Meet The ACD Staff
Meet ACD's Registered Dietitians
Amanda Gallaher, MPH, RD - Michigan
I am very excited to work at ACD with staff and Providers to build healthy eating habits in young children. As part of my role, I provide nutrition training and education, which includes developing resources found online and in ACD's publications. I am eager to expand the nutrition and health resources available to providers.
I completed my Master of Public Health degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. I received my Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. I am an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and I am a passionate advocate for programs that increase access to healthy food across Michigan and Illinois.
My name is Patama but I go by Patti for short. My passion as a Dietitian is to educate and empower individuals to adhere to reasonable nutritional goals in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I’m very excited to work for an organization like ACD to help promote healthy habits in young children. My role at ACD is to research for and provide nutrition related trainings and education as well as develop menus for our providers.
I received my Bachelor’s degree at University of Illinois at Chicago in Communications and completed my Dietetic coursework and internship at Dominican University. I am an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to being a registered dietitian, I am also ACE certified as a group fitness instructor and teach Aerial Hammocks.