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Kay Lakhi MS, RDN, LD, NHA

Kay Lakhi MS, RDN, LD, NHA

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Kay is a registered/licensed dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. She has been practicing in the field of dietetics for over 30 years in various healthcare settings and has a passion to support others in being healthy and finding their passion in life. Along with her experience in clinical dietetics, Kay is also a licensed nursing home administrator. Kay is very active throughout the community, is the past chairperson of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, was named The Small Business Person of the Year (2012) and is a member of many different committees for the Ohio Health Care Association. She has also served as a past president of the Columbus Dietetic Association.

Heidi McCoy RDN, LD

Heidi McCoy RDN, LD

Chief Operating Officer

Heidi is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian and the Chief Operating Officer at Dietary Solutions. Heidi has been employed at Dietary Solutions for over 17 years. She earned her BS in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University. She has over 23 years’ experience in the field of dietetics all in the long-term care arena. At Dietary Solutions, Heidi is responsible for client satisfaction, marketing, and sales, updating policy and procedures, public speaking, dietary mock surveys, menu writing, food service consulting and problem-solving.

Kathy Higdon BA

Kathy Higdon BA

Business Office Manager

Kathy is the Business Office Manager at Dietary Solutions. Kathy earned her BA in Accounting and Management from Marietta College. She has been with Dietary Solutions for 7 years after taking some time to raise her family. She is responsible for HR, Payroll, Accounts Receivable/Payable, scheduling and the day to day operations. Kathy will be the first cheerful voice on the phone when you call us at Dietary Solutions. Kathy is originally from New England but loves Columbus, Ohio and all it has to offer.

Melissa Robinette RDN, CSG, LD

Melissa Robinette RDN, CSG, LD

Director of Clinical Services

Melissa is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian and the Director of Clinical Services at Dietary Solutions. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition. Melissa earned her BA in Food and Nutrition with an emphasis in Dietetics at Bluffton College. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of dietetics in long-term care. Melissa has been employed at Dietary Solutions for over 11 years and is responsible for direct supervision of consultants, hiring, training and educating all clinical staff, updating policy and procedures, and conducting food and nutrition services audits and survey preparation and support. She is passionate about providing excellent nutrition care to promote the best quality of life for individuals that reside in the healthcare facilities that Dietary Solutions services.

Melissa Baumbach MS, RDN, LD

Melissa Baumbach MS, RDN, LD

Director of Client Services

Melissa is the Director of Client Services at Dietary Solutions Inc. She acts as the liaison to facilities for enhanced customer satisfaction. She has been with Dietary Solutions for almost 7 years. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Nutrition at The Ohio State University. She is a Registered Dietitian and licensed in the state of Ohio. Melissa has over 15 years of experience in the field of dietetics holding clinical, food service and management roles. She is motivated by a passion for enhancing nutrition care of residents and strengthening the teamwork between our clinical staff and the facilities they serve.

David Chew, CPA, MBA

David Chew, CPA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

David is a highly versatile, committed business professional with over 20 years of experience as a controller and systems design professional. He has a strong command of operational areas including accounting, marketing, finance, business management, quality control, and human resources. With David’s applied expertise as a CFO and controller for a variety of companies from startups to multi-million dollar corporations, he brings a strong skillset and excellent perspective to Dietary Solutions. David embraces wellbeing through marathon running, raising chickens, and practicing a variety of homesteading skills.

 
 
 
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