About DOD, Dietitian Blog | Dec 14 2021

Dietitians On Demand 2021 Year End Awards – YEA!

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Here at Dietitians On Demand, we love showcasing our awesome dietitians. For the fourth consecutive year, we’re honored to highlight a selection of the dietitians who do a rockin’ job representing Dietitians On Demand.

In 2021, our consultant dietitians worked more than 145,000 hours. We also found out that 94 percent of our clients would request the same dietitian from us again and 95 percent of our employee dietitians would recommend Dietitians On Demand to a friend or colleague.

As a dietitian staffing company that knows dietitians are super heroes, we are thrilled to be able to again provide dietitians with so many unique, flexible and rewarding opportunities to advance their practice and elevate the profession. Here are the 2021 award winners:

Most Unforgettable: Ashley Pinet, RD, LD, CDCES

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Ashley received an email about a new job opening from us the same day that she was unexpectedly laid off from her full-time position, where she had been for nine years. In less than a week, we had her back at work at a beautiful long-term care facility and had filled the clinical need at the account. It’s situations like this that remind us why we do what we do. Both the client and Ashley are very happy. Thank you, Ashley!

It Takes Two, Best Dietitian Duo: Gloria Tergliafera, MS, RD, LD and Pat Young, RDN, LD

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These two dietitians both came out of retirement to jump in and help fill two vacancies at a hospital in western Florida. The Clinical Nutrition Manager onsite worked with both to get them up to speed, and they made a seamless transition into the clinical nutrition team. The client and both RDs had nothing but wonderful things to say about the entire experience. What a dream team! Thank you, Gloria and Pat!

Golden Suitcase Award: Tanieca Downing, RD, LD

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Tanieca has turned into a travel RD mentor for new travelers, as she’s always willing to jump in and help out a fellow RD and new traveler.  She keeps in touch with them, and they can always reach out to her.  She is a great communicator throughout the duration of the assignment and is highly organized and independent. Clients have asked to keep her on full time or have specifically requested she come back for more coverage. Thank you, Tanieca!

Up for Anything Award: Patrice Katz, RDN, CDN


Patrice has worked over 30 contracts for us in the past seven years. She is the definition of up for anything. She has crossed more than two hours of CT/NYC/NJ traffic daily to cover an account that was desperate for clinical coverage. She works evenings, weekends, and some months has five (!) or more jobs. If she can fit it into her schedule, she will make herself available for our clients and their patients. Thank you, Patrice!

Best All-Around Dietitian: Lisa Griffith, DrPH, RD, LD/N

Lisa has worked four contracts with us in 2021, covering two long-term care facilities, one hospital, and filling an urgent clinical nutrition management vacancy at one of our largest accounts in New York City during COVID. She represents DOD so well in the field, handling difficult situations with grace, working with the clinical teams to ensure the patient care is not compromised. Thank you, Lisa!

Most Valuable RD (MVRD): Corina Miles, RDN

Corina logged more hours than any other consultant dietitian this year–over 2,082 hours! She graciously worked overtime for weeks on end to help our client meet their year-long goal of a complete menu system overhaul. She did such a great job that the client signed another year-long contract with us. Thank you, Corina!

Rock Star Rookie: Anafer Barrera, MPH, RD

Anafer started her first travel assignment with us in San Antonio in June of 2021 and is now starting her third assignment with us. She gets great reviews from clients and provides superior feedback on the assignments. Anafer is independent, communicative and efficient. She was selected to fill an assignment despite not having all the experience needed, but the client had one call with her and had to have her on board. Anafer fits in with DOD so well. She only wanted one assignment, then just one more, and then she said she wanted to travel with us. She’s a keeper! Thank you, Anafer!

Client’s Pick: Jenny Champion, MS, RD, DCE, NASM-CPT, CDN

While Jenny’s availability to work changed significantly due to COVID and family obligations, we consistently had clients reaching out specifically requesting her, and she worked around her schedule to accommodate as many requests as she could in the last year. How’s that for a Client’s Pick? Thank you, Jenny!

Most Special Specialist: Stacey Phillips, MS, RDN

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Stacey is one of our Subject Matter Experts and is always up for another project. No matter the topic, she’s ready to research and develop the resources so that dietitians can feel confident and prepared. Her programs are thorough, yet approachable. If you’ve heard her webinars, you know how calm, cool, and collected she is. We’re lucky to have her on our team. Thank you, Stacey!

To these ten dietitians and to all others who have listed Dietitians On Demand as their employer in 2021, with all our hearts, we thank you for choosing to work for Dietitians On Demand.

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