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. 

                       Carissa Showers 

                                            Registered Dietitian

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.  

 

                          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 DaVia 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. 

                   Abby VanLuvanee

                                        Registered Dietitian  

Abby VanLuvanee, MS, RDN, LDN graduated from Pennsylvania State University with two Bachelor’s of Science Degrees, Kinesiology (Movement Science) and Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics). From there, she went on to attend Florida State University's combined Master's degree and Dietetic Internship program, completing the coursework for a Master's of Science in Exercise Physiology: Sports Nutrition, and becoming a Registered Dietitian.  After volunteering with Pennsylvania State University's and Florida State University's sports nutrition departments, she volunteered with sports Dietitians of the United States Olympic Committee in Anaheim, California. During this time, Abby worked mostly with the USA Volleyball organization assisting in menu planning and nutrient analysis, athlete counseling and meal planning, team nutrition talks, writing for USA Volleyball magazine and reviewing athlete supplements.

 

Abby is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Additionally, she is a member of several other nutrition organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition, and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association. Throughout the years, Abby’s education and experiences have provided her with extensive knowledge in not only nutritional sciences, but also exercise physiology and its impact on metabolism, exercise prescription, various body composition assessment methods, as well as the hormonal effects of exercise/training and dieting on the human body.

 

The synergy of her experiences and education in exercise physiology and nutrition allows Abby to provide insight on the metabolic/energy demands for different sports or exercises varying with an individual’s activity level and body composition. Additionally, Abby uses her sports nutrition knowledge to stay up to date on the ever-changing supplement world, and the regulations/recommendations for these supplements. This allows her to help patients make informed choices on which products, if any, are the best quality and most suitable for their needs. As a dietitian, Abby believes in making sustainable changes that fit an individual’s unique lifestyle. Further, she is passionate about guiding patients to find their motivations and creating supportive environments to assist them with reaching their goals.  

                     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.

                         Talya Maas

                                   Patient Liaison - New Bern

Talya Maas was born and raised in New Bern, North Carolina.  She graduated from Craven Community College to pursue a career in office administration. She has gained experience in bookkeeping, customer service, and reviewing and editing materials.  To spend more time with her family, Talya then started her own housekeeping business where she was solely responsible for scheduling, handling all transactions, and customer satisfaction.   

 

Talya’s experience and excellent customer service skills has made her a successful addition to Contemporary Nutrition.  Her outgoing personality, attention to detail as well as her ability to multitask, helps her excel in the office.  Please feel free to contact Talya in the New Bern office for any inquiries.  

                       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 is now studying Nutrition and Dietetics 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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