Dana M. Elia, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is an integrative and functional dietitian nutritionist with close to 25 years of experience. Originally from New Jersey, Dana relocated to Lancaster, PA, in 2001, where she is the owner of Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness, LLC, and an adjunct faculty member at the PA College of Health Sciences. An active member of her community, Dana serves as chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), where she previously served as chair-elect, treasurer, and member services chair. Dana previously served on the executive committees for the Lancaster Area Celiac Support Group and the Lancaster Chapter of American Holistic Nurses Association. As a recognized leader in integrative and functional nutrition, Dana has provided content reviews for projects such as the 5th edition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, regularly speaks to both lay and professional audiences, is an IFNA support team member, and has been featured in or authored numerous articles for Natural Awakenings Magazine and LNP. With a passion for ongoing education and a drive to always provide her patients with the best level of care, Dana is currently finishing her doctorate in clinical functional nutrition (DCN) through Maryland University of Integrative Health, where in 2019 she was awarded the Student Research Poster Award. In her free time, she loves hiking, camping, traveling with her husband James, scuba diving, or spoiling her rescued lab, Champ.
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