Board Bios and Info

2017-2018 GSDA Board Members


Joey Yonago


 Past President:

John’s professional focus is in improving others’ quality of life, particularly through preventative health & self-care. He has been interested in health and wellness since high school, and has a passion for finding the most evidence-based, efficient & effective approaches for health behavior change & psychology. His curiosity eventually lead him to the best-practice intervention in long-term behavior change—Motivational Interviewing (MI). In his current practice, he performs coaching sessions in a variety of behavior change professions.

His background includes obtaining a B.Sc. in Exercise Physiology &  Metabolism, Master's in Human Nutrition, the Level 2 (highest level)  certificate of training in Adult Weight Management, and the highest  level proficiency in Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare as a  Registered Health Coach Expert (RHC-III).


President Elect:






Claudia Hume, MS, RD, CD

Claudia is the Nutrition Specialist for Spokane Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS).  She plans the menu for meals served to children, meets with parent to do nutrition assessments, presents group nutrition education, and writes newsletter articles for the parent newsletter.  Her favorite comfort food is mint chocolate chip ice cream.


 Scholarship Chair:
Angela Pham



Nominating Committee
Chair Elect: 
Shaekira Niehuser



Nominating Committee Chair:



Membership Coordinator:
Jen Loweree



Legislative Representative:
Kira Miller


As a Nutrition and Exercise Physiology student at Washington State University, Kira has enjoyed learning the many facets of dietetics. Her current interests are in promoting workplace wellness and diabetes prevention. She enjoys instructing trampoline AIRobics and in her free time enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. Her favorite comfort food is any home cooked Filipino dish. 


Communications Chair: 
Korrin Fotheringham, MS, RDN, CD


Korrin is founder and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist of Northwood Nutrition in downtown Spokane. She completed her training in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University where she earned a Masters Degree and completed a Dietetic Internship. Her background supports an integrative and functional medicine approach to nutrition where Korrin works closely with other healthcare practitioners to deliver individualized and evidence based nutrition interventions. Her specialty areas include eating disorders, food allergies and intolerances, autoimmune conditions such as Celiac disease and Crohn’s/Colitis as well as digestive issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Korrin especially loves to work with children and their families to develop a foundation of balanced eating habits. What sets Korrin apart from other dietitians is her ability to talk about nutrients in terms of specific foods and her love for creating and sharing delicious whole foods recipes.



National Nutrition Month Chair: Kevin Steven



 Student Representative: 
Ellen Arguinchona