Karin Palmer, RD, CDE, LD

Chairperson Ohio Consultant Dietitians - Health Care Facilities  2011 - Present
Reimbursement Chairperson CDA.
Karin has served on the Execeutive Board as Reimbursement/Legislative Chairperson. She also served on the ODA Executive Board as Reimbursement Chairperson and has been Chairperson for a DPG for AND Karin has a thriving private practice as well as working with an IDT Practice.  She has many interests including spending time with her family on their boat.

Sharon Zwick-Hamilton, MS, RD, CDE, CSG, LD

Chairperson Ohio Consultant Dietitians - Health Care Facilities 2008 -2010, 2012 - Present
Cleveland Dietetics Association Reimbursement Co-Chairperson
2005-2006 Ohio Dietetic Association President
2004-2005 Ohio Dietetic Association Chair-Elect
2002-2003 Ohio Dietetic Association Chair Council on Professional Issues and other appointed positions
1999 - 2000 Cleveland Dietetic Association Chairperson and other elected and appointed positions
Sharon is the Regional Director of Nutrition Services for SunBridge Healthcare, Ohio Region. she has been in this position for 11 years and is dedicated to her Nutrition Services Directors and Dietitians that she manages. In this day and age, the challenges of healthcare are numerous and have lead her to take leadership roles to help others manuever through the maze. Past positions as a Clinical Manager, Dietitian on med-surg and ICU give her a good feel for all the opportunities the dietetics field has to offer. She is published, has presented at conferences and developed and presented multiple education sessions to other Nutrition Departments in hospitals as well as to the public. she enjoys spending time with her family. Sharon and her husband adopted a greyhound 3 years ago and volunteer at the Greyhound Adoption Organization in Chagrin Falls. Sharon, her husband Bill and her greyhound Autumn enjoy watching many sunsets in their home on the lake.

Cora Martin, RD,CSG, LD

Past Chairperson 2011

Cora is President of Dietetic Associates, Inc., a dietetic consulting firm based in Chardon, that focuses on nutrition care in senior heath care communities throughout northeast Ohio. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition. Cora has served on the OCD-HCF Board in various capacities, initially being involved as Newsletter Editor in the 1990's. In addition to professional activities, she enjoys hiking, mountain climbing and winter sports.


Denise Lemin RD, CSG, LD

Newsletter Editor 2013 - Present
Treasurer for OCD-HCF  2009 - 2013
Clinical Dietitian for skilled nursing facilities for the MetroHealth System for 20 years
Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition for 5 years
Received awards for research on Elimination of Sliding Scale Insulin in the Elderly in Long Term care at Ohio Medical Director's Annual Meeting and ODA. Publication pending in Diabetes Educator.

Barbara Wakeen, MA, RD, LD, CCFP, CCHP

Secretary OCD-HCF 2009 – Present 
Chair - Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DHCC)
Advisory Committee Representative for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) board
Chair - ACFSA Dietitians in Corrections
Past-Chair CD-HCF Corrections Sub-unit
Past Network Liaison Coordinator DHCC
Past ACFSA-ADA Alliance Representative
Barbara Wakeen, MA, RD, LD, CCHP, CCFP is principal/owner of Correctional Nutrition Consultants, Ltd. est. 1995. She has more than 22 years of correctional food and nutrition experience as a consultant, corporate dietitian and district manager. She specializes in the provision of foodservice and nutritional consultation to jails and prisons, contract management companies, food processors and food distributors across the US and most recently Guam and US Virgin Islands. She also provides expert witness services at county, state and federal levels.
She is a nationally recognized writer and speaker on Correctional Food Service and Nutrition and coordinates the worldwide Corrections Dietitians’ email listserv for ACFSA.
Editor of the, Nutrition and Foodservice Management in Correctional Facilities, 3rd edition.

Sharon Emley, MS, RD, LD

Advisor 2012
She has served as Chairperson and multiple other positions on the Execeutive Board
She has served on DHCC DPG Board and has always been a valued asset to the dietetic community.

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