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Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASP

Clinical Practice Specialist
ASPEN | American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Nutrition Support Dietitian
Mt. Carmel East Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Ainsley Malone is a Nutrition Support Dietitian at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in managing nutrition care for patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition.  Ms. Malone also serves as a Clinical Practice Specialist for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) where she supports the organization’s clinical practice activities.  Ainsley is a certified nutrition support clinician and throughout her career has presented on many aspects of nutrition support practice.  Ainsley has served in many leadership capacities including President of ASPEN and the Board of Directors for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 
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Carla M. Prado, PhD, RD

Professor and Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health
Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit, Division of Human Nutrition
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Carla Prado is a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and a Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) chair in Nutrition, Food and Health. She is also the director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit. Dr. Prado received her PhD in human nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a registered dietitian in both Canada and Brazil. Dr. Prado is an expert in assessing nutritional status through the precise measurement of body composition and energy metabolism. The focus of her current research program is to develop targeted nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of low muscle mass in patients with diverse conditions. She is currently the principal investigator for four randomized controlled trials investigating the impact of nutrition intervention on body composition and health. She is currently a member of the GLIM Body Composition Working Group, and the Sarcopenic Obesity Consensus Group (ESPEN/EASO). She is an Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. 
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Stacey Dunn-Emke, MS, RDN

Founding Owner
NutritionJobs.com and ExerciseJobs.com
San Francisco, California, USA
Stacey Dunn-Emke, MS, RDN, is the Founder and Owner of NutritionJobs. She specializes in dietetic career development, resume building, LinkedIn, and job seeking success via traditional and unique platforms for nutrition and dietetic professionals. Stacey has previously worked in various settings around the Bay Area as a Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Manager, and Research Dietitian with Dr. Dean Ornish. She has been invited to speak at Harvard Medical School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and MD Anderson Cancer Center, and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and MSNBC TV. She was awarded Outstanding Dietitian by the Bay Area Dietetic Association, Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by ARAMARK, Healthcare Support Services, and Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the California Dietetic Association. Stacey lives in San Francisco with her family where her children take her on skiing, volleyball, ballet and lacrosse adventures! 
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Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS

Assistant Professor, department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Director, the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Houston, Texas, USA
Wesley McWhorter is an Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of Culinary Nutrition for the Nourish Program at the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. Dr. McWhorter is appointed as a faculty member at McGovern Medical School, serves as a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is an advisory council member for the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative. A professional chef, Dr. McWhorter focuses on interprofessional nutrition education through hands-on culinary medicine courses. 
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Monica Salinas, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian - Critical Care 
Montefiore Medical Center 
Adjunct Professor - Nutrition  
New York University 
New York, NY, USA 
Monica is a Registered Dietitian at the Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center in New York and has been the Nutrition Support Clinician for the past five years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Wellness from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico and a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from NYU. Monica works closely with the Critical Care team, during the COVID 19 pandemic, she helped develop a Nutrition Therapy protocol that helped dietitians across Montefiore Health System with the nutritional management of patients with COVID 19. Aside from her job as a critical care dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center, she is an adjunct nutrition professor at NYU. 
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Jasmine Westbrooks, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Founding Owner
Nourish through Nutrition, LLC- PRN
Sebring, Florida, USA
Jasmine is currently working as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist residing in Raleigh, North Carolina. She believes in a realistic approach to improving nutritional habits for a better quality of life. Her interest in nutrition blossomed from health problems dominating herself and family's life but could have been corrected through preventive diet measures. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition Dietetics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rosalind Franklin University at Chicago. 

Jasmine is the Co-founder of EatWell Exchange Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the primary goal of bridging the gap in health outcomes by guiding communities in making positive life long changes while respectfully maintaining their culture. Along with her colleague, Ashley Carter they provide community outreach and various culturally relevant nutrition programs geared towards preventing chronic diseases. They go out in the community and teach all ages adjusting their presentations to relate to their culture and making practical changes that are relevant to their needs. They work with communities that are considered food deserts by helping their local gardens gain support which will increase access to healthier foods in those areas. EatWell Exchange partners with nonprofits, businesses, organizations and schools to reach various low-socioeconomic populations. 

Jasmine is has a consulting company, Nourish Through Nutrition, teaching about diabetes, mindful eating and making behavioral changes. She emphasizes on making changes around lifestyle while also debunking food myths, helping people develop better relationships with their food and making healthier food choices that are sustainable and last a lifetime. As a media dietitian she has been featured on many local and national media outlets such as Today's Dietitian, WFLA Tampa, Philadelphia channel 17, NBC Miami and many more. 
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