Faculty

Ellyn Satter Institute faculty members are highly experienced professionals who bring particular expertise in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, WIC, Head Start, public health, education, child care, extension, and school nutrition. They have made themselves expert in fdSatter and ecSatter by studying and consulting with Ellyn Satter and following the concepts outlined in her professional articles, books, and teaching materials. Each has taken a leadership role in teaching the principles and practice of ecSatter and fdSatter to others within specific agencies and practice settings. ESI faculty members do training and consultation with professionals and parents and with local, state, and regional organizations and agencies.

 

 

Ellyn Satter, RD and Family Therapist

Ellyn Satter is the pro bono content editor for the ESI website and programming consultant for the Ellyn Satter Institute. She is an internationally recognized authority on eating and feeding. In her books, videos, teaching materials, web articles, and social media, Satter shares the wisdom of her 50 years’ experience in helping adults be more positive, reliable, and nurturing in caring for themselves and their children. Research on her evidence based and clinically tested models shows that people who take the guilt out of eating and put the joy back in do better in all ways: nutritionally, medically, and even socially and emotionally.

 

Anne Blocker, MS, RDN, LD, CDE

Anne Blocker is a dietitian, diabetes educator, consultant, professional speaker, author, nutrition therapist and health coach.  For the past 26 years she has been helping people live healthier and happier lives by breaking free of rigid dieting and developing a trusting relationship with food and their bodies.  Seeing first hand the end result of the distortions caused by poor feeding practices and restrictions led Anne to incorporate Satter’s feeding models into the heart of her counseling and nutrition programming work.  Anne works with the Wellness Program at Luther College in and sees patients in her private practice.  As we are bombarded daily to slim down, eat less, and eat right, Anne is passionate about helping people bring joy back into eating.

Ines Anchondo, DrPH RDN LD CSP

Inés M. Anchondo is a registered and licensed nutritionist/dietitian (RDN, LD) with a doctorate and master’s in public health and a certification in pediatric nutrition. Dr. Anchondo works and lives in El Paso, TX located on the U.S.-México border. Her clinical work includes counseling parents in English and Spanish about their children’s eating and high or low weight and working with parents to resolve children’s nutrition issues such as: food selectivity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, food allergies, inborn errors of metabolism, feeding problems, nutritional issues related to prematurity and congenital heart disease, etc. Her research includes Parents Addressing Child Overweight (PACO) a new intervention for parents of overweight children, based on Ellyn Satter’s feeding dynamics models, Eating Competence in Pregnancy, barriers to breastfeeding in the local population, and breastfeeding attitudes and experiences of physicians. Dr. Anchondo is a founding board member and volunteer clinical faculty at the Ellyn Satter Institute.

 

Carol Danaher, MPH RD

Carol Danaher is Board President and Faculty member of ESI.  She is a Public Health Nutritionist for the Santa Clara County, California Public Health Department. Carol's extensive public health career has focused on children and families and those who serve them. She worked at the national level at the United States Department of Agriculture evaluating child nutrition programs. She consults with childcare programs helping them design and establish positive feeding policies and environments.  As Public Health Nutritionist, she leads the Childhood Feeding Collaborative, creating partnerships and training in feeding dynamics for pediatric service providers of all kinds. She is an experienced educator. Volunteer work in the 1970s in Jakarta, Indonesia led to her interest in Public Health.  

 

Julie Drzewiecki, MS, RD, CDE

Julie Drzewiecki is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with a master’s degree in Nutritional Science. Julie considers the feeding dynamics and eating competence models to be integral to all that she does in her career. She has been an Ellyn Satter “fellow traveler” since 1983, when as an undergraduate student, she heard Ellyn Satter speak about “Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense.” Satter’s teaching and writing continued to be guideposts for Julie as she worked as a Registered Dietitian in WIC, early childhood education, and community clinics and hospitals. Julie lives in Huntsville, Alabama, where she is an outpatient and inpatient dietitian at a community hospital. Julie is active in Lions Club International. In her volunteer work with the Lions, Julie seeks to teach the community how to manage their diabetes using the feeding dynamics and eating competence model. Julie has experienced firsthand, and at all levels of health and illness, the truth of Satter’s message, “When the joy goes out of eating, nutrition suffers.”   

   

Keira Oseroff, MSW, LCSW

Keira Oseroff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Since 1999, Keira has worked in a variety of clinical settings including residential treatment and private practice. Working with individuals, couples, families and groups, she specializes in the treatment of those struggling with disordered eating (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder), including childhood feeding issues and dual diagnosis.  Since being introduced to the Satter Feeding Dynamics and Eating Competence Models in 2002, she has utilized them in the assessment and treatment of the individuals and families with whom she has worked. Keira serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), Atlanta Chapter, and is a Clinical Supervisor for the Atlanta staff at Hope Homes Recovery. She is passionate about the important distinction between treating people, not disorders, and guiding people of all ages toward a healthy relationship with food. 

 

 

Jennifer Harris RDN LD CEDRD

Jennifer is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist.  She has a varied work background which includes working at a WIC clinic, in an acute care hospital setting as a clinical dietitian, and as part of a student health service/wellness promotions clinic at an all-female college.   For over 24 years Jennifer has worked at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, MN and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders including: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and feeding and eating disorders not otherwise specified.  She understands that in order to help those who struggle with disorders, treatment providers need to have a solid foundation in effective and functional eating and feeding.     Her work in the area of eating disorders led her to the conclusion that the Satter eating competence and feeding dynamics models are the ultimate prevention and treatment modality for childhood feeding and eating issues; including dysfunctional and disordered eating and weight divergence.  Since her first exposure to the Satter feeding dynamics model in 1996, she has incorporated it into her practice to support patients and family members during treatment. 

 

Peggy Crum, MA, RD

Peggy Crum is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in health and risk communication. Her early career was in pediatrics, first at St. Paul Children’s Hospital, then in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University where she guided families of children with special needs with the help of Satter’s feeding dynamics model. Currently Peggy is a nutritionist for MSU’s health promotion and student health education programs where Satter’s eating competence model informs her writing, program development, and counseling. Peggy trained with Ellyn Satter in Treating the Dieting Casualty in 2007 offering How To Eat to individuals and groups since then. Her most recent endeavor applying the Satter model was as invited lecturer for an undergraduate course on personal nutrition where ecSI-2 was used as pre- and post-tests. 

 

 

Eve Reed, APD

Eve Reed is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian based in Sydney, NSW, with over 40 years experience working with children and parents and other health professionals. Eve has an extensive background in child and adolescent nutrition, early childhood care, childbirth education and breastfeeding counselling. She was a senior member of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Children's Hospital at Westmead for over 13 years. She now runs a clinical private practice where she specialises in paediatric nutrition.  In her practice Eve works with families using the Ellyn Satter’s feeding dynamics model. Eve has co-authored three books on children's nutrition and health as well as publishing a DOR consistent ebook on Fussy Eating. She is a mother and grandmother and is passionate about family meals and helping parents enjoy feeding their children. 

 

 

 

Kerry Regnier, MPH, RDN, LDN 

Kerry Regnier says that the division of responsibility in feeding s the one thing that helped her make sense of becomng a dietitian. She is a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist. She has a master’s degree in public health and has spent the majority of her career helping families do their best with feeding. She has done medical nutrition therapy in a tertiary care center, taught educators and child care providers the ins and outs of feeding, done advocacy work for dietitians, and served as university adjunct nutrition faculty. She currently is an administrator for a pediatric medical practice and is integrated into that primary care setting as a consulting dietitian. There, she has the privilege of working with families on a daily basis, helping them navigate the feeding process from birth to and through the teen years. She knew from early on in her career that the eating and feeding models of the Ellyn Satter Institute help guide people to a healthy relationship with food and feeding, helping return joy to meals. 

 

   

Adjunct Faculty

Nancy Stroer, M.Ed.

Since 1992 Nancy has worked with children and families, most of them military, on three continents and two islands in a variety of capacities.  As a counselor and health educator she has used Ellyn Satter’s How to Eat program to institute eating competence with individuals and groups. She has also facilitated parent discussion groups to teach the division of responsibility in feeding and improve feeding relationships in families.  Currently she trains child care professionals and directs a before and after school program in northern Japan, teaching providers the division of responsibility in feeding, supporting best practices, and supporting  great childhoods for children, and peace of mind for parents. 

 

 

Patty Nell Morse

 

Emeritus Faculty

Patty Nell Morse, RD LDN 

Patty Morse is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. In her 30 years as a clinical dietitian, Patty has found that even strict medical nutrition therapy can, and must, emphasize joyful and confident eating and feeding based on ecSatter and fdSatter. Patty finds that using the Satter models transforms her counseling from information-giving into conversations that truly help people get to the root of their eating and feeding problems. Patty has worked in specialty pediatric clinics, in Early Intervention for children with developmental disabilities, and currently does ongoing nutrition counseling in a trade union HMO clinic. 

 

Pam Estes

 

Pamela Estes, MS RD CD

Pam Estes retired from ESI in 2014 after being a Clinical Faculty member  since 2001. Pam credits the Satter models with allowing her to continue in the dietetics profession. Using the models, she worked to bring the joy back to eating and the fun back to feeding. Pam worked with WIC, Extension, Early Intervention, and Health Risk Management. Her piloting of tools measuring positive feeding practices demonstrated how an assessment of feeding dynamics guides nutrition education and increases counseling satisfaction.