South Dakota Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Work With a Dietitian

There are many ways to work a with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. The most common way is to call your local hospital or clinic that employs dietitians and request an appointment. Some RDNs work in private practice, in gyms or other settings and can be found online, through referrals, social media accounts or via our Find a Dietitian Directory below.  


With over 300 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in South Dakota, there is most likely one to suit your needs! View the Find a Dietitian Directory to find one near you.

The SDAND Speaker & Spokesperson Bureau provides a database of members with different specialty areas and speaking experience willing to speak at your events.


Find a Dietitian Directory

To be listed in the Find a Dietitian Directory here, complete THIS FORM. Submissions received at this time will NOT be added to this site until membership renewal in June/July 2019 (directory is only updated on an annual basis after membership renewal).

Kelsey Zvejnieks, RD, LN

Specialty: Clinical Dietitian
Workplace/Contact: Rapid City Regional Hospital

Suzanne Stluka, Phd, RD, LN

Specialty: Food Security & Nutrition Education
Workplace/Contact: SDSU Extension/

Alyssa Gehle, MPH, RDN, LN

Specialty: Community Nutrition, Public Health

Chris Comstock, MS, RD, LN

Specialty: Nutrition Education, Sustainability
Workplace/Contact: South Dakota State University/

Elli Nyberg, MS, RDN, LN, LD

Specialty: Long-Term Care, Assisted Living, Hospice, School Nutrition, Food Service Management, Menu Planning, Hospital Clinical Nutrition, Consultant Dietitian   
Workplace/Contact: 605-359-1065/

Kristen Meyer, RD, LN

Specialty: Consultant Dietitian

Becky Schaible, RD,LN

Specialty: Clinical Nutrition
Sodexo/Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, 401 9th Ave NW, Watertown, SD/

Theresa Nordin, RD, LN

Specialty: Pediatrics
Workplace/Contact: Rapid City Regional Health/605-755-8253

Nancy Miller, MS, RDN, CDE

Specialty: Nephrology
Workplace/Contact: Avera Dialysis

Jackie Binder, MS, RD, LN, LMNT

Specialty: WIC Consultant
Workplace/Contact: 605-660-0688

Kayla Aman, RDN, LN

Specialty: Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management
Workplace/Contact: Hy-Vee Foods, 790 22nd Ave S, Brookings, SD/605-696-5486

Megan Jacobson, LN, RDN

Specialty: Public Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Trainer Certified
Workplace/Contact: SDSU Extension, Mitchell Regional Extension Center, 1800 E Spruce St, Mitchell, SD 57301

Jason Kingsbury, RD, LN

Specialty: Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics  
Workplace/Contact: 402-350-4624

Janice Brandenburger, RDN, LN

Specialty: Long Term Care
Workplace/Contact: Brandenburger Consulting

Carol A. Pitts, MS, RD, LN

Specialty: Consultant Dietitian
Workplace/Contact: 695 5770

Kelly Messner, RD LN

Specialty: Transplan, Kidney Disease, Long Term Care
Workplace/Contact: Sanford Transplant/605-328-9286

Megan Hlavacek, MS , RDN, LN, CLC

Specialty: Community and Public Health Nutrition

Marni Whalen, MS, RD, LN, CDE

Specialty: Weight Management, Diabetes, Working with Veterans
Workplace/Contact: 605-718-1095 (Ext 3054)

Sara Berreth, MS, RDN, LN

Specialty: Clinical Dietitian, Consultant Dietitian
Workplace/Contact: 605-695-8964/

Allison Lutz, RD LN CDE

Specialty: Diabetes, Outpatient Nutrition Therapy
Workplace/Contact: Sioux Falls VA/


Specialty: Clinical Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: Sanford Health/605-333-7130

Dawn Johnson, RD,LN

Specialty: Clinical Nutrition Manager
Workplace/Contact: Avera McKennan/605-322-8788

Amanda Lambrechts, MS, RD, LN

Specialty: Eating Disorders, Intuitive Eating, Healthy at Every Size (R)
Workplace/Contact: Spilling the Beans Nutrition, LLC/

MEgan Erickson, MS, RDN, LN

Specialty: Community & Public Health Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: SDSU Extension/

Andrea Hanson, MS, RDN, LN

Specialty: Bariatrics, Research
Workplace/Contact: Avera McKennan Hospital/605-322-1194/

Melinda Boyd, DCN, MPH, MHR, RD, LN

Specialty:  Weight Management, Women’s Health, Vegetarian Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: Ellsworth AFB/

Mary Beth Russell, MS, RD, LN, CDE

Specialty: Director of Food and Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: Avera Heart Hospital/605-595-4435

Melissa Wilcoxon, RDN, LN

Specialty: Outpatient Services
Workplace/Contact: Sanford Health/605-328-1518

Tanja Cutting, MS, RD, CDE, LN

Specialty: Diabetes, Sports Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: Cut N’ Run Sports Nutrition/

Lacey Arneson McCormack, PhD, MPH, RD, LN, EP-C

Specialty: Research and Education, Rural Food Environment, Public Health Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: South Dakota State University/

Christa Biegler, RD, LN, CLT

Specialty: Digestive, Skin, Autoimmunity, Inflammation, Allergies & Sensitivities, Functional Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: /

Emily Hofer, MS, RD, LN

Specialty: Worksite Wellness
Workplace/Contact: Sanford Health Plan,

Margaret Kuiper, RDN, MA, CDE, LN

Specialty: Inpatient and Outpatient, Specializing in Diabetes & Weight Loss
Workplace/Contact: Sanford Health/

Sarah Straight, RD, CSG, LN

Specialty: Gerontological Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: VA Black Hills Healthcare System/

Kelsey Raml, MS, RD, LN

Specialty: Outpatient Nutrition Counseling: Weight Management, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Wellness
Workplace/Contact: Brown Clinic, 511 14th Ave NE, Watertown SD/605.884.4226/

Krista Leischner, MS, RD, LN

Speciality: School Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: Rapid City Area Schools/

Tami Toczek, RDN

Specialty: Medical Nutrition Therapy with a focus on Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease
Workplace/Contact: PO Box 85, Martin, SD 57551/308-360-1348

Abby LeBrun, MA, RD, LN

Specialty: Adult Nutrition Care, Foodservice Management

Celine Thompson, MS, RDN, LN

Specialty: Women's Health, Infertility, Digestive, Hormone Balance, Period Problems, PCOS, Prenatal & Postnatal

Whitney (Jerman) Blindert, MS, RDN, LN

Specialty: Dairy, Agriculture, Public Speaking

Marni Whalen, MS, RD, LN, CDE

Specialty: Weight Management, Diabetes, Wellness

Kristen Meyer, RD, LN

Specialty: Consultant Dietitian- Assisted Livings/Long-Term Care; Food Service Management; Clinical Nutrition

Helen Nichols, RD LN CDE

Specialty: Diabetes, Weight Management, Gluten Free
Workplace/Contact: 605-390-5090

Jordan Eichacker, MS, RD, LN

Specialty: Clinical and Outpatient Nutrition Counseling
Workplace/Contact: Madison Regional Health System, Madison, SD/605-256-8684/

Cathy Jo Tooley, MS, RD, LN

Specialty: GI Disorders
Workplace/Contact: Avera Medical Group Gastroenterology

Melissa Vondrak, RDN, LN

Specialty: Community Health & Nutrition Education; Outpatient Nutrition Counseling; Celiac Disease/Gluten-Free Diet
Workplace/Contact: SDSU Extension (Sioux Falls office)/Falls Community Health/

Ellen Grimlie, RDN, LN

Speciality: Inpatient Clinical Nutrition
Workplace/Contact: Sanford Health/605-333-7133

Speaker & Spokesperson Bureau

Available Speakers

If you are interested in having one of the below speakers at your upcoming event, please contact them directly using their contact information listed.


April Sorenson, RD, LN

  • Ditch the Diet: Weight loss with lifestyle changes

  • Boosting your immune system with nutrition

  • Getting nutrition services covered by insurance for RDNs

  • Kids in the Kitchen: How and why we should teach cooking and nutrition skills to youth.

  • Nutrition hacks to reduce inflammation


Christa Biegler, RD, LN

  • The Less Stressed Life: How stress robs us of nutrition, happiness, and healing + practical strategies you can start using today to overcome it.

  • Not Black & White, but Red All Over: Nutritional implications of eczema & other skin conditions.

  • Fast Track to Fabulous: A functional approach to reversing digestive issues and improving immune function.

  • Micronutrient patterns, nutrigenomics, ketogenic/intermittent fasting research, nutrition for women’s health and communicating with clients for health professionals.



Amanda Lambrechts, MS, RD, LN


Tanja Cutting, MS, RD, LN, CDE


Speaker Sponsorship

SDAND will consider a matching stipend up to $250 for speakers selected from the Speaker & Spokesperson Bureau to help defray travel and speaking fees. Applications are considered based on available funds, with the fiscal year restarting in June. APPLY HERE for the Speaker Sponsorship after you’ve contacted your preferred speaker. Request receipt of application by emailing

SDAND sponsorship must be recognized in your organization's marketing for the event and evaluations of the event must be sent to SDAND at:

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Joining the speaker & Spokesperson’s bureau

If you are a member of SDAND and have, 1) Been a member of SDAND for two years; 2) Have speaking experience; 3) Would like your topics that promote roles of the RDN to be shared with complementary organizations or listed as a resource for media outlets, please apply for the SDAND Speaker & Spokesperson Bureau by filling out this application.

SDAND Speaker & Spokesperson Bureau members are required to include that they are partially funded via SDAND and include a slide about how to work with a dietitian in their presentation.