This is the latest post in our “Meet the Board” series. Each Monday, we’ll feature one of our 2017-18 board members, not stopping until we run out of board members (in late January).
Marissa Beck, MS, RD
Fundraising Chair and Immediate Past President
After serving as the 2016-2017 president of GSDA and I am thrilled to continue working with the 2017-2018 board as fundraising chair. Currently, I work on the dietetic team for PRO Sports Club’s 20/20 Lifestyles Medical Center, where I use my expertise in corporate wellness to help facilitate behavior change for Microsoft employees and members of PRO. Previously, I led health and wellness initiatives as the director of corporate wellness for an eCommerce company based in New York City. My previous experience as a board member of both the Greater New York Dietetic Association and the American Heart Association’s MyHeartMyLife committee will help me promote GSDA nutrition experts as leaders in our field. I have a personal passion for creating longstanding connections with fellow RDNs, as well as uniting like-minded health professionals locally and across the country – always feel free to say hello! Here’s some more about me:
Favorite meal: A longtime favorite is my classic “oat-egg pancake,” which I cook both for myself and toddler. The gist of it: mixing a batter of eggs, rolled oats, optional chia/flax, cinnamon/honey – really anything! Then pour the batter onto a skillet and watch it bubble, flip and serve! My daughter loves it with almond butter on top. You can freeze these, or take them on the go… Very versatile!
Favorite form of physical activity: SoulCycle or Flywheel. I love being outdoors and cycling/skiing, but if I want a killer workout in a short period of time, I head over to Soul or Fly and sweat it out.
Favorite travel destination: At the moment, traveling home to NYC is my favorite destination to be with family, but my husband and I love traveling on adventure-type trips… Some of our favorite destinations have been hiking in Argentina, skiing in Switzerland and more locally, kayaking in Tofino on Victoria Island.
Favorite food city: Not just because it’s my hometown, but New York City has it all… Plus, I never need to worry about where to get good chopped liver or a slice of pizza 🙂
Favorite hobby: Since my daughter was born in 2015 I’ve truly enjoyed developing infant and toddler meals. I started a fun Instagram that shows some of her faves. Currently, I’m into healthy lunch-box creations.
Something that most people don’t know about me: Hard not to know if you’ve seen me lately, but I’m pregnant! Due with Baby #2 on Thanksgiving Day 2017. It’s a girl <3