All dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians. In order to earn the Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) credentials, individuals must have completed the following criteria:
- Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
- Completed 1,200 hours of supervised practice through an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited dietetic internship.
- Passed a national examination.
- Completed continuing professional education requirements to maintain registration yearly.
- Some Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) also hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice.
Who are our providers?
Britt Fugmann, RD, LD: Britt received her Bachelors of Science from Western Kentucky University in 2019. In 2020, she completed her Dietetic Internship through the University of Kentucky. She began her career as a part-time Registered Dietitian at a private practice, specializing in GI disorders, weight loss and more. She joined Baptist Health Outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition in the spring of 2022. Britt believes that fueling our bodies with the right stuff, helps us live happier and healthier lives. She’s passionate about fertility, food allergies and gut health. Furthermore, she enjoys helping others create goals that lead to healthy habits. In her free time, Britt enjoys spending time with others, reading, being outdoors and exercising.
Tamara Wolfgang MBA, RD, LD, CNSC: Mara obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Penn State University and then went on to complete her Dietetic Internship at Johns Hopkins. She has been a practicing dietitian since 2009 and has worked in nutrition support, inpatient clinical nutrition, trauma and traumatic brain injuries and most recently as the dietitian for an adult Cystic Fibrosis clinic. Mara joined the Baptist Nutrition team in the fall of 2021 and loves to work with patients of all ages and conditions. Mara is passionate about food and hopes to create healthy lasting relationships with food for everyone no matter what condition they may be dealing with. In her free time, Mara loves to hike, spend time with her three children (two humans and one fur-baby) and believe it or not, cook.
Karen Fallon MPH, RD, LD, LDE, CDCES: Karen is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Education Specialist. Karen earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Kentucky. Karen has been providing nutrition services for 25 years and has helped thousands of people meet their lifestyle and nutrition goals. Karen started at Baptist Health Lexington Diabetes and Nutrition Services in 2018 and continues her journey in assisting clients to improve the quality of their lives and overcome barriers to be their healthiest selves. In her free time, Karen enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and dogs, and being active.
Erin Torres MS, RD, LD CDCES: Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and her Master of Science degree from Murray State University. She specializes in diabetes management and is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She enjoys working with patients to help them manage their health and achieve their goals. She strives to help patients make healthful choices while still enjoying their favorite foods. Erin likes to spend her free time in her garden or camping and hiking with her family.
Hope Frazier RD, LD: Hope received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky in 2017. Following graduation, she completed her dietetic internship at Georgia Southern University. Hope started her career as an inpatient clinical dietitian at Baptist Health Lexington in 2018. She transitioned to our outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition team in 2020. Hope enjoys working with diabetes and weight management populations through one-on-one counseling sessions and group classes. Hope believes in an individualized approach to nutrition with each patient. Working to achieve personal goals, while still enjoying many foods in moderation and alleviating symptoms. Hope is currently working towards becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. In her free time, Hope enjoys playing tennis, traveling, cooking, spending time with friends and family, and staying involved with her church here in Lexington.
Julia Lloyd, MPH, RD, LD: Julia graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky where she also completed her dietetic internship rotations. She also graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Master’s in Public Health, with a focus on community nutrition. For her thesis, she studied the impact of nutrition education on food preparation self-efficacy in ~800 children who participated in a SNAP-Ed nutrition education program in various counties across Kentucky. Her career interests include health promotion, disease prevention, and advocating for underserved populations. She aims to increase her patients’ confidence in their health self-management abilities to achieve their individual goals. In her free time, Julia enjoys cooking, reading, and practicing yoga.
Kaylee Davis, RD, LD: Kaylee is a University of Kentucky Alumni Class of 2018 and enjoys investing in students studying at the university through an ongoing relationship with the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Kaylee enjoys cooking, long-distance running, group fitness, strength training, and long walks with her husband and two dogs. As a dietitian, Kaylee strives to empower clients to pursue their individual goals and work towards the healthiest version of themselves, recognizing that “healthy eating” is not one-size-fits-all. She primarily serves patients with unique GI-disorders and provides the ongoing support needed to manage these conditions while still enjoying food! Kaylee enjoys being part of the team at Baptist Health and values a workplace that deeply cares for all patients and employees.
Lindsay Turner, RD, LD: Lindsay received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky Coordinated Program in Dietetics. During the spring of 2018, she completed a portion of her dietetic internship at Baptist Health Lexington in the Outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition Education Department. Lindsay started her career working with inborn errors of metabolisms where she helped individuals thrive, even with restrictive dietary needs. In the summer of 2020, she joined the Baptist Health Outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition team where she works with patients of all ages with a variety of different healthcare needs. Her goal is to provide her patients with the support, knowledge, and resources they need to live their lives to the fullest. Lindsay is passionate about disease prevention, wellness without obsession, and fitting all foods into a balanced diet. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys hiking to scenic overlooks, crocheting while listening to audiobooks, and staying involved with her local church.