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2024 Georgia Renal Dietitian of the Year

Nadia Marzella, MS, RDN, CSR, LD

A graduate of Colorado State University’s coordinated MS/DI program, Nadia recently celebrated her 20th year as a Registered Dietitian. Nadia started her career in dietetics in the acute care setting before moving into dialysis 12 years ago. Nadia stepped into the position of Manager, Nutrition Services for Zone 1 of the North Georgia Region for Fresenius Medical Care after working as a facility dietitian in the Lake Lanier Area. She previously worked for DaVita and was a Region Point Dietitian in the Lumineers Division in Massachusetts. When not at work, you can find Nadia in the stands at school sporting events supporting her two teenage daughters or in her small (but manageable) home garden.

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Past Award Recipients

The Georgia Renal Nutrition Association is honored to acknowledge and award our well deserving colleagues. The annual Georgia Renal Dietitian of the Year Award recognizes a dietitian who demonstrates exceptional abilities in the area of renal nutrition, including: leadership, community involvement, publications / lectures and educational activities. We applaud the hard work that goes into caring for our patients and those shining bright in the field. Nominations are due by March 31st each year and winners will be announced at our Annual Spring Meeting. Below are many of our prior year winners.

*Kindly note that eligibility for this distinguished award is exclusive to GRNA members.

2024 - Nadia Marzella, MS, RDN, CSR, LD

2023 - Alice Jacob, PhD, RD, LD

2022 - Elizabeth Benton, MS, RD, CSG, LD

2021 - Tywana Ishman, MS, RD, LD

2020 - Gillian Harriott, MS, RD, LD

2018 - Scott Kimner, RD, LD

2017 - Kristen Hackey, RDN, CSR, LD

2015 - Ruba Jibreen, MS, RDN, CSR, LD

2014 - Christine Benedetti, MS, RDN, CSR, LD

2013 - Sharon Caine, RD, LD

2012 - Rob Meadows, MBA, RD, LD

2009 - Isabel Wynn, RD, LD



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