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Meet Our Board

Patti Scott,

Chair 2024-2025

Patti graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in food and dietetics and is celebrating 33 years as a Registered Dietitian. She started her dietetics career in acute care, long term care, and consulting until she discovered the world of renal. Patti worked as a Renal Dietitian for 15 years for various independent dialysis companies and eventually DaVita where she was the Region Point Dietitian. She is currently a Senior Account Executive for Pentec Health. Patti is married to her husband of 32 years, Henry, and they have 2 grown daughters and 1 grandson. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being outdoors near the water and spending time with her family.

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A graduate of Colorado State University’s coordinated MS/DI program, Nadia is currently celebrating 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 recently 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. Nadia 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 Chair 

Nadia Marzella,

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Rob Meadows,


Rob has been a dietitian for 24 years. He is currently the Director of Business Development for Patient Care America and has held roles in varies companies including RD, FA, Sales, and Sales Leadership. Rob has been a member of GCRN since 2001 and is currently the Treasurer. He has held other roles including Chair, Chair Elect, and Education Chair. He received Outstanding Georgia Dietitian award from GCRN in 2009 and holds many company awards and recognitions. Rob is married to his wife Carrie for 24 years and has a 16 yo daughter and 14 yo son. He is an avid Mountain biker who loves active hobbies and sports including skateboarding, snowboarding, golf, bowling, and billiards.

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Christine Benedetti,  MS, RDN, CSR, CCTD, LD

Secretary & Rules and Regulations

Christine is a Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition, bringing over 15 years of expertise in nephrology across both adult and pediatrics. Currently based at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, she has demonstrated a profound commitment to education throughout her career. Her dedication to fostering the next generation of nutrition professionals is evident through her leadership role in the Clinical Nutrition Internship Program at Children's, where she developed specialized rotations in general pediatric nutrition and renal-specific care. Moreover, she spearheaded the organization's annual 2-day Pediatric Nutrition Conference for 5 years, showcasing her passion for advancing knowledge and best practices in the field. Christine's influence extends beyond the hospital walls, as she has been a featured speaker at national conferences such as the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM) and Pediatric Renal Nutrition Academies. Her contributions to nonprofit Executive Boards, including the NKF Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN), NKF SCM Program Committee, Georgia Renal Nutrition Association, and Pediatric Renal Dietitians of North America (PRONA), highlight her commitment to advancing the nephrology nutrition field at large. Christine has received numerous accolades over the last 10 years, including the NKF Recognized Renal Dietitian of the Year award, the Georgia Renal Dietitian of the Year award, the Academy's RPG Outstanding Service Award, and the Pediatric Renal Dietitian of the Year award. Beyond her professional achievements, Christine finds joy in family moments with her husband and four daughters. She also indulges in her passions for cooking, traveling, yoga and tennis, embodying a well-rounded and vibrant approach to life. 

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Scott Kimner,

Supporting Membership

Scott has been a dietitian for 15 years.  He is currently a Senior Nutrition Therapy Consultant with Patient Care America and has been with the company for 7 years.  Prior to working with Patient Care America, Scott was a renal dietitian with Southside Kidney Systems in Stockbridge, GA for almost 6 years.  Scott has been a member with GCRN since 2011 and is the current Supporting Membership Chair and Social Media Chair for GRNA.  During his tenure on the GCRN Board, he has held multiple positions including Chair, Chair Elect, Secretary, and Newsletter, and was a board member with the NKF Council on Renal Nutrition in 2021 as the Region 2 Alternate Representative.  He was awarded the GCRN 2018 Georgia Renal Dietitian of the Year, featured in Today’s Dietitian Magazine’s 11th Annual Showcase of 10 RDs Who are Making a Difference in 2020, and many other company awards and recognitions.  Outside of work, Scott is a 5th dan black belt at Rockdale Taekwondo where he has been a Kukkiwon Taekwondo Instructor for over 20 years.  He is happily married to his wife, Linda, for 13 years and has a 10-year-old son named Aiden and a 6-year-old son named Jacob.  He enjoys martial arts, traveling, camping, gaming, and spending time with his family.

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Ruba Jibreen is a Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition with a Masters degree in Nutrition and a Masters of Business Administration. She has served in the renal field for a total of 15 years, with most of her career taking place at DaVita. More recently, she resides at Emory, where she serves as the Manager of the Renal Dietitian Team. Ruba is an active volunteer in the renal field at both the national and local levels. She has been a Board member of the NKF Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN) for 6 consecutive years, with 2 terms as an Alternate Representative and 1 term as a Representative for Region 2. Ruba is currently a member of the CRN Continuing Education Review Committee. She served as a Board Member at what was previously the GCRN, working on many committees as the Chair, Chair-elect, Membership Chair, Treasurer, and now Awards Chair for the GRNA. Alongside her professional work, Ruba has also been active in raising awareness of kidney disease by participating in local community events, such as the kidney walk and health fairs.  

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Ruba Jibreen, 

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Ashley Ramgeet,


Ashley is a graduate of Florida State University and completed her dietetic internship through Southern Regional Medical Center. She brings eight years of experience as a dietitian.  Ashley started her career as a dietitian working at WellStar hospital and transitioned to public health where she worked for five years becoming a Nutrition Manager of one of the largest WIC programs.  Ashley currently works a Pediatric Renal Dietitian for DaVita Kidney Care. She has also been working very closely with other pediatric renal dietitians and upper-level management within DaVita to build DaVita’s pediatric training curriculum.  She also sits on the board of the newly established Diet to Lifestyle Dietetic Internship Program.  Ashley brings an upbeat and fun spirit to her work and enjoys putting together the “puzzle pieces” to help patients achieve their goals. Ashley loves to travel internationally, at least one time a year, with her family and friends.  She also really enjoys a good shopping trip as well as a good lazy weekend.

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A Registered Dietitian since 2010, Wendy completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Science (Dietetics) from Georgia Southern University followed by an internship at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL. Her primary role as a Renal Dietitian began in 2011 at a south Georgia rural dialysis clinic. She continues to work in renal care with ESRD patients, and also has clinical experience in acute care, bariatrics, oncology and as a preceptor. A GRNA member since 2012, Wendy has previously served on the Board as Membership Chair and now returns as the Social Media Chair. When not working, Wendy enjoys spending time with her family & friends, as well as her 6 fur babies (Pup, Bubba, Millie, Charlie, Mollie and Chloe). Her interests include walking, jogging, hiking, thrift shopping, traveling with family, reading, trying new local foods & restaurants, cooking and watching K-Dramas.

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Social Media

Wendy Brown, 

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Our Board is elected and/or appointed annually. Contact us if you are interested in serving on the GRNA Board, a committee or volunteering at an event!



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