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About Us

We are a group of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who practice in nutrition support who are interested in continuing education and networking with other nutrition support professionals.

NOCSPEN Includes:

San Francisco Area
Silicon Valley
Greater Sacramento


ASPEN is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Founded in 1976, ASPEN is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition.


NOCSPEN is a local chapter of ASPEN.

We serve as a multi-faceted grass-roots organization that carry out the mission and strategic goals of the national organization at the community level.

Meet Our

Board Members

Elika Vargas, MS, RD, CNSC



Elika received her Bachelor’s degree from UC Davis, completed the dietetic internship
through the CSU San Bernardino ISPP program, and received her Master’s
degree in Clinical Nutrition from UW-Madison. She has been working as a clinical
dietitian with Sutter Health in acute care for the past 8 years. Additionally, she piloted a
pediatric weight management program with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. Outside of dietetics, she enjoys traveling, hiking, running, baking, and meeting new people.

Kandis Glaziner, MS, RD, CNSC

Immediate Past President and Membership Chair


Kandis grew up in Chico, CA and obtained her Bachelor Degree at California State University,
Chico. She then completed her dietetic internship at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. After
completing her internship and passing the RD exam in September 2014 she knew she wanted
to work in a clinical setting. With her increased interest in critical care and nutrition support she
passed the CNSC exam in 2017. She worked in community hospital for the first 4 years of her
career and then got a job at UC Davis Medical Center where she covers a cardiology and
CCU/MICU. She is excited to be a part of NOCSPEN to meet others with interest and
knowledge in nutrition support. She always enjoys learning new things and meeting new people.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her friends and family, exploring new places, and
trying new foods.

Ashlie Clay, RD, CNSC, CSO 



Ashlie obtained her B.S. in Nutrition at Cal Poly in 2010 then completed her dietetic internship at UCSF Medical Center in 2011. After covering a maternity leave at UCSF, she was hired at Kaiser Permanente in 2012 and just had her 6th year Kaiser anniversary. She earned her CNSC in 2014. Ashlie specializes in hematology oncology and surgical oncology at Kaiser Oakland Medical Center and plans on taking the CSO exam in the future. She is involved in various oncology projects as part of the Comprehensive Cancer Committee. In her off time she is a cyclist and yogi, and hangs out with her corgi and husband. 

Olive Siew, MS, RD, CNSC

Program/Education Chair


Olive is currently working as a Clinical Service Liaison - Nutrition Specialist with Coram CVS Health. Before this role, Olive was a consultant dietitian for 6 years and had worked at 5 long term care facilities around Northern California. Olive is from Malaysia and completed her MS and internship in Oklahoma before moved to California. She speaks 4 languages (English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay),
love to explore places, and Dessert make her happy! :)

Dynyce Boyce,  MSMEd, RD, LDN

Community Liason


Dynyce Boyce is a registered dietitian with over a decade of experience in acute care and quality
improvement. She is an alumna of Florida International University and completed her graduate studies
in Medical Education from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to joining Abbott in 2017, Dynyce held
multiple roles within critical care, trauma, wound care and management at Level II Trauma teaching
hospital, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. She has served as an internship preceptor and played a
key role in malnutrition quality initiatives including development of nutrition focused physical exam
curricula. Dynyce serves as Adjunct Faculty at Nova Southeastern University, facilitating nutrition
courses in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her latest role as Clinical Liaison also
allows her to support healthcare teams in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Utah and Kansas.
Her goal is to uplift education and evidence-based practices for improving quality outcomes and driving
nutrition to the forefront of patient care. In her spare time, Dynyce volunteers for efforts to bring
nutrition education to local and virtual communities. She also enjoys traveling, reading and spending
time with family.

Carrie Lambourne, MS, RD 

Newsletter Editor


A native of Benicia, California, Carrie received her BS in Nutritional Science from BYU-UT and her MS in Dietetics from Eastern Michigan University’s Coordinated Program. As a clinical dietitian for Sutter, she enjoys the many aspects of nutrition support and personalized patient care.  Carrie plans to obtain her CNSC credential and pursue a pediatrics specialty in the future.  Nutrition is a field constantly expanding with new research and knowledge, and Carrie loves to be a part of it. In her free time, you can find her eating chocolate, soaking up the outdoors with her family, and writing.

Alicia Eidsaune, RD, CNSC 


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Alicia is a pediatric clinical dietitian specializing in oncology/stem cell transplant. She greatly enjoys all aspects of nutrition support and has obtained her CNSC. She is volunteering with NOCSPEN to help advocate for ongoing quality improvement in all nutrition support facilities. In her free time, she enjoys reading, rock climbing, and knitting/crochet!

Lisa Kinder, RD, CNSC 

Social Media and Communications Chair

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Lisa is a registered dietitian and has worked in the home infusion setting for over 18 years.  She is a clinical program manager for the nutrition program at Optum Infusion Pharmacy.  Her current role focuses on home parenteral nutrition training and education programs for clinicians and patients. Lisa has co-authored publications and has presented at national conferences including ASPEN and NHIA. She serves on NHIA’s Education Committee.  Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and kids (young adults!) and being outdoors- bike riding along the beach, looking for dolphins in the ocean, enjoying nature, hiking and animals. 

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