Our Providers

Jennifer Okemah, MS RDN CSSD BC-ADM CDE

Jennifer has been a registered dietitian/nutritionist since 2005 and a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2007. She has an additional certification as a Sports Specialist in Dietetics as well as being Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. Her unique niche is fluid knowledge on all technology products approved for diabetes care by the FDA. She loves data! She has been a leader in her field in patient care, mentoring, serving as a preceptor, speaking, creating webinars, writing for nutrition and diabetes blogs as well as authoring scientific publications. But what she loves most is taking confusing, complex information and helping people make it usable for them to reach the health goals they set for themselves. When she is not in a clinic or office, she can be found on her bicycle training for a JDRF fundraising ride, paddleboarding on Lake Washington (year around), hiking, traveling the world or just reading a book with a nice glass of wine. 

Jamie Kowatch, MS, RD, CDE

Statement of care: As a Registered Dietitian with personal experience with Diabetes, it is my goal to meet everyone where they are, within their own life and personal goals. I approach each individual with education specifically tailored to their needs; this allows me to individualize goals and healthcare management, and aid with patient-driven lifestyle and behavioral changes.

Specialty: Registered Dietitian

Level of Training:
Bachelors of Science - Food & Nutrition - San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Master of Science - Nutritional Sciences - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Internship Organization / Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA - Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Board Certification: (none)
Certifications:
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE),
Adult Weight Management - Certificate in Training
Obesity Interventions in Adults - Certificate in Training
Special Training: (none)
Professional Interests:
Diabetes Management
Chronic Kidney Disease
Digestive Disorders
Weight Management
Women's Health
Sports Nutrition
Affiliated Organization/Positions Held:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) - member
Diabetes Care & Education Dietetic Practice Group, AND - Web Chair (current), member
Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - member
Greater Seattle Dietetic Association - member, Treasurer (2013-2015)
North Sound Dietetic Association - member
American Association of Diabetes Educators - member
Washington Association of Diabetes Educators - member