After spending over 25 years with Joslin Diabetes Center directing clinical and education outreach projects in the Innovation division, Melinda started her own consulting business. Her areas of special interest include nutrition, patient education, behavior change, and increasing access to quality diabetes education services.
Ms. Maryniuk has worked in the field of diabetes education for 40 years and has lectured and published extensively for both patient and professional audiences around the country and internationally (including: Japan, China, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain). She is active within the American Diabetes Association (ADA), having served on the Board of Directors, as chair of the Education Recognition Program Committee, Associate Editor for Clinical Diabetes and as a member of the Professional Practice Committee responsible for the Standards of Care. Ms. Maryniuk has a long history of involvement with the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Ms. Maryniuk served as Chair of the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group as well as Chair of the Division of Clinical Dietetics and Research of the Council on Practice. She is the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes from the ADA as well as the 2010 Medallion Award from AND.
Melinda has a BS from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a MEd from Tufts University. She completed a dietetic internship at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center in Boston.