Our Team

                        Jaime Lynn Lewis

                                    Registered Dietitian

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. 

                          Angie Savitski

                                    Registered Dietitian

Angie Savitski RDN, LDN received her nutrition education and completed her dietetic internship both at East Carolina University.  With over 20 years of experience, Angie has worked in numerous hospital locations including Chowan Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Hospital and Central Carolina Hospital, working in inpatient and outpatient settings.   Angie has an expansive array of knowledge including working in the Diabetes Program at First Health of the Carolina’s, as the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Central Carolina Hospital and as a Renal Dietitian with DaVita Dialysis Centers. 

 

Upon moving back to Eastern North Carolina with her husband and two daughters, Angie joined Contemporary Nutrition as a Registered Dietitian.  Angie’s passion is to promote healthy eating habits as the foundation of good health and to prevent chronic disease. Her goals are to provide the nutritional education on how to stay healthy and prolong life.  She believes each patient is unique and provides individualized ways to improve through nutrition and exercise. 

                          Keely Phillips

                                   Registered Dietitian  

Keely Phillips MS, RDN, LDN, graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. After achieving her Master of Nutrition at Meredith College, she completed her dietetic internship at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During this time, she completed rotations through Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, NC State University, and the sport’s department at Wake Forest University. 

 

After working in several different environments, Keely realized her strongest interest is promoting overall health, including optimal nutrition, adequate exercise, and stress management. She hopes to help her patients feel empowered to take control and create happy, healthy lifestyles specific to their own personal interests and needs. 

 

After completing her internship, Keely relocated to the Crystal Coast with her husband where she became the newest dietitian at Contemporary Nutrition. Outside of the office, Keely loves baking new treats, spending time outdoors, staying active and playing soccer. Through her practice, she strives to help guide her patients through nutritional challenges to achieve their best quality of life.

 

                           Emily Robinson

                                       Corporate Manager

Emily Robinson graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies.  Her primary course of study was in Public Relations, Advertising and Professional Communication.   Emily then pursued an internship at the United States Naval Academy as a Public Affairs Specialist.  During her internship, she gained experience preparing and editing publications for internal and external audiences, including news releases, media advisories, reports, letters, and presentations.   

        

After moving to North Carolina in 2012, Emily joined Contemporary Nutrition as the Office Manager.  She handles patient and insurance correspondence, scheduling, accounts payable and receivable, controls inventory, and maintains equipment and technology.  Emily plans and maintains company proactive presence in communication channels, including flyers, business cards, brochures, company website, and social media.

 

With the expansion of Contemporary Nutrition into New Bern, North Carolina in the spring of 2015, Emily took the role of Corporate Manager overseeing both practices.  She manages the efficiency and communication between offices to ensure optimal patient care and business services.  Emily strives to build and maintain effective relationships with patients, health care providers, insurance companies, and the community.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding patient care, insurance, or public inquires feel free to contact Emily.

                       Cassie Steponkus

                             Patient Liaison - New Bern                                                                           Internship Coordinator

Cassie graduated from Craven Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Art. In her four years of managing a local retail and craft business, Cassie acquired exceptional customer service skills and leadership experience.

 

As Internship Coordinator, Cassie provides leadership in the development and implementation of our internship program.  She facilitates student learning by assisting students in completing their course requirements to enhance their overall academic experience.  Cassie works collaboratively alongside academic institutions, students, and our Dietitians, to ensure our interns are acquiring the skills essential to their educational success.  

 

As Patient Liasion, Cassie handles patient and provider correspondence, scheduling, and product inventory. Cassie’s attentiveness to detail along with her customer focused professionalism, has made her a great addition to our team.

 

                             Shay Ernest

                            Patient Liaison - Morehead City 

 Shay Ernest graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Sustainability Studies, and a minor in Business Administration. Her studies concentrated on food systems, but after starting work in her field, she soon realized she wanted to also understand the relationship between food and health.

 

Continuing her education at East Carolina University, Shay has now recieved her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and is on track to complete her Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian. Her eagerness to learn and her passion for nutrition, make Shay a great fit at Contemporary Nutrition.

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