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 the 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

The directory is 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


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

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, 4500 West 69th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57108/605 5954435

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

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/

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 the SDAND and include a slide about how to work with a dietitian in their presentation.