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

Clinical Focus: Specialized Medicine | Nutrition Support

Emily Bass

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

Clinical Focus: Critical Care | Medical, Pulm & Abdominal

Amy Bilbo

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

Clinical Focus: Critical Care | Med/Surg, Complex GI

Irene Erich

Irene Erich, MS, RD, LD, CSNC

Clinical Focus: Critical Care | Cardiothoracic Surgery

Katy Ferguson

Katy Ferguson Flowers, MS, RDN, LD

Clinical Focus: Oncology | Surgery & Trauma

Jane Fleming

Jane Fleming, RD, LD, CNSC

Cross-Coverage / Float
Clinical Focus: Critical Care | Nutrition Support

Rebecca Fuller

Rebecca Fuller, RD-AP, LD, CNSC

Cortrak Tube Team Lead
Clinical Focus: Critical Care | Surgical, Trauma & Burn

Meredith Kolvey, RD, LD 

Meredith Kolvey, RD, LD

Clinical Focus: Medicine | Psychiatry


Mollie McConahay, RD, LD  

Mollie McConahay, RD, LD

Clinical Focus: Medicine | Endocrinology

Cathy Ricker

Cathy Ricker, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Clinical Focus: Critical Care | Neurosurgery

Natalie Rucks

Natalie Rucks, RDN, LD

Clinical Focus: Neurology | Burn | Liver Disease

Aymi Welch

Aymi Welch, MS, RD, LD

Cross-Coverage / Float
Clinical Focus: Nutrition Support

Outpatient Adult Dietitian Staff

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