Elana is a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert and spokesperson with more than two decades of communications experience. Her first job was as an on-camera spokesperson, which then led to a thriving career in public relations, working for major agencies in Chicago, Denver and Washington, D.C. Her client work in the areas of food, health and wellness piqued her interest in nutrition, so Elana went back to school to earn a master’s degree and undergo the training and testing required to become a registered dietitian.
Since 2008, Elana has run her own consulting business, working with food companies and associations to help translate complicated science in a way that both consumers and health influencers would understand. Her primary skills are in nutrition strategy, science-backed messaging, content development and health professional education. An accomplished speaker, Elana has also presented at industry events and for health professionals, including dietitians and nurse practitioners.
Elana is active in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, serving as chairperson of Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) in 2018-19 and as the Country Representative for Oman in the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND). She was also the 2017 recipient of the Emerging Leader in Dietetics award by the D.C. Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Elana and her family live in Fairfax County, VA, near Washington, DC.