Expertise and Experience
You can have confidence in the counseling and education registered dietitians provide. Rigorous education and testing ensure that registered dietitians offer the most current information and best guidance. Community's dietitians meet these standards:
- Baccalaureate degree in dietetics granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent, and approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- A minimum of 900 supervised practice hours of pre-professional experience accredited/approved by ACEND.
- Completion of the registration exam for dietitians.
- 75 hours of approved continuing professional education every five years.
Kim Hardin, RD, CD
Kim has worked at Community Health Network since 2009 and has 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition. She has experience with pediatric and adult populations, weight management, diabetes, celiac disease, lipid management and renal. Kim graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed her internship at St. Francis Medical Center in Illinois. Kim is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is certified through the state of Indiana. Kim provides services at Community Hospital East and the Family Medicine Residency Program.
Karlyn Lynch, RD, CD
Karlyn has worked for Community Health Network since 2004, performing the roles of both inpatient and outpatient dietitian. She provides outpatient nutrition counseling for both adult and pediatric patients. Her areas of specialty include weight management, diabetes, lipid management and prenatal nutrition. Karlyn graduated from Ball State University in 2002 with a B.S. in Dietetics. She completed her accredited internship through Ball State University. She obtained the Certificate of Training in Pediatric Weight Management in 2008 and is certified through the state of Indiana. Karlyn provides services at Community Hospital North and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Karen Neff-Zebrauskas, RD, CD
Karen has worked as a registered dietitian for Community Health Network since 2002. She provides nutrition counseling for both adult and pediatric patients. She also specializes in eating disorders and food allergies. Karen graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Biology in 1996. She also received a B.S. in Dietetics from Western Michigan University in 2000. Karen completed her accredited internship through Central Michigan University. She obtained the Certificate of Training in Pediatric Weight Management in 2008 and is certified through the state of Indiana. Karen provides services at Community Hospital North.
Samantha Tinsley, MPH, RD, CD
Samantha has worked as a dietitian for Community Health Network since 2015 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She provides outpatient nutrition counseling for both adult and pediatric patients. Her nutrition service areas include weight management, lipid management, diabetes, and kidney disease. Samantha graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a B.S. in Human Biology. She completed a coordinated master of public health and dietetics training program at the University of North Carolina in 2014. She plans to obtain her Certificate of Training in Pediatric Weight Management in 2016 and is certified through the state of Indiana. Samantha provides outpatient services at Community Hospitals East and South.