Meet our Outreach Team
Melody Acosta, MPH, RDN
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Melody Acosta is a Registered Dietitian with over 25 years experience in
Pediatric nutrition. She earned her Bachelor of Science at Marshall University
in Huntington, West Virginia and completed her internship at Medical College
of VA Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. She earned her Master of Public
Health at Portland State University. She is bilingual in Spanish and works
with outpatients at MCMC's Water's Edge facility.
Melody enjoys meeting entire families and helping them reach their own
conclusions about how to protect and improve their health. She takes pride
in seeing adults create better habits in order to improve the health of
their children. In her free time, Melody enjoys mountain biking, skiing,
Jillian Bliss, RD, CDE
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Jillian Bliss is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator
at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in
Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at Michigan State University.
Jillian enjoys educating her patients about the science of nutrition, helping
them find creative solutions to the obstacles preventing them from better
health, and seeing improved health outcomes after lifestyle changes. In
her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, snowboarding, and spending
time with her family.
Kelly Chambers, MS, RD, CDE
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Kelly Chambers is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator
at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She completed her Bachelor of Science.
in Dietetics from the University of Vermont, where she also earned her
Master of Science in Nutrition Science.
In 2016, Kelly received the Distinguished Service Award from the American
Association of Diabetes Educators. She helps patient improve their health
through guidance, support and coaching. In her free time, Kelly enjoys
cycling, hiking, backpacking, and stand-up paddle boarding.
Tracy Dugick, MS, RD, CDE
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Tracy Dugick is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator
at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science in
Nutrition from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and completed her Master
of Science in Nutrition at Central Washington University.
Tracy enjoys using her knowledge of nutrition and diabetes care to help
her patients improve their health. In her free time, Tracy enjoys hiking,
skiing, gardening and cooking.
Kjersti Madsen, RD
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Kjersti Madsen is a Registered Dietitian at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Management from
Oregon State University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Virginia
State University. She is proficient in Spanish.
Kjersti enjoys helping her patients explore their relationship with food
to make sustainable changes in their health. In her free time, Kjersti
enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including sailing, hiking, camping
Chelsey Morss-Alberts, RD, CDE
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Chelsey Morss-Alberts is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes
Educator at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science
in Family Consumer Science-Dietetics at the University of Idaho. In 2014,
she was awarded Utah Diabetes Educator of the Year.
Chelsey enjoys helping people with diabetes make lifestyle changes and
improve their quality of life. Her goal is to help her patients find what
makes managing their diabetes more convenient, so they can live normal
lives. In her free time, Chelsey enjoys hiking, mountain biking and gardening.
Maureen Sprague, MS, RD, CDE
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Maureen Sprague is a Registered Dietician at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.
She earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Washington State
University, where she also completed her M.S. in Human Nutrition summa
cum laude. She completed her dietetic internship through Tri-County Health
Department in Denver Colorado.
Maureen enjoys empowering people to improve their health and self-care
through nutrition and mindfulness. In her free time, Maureen enjoys camping,
cycling, yoga, golf and reading.
Jennifer Zimmerman, RD, CDE
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Jennifer Zimmerman is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator
at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree
in Dietetics at the University of Idaho.
Jennifer enjoys supporting her patients and helping them make small, manageable
changes to improve their overall health. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys
sailing, sea kayaking, hiking, and camping.