Starkel Nutrition

We think of nutrition as the foundation for all areas of health.  Our providers can help you establish this foundation and achieve your health goals, whether it is helping out with a complex disease state or optimizing good health.  Learn more about our nutritionists and their backgrounds below.

Our Doctors

Lea McKinstry, ND

Lea McKinstry, ND

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor


Primary Care Physician║Digestive Health║Women’s Health & Hormones║Autoimmune Disease

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Our Nutritionists

Meredith LaFrance, MS, RDN, CD, LD

Meredith LaFrance, MS, RDN, CD, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Certified Dietitian (WA)| Licensed Dietitian (OR)


Management & Prevention of Chronic Diseases and Conditions ║ Women’s Health & Hormonal Imbalances ║ Plant-Based Nutrition

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Cassie Petro, MS, CN, MSGH

Cassie Petro, MS, CN, MSGH

Functional Medicine Nutritionist | Global Health Professional | Food As Medicine Educator


Pediatric & Family Nutrition ║ Women’s Health ║ Mental Health (Addiction Support)

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Shayla Kilgannon, RDN, IFNCP

Shayla Kilgannon, RDN, IFNCP

Functional Medicine Nutritionist


Women’s Health ║ Gastrointestinal Health ║ Health At Every Size

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Lisa Ackerman, MS, CN

Lisa Ackerman, MS, CN

Functional Medicine Nutritionist


Chronic Metabolic & Inflammatory Disorders ║ Gut Microbiome ║ Autoimmune Disorders

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Cory Mygrant, MS, RDN

Cory Mygrant, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian | Functional Medicine Nutritionist | Health Coach


Chronic Disease Management (Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia) ║ Weight Management ║ General Wellness

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Emmilia Smith, MS, RDN

Emmilia Smith, MS, RDN

Registered Dietician Nutritionist | Stress Management Specialist | Chronic Disorder Specialist


Chronic Inflammatory & Metabolic Disorders ║ Stress Management ║ General Wellness

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Gretchen Gruender, MS, RDN, CSO

Gretchen Gruender, MS, RDN, CSO

Functional Medicine Nutritionist | Oncology Nutrition Specialist


Oncology Nutrition ║ Cancer Survivorship ║ Cancer Prevention

*Limited availability*

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Amanda Cirie, MS, CN

Amanda Cirie, MS, CN

Functional Medicine Nutritionist


Microbiome Support ║ Women’s Health ║ Inflammatory Disorders ║ Healthy Aging

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Riana Giusti, MS, CN

Riana Giusti, MS, CN

Functional Medicine Nutritionist | Brain Health Specialist


Cognitive Health ║ Healthy Aging ║ Women’s Health

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Julie Starkel, MS, MBA, RDN

Julie Starkel, MS, MBA, RDN

President & Founder

Our Admin Team

Tine Frausing

Clinic Manager

Lauren Chambers

Administrative Assistant

Mairin McCurdy

Marketing Assistant

COVID-19 updates: We are open and accepting new patients! We offer 100% of our appointments via Telehealth to keep you healthy, safe and at home.

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