Meet our registered dietitians

LaChell Miller

LaChell Miller Gayle, MS, RDN, CC

LaChell Miller Gayle, MS, RDN, CC is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinarian with more than 10 years’ experience. LaChell has a background in print publishing, clinical nutrition, public health, and as a retail dietitian. As Director of Health and Wellness at American Dairy Association North East, LaChell shares dairy nutrition knowledge and her culinary expertise with other health professionals and to consumers.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Nutrition at Johnson & Wales University and completed her Dietetic Internship and master’s at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Culinary Federation, and International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Favorite Dairy Food: Greek Yogurt with Honey

Michelle Barber

Michelle Barber, MA, RDN, CDN

Michelle Barber, MA, RDN, CDN, has been a practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for more than 15 years. Michelle has spent a majority of her career working in agriculture on behalf of farmers and ranchers. As a Health and Wellness Specialist at American Dairy Association North East, her focus is in child nutrition, for more reasons than one. Having experience and passion in the field is part of it, but as a mother of two sons, she knows how important it is to raise a healthy family.

Michelle completed her undergraduate education at Rochester Institute of Technology and received her Master’s degree and Dietetic Internship from Syracuse University. Michelle won “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year” in 2010 from New York Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and will serve as President of New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2021.

Favorite Dairy Food: Macaroni and Cheese

Elisabeth Jalkiewicz

Liz Jalkiewicz, RDN, LDN

Liz Jalkiewicz, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian with 15 years’ experience. As a Health and Wellness Specialist at American Dairy Association North East, Liz shares the positive health benefits of dairy products by providing nutrition education and outreach to health professionals, including pediatricians, family physicians, fitness professionals and fellow registered dietitians. She has a diverse background in the food and nutrition industry having worked in various roles including clinical, retail, culinary, and media production, as well as marketing and communication.

Liz received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Montclair State University and completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Food & Culinary Professionals dietetic practice group.

Liz’s Favorite Dairy Food: Chocolate Milk

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