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Kelli Santiago

Cleveland District President

Kelli Santiago is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Specialist. She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University, her dietetic internship at The University of Akron and her master’s degree in nutrition from Arizona State University.

Kelli has been a dietitian since 2010 and has worked in numerous areas of nutrition and healthcare including hospitals, long term care facilities, gyms and a halfway house for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. While her career has lead her down many paths, Kelli’s real passion lies in sports nutrition. In the past few years Kelli has worked with an array of athletes including competitive power lifters, military tactical athletes, first responders, high school and adult athletes, runners and triathletes.

Kelli currently holds positions at University Hospitals as a Clinical Dietitian and Wellness Coach, Nutrition Specialist with O2X Human Performance and most recently started her own Private Practice, Inso Sports Nutrition where she works with an array of athletes. She is the current (2022) President of the Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GCAND) and was voted Ohio’s 2020 Recognized Dietitian of the Year by the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her significant contribution to the profession of dietetics. She has been an active member of the GCAND Board of Directors since 2016 and held positions including, Social Media chair, COPI chair and COPI chair-elect, and President-elect/ Communications Committee, chair.

Kelli lives in Lakewood with her husband, their four-year-old daughter, two cats and dog. In her spare time she enjoys working out, making funny Instagram Reels and collecting house plants. Her nutrition philosophy: food fuels performance, nourishes the soul and has the power to bring us all together.


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