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 Jody Herman, MS, RDN, CEDRD

Clinical Manager
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Jody Herman is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a background in eating disorders, substance use and mental health diagnoses as well as food allergies. Beginning her dietetics career in the mental health field, Jody has provided individual and group counseling with nutrition education for clients, as well as pre-professional adolescent dancers. She has worked with eating disorders and mental health treatment centers in the Greater Los Angeles area including Breathe Life Healing Centers and La Ventana. Formerly a Professional Dancer, Jody discovered her passion for nutrition to improve quality of life and performance longevity, leading her to dietetics. Continuing her journey, she graduated with her Masters of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia and completed a Distance Dietetic Internship through Priority Nutrition Care in Southern California. With her passion for working closely with individuals to encourage self-efficacy and confidence in their relationship with the nutritive value of food and their bodies, Jody is excited to work with Bamboo Nutrition Therapy to support the philosophy and vision of the founder and company.

MelindaNewberry MS, RDN


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Melinda Newberry is a recent graduate of D’Youville College with a BS/MS in Nutrition and Dietetics and a prior BS in Health Science from Cal State Fullerton. Melinda is a Double Gold Medalist with US Figure Skating and currently still trains on the ice in her spare time. Her thesis was presented at the New York State Nutrition and Dietetics Conference 2021 titled Assessing the Sport Nutrition Knowledge And Perceived Self Efficacy And Knowledge of Nutrition Knowledge of Figure Skating Coaches. Growing up in the aesthetic sport culture of figure skating, has led Melinda to seek a career as a dietitian to help others heal their relationships with food in order to become their best selves. She has previous experience working with patients one on one, telehealth, acute care, sports nutrition and food service. She also speaks conversational Japanese and enjoys cuisines from all over the world. Melinda is excited to join the team of dietitians at Bamboo Nutrition Therapy Inc.

Alana Todd, MS, RDN

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Alana Todd is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Kaneohe, Hawaii. She graduated with a Master's in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor's of science in both Psychology and Dietetics from Oregon State University. After completing her dietetic internship through the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, she spent some time as a clinical outpatient dietitian in Honolulu, Hawaii, providing individualized medical nutrition therapy counseling for a diverse population. Alana is passionate about integrating mental health with nutrition and eating habits and strives to educate individuals on the concepts of mindful and intuitive eating. Her specific interests include eating disorders, weight management, diabetes, renal nutrition, sustainable eating, and combating food waste. She is looking forward to applying her skillset, passions, and support at Bamboo Nutrition Therapy. 

Anna Lucas-Zimmer, RDN


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist 

Anna Lucas-Zimmer is an aspiring Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, who completed her Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, as well as her Dietetic Internship program from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona. Anna plans to complete her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Psychology and become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDRD) in the near future. Anna’s passion is to promote health and wellness through dietary and nutrition care, while educating individuals, community, and healthcare professionals about the importance of intuitive and mindful eating. Anna is thrilled to be with such an amazing clinical team at Bamboo Nutrition Therapy and will impact many lives that walk through our door. 

Chelsey Kitazawa, MS, RDN

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Chelsey received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pitzer College and her Master’s degree in Nutrition from Loma Linda University. She holds experience performing medical nutrition therapy at multiple hospitals and in treatment facilities as a diabetes educator and as an eating disorder specialized dietitian. She believes that our relationship with food plays a critical role in physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual health. Knowing what to eat to be balanced is only one piece of the puzzle. The real challenge is creating and sustaining motivation to foster lifelong habits for wellness. Nutrition starts with the relationship that we have with ourselves. In her free time, she hangs out with her tortoises and makes miniature houses.

Bernadine Alaniz, RDN

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Bernadine Alaniz is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with experience in practical family meal planning, nutrition education for transitional housing adults and pregnant teens, Head Start family counseling, and a passion for working with all eating disorder types. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Food Science at California State University, Northridge, and a dietetic internship with Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship. Bernadine believes that each individual is unique and understands the importance of personalized care.  She is dedicated to providing families and individuals with tailored intuitive eating care delivered with empathy, equity, and an all-foods-fit understanding. Bernadine spends her free time with her family, watching scary movies, reading books, riding roller coasters, and going on road trips.

Teri Osalla, RDN

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Teri Osalla completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition & Food Science and Dietetic Internship at Cal State San Bernardino. Starting her career as an acute care dietitian and patient services manager in the heart of Los Angeles, Teri recognized a growing need for rehabilitative care. She understands the role that nutrition plays among other facets of overall wellbeing, and is dedicated to empowering others to discover sustainable nourishment and a positive relationship with food. As a certified counselor in Intuitive Eating, Teri is eager to provide individualized, compassionate nutrition care to her community and aims to pursue a specialist certification in Eating Disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys the company of her family, friends, and canine pals. She also loves immersing herself in nature, various forms of music, and video/tabletop games.

Lauren Gold, MPH, RDN

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Lauren Gold is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who received her Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda University. After years of working in the food industry, Lauren noticed a dire need for nutrition education among low-income populations. After her CalFresh focused-internship at the LA County of Public Health, she fell across the opportunity to intern at a Partial Hospitalization Eating Disorder Program for Adolescents. She instantly became eager to pursue a career in this field, and spent time working at a Residential Eating Disorder Facility. What she loves about working at Bamboo is the opportunity to help both populations. Fittingly, Lauren loves to cook and experiment in the kitchen. Outside of the kitchen, Lauren teaches pilates, finding it incredibly rewarding to watch her clients get stronger.  

Jane Haas, RDN

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Jane is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who completed her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Central Washington University, and her dietetic internship through the University of Oklahoma. After completing her internship, she worked as a dietitian at a residential eating disorder treatment center. Jane is excited to help individuals explore and improve their relationship with food. She believes that nutrition care should be accessible, non-judgemental, and is passionate about mindful and intuitive eating. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with friends, reading, cooking and baking.

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