PAND Board Members

The Portland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board Members for 2016-2017.  

President: Amanda Clark, MS, RD
President-Electposition open
Secretary: Emily Tunstall Frack, RDN, LD
Treasurer: Alison Lambert, MS, RD
Nominating Committee Chair: Katie Parker, RD 
Nominating Committee: Kayla Guillory, MS, RD
Communications Specialist: Sandy Pagán, RDN, LD
Newsletter Editor: Andy Lakanen, MS, RD
Student Liaison: Jordan Sylvester 

Amanda Clark, MS, RD

Amanda grew up in St Petersburg FL and completed her undergraduate studies in Jacksonville, FL. After receiving a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, she completed the dietetic internship program with a MS in Nutrition from Appalachian State University in May 2016. She recently moved to the Portland, OR area and is now preparing for the registration exam. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, yoga, hiking, and dog training. Professional interests of Amanda’s include food insecurity, clinical nutrition research, nutrition support, and child and maternal nutrition. She aspires to become certified as a CNSC during her career in the clinical nutrition setting.

Emily Tunstall Frack, RDN, LD

Emily Tunstall Frack, a native of Western New York, is a new resident to Portland as of Fall 2016.  While in New York, Emily received her training through the coordinated program at Buffalo State College, where she also received a second degree with a dance concentration. Emily now works as dietitian at Nike World Headquarters, where some of her roles include analyzing menus, meeting with employees one-on-one for nutrition counseling, and overseeing the nutrition component of the on-campus childcare centers.  Due to her background in dance, she has a strong interest in exercise nutrition and aspires to work with adolescent dancers or other aesthetic athletes.  Emily's favorite thing to do for fun is salsa dancing at a local Portland venue.

Allison Lambert, MS, RD

Alison graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center from a Coordinated Program where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science. She works at Legacy Salmon Creek as a Registered Dietitian. Alison grew up in Oklahoma but knew she wanted to live in Oregon after traveling here as a young child.  She loves everything in the outdoors from long camp trips, hiking to skiing.  Her career goals are to work with people with disabilities.

Katie Parker, RD
Nominating Committee Chair

Katie Parker is currently an inpatient Clinical Dietitian at PeaceHealth SouthWest in Vancouver, WA, focusing on cardiac and critical care patients. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Oregon Health and Science University in 2014 and her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, where she played Division I lacrosse for 4 years. She is working towards becoming a CNSC. This is Katie’s first year on the PAND board.

Kayla Guillory, MS, RD
Nominating Committee

Kayla was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Oregon two years ago to complete her DI internship and Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition at Oregon Health Science University. For her thesis, Kayla compared the differences in digestion and absorption of even and odd-chain MCTs in patients with long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders. 
Kayla is a Registered Dietitian, who is excited to embark on her new career path. Her interests include genetic and metabolic nutrition, clinical nutrition, exercise physiology, research and sustainability. On her free time she loves exploring OR with her husband and pug, visiting local farmers markets and hanging out at the beach.

Sandy Pagán, RDN, LD 
Communications Specialist 

Sandy is currently a Computrition Administrator for the Legacy Health System administering the food and nutrition department's software programs. She completed her DPD program at New York University in 2010 and a dietetic internship program with Sodexo at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City in 2011. Sandy has an undergraduate engineering degree with a focus in computer science from Cornell University. In 2011, Sandy and her husband moved to Oregon. In her spare time, she enjoys family hikes with her two small children.

Andy Lakanen, MS, RD
ewsletter Editor 

Andy was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  His family is of primarily Finnish descent and he is half Finnish.  This usually helps to explain his last name.  Andy finished his MS in Nutrition in 2014 and during his training split his work between interests in health psychology, community nutrition, and bench science.  Andy has been working as a renal dietitian in dialysis clinics spread throughout Oregon for the last year and is happy to be settling down in Portland.  Andy moved here to catch up with a long-time close friend of his who's incidentally the one who motivated him to pursue a career in dietetics.  Andy has no idea where the river of his life is taking him, but he'll keep going with the flow like Andy always does.

Jordan Sylvester
Student Liaison

Jordan was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia graduating in 2015 with bachelor's degrees in Dietetics and Consumer Foods. She completed her dietetic internship at Oregon Health & Science University in 2016. She is currently working on her master's degree in clinical dietetics through the Graduate Programs of Human Nutrition with plans to graduate in June of 2017. Her nutrition interests include sports, corporate wellness, and outpatient care. In her free time, Jordan enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and attending concerts.

If you are interested in a position with the PAND's Executive Board for an appointed position for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, please contact Katie Parker (

Katie Parker, RD