Meet the members of the genesee dieteitc association!

Welcome to the ‘Who We Are area’ of the Genesee Dietetic Association site.

As your Rochester, NY Food & Nutrition Experts, we want to give you the opportunity to meet the professional Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered of our area and allow you to connect and see how they are currently serving our community!

As you will see, we serve a wide population in a variety of different roles, all with the same common goal to create a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition. 

Mission Statement:  The Genesee Dietetic Association, Inc. (as an affiliate of the New York State Dietetic Association, Inc., and the American Dietetic Association supporting its mission) target services and nutritional information to its members, the community and other health professionals in the greater Rochester area.  The organization with a scientific and behavioral and educational base, focuses on preventive and therapeutic nutrition throughout the life cycle.  

 

Vision Statement: The professional services provided by the members of the Genesee Dietetic Association, Inc will be recognized as the valued nutrition resource for the community, physicians and insurers. 

 

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MEET OUR MEMBERS

	Jaclyn Masci

Jaclyn Masci

Treasurer, Genesee Dietetic Association

Education Experience
MS, Nutrition, University at Buffalo
Dietetic Internship, University at Buffalo
BS, Nutrition Management, Rochester Institute of Technology
Current Job Position/Bio
Jaclyn Masci is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions, at the University at Buffalo (UB). She teaches in the Undergraduate Nutrition Program and the Dietetic Internship with Master of Science in Nutrition Program. Masci conducted research on evidence-based sports nutrition and worked as a Sports Nutritionist for UB Athletics while earning her Master of Science in Nutrition. Her work experience includes community nutrition, work site health promotion, sports nutrition and outpatient counseling. Prior to joining the UB faculty, Masci worked as a Retail Registered Dietitian for ShopRite Supermarkets and as a Clinical Account Manager for MVP Health Care.
About You
My career choices have been driven by my desire to improve health at the population level. My love of learning led me to join the full-time faculty at University at Buffalo in August of 2017. I hope to never stop challenging myself to be an innovator in the field of dietetics so that I can pass my enthusiasm along to students who will fuels change for years to come!
Fun Fact
I love to cross-country ski and used to race in high school. I was formerly a coach for Brighton High School’s Nordic Ski Team and loved every minute of it!
Emily Kyle, MS, RDN

Emily Kyle, MS, RDN

President, Genesee Dietetic Association

Education Experience
Bachelors of Science in Nutrition Management, Rochester Institute of Technology

Masters of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics, State University at Oneonta

Current Job Position/Bio
Emily is a registered dietitian and nutrition communications specialist located in Rochester, NY. Her popular blog Emily Kyle Nutrition focuses on plant-based, whole food recipes, and evidence-based nutrition information.

As a nationally recognized writer, speaker and local media personality on Good Day Rochester, she loves to share her nutrition knowledge with the public. Emily also works clinical dietitian at Highland Hospital with colorectal surgery and oncology patients and currently serves as the President and Public Relations Chair for the Genesee Dietetic Association.

About
“I became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist after learning about the importance of food and nutrition and a healthy lifestyle when my sister was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a very young age. This inspired me to learn more about how the food we eat and have a huge impact on our health and well-being. I love being able to help others realize the value of health and create a lifestyle that works best for them.”
Fun Fact
Emily is a passionate gardener and spends most of the year planting and harvesting her own food for her family.

If you would like to stay connected, you can visit Emily at her website: EmilyKyleNutrition.com

Crystal Flores, MS, RDN, CDN

Crystal Flores, MS, RDN, CDN

Current Member

Education Experience
Russell Sage College: BS in Nutrition Science

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine: MS in Applied Nutrition

Current Job Position/Bio
Crystal helps individuals gain freedom from epilepsy. By using a ketogenic diet, she has helped people decrease/eliminate seizures, reduce/eliminate anti-epileptic medications, reduce/eliminate autistic-like behaviors and get their life back. There is no greater joy for Crystal than to watch someone live their life to the fullest without fear of seizures holding them back.
About
“I believe food is so much more than a meal or snack. It can identify who we are culturally as well as philosophically. It is something we can take pride in sharing with others. Food can even serve as the most powerful medicine we know.”
Fun Fact
“I love gardening and spending time with my chickens!”

If you would like to stay connected, you can visit Crystal at her website: http://www.realnutritionbycrystal.com/

Rachel Neilans, MS, RDN

Rachel Neilans, MS, RDN

Nominating Committee

Education Experience
Undergraduate Degree from Buffalo State College

Dietetic Internship and Masters Degree program from University at Buffalo

Current Job Position/Bio
Rachel currently works as a Clinical Inpatient Dietitian at Highland Hospital Rochester, NY
About
“Hi everyone! For those of you that do not know me, I am a semi-new RD to the field. I got my credientials this past fall and just graduated with my Masters in May from UB. Like the majority of us, I really enjoy food and trying out new recipes. In my free time, I try to be active and go running, on hikes or kayak. I am really passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and try to motivate those around me to do the same!”
Fun Fact
“I am a proud believer that the Buffalo Bills will make it to the Super Bowl this year! #GoBills!”