Jaime Lynn Lewis
Jaime Lynn Lewis, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed her
Dietetic Internship at East Carolina University. She has a diverse background working at ECU School of Medicine in a Family Practice, has worked at Carteret General Hospital in both inpatient
clinical and outpatient settings, and as a consultant.
In 2002, Jaime ventured out to open a Private Practice and work with her patients to overcome lifestyle challenges that tend to have an influence on nutritional intake. Jaime takes a holistic/lifestyle education approach to making changes. Each visit is a learning experience that provides the building blocks to make this lifestyle change. Jaime also conducts nutritional workshops and presents seminars to education groups, health professionals, employer groups, and the lay public.
As CEO and President of Contemporary Nutrition Inc., her unique experiences have provided an opportunity to understand the multi-faceted issues that dietitians face in working in a private atmosphere. Jaime has played an integral part of dietetic advancements in NC including involvement in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina MNT Evaluation Project. She has worked with the IN4Kids study funded by the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Foundation where she developed a Billing Guide for NC Dietitians which reviews covered benefits, MNT billing, and reimbursement for RDs. Jaime is the Chair for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Coding and Coverage Committee and serves on a number of other Academy committees/subcommittees including the Coding Survey Methodology Task Force, Marketing to Insurers/Employers Subgroup, and the Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee (CPLS) Task Force.
Carissa Showers, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, began her nutrition education at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at East Carolina University in conjunction with CarolinaEast Medical Center and the Craven County Women Infant Children (WIC) program.
Since becoming a Registered Dietitian in 2011, Carissa has maintained her membership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has been employed in a variety of settings. Her position as the director of a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program accredited through the American Diabetes Association allowed her to find her true passion: patient empowerment to successfully self-manage chronic disease. She has since earned the advanced title Certified Diabetes Educator, and is well versed in the diabetes disease process as well as treatment options.
As a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) Carissa can help diabetic patients gain a better understanding of the disease. She can educate on how exactly to use insulin or take a blood sugar, what is a carbohydrate, which medications put patients at risk for hypoglycemia, what is a HgA1c, and most importantly work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
As a Dietitian, Carissa provides insight into how the foods we eat affect our overall health and well-being. She embraces the uniqueness of each patient’s relationship with food, and empowers individuals to make informed, guilt free choices. Her experience and understanding of physiology and metabolism compliment medicinal treatment, allowing the patient to understand and thus gain control over dangerous fluctuations in blood glucose levels.