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 25 years of experience in acute care clinical nutrition, outpatient oncology consulting, public health education and community nutrition.
Karkare served as the Academy's Treasurer in 2018-2019. Karkare is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Raleigh Dietetic Association; dietetic practice groups including Nutrition Informatics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Weight Management and Vegetarian Nutrition. She is a member and past chair of the Academy's Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics member interest group and a member of the Asian-America and Pacific Islanders MIG.
Karkare was selected in 2012 as one of the Academy's four national Diversity Leaders and received the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2018 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award. 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.
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.
Karkare is a graduate of SNDT Women's University in Pune, India, and earned a master's degree from the University of Kentucky.