Jillian Ingribelli

Growing up, I was always certain that I wanted to pursue a career in the health and wellness field. After high school, I moved to Southern Ontario to obtain my degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Following this, I was accepted to complete a competitive dietetic internship program with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Upon graduating, I was thrilled to begin my professional career as a Registered Dietitian in my hometown of Sault Ste. Marie in the areas of public health and long-term care. My current position at Algoma Public Health allows me to demonstrate my dedication to our community and provides continuous opportunities to practice leadership. My passion for nutrition and health drives me to play an active role within my profession through sitting on various committees including the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP) Curricula Planning Advisory Group. This provides me with the opportunity to have an active voice as a Registered Dietitian as well as share my enthusiasm for nutrition and health with others. In addition, I have demonstrated my dedication to the field of health and wellness through conducting research on the topic of Aboriginal cultural competency in dietetics in collaboration with my research partner and advisor. This research article has since been published in the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research and has been used to inform dietitians working with Aboriginal peoples as well as the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program and their cultural competency training. After completing this research, I was the recipient of the 2017 Morgan Award for the Quebec and Northeast Ontario Region from the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research. I am looking forward to many more years in the field of health and wellness as I continue on my career as a Registered Dietitian!