MS, RDN, LD, CEDRD-S
Jill has been extensively trained in wellness coaching and has been a Registered and Licensed Dietitian since 1996. She is the only dietitian in Houston who is board certified as an Eating Disorders Specialist Dietitian (CEDRD-S), and currently supervises other CEDRD candidates (approved supervisor). She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science from Texas A&M University. She also obtained a Master of Science degree in nutrition and food management from The University of Central Oklahoma.
Jill has gained experience in most areas of Medical Nutrition Therapy and has worked at various hospitals as a clinical dietitian. Her primary focus the last decade has been disordered eating, eating disorders, and weight concerns. For 5 years, she worked at The Methodist Hospital's Weight Management Center facilitating groups and providing individual nutrition therapy. She has also worked with Houston Eating Disorders Center (now ERC - Houston) providing medical nutrition therapy for the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) clients. Currently, Jill works with primarily clients struggling with eating disorders providing nutrition therapy in her private practice. She runs two binge eating groups and provides dual sessions (nutrition and therapy) with Meredith Riddick, LPC-S, CEDS-S through A Collaborative Approach.
Jill volunteers for the Houston Eating Disorders Specialists as the Speaker Committee Chair and with the International Association of Eating Disorders Specialists (iaedp) as part of a multidisciplinary team reviewing and approving applications for those obtaining their certification in eating disorders. She has spoken in national conferences such as the Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference in Denver, Colorado and the Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She has been married for over 20 years and has two boys who keep her busy! Jill loves decorating, scrapbooking and watching both her sons play basketball. (one is in high school and the other plays for The University of Colorado Colorado Springs).