin McCue

Caitlin McCue, RD, LD

Molly Mills

Molly Mills, RD LD

Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson, RD, LD


Mary Jo Turner 

Mary Jo Turner, RD, LD, CNSC

Mary Jo Turner 

Kathryn Adel, MS RD, CSSD, LD

Mary Jo Turner 

Catelyn Brookshier, RD, LD