Wake Forest, North Carolina
Karkare is President and CEO of Nutritionally Yours LLC, a private practice providing individualized integrative and functional nutrition counseling for prevention and wellness, weight management and gut health as well as corporate wellness culinary demos.
She has served our profession at state affiliate, Dietetic Practice Groups/Member Interest Groups as well as national level, including serving as the Treasurer of the Academy Board of Directors. Currently she serves as Vice-Chair of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee and as the Treasurer of the DIFM-DPG among other appointed positions with several other Academy units. She is the recipient of Diversity Leader Award from the Academy (2012), Outstanding Dietitian award from the North Carolina affiliate (2018), Excellence in Service Award from Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG (2021) and Community Champion Award from Cabot Community Collaborative (2019).
A nationally recognized leader and speaker, Karkare has an activist spirit. Whether advocating for professional licensure, Medical Nutrition Therapy coverage, Medicaid expansion or women's rights and social equity, her passion is fueled by her belief in equitable human rights. She truly enjoys spreading the activism among our colleagues, students, and interns.
Karkare has served in leadership roles for Meals on Wheels of Wake County, Lillian’s List of North Carolina, Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines Council boards of directors and continues to serve as Chair of Cary Academy, Vice Chair of NC Child, and Treasurer of NC Asian Americans Together Board of Directors.
She is a graduate of SNDT University, Pune, India and she earned her Master of Science in Nutrition from University of Kentucky.