Meet yOur Team

We have a comprehensive team of specialists trained to help you and your physician manage your diabetes, now and for the rest of your life. Our team includes a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitians, and an exercise physiologist. Our diabetes education program is designed to create a series of sessions unique to your specific needs.

Our dietitians (RDs) are registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association) and are certified by the Washington State Department of Health.
 

Meet Our Team

 
Michelle Frey, BS, CES, diabetes educator with Skagit Regional HealthMichelle Frey, BS, CES
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Seattle Pacific University. Michelle has more than 15 years of experience in outpatient diabetes, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation education. The past three years she has focused primarily on diabetes education. Michelle’s goal is to help people achieve optimal health through exercise, weight loss, nutrition and stress management; helping people create individual lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime.


 

Megan Gill, MS, RD, CD, Certified Diabetes Education Program at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WAMegan Gill, MS, RD, CD
Megan earned her Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University in 2008, where she also completed a year-long dietetic internship. She has earned advanced certification in Adult Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Megan’s goal is to help patients achieve their maximum potential in health and wellness through a whole foods approach. She has special interests in gastrointestinal health (IBS, IBD, etc.), autoimmune disorders, and food sensitivities/allergies.

 
Kara Seidman, RD, CD, Certified Diabetes Education Program at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WAKara Siedman, RD, CD
Kara earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, then completed a year-long dietetic internship at the California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. She has earned advanced certification in Adult Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kara strives to work with patients on an individual basis and views nutrition and food as a bridge for disease prevention and management. She has special interests in nutrition for cancer patients and exercise.


Amy Navarre Cantrell, PA-C, CDE
Amy received her Master's in Physician Assistant Sudies and Public Health from the University of Iowa in 1994. As a PA-C, she has worked primarily in rural family medicine and is currently in private practice in Burlington. Her experience includes 12 years in Darrington, where the absence of educational resources inspired her to develop a program individualized for her diabetes patients. Amy earned her certification as a diabetes educator in 2003 and developed diabetes education programs for both Cascade Valley and Skagit Valley Hospitals. She has done extensive teaching in all areas of diabetes self management, and most enjoys working with insulin dependent patients, developing individualized insulin plans and helping them to best understand and manage their specific medication regimens.


Randy Elde, RPh, CDERandy Elde, RPh, CDE
Randy Elde, RPh, CDE, has been a certified diabetes educator since 1996. He enjoys working with patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes as well as those with pre-diabetes. His primary goal is to give patients the tools to manage their diabetes instead of allowing diabetes to control them.

His volunteer experience includes several leadership positions with the local American Diabetes Association, past president of the Washington Association of Diabetes Educators, and many summers of work at Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes.