“Not only do I love counseling clients to promote and motivate behavior change, but I also enjoy educating them on their lab values and trending their numbers as it correlates to their nutritional intake.”
Hi, I’m Jess. I’m a renal nutrition expert who is obsessed with advocating for nutrition as a treatment for preserving kidney function.
My passion is helping lift people out of fear of kidney disease and give them a path toward kidney health with the power of nutrition. I believe people have the power to change and every single person that wants to preserve their kidney health can do so with guidance.
A little about me: I’m the founder of The Kidney RD. I worked in dialysis for almost ten years before immersing myself in helping people BEFORE dialysis. I heard way too many of my dialysis patients say, “I wish I would’ve known,” and knew I needed to shift my services to a population that was underserved.
Along with kidney health, I love amazing food and sharing amazing food with people. Some of my personal favorites are raspberries, pecans, sweet potatoes, and very fine chocolate. I love to try ethnic food and don’t mind experimenting in my kitchen which can sometimes be to my families delight or disgust.
One of my gifts is inspiring with positive energy. I love to help people see a positive pathway and feel confident in their choices.
I expect my clients to be 100% committed to the plan we follow. The great thing is each client has my 100% support as well. This is not a lone journey and we work hand-in-hand through questions, concerns, meal planning, and clear information toward kidney health.
Kidney Community Involvement:
Member of NKF
National Kidney Foundation 2020 Recognized Renal Dietitian
Member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Renal Practice Group, Vegetarian Practice Group, Functional and Integrative Practice Group
M.S. Healthcare Management - Marymount University
15+ years of renal experience
Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, 5/2019-Present
Certified Lifestyle Eating and Performance Therapist (CLT)
Functional Nutrition Academy Graduate