Meet the Board
The Board members for 2020-2021!
Melissa Carroll, RD- President
Melissa completed her dual degrees in dietetics and consumer foods at University of Georgia and her dietetic internship in Augusta Georgia. She began her career in sales with the largest food distribution company in the US and has never left that field of expertise. Her Husband is in the Navy which has provided the opportunity to work in food sales in a variety of diverse regions. Currently, Melissa is the Healthcare Manager at Reinhart Foodservice. She lives in Norfolk with her Husband and 2 girls. They enjoy eating out, being active, and learning to love Virginia.
Rachel Sheldon, MS, RD - President Elect
Clinical Dietitian at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Amanda Massabki, RD - Treasurer
I am a Virginia Beach native. I graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and completed my dietetic internship with The Virginia and Maryland Departments of Health while working at WIC. Currently, I enjoy being a Clinical Dietitian at Maryview Medical Center where I am based out on the neurological, general medicine, and acute rehab units, as well as covering the other units as needed. Along with working at WIC and Maryview, I was a Nutrition Coach at the YMCA several years ago after graduating from JMU and did some volunteering/working alongside with a Dietitian in an outpatient clinic. I've also provided nutrition education, multiple times, in a group setting. While I do eat healthy, I am not opposed to indulging every once in a while; I pretty much love all foods. I like working with other people and meeting new people, and I look forward to being more active within the TAND group.
Brenda Klein, RD - Secretary
Former Positions include Clinical Inpatient/Outpatient Dietitian, Nutrition Community Outreach, Foodservice Management
Kirsten Romero, MS, RD - Membership
Kirsten Romero is a Virginia Beach based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who believes in helping her clients achieve their health goals through a livable diet that includes great tasting, healthy foods in moderation. She currently works as a consultant in many capacities, from conducting diabetes grocery store tours to counseling in a corporate wellness environment, and she is the nutritionist at Mind Body Works, a wellness center located in Virginia Beach. Kirsten has worked in varied clinical settings, including pediatrics and intensive care, and in outpatient settings and public health. She graduated from Virginia Tech with both her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.
Katie Abbott, MS, RD, INHC - Webmaster
Omada Healthcare Digital Health Coach and Integrative Nutrition Private Practice Dietitian
Heather Wooden - District Legislative Representative
Formula Technician at CHKD