The Executive Board of the Council for Pediatric Nutrition Professionals (CPNP)

Abigail Lundin, MS, RD


Abigail has been working at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland for over 10 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She works in a clinical role, specializing in pediatric GI, including IBD and feeding disorders.  She has been a member of CPNP since its first year and hasn't missed an Annual Conference for  a decade! She served as the CPNP Media Chair prior to becoming President-Elect and now President. Her goal for CPNP is to increase its membership and member engagement.

Nicole Martin, RD, CSP, CD


Nicole has been practicing as a pediatric dietitian for over 8 years at Children’s Wisconsin, and her areas of interest include Celiac disease, eosinophilic disorders, and food allergies. She has been involved with CPNP since 2016 and previously served as the CPNP Media Chair.



Megan Murphy RD, CSP


Megan works at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She’s been a dietitian for more than 13 years, and has worked in both adult and pediatric care, in hospitals, clinics and various community settings. She holds a Certificate of Training Pediatric Food Allergy, and currently works exclusively in GI clinics, covering eyeryting from General GI to Celiac, EOE/food allergies,s IBD, and liver disease patients.

Jen Smith, MS, RD, CSP, LD, LMT

Research Chair

Jen has been a dietitian for 17 years and has worked her entire career in Gastroenterology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Jen works with all patients with GI conditions and her area of interest is Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Jen is excited at the opportunity to be part of Council leadership to help further research opportunities for other members of CPNP. Research is so important to Jen and as a Clinical Dietitian she hopes to become a mentor to other dietitians with aspirations of performing research in a clinical setting.

Bailey Koch RD, CSP, LD

Clinical Practice Chair

Bailey started her career 17 years ago at Northside Hospital and then at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite with Pediatric Nutrition as her main focus. In 2006, Bailey joined the GI Care for Kids team and founded Atlanta Pediatric Nutrition in 2008. While at GI Care for Kids, she has developed an interest in helping children with Celiac Disease, food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, FPIES, failure to thrive and feeding difficulties among other diagnoses. Bailey is a Food Allergy Specialist and holds a certificate of training in childhood and adolescent weight management. Bailey has served on various committees for CPNP. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for both The FPIES Foundation and Education of future dietitians in pediatrics is important to her, thus she serves as a preceptor to dietetic interns throughout the country who are interested in the specialized area of pediatric nutrition. She has been a guest speaker for CNN Newsroom in addition to being interviewed for many magazine and news articles on the topic of pediatric nutrition.

Katherine Bennett, MPH, RD, CLEC

Communications Chair

Katherine has been practicing as a registered dietitian since 2003 and is currently working with the Gastroenterology aand Nutrition Divisiion at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange, California. She provides medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of GI conditions, but specializes in blenderized tube feedings and parenteral nutrition support for intestinal failure. Katherine also teaches beginning and advanced level nutrition classes at California State University Long Beach.

Nikki Misner, MS, RDN

Media Chair

Nikki works at an outpatient dietitian at USF Health Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She has been practicing as a registered dietitian specializing in gastroenterology for 3 years and works with children with a wide variety of GI conditions. Nikkas taken a special interest in diet therapy for eosinophilic esophagitis, addressiing food insecurity and managing enteral nutrition. Nikki served on the plananing committee for the 2022 CPNP Nutrition Symposium and has contributed the CPNP newsletter.

Tegan Medico, MS, MPH, RDN, CNSC

Program Chair

Tegan Medico received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her graduate dual degree program and dietetic internship at the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Public Health in Health Planning and Administration. Tegan joined the team at the University of Virginia Health in 2013 as a dietitian in pediatrics. She has worked in a variety of roles: intensive care, gastroenterology, nephrology, transplant, and home health. She now serves the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, the Pediatric Liver Transplant program, and is coordinator for an elective in pediatric nutrition for UVA’s School of Medicine. Additionally, she has held adjunct instructor positions at Piedmont Valley Community College and the University of Virginia. Tegan has given talks on a variety of topics at the local, national, and international levels; has co-written a book, A Kid’s Guide to Short Bowel Syndrome; and currently is co-editor for Building Blocks for Life publication of the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group. Tegan is the 2019 recipient of Compass Group’s Clinician of the Year Award.

Carmyn Thompson, RD, CSP, LDN


Carmyn Thompson has been practicing for over 15 years as a pediatric dietitian in Chicago. Carmyn’s areas of expertise include Gastroenterology, Short Gut Syndrome, ICU, CCU and NICU.


The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
JPGN Reports