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Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RD, LDN, FADA, FAND, CEDRD
Eileen has been an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member since 1980 and WM DPG member since 2007. She completed her undergraduate degree at Penn State, her dietetic internship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, and her MPH at theUniversity of North Carolina. Eileen developed a weight management gram at the Faulkner Hospital near Boston and developed and ran a wellness program at St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1990, Eileen was recruited to the Medical University of South Carolina where she was Associate Director of Weight Management and the Nutrition Specialist for the Eating Disorders Program.
Prior to her current position as Vice President, Affiliations and Patient Centered Strategies for The Little Clinic, Eileen ran a successful private practice focused on patient counseling, writing, speaking and mentoring. Eileen spent many years teaching and mentoring dietetic interns, medical students, nurse midwifery students, psychology interns and psychiatry residents about nutrition, weight management and eating disorders at programs in Massachusetts, South Carolina and Tennessee. She pioneered incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing into nutrition counseling in the early 1990s.
Eileen has served as Network Chair, Secretary, and Nominating Chair for the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group and currently serves as co-chair for the committee developing the Standard of Practice/Standard of Professional Performance for weight management.