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Kelli Williams
Dietetics
Phone: (304) 696-4336
E-mail: williamsk@marshall.edu

Kelli J. Williams, PhD, RD, LD, is Department Chair and Professor of Dietetics at Marshall University. She received her doctorate degree from The Ohio State University and has worked in various settings as a dietitian. Her primary interests are in health promotion/disease prevention and obesity. She has conducted research on food availability for rural elderly, perceptions of healthy diet and weight among Appalachian adolescents, and the impact of nutrition education in schools. Currently, Dr. Williams is involved with Marshall’s Nutrition Education Program and serves as the grant’s principal investigator.


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Mary Kathryn Gould
Dietetics
Phone: (304) 696-3364
E-mail: gouldm@marshall.edu

Mary Kathryn Gould, EdD, RD, LD, is a Professor of Dietetics and Director of the Dietetic Internship program at Marshall University. She completed her dietetic internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland and received her master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and her doctorate degree in Leadership Studies from Marshall University. Before her career as an educator, she worked as a dietitian in the community, acute care, and long-term care settings. Her primary interests are in clinical nutrition and nutrition education. She has conducted research on preceptor training programs for supervised practice as well as weight perceptions of adolescents in an afterschool program. In addition, Dr. Gould has developed and presented nutrition education programs for employees of local and state businesses in the Tri-state area.


Amy GannonAmy Gannon
Dietetics
Phone: (304) 696-6641
Email: amy.gannon@marshall.edu

Amy Gannon, MS, RD, LD is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Dietetics Program at Marshall University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition and Foods at West Virginia University and her dietetic internship and master’s degree in Dietetics at Marshall University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction, also at Marshall. Before her career as an educator, she worked in community nutrition and in nutrition education. She also worked in both outpatient and inpatient clinical care. Her primary interests are in childhood obesity, nutrition education, and nutrition throughout the lifespan. She has conducted research on the impact of nutrition education in elementary and preschools and in early childcare settings. She also serves as an outpatient dietitian for HealthyKids Weight Management Clinic in Charleston, WV, specializing in the treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity and co-morbid conditions.


Mallory MountMallory Mount
Dietetics
Phone: (304) 696-2507
Email: evans99@marshall.edu

Mallory Mount, MS, RD, LD, CDE is an Assistant Professor of Dietetics at Marshall University. She completed her master’s degree and her dietetic internship at Marshall University. Before her career as an educator, she worked as a dietitian in the community, acute care, and outpatient settings. Her primary interests are in clinical nutrition, diabetes, health/promotion and disease prevention, and nutrition education. In addition, Mallory is the dietitian for Camp Kno-Koma, the diabetes camp of WV. Mallory has also provided nutrition education in various settings in Ohio and West Virginia.


Tim BenderTim Bender
Department of Dietetics
Phone: (304) 696-6431
E-mail: tim.bender@marshall.edu

Tim Bender, MS, RD, LD is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Distance Dietetic Internship at Marshall University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Marshall University as well as his dietetic internship and master’s degree. Before his career as an educator, he worked as Director of the Marshall University Nutrition Education Program, which is a grant funded program providing an array of nutrition education services in early elementary classrooms. He has conducted research on the impact of nutrition education in early elementary classrooms. He practiced as a dietitian in a weight management clinic, working with patients who had undergone gastric bypass or gastric sleeve procedures. His primary interests are in sports nutrition and nutrition education. He also owns a private practice serving as a dietitian in workplace wellness, community nutrition, weight management, clinical nutrition, and sports nutrition.



rick-rogersRick Rogers

Department of Dietetics
Phone: (304) 696-4338
E-mail: rogers144@marshall.edu

Richard “Rick” Rogers is a Program Assistant I within the Department of Dietetics. Since August 2013, he has been responsible for providing administrative support to the dean while managing daily operations of multiple departments within the COHP. Rogers serves as liaison with university units, outside organizations and the general public. Prior to his position at Marshall, he worked for the city of Huntington as the assistant finance director for 23 years as well as the state of West Virginia Tax Department and the Cabell Huntington Health Department. Rogers received his bachelor’s of business administration from Marshall in 1984. Growing up in a big family in Huntington, Rogers said he has always been a fan of Marshall athletics and considers himself lucky to work for the best university in WV.


Nutrition Education Program


Alicia FoxAlicia Fox, MS, RDN, LD
Director of Nutrition Education Program
Phone: 304-696-4829
E-mail: alicia.fox@marshall.edu

Alicia Fox, MS, RDN, LD is the director for Marshall University’s Nutrition Education Program.  After obtaining a degree in retail merchandising from Ohio University, Alicia gained more than ten years of management experience.  Alicia completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in dietetics from Marshall University as well as her dietetic internship. While completing her dietetic internship, Alicia worked for the Nutrition Education Program as an educator.  Prior to Alicia’s role as director, she provided outpatient nutrition education and counseling.  Alicia’s primary interests are in community nutrition, nutrition education and diabetes education.


0757Kathrine Clark, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition Educator
E-mail: kathrine.clark@marshall.edu

Kathrine Clark is a Registered Dietitian working as a Nutrition Educator for Marshall University’s Nutrition Education Program. Kathrine serves the eligible Putnam County Elementary schools and has a passion for creating and enhancing the lives of our youth through nutrition education. With encouragement from her surroundings, she graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree in science, a master’s degree and completion of her dietetic internship.


Mekayla HartMekayla Hart, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition Educator
E-mail:hart65@live.marshall.edu

Mekayla Hart, MS, RD, LD is the Nutrition Educator for Mason County, WV. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Marshall University, where she attained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Dietetics. She also completed her dietetic internship at Marshall University, which introduced her to the Nutrition Education Program. Her primary interests are in nutrition education and community involvement. She is passionate about serving local communities and loves to work with the youth and elderly populations. In addition to being the Nutrition Educator for our schools in Mason County, she also works as a clinical dietitian at a rehabilitation hospital in Huntington, WV.


0705Debbie Rowe, RD, LD
Nutrition Educator
E-mail: debbie.rowe@marshall.edu

Deborah “Debbie” Rowe, RDN, LD is a Nutrition Educator with Marshall University Family Nutrition Education Program.  She provides nutrition education services to students in Kindergarten through Second grade in Wayne County.  She received her degree in Dietetics from Morehead State University, as well as completed her internship at Morehead.  Before her career as an educator, she worked as a clinical dietitian in Rehabilitation, outpatient, long term care, community as well as early intervention.  Her primary interests are in metabolic disorders, food allergies and intolerances, autoimmune diseases, health promotion and disease prevention and nutrition education.  She also serves as the House Dietitian for 4th Avenue Arts providing her clients with nutrition education to meet the individual needs.


Tiffany Tiffany Lockhart, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition Educator
E-mail: tiffany.lockhart@marshall.edu  

Tiffany Lockhart, MS, RD, LD is a Nutrition Educator for Marshall University’s Nutrition Education Program, which is a grant funded program providing an array of nutrition education services in early elementary classrooms. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from West Virginia University, Tiffany completed an undergraduate degree in dietetics, a master’s degree and a dietetic internship at Marshall University.  Before her career as a Nutrition Educator, Tiffany worked as a clinical dietitian at a large regional hospital, where she counseled inpatients and outpatients of all ages.  Tiffany also has been very active in the Huntington community to promote healthy eating.  Her primary interests are health promotion and disease prevention, starting with early education in the elementary schools.


 

Rachel Sallade, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition Educator
E-mail: Rachel.Sallade@marshall.edu

Rachel Sallade, MS, RD, LD is the Nutrition Educator for Kanawha County, WV. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition and Foods at West Virginia University, and then went on to complete her masters degree and internship in Dietetics at Marshall University. Before her career as an educator, she worked as a public health dietitian for The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). In addition to the Nutrition Education Program (NEP), she also works as a dietitian for the PEIA Weight Management Program in Charleston, WV. Rachel is passionate about pediatric nutrition, mindful and intuitive eating, the culinary arts, and helping improve the health and food literacy of low income individuals.


0809Brandi Sentz, MHA, RD, LD, CDE
Nutrition Educator
E-mail: hicks28@marshall.edu

Brandi Sentz, MHA, RD, LD, CDE is the nutrition educator in Lincoln County for the Marshall University Nutrition Education Program.  Brandi completed her undergraduate degree at West Virginia University and then completed her dietetic internship and a master’s degree at Marshall University.  Later, she received a master’s degree in healthcare administration.  Brandi has experience in many different aspects of nutrition, but much of her career has been in consulting and outpatient setting.  Her primary interests are pediatric nutrition, diabetes education, and the treatment of eating disorders.


0724Frank O. Markun, MBA, RD, LD
Program Analyst
Phone: 304-696-6430
E-mail: markun@marshall.edu

Frank O. Markun, MBA, RD, LD is Program Analyst with the NEP grant project.  He received his Master of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and has worked in several settings as both a manager and director of food and nutrition services facilities.  His primary interest is in administrative dietetics and management, as well financial analysis.  Currently Mr. Markun is working on a SNAP Ed grant for the Marshall University Dietetics program as a financial analyst and evaluator of the program, helping to write budgets, analysis of data and evaluation of program through testing of participants at various sites.


Tonya ParkerTonya F. Parker
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 304-696-4696
E-mail: parker53@marshall.edu

Tonya Parker is an Administrative Assistant for the Nutrition Education Program.  Tonya holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marshall University from where she graduated in 1993.