Joan Guthrie Medlen


Joan Guthrie Medlen, MEd, RD, specializes in transforming families to experience quality lives with quality health, wtih a community vision through informed choices. The inspiration of her work began through supporting her son, who has Down syndrome and celaic disease, and hundreds of other individuals and with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to live a quality life with quality health and community. Through this work, Joan learned how to create engaging, person-centered methods of transforming life and health from reactive to proactive.

Join the journey from reactive, low quality health and lifestyle to one filled with choice, quality, and community.



  • JEM Consulting, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


  • Portland, OR