Susan Allen-Evenson RDN, CCN
As a recognized Functional Nutrition expert with over 25 years of training and experience, Susan Allen provides a unique and very successful approach to personalized health and wellness as she incorporates an overall focus on the mind-body-spirit connection in her work as a speaker, mentor, author and nutrition consultant. Susan earned her nutrition degree in Medical Dietetics from the University of Illinois and became a Registered Dietitian (RD) in 1991. She subsequently completed post-graduate level training to become a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), which designates her specialty in the nutritional aspects of Functional Medicine. Since then, Susan continues to study with many of Integrative Medicine’s Masters. Ms. Allen has worked in many settings in addition to her own private practice. She was involved in one of the first free-standing nationally-based Integrative Medicine clinics. She also consulted for the startup of The Center for Integrative Medicine affiliated with prestigious Northwestern Memorial Hospital Physician’s group in Chicago. Ms. Allen has held board appointments with The International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ sub-specialty group: Dietitian’s in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), on the Nutrition Board of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and on the Scientific Advisory Board of Integrative Therapeutics, Inc. With her passion for educating, Ms. Allen lectures nation-wide and has been a consultant to the nutraceutical industry. In her more than two decades of practice, she launched a unique national mentoring initiative, Next Level Functional Nutrition, to provide training to registered dietitians, nurses, and other medical healthcare professionals wanting to incorporate this specialty into their practice. Most recently, Ms. Allen authored a chapter in AAPI's Nutrition Guide To Optimal Health: Using Principles of Functional Medicine and Nutritional Genomics – Part 2.