2023-2024 DDA Governing Board



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Emily Weeks

Emily Weeks, RDN, LD is a Recipe Developer, Food Photographer at Zen and Spice Nutrition, LLC. She has also worked as a school consultant at Dairy max and as an outpatient dietitian at Baylor Scott and White Heart hospital, Plano. Emily completed her Bachelor in dietetics from Texas Woman's University and dietetic internship from Baylor University medical center. She has served DDA since 2013 in different roles.


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Kira Miller

Kira has been a dietitian for 5 years. She started Kira Miller Nutrition and Wellness in 2021 while managing full-time work for Methodist Dallas Medical Center specializing as the Pancreatic Registered Dietitian, and consulting for 2 skilled nursing facilities. She made the leap into dedicating 100% of her time into her insurance-based private practice at the end of 2022. Kira enjoys exploring National Parks and being in nature. She also enjoys the slower moments in life hanging out with her husband and two cats or experimenting with recipes in the kitchen.


Kirsten Robertson

Kirsten Robertson is a community registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in diabetes care and education. She has worked with the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center at Juanita Craft Recreation Center providing diabetes education for the last 3 years. Previously, she has worked with children and families as a WIC nutritionist and as a Head Start nutrition specialist. Her passion is hunger alleviation, especially in South Dallas (#SouthDallasLove), and is actively involved in the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of nutrition and is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition at Abilene Christian University. She has three teenage children and enjoys supporting local farmer’s markets, gardening at Bonton Farms on any day of the week, taking walks in nature and meeting new people.
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Jordan Palmer

Jordan has been a dietitian for over ten years, starting her career as a Nutritionist with the City of Dallas WIC Program. After working for WIC for six years and becoming a Clinic Supervisor, Jordan transitioned to a clinical role as the lead dietitian in the neuro ICU at a large metropolitan hospital in Dallas. While working at the hospital, she obtained her CNSC credentials and recently recertified this year. After four years in the clinical space, Jordan embarked on a new career journey in home infusion. First as a Sales Account Executive, and now as the Director of Clinical Nutrition at a local home infusion provider. Jordan is passionate about giving back to her local dietetic community and has served on the board of the Dallas Dietetic Alliance for the past nine years. Her current role held is Student Liaison Chair. Jordan loves to stay active in her spare time, frequently attending fitness and yoga classes or riding her bike around the local lake. She loves to relax in the evenings with her England-born husband and their two dogs. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends at local chill spots around town.
Brittney Gross


Brittney Gross

Brittney has been a Dietitian for 4 years and has spent her professional journey working in clinical nutrition for Aramark at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC). She also completed her internship at BUMC. Just recently she has moved into a PRN role while pursuing a certificate in data analytics. She hopes to move into a data role in the near future. She has served as the Treasurer for DDA in the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years, Secretary for the 2022 fiscal year, and is excited to be back as the Treasurer for this fiscal year. Brittney loves to travel and has been to 11 countries. She also enjoys trying new restaurants, hosting game nights, and spending time with her Persian born husband.


Elisbeth Pelaez



Janice Scott



MacAllister Blakley

I am originally from a small town called Geneseo, Illinois. After I graduated high school I completed my Bachelors degree in Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!). I moved to Waco, Texas in 2019 to attend Baylor University where I earned my masters degree in Nutrition Science. I completed the Dietetic Internship program at Baylor University Medical Center in 2022 which is what brought me to Dallas. I currently work at Methodist Dallas Medical Center as a clinical dietitian in the NICU. In my spare time I love to cook/bake, attend cycling classes, and spend time outside with my two dogs!


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Heather Taylor


Dallas Dietetic Alliance

P.O.Box 601851
Dallas, TX 75360

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