Engagement Liaison/Functional Nutrition Residency Program Manager

Karen L. Herb, MS CNS LDN

Karen L. Herb, MS CNS LDN IFMCP holds a master’s degree in Functional Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and a Licensed Dietary Nutritionist in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).

Firmly rooted in the foundations of Functional Nutrition, Karen’s clinical approach focuses on education and the power of small changes. Seeing the need for widespread education on the principals of food quality, environmental exposures, and lifestyle choices, she is passionate about teaching individuals how these foundations affect wellness. She knows that this knowledge coupled with small changes can have a huge impact on health. She loves navigating people through small changes that add up to big wellness. She finds it very rewarding to help individuals gain a sense of ownership for their wellbeing and learn to approach health from a “root cause” perspective.

Karen has held many roles at our clinic including a management role for our educational programs before serving as Chief Operations Officer for Dr. Fitzgerald’s clinic for several years. Her current role as Engagement Liaison and Functional Nutrition Residency Manager allows her to further her mission of education and spreading the Functional movement. She is committed to creating opportunities to bring Functional Medicine and Nutrition to a broader community; increasing patient access to functional care and practitioner access to education and mentorship.

When she steps away from the clinic, you’ll likely find Karen playing with her dogs or perhaps in a downward dog.

  • Master of Science in Functional Nutrition (University of Bridgeport, CT)
  • Licensed Dietary Nutritionist (LDN) in Maryland and Washington, DC
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
  • Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP)
  • Content contributor at DrKaraFitzgerald.com
  • Approved supervisor for CNS candidates seeking experience hours