The Meet Mosaic series introduces members of our team to the community. In honor of National Registered Dietitian Day and National Nutrition Month, please meet our wonderful Nutrition Team Members: Megann Dastrup, MDA, RDN, LD,CDCES, Hannah Brzozowski, RND and Marcella Canelo, RDN.
Megann: I’ve worked at Mosaic for close to eight years. Currently I am the Nutrition Services Manager. I work out of the Redmond, Madras and Prineville clinics.
Hannah: I am one of our registered dietitians. I’ve been with Mosaic since January 2021. I offer telehealth with patients from all Mosaic sites and just started assisting with our eating disorder clinic.
Marcella: As a nutritionist, I see patients for one-on-one visits to discuss nutrition, health and relationship with food. I serve the Bend clinics and see patients two days per week from Connors. The other two days are phone visits. I’ve been with Mosaic for two-and-a-half years.
Q: What do you like most about working at Mosaic?
Megann: The people: I enjoy working with our patients in a way that is meaningful for them and their health journey. I love my colleagues and am humbled to work with so many amazing people that are committed to Mosaic’s mission and vision.
Hannah: People are so accommodating and really go the extra mile to care for our patients.
Marcella: I love my coworkers! Everyone I work with cares a lot for their patients and the work environment is really positive. I love being part of a team.
Q: What does an average day at work look like for you?
Megann: Most of my day is spent providing patient care, either in person or through phone visits or group classes. In between patient care I work on promoting and enhancing nutrition services within Mosaic, collaborating with various Mosaic roles (population health, marketing, CHW team, RNCC’s) as well as various community organizations. I appreciate the variety I get working in three distinct communities.
Hannah: I tend to see 6-8 patients per day remotely and spend anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour with each patient.
Marcella: I spend most of the day doing patient care and see nine people per day if I have a full schedule. During my down time, I’m usually discussing cases with other providers, catching up on emails and keeping myself up-to-date on new nutrition info.
Q: Where did you grow up? How long have you been in Central Oregon?
Megann: I grew up in Lehi, Utah. At the time it was a small farming town without stoplights, now it is a metropolis and I have to use google maps to find my parents house. I have been in Central Oregon for almost eight years and love it.
Hannah: I grew up in Maine. I’ve been in Oregon since 2016.
Marcella: I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA but have lived in Nebraska, Guyana, Rwanda and most recently, Newport, OR, before moving to Bend. I’ve been here two-and-a-half years.
Q: Can you tell us about your family life?
Megann: My husband, Taylor and I have a rambunctious five-year-old pup named Miles.
Hannah: I just got married in September 2022. We have a dog named Ruth and spend most of our time mountain biking and growing flowers.
Marcella: I live with my partner, Colton, and we have a cat from Rwanda named Damon.
Q: What is your favorite saying or quote?
Megann: Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. ~ James Dean
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. ~ Edward Abbey
Hannah: The goal isn’t to eat perfectly, the goal is to eat pretty good, most of the time.
Marcella: Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tokien
It’s a bit cliché but I feel it resonates with my life!
Q: What are some things that most people don’t know about you?
Megann: My favorite season is winter and I am sad if I don’t get to shovel snow at least once. I’ve spent a lot of time at the Grand Canyon, hiking all but one small remote section of trail. I roast my own coffee and am a successful backyard gardener by Central Oregon standards.
Hannah: I was a competitive ice dancer!
Marcella: When I was a kid, I used to compete in Irish Dancing.
Are you interested in joining the Mosaic team and working alongside great people like Megann, Hannah and Marcella? Learn more HERE.