DDA Board of Directors


Governance Committee


Jessica Roberts, MS, RDN

Jessica is the president-elect for the Denver Dietetic Association for the 2018-19 year. This is her third year on the DDA board, previously serving as secretary. Jessica is a registered dietitian with a passion for the field of nutrition. Jessica received her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from Brigham Young University. She completed an internship in Colorado, and was able to gain a wide array of experiences throughout the state. Her experiences included working at Littleton Adventist Hospital, University of Colorado dining services, Boulder Valley School District dining services, University of Colorado Diabetes Clinic, Jefferson County Health Department and WIC, as well as working at multiple assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. After completing her internship, Jessica became a registered dietitian in 2014. She further continued her knowledge and dietetics education by earning a Master of Science Degree in Applied Nutrition from Sage Colleges, graduating with honors. Jessica is always looking for ways to serve others throughout the community. She has put on community etiquette dinners, taught classes on nutrition and MyPlate, and is a merit badge counselor for the cooking merit badge for Boy Scouts of America. Jessica has lived in Colorado for most of her life and enjoys spending time outside with her family and dog. She loves music, and plays the piano, organ and harp.  

President Elect

Katie Painter, MS, RDN

Katie was born and raised in Colorado. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she obtained both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nutrition and Health Sciences. During this time, Katie also achieved a minor in Business Administration and a certificate in Transdisciplinary Childhood Obesity Prevention. Katie completed her Dietetic Internship at Tri-County Health Department and now works as a Clinical Dietitian at The Medical Center of Aurora. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, gardening, and traveling. This is her first year on the board of directors and she is looking forward to advancing the practice of dietetics throughout the Denver Metro area.

Nominating Committee Chair


Nominating Committee  

Emily Hunt

Nominating Committee

Catie Van Horn

Public Policy Chair

Shane Spritzer, MPH, RD, CNSC

Shane Spritzer is a Registered Dietitian working at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s & Rocky Mountain Hospital for children as well as Rose Medical Center. He completed both his undergraduate degree and dietetic internship through Metropolitan State University of Denver, and his Masters of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health from Colorado School of Public Health. His free time is usually spent cooking, listening to a podcast, watching TV, or seeing a show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. This is his third year on the board of directors, and he is excited to help strengthen Denver’s dietetic community.

Meeting Planning Committee

Meeting Planning Committee

Mary Kuester, RDN

Membership Committee

Stephanie Neu, RDN

Membership Chair

Brianna Landis

Membership Committee

Megan Pfeiffer

Diet Tech Representative

Julie Morse

Julie Morse is a senior in the Culinary Nutrition program at Johnson & Wales University with the goal of becoming a registered dietician and working with cancer patients. She volunteers at Brent’s Place cooking nutritious meals for the families of children with cancer.  She enjoys the process of preparing the menus meeting the nutritional guidelines, such as gluten free and food allergies, provided to her by the staff at Brent’s Place.

Johnston and Wells Student Representatives

Race Shepherd

Megan Fira

Metropolitan State University of Denver Student Representatives

Delaney McCutchenson

Martha Prisby

Rusul Hamad

Chelsea Wisch

Public Relations

PR/Social Media Committee Chair

PR/Social Media Committee

Tessa Cushman

PR/Social Media Committee

Speaker's Bureau Chair 

Meghan Perkins

Website Chair

Nicole Bollinger, RDN


Lizzie Hellman, RDN

Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Caruso

Christine is a Human Nutrition & Dietetics major at MSU Denver, graduating in May 2018. An avid cook since she was a teenager, she’s enjoyed sharing food and the health benefits of cooking and sharing meals with others for most of her life. Upon moving to Denver two years ago, she decided to make a career change, and pursue Nutrition to find a way to share the power of food with others. As the Coordinator for the Denver based co-op Walk2Connect, she organizes and leads food-focused walks, to educate her community on food and wellness. She also serves on the Board of the Auraria Campus Student Dietetics Association, where she enjoys connecting students to each other and to the world of Nutrition. After graduation, she looks forward to becoming a Registered Dietitian, and continuing to bring health and wellness to her neighbors in Denver.

Financial Committee


Stephanie Weise

Stephanie graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in May of 2018 with her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics.  Stephanie started her internship with MSU Denver’s ISPP program in August.  She enjoys volunteering and hiking with her family in her spare time, she volunteers with Colorado Feeding Kids, Open Door Ministries and We Don’t Waste. She was previously in banking for 12 years and then decided to go back to school to pursue her passion, helping people through nutrition.  After she completes her internship and passes the RDN she plans on working in a clinical setting, preferably outpatient counseling.

Fundraising Committee Chair


Fundraising Committee


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