Regional Recognized Renal Dietitian Award – Region 2

Meagan Owen, MS, RDN, CSR

Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition, Somatus Kidney Care

Meagan Owen has been a registered dietitian since 2014. She received her bachelor's degree in Applied Nutritional Sciences from Penn State University in 2012 and completed her dietetic internship at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2014. She was valedictorian of her Master’s program in Nutrition and Human Performance at Logan University in 2018. She has been working as a renal dietitian since 2017 and is a Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition. She started her career working in renal nutrition at UVA dialysis in 2017. She then transitioned to primarily working with the CKD population and is currently employed as a renal dietitian with Somatus Kidney Care. She currently serves as Chair for the Virginia Council on Renal Nutrition and has been with the organization since 2021 holding a variety of positions. She has been on the executive committee for the Renal Dietitians Practice Group with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2022 and serves as the Sponsorship Coordinator. Outside of work, she is the mom of 2 wonderful boys, Carson (3) and Cullen (6 months). In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family traveling or exploring the outdoors.  

Past Regional Recognized Renal Dietitian Award – Region 2 Recipients:

  • 2023: Jen Hernandez, RDN, CSR, LDN
  • 2022: Rosie Jardina, RD, LD
  • 2021: Toni DeVane, MS, RD, CSR, CNSC, LDN
  • 2020: Olivia Haeberle, RD, LD
  • 2019: Carolyn Feibig, MS, RD, LD
  • 2018: Wai  Yin Ho, MSEd, MS, RDN
  • 2017: Ruba Jibreen, MBA, MS, RDN, CSR, LD
  • 2014: Christine  Swafford, MS, RDN, CSR, LD
  • 2012: Deborah Burt, RD, CSR
  • 2011: Nicole Haynes, MS, RD, LDN
  • 2010: Rita Solomon-Dimmitt, RD, CSR, LDN
  • 2008: Mary Etta James, MS, RD, LD