Executive Board


Kelay Trentham

K Trentham HS 2015Kelay Trentham has worked as an outpatient oncology dietitian since 2004 and is currently at MultiCare Regional Cancer Center in Tacoma, WA.  She works with both medical and radiation oncology patients, and worked with stem cell transplant patients in her previous position at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.  She was the first outpatient dietitian hired at MultiCare Regional Cancer Center, as part of the navigation team, to develop outpatient nutrition services for four clinics.

Kelay has authored two chapters on Palliative Care Nutrition for Clinical Nutrition for Oncology Patients (2009) and Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice (2013).  Also a member of the Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group, she encouraged ON DPG and VN DPG to collaborate on a joint newsletter published in 2014  for which she wrote “Vegetarian and vegan diets after cancer diagnosis: individualization is key”.  She has lectured for the University of Washington’s graduate nutrition program, and also served as a subject matter expert for the Oncology Specialty Examination.     

Kelay has actively served the ON DPG since 2010 - first as State Representative (2010 – 2012), then Secretary (2012-2014), and currently as Chair.  She is also serving on the committee for the 2016 Oncology Nutrition Symposium.   



Heather Bell-Temin

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Heather Bell-Temin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition.  

She received a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from Florida State University and a master’s degree in nutrition from Louisiana State University.  Heather has been working in the field of nutrition for over 15 years and specializes in the care of patients with gastrointestinal diseases and senior adult patients.

Heather has been an active member of the ON DPG since 2008.  She has served as E-blast Coordinator (2008-2010), Social Media Coordinator (2010-2011), Website Administrator (2010-present), 2016 Oncology Nutrition Symposium (2014-2016) and currently Chair-Elect. She was the recipient of the 2013 Connie San Andres-Robles Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the redesign and launch of the new website (www.oncologynutrition.org).  She is passionate about working with the DPG and her most notable quote from the ON DPG symposium is “these are my people”.



Past Chair

Tricia Cox

Tricia Cox

Tricia Cox is an Oncology Dietitian at Baylor University Medical Center and works specifically with patients receiving a Blood and Marrow Transplant.  She spends her time working as part of a nutrition management protocol team, managing nutrition support, teaching cooking classes, and precepting interns. 

Tricia has revised and published chapters on oncology nutrition for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, and recently taught an online class for the American Society for Clinical Oncology. 

Tricia has been an active member of the ON DPG since 2010 and has served as the State Representative of Texas, the Awards Chair, and currently as Past-Chair.




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