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Meet Your Shield HealthCare Registered Dietitians!

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Shield HealthCare
03/04/14  8:43 PM PST
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What do Shield HealthCare’s Registered Dietitians Do for You?

  • Coordinate directly with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to meet nutrition goals
  • Close the gap in nutrition care between the hospital and home
  • Translate nutrition evidence into expert patient care
  • Help keep patients healthy in the home
  • And more!


Meet your Shield HealthCare Registered Dietitians!


Mary Kuehl MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS

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Mary received her Master’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona and has specialized in enteral nutrition for 20 years. She finds it very gratifying to help transitioning tube-fed patients from hospital to home. She loves to cook and has three chickens named Khloe, Kim and Kourtney!

Eleni Gatsios, MA, RDN, CNSC, FAND

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Eleni has been practicing Medical Nutrition Therapy for 30 years. Most of her experience as a Dietitian has been with tube fed patients. She enthusiastically advocates for her patients by working with the health care team to achieve their nutrition goals. Eleni also makes time to cook authentic Mediterranean foods and to obtain fresh olive oil from her own olive grove.

Lisa Zaccaro, RD, CWCMS

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Lisa attended San Diego State Universtiy and completed her internship through Utah State. Her goal is to keep patients healthy at home, working with her nutrition colleagues and the multidisciplinary team. She enjoys CrossFit but these days, most of her exercise comes from chasing her energetic toddler.

Annie Muto, MS RD, CWCMS

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Annie received her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University and completed her clinical internship at San Francisco General and John Muir hospitals. Annie enjoys teaching and supporting patients and their families who are new to tube feeding. She loves to travel and has visited over 12 countries.

Amy Long Carrera MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS

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Prior to her role as Shield HealthCare’s Corporate RD and Enteral Product Manager, Amy gained expereince in the areas of bariatric, oncology, acute rehab, neonatal and long term care nutrition. She enjoys applying her clinical skills to the corporate setting. She loves cycling and has practiced yoga for over 20 years.


Aimee Jaremowicz RD, LDN, CWCMS, FNKF

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Aimee brings over 14 years of experience to Shield. In her role as a speaker for the National Kidney Foundation, she has educated both health care professionals and renal patients. She has also published and edited clinical research in peer-reviewed medical journals. Aimee enjoys cooking and traveling with family and friends, and caring for her beagle, Captain Kirk.


Lisa Plinario RD, CSP, LD

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Lisa is board certified in pediatric nutrition. Prior to sharing her expertise with Shield, she cared for medically fragile patients at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas for 7 years. Her passion is teaching parents, families and caregivers all they need to know so that children reach their maximum potential for growth, health and happiness. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys running and hanging out with her family, which includes 2 young boys.

Sheila J Wadenpfuhl RD, LD

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Sheila has been practicing dietetics for over 15 years . She has gained experience in oncology, long term nutrition support and 11 years with Early Childhood Intervention. Her passion is working with medically fragile children both tube fed and failure to thrive. Sheila enjoys running, hiking and watching football with her husband and 3 sons.



  1. Dawn and Noah Hart
    Posted January 13, 2017 at 9:47 am PST

    Do you have any Registered Dieticians in Colorado? My son has Celiac Disease and I think he may be lactose intolerant. He has Down Syndrome and Sensory Adaptive Disorder. He is EXTREMELY SENSITIVE to gluten.

  2. Posted January 13, 2017 at 11:43 am PST

    Thank you for your question, Dawn! I can point you in the direction of how to find an RD in your area to work with your son’s specific nutritional needs. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where you can enter your zip code and a specialty, such as gluten intolerance. Also, on March 22, we will host a free webinar on this topic! Click on Nutrition Management of Children with Developmental Disabilities to register!

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