Lutheran Dietitian Adds Certification

Erica Richerson, registered dietitian at Lutheran has achieved board certification as a specialist in gerontological nutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

Richerson has met the rigorous requirements needed to design, implement and manage safe and effective nutrition strategies that promote the quality of life and heath for older adults.

“We are proud of Erica and her accomplishment,” said Tom Holt, Lutheran president and CEO. “She is truly a resident advocate and this certification is another way she shows that she wants to expand her knowledge and continue to give excellent care.”

Richerson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Edinboro University and has been a registered dietitian at Lutheran for 12 years. “Nutrition plays such an important role in every aspect of a resident’s health from managing chronic diseases to fighting infections and improving their mental status,” she said. “Our team meets with each resident individually. I get to know their likes and dislikes and create a resident-centered meal plan, which is what I love about my work.”

She is a member of Morison’s Dining Services at Lutheran. Morrison Management Specialists is based in Atlanta and is the nation’s only food service company exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition and dining services to the health care and senior living communities.

Shults Subaru Earns Award

For the second consecutive year, Shults Subaru of Jamestown has been named a 2013 “Subaru Stellar Care Award” winner by Subaru of America Inc. The award is made to an elite group of dealerships who exhibit an exceptional customer experience. Dealerships must also maintain “Stellar Care” performance standards and objectives for facility cleanliness and comfort, sales and service operations, technical service training and specialized financing.

Sean Larson, general manager, and Darren Hills, sales manager of Shults Subaru, said they are very proud of this distinguished award and credit all of their employees for achieving it for a second consecutive year.

Tim Shults, president and owner of the Shults Auto Group, said, “I am delighted and honored to receive this very prestigious award, and I would like to share it with our many loyal Subaru customers who helped us earn it.”

Shults Auto Group is one of the largest dealership groups in southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania consisting of 15 dealerships, several Resale Centers, four Express Lube & Tire Centers and two Collision Centers. Locations include Jamestown, Lakewood, Westfield, Dunkirk, Fredonia and Olean in New York. Pennsylvania facilities are located in Bradford and Warren. For additional information, visit