Raleigh, North Carolina
Karkare is the owner of Nutritionally Yours LLC, a private practice offering personalized nutritional coaching focused on integrative and functional nutrition and weight management. She has more than 20 years of experience in acute care clinical nutrition, outpatient oncology consulting, public health education and community nutrition.
Karkare is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Raleigh Dietetic Association; dietetic practice groups including Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Nutrition Informatics, Weight Management and Vegetarian Nutrition; and the Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics member interest group, which she has led.
Karkare was selected in 2012 as one of the Academy's four national Diversity Leaders. She received the designation Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013. She served as treasurer of the Raleigh District, as reimbursement representative of North Carolina affiliate and a member of the Academy's Diversity Committee and Finance and Audit Committee; currently serving as a Public Policy Coordinator for NC affiliate. She is the recipient of Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award (NC) in 2018, and Cabot Community Celebrity Award for community service in 2019.
Karkare is an active volunteer and leader at Meals on Wheels and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, teaching nutrition classes for low-income populations. She was named to the Cooking Matters' Hall of Fame in 2016. In addition, Karkare has over 20 years of cumulative non-profit governance leadership experience serving on local non-profit Boards of Directors.
Karkare is a graduate of SNDT Women's University in Pune, India, and earned a master's degree from the University of Kentucky.