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  • KRISTINA RODRIGUEZ

    Kristina is a certified functional medicine practitioner, registered nurse, psychedelic integration guide, massage therapist, and therapeutic yoga instructor living in Maui, Hawaii. She draws upon her comprehensive knowledge base to help guide your transformational process- physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually. By encouraging you to listen to your own internal guidance and by using the best that lifestyle medicine, psychedelic therapy, and somatic healing arts have to offer she lovingly resources and empowers you along your journey.

  • PAULA WEISS

    Paula is a certified holistic nutritionist and plant-based culinary artist/educator, with a passion for studying food as medicine and serving diverse populations. Paula aims to help people stay true to themselves and their cultures, while still making shifts to promote their health goals, longevity and well-being through a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle that prompts a realization of our connectedness to this planet and the food earth provides.

  • MARIA DIESER

    Maria is a former professional dancer, current Pilates instructor, and mom of two. She holds certifications in TRX Training, Pilates and is pursuing a 2021 holistic nutrition and health and wellness certification from AFPA. She is passionate about holistic nutrition having a real life impact on living a healthier and happier life.

  • LARA VALERIO

    Lara is a registered dietitian with Degrees in biology, nutrition, and a Masters in nutritional science. Her passion for nutrition stemmed from working at a hospital and observing the crucial role of nutrition in recovery from infections, illnesses and wounds. She knows the effects of trauma and chronic disease and is dedicated to help treat and prevent patients towards a functional, healthy and longer life using a strong nutritional platform.

  • MARIA CONLEY

    Maria discovered a passion for disease prevention early on in her career as a registered dietitian. Over the last 16 years she has helped thousands of people with chronic disease meet their wellness goals by promoting food as medicine. Many find the whole food, plant-based message she promotes to be grounding in a world filled with much confusion about healthy eating. Maria enjoys partnering with her clients, helping them achieve their goals with her supportive and empowering coaching style.

  • TIM STAHL

    Tim has been a Certified Holistic Health Coach for nearly a decade working with the LGBTQ+ community, specifically in the area of achieving super immunity, while also being a cheerleader for his community on how to live their best lives through incremental lifestyle changes. It is important to know, that even when medications are needed, it is only the beginning of any health routine if one wants to see real results. Medications serve a purpose, but the journey to optimal health goes far beyond swallowing any pill.

  • CHERYL MARSHALL

    Cheryl is a Certified Health Coach and Food for Life Instructor, who's been employing the principles of a plant-based diet for over 20 years, including raising her four children on a plant-based diet. She's the founder of VegUcan Health & Wellness LLC, an organization designed to encourage healthy habits and lasting lifestyle changes for individuals. She knows how the power of food over health and well-being, and thrives in knowing that she can make a difference and empower progressive change in others, while simultaneously embarking on a personal journey of self-improvement and empowerment!

  • KATHLEEN BELONGA

    Kathleen is Lifestyle Medicine Certified Health Coach with certifications in functional nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, Ayurveda, and a Masters in education and leadership. She works closely with midlife women who are ready to embody a healthier lifestyle. Kathleen has a passion for good food and believes food should be our first source of healthcare. She specializes in helping clients transition to a whole food plant-based diet, develop healthy ways to manage stress, move the body, and create sustainable lifestyle routines.

  • VINCE TUCKER

    Vince is a Mayo Clinic trained health and wellness coach and a Lifestyle Medicine coach. Vince contracts with multiple businesses and nonprofit organizations in providing both oral and written education on the benefits of plant-based living. Vince utilizes positive psychology and a strength-based focus to empower patients to be their best selves. Vince is studying for the October National Board for Health & Wellness Coaches exam.

  • ZAYNUB ELSHAMY

    I am a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle Practitioner. My passion is to see every person living their optimal life, free from chronic disease, overuse of medications and underestimation of their bodies natural healing ability. My approach is simple--I emphasize proper nutrition, sleep and a bit of daily activity. I focus on individualized goals, preferences and habit change to form a plan which will help my client lead to the outcome they are searching for.

  • KATHY LEVIN

    Kathy is a plant-based dietitian & diabetes educator with a passion for helping people prevent and reverse chronic disease through simple lifestyle changes one small step at a time. She is
    board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine, a lifestyle coach for the Diabetes Prevention Program, and a trained Nutrition Element Specialist for the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program. Kathy has worked with thousands of clients in her 30 years as a dietitian & diabetes educator
    coaching people to make small, sustainable lifestyle changes. She loves helping people take charge of their health.

  • SHRUTI HEGDE

    Shruti's name means to "hear" and she is eagerly waiting to listen and be a resource for you to achieve the health goals you have been pursuing (physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually), by way of a more plant based nutrition strategy and simple Lifestyle changes. Shruti made the change herself in 2011 and it's been an amazing journey bringing abundant health and happiness into her life. She is happy she can be that person who can walk with you in your new journey and help you to make the right decisions to lead your life in a very holistic way!

  • BETH WEGLARZ

    Beth is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, an advanced practice nurse with deep experience in treatment and education related to Pediatric Nutrition. She is a NBCHWC, Exercise Fitness Specialist and a Lifestyle Medicine advocate for all things physical and mental health. Beth resides in Long Island, NY and remains dedicated to creating programs to promote human health and well being through many different avenues and has joined Terra to bring that dedication to our members.

  • MICHELE LOESCH

    Michele Loesch is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Board Certified with the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches. She has a passion for educating, inspiring, and empowering clients to get well and stay well. Michele embraces living a healthy lifestyle, by choosing whole unbroken foods, movement, and incorporating mindfulness and stress reduction techniques into her life.

  • JANET PEARSON

    I’m Janet Pearson and I love to cook! My passion is teaching others how to use real, whole foods to nourish and transform. It starts with daily lifestyle choices and learning what to put on our plates. I have studied with culinary experts, lifestyle professionals, researched data, and have read most plant based cookbooks written. I use recipes as guides to create delicious meals that are economical, nutritious, satisfying, and easy to prepare. Let’s create dishes that you enjoy so you can have the health you deserve for years to come!

  • DAWN WOODS

    Dr. Dawn Woods is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a pharmacist, a board certified lifestyle medicine professional, a certified health and nutrition life coach, and a certified vegan health coach. Motivated by the desire to have enough energy for her two young children, she changed her entire lifestyle and lost 40lbs. Implementing appropriate protocols of lifestyle medicine to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic diseases, especially diabetes, and weight loss therapy are activities that drive and inspire her.

  • DIANE HODGE

    Diane is a Registered Dietitian who loves helping people learn how their lifestyle can impact their health and quality of life, to empower people to make healthy choices. She has helped clients with a wide range of nutritional needs for over 30 years. She has Board Certifications in Diabetes/Renal Nutrition and is a Certified Lactation Consultant.   She believes that healthy living should be doable, accessible and affordable for everyone!

  • SOPHIA ANDERSON

    Sophia is passionate about holistic health. Her own journey led her to working with a functional medicine doctor and an integrative nutritionist. It was then that she learned how important proper diet and supplementation was to maintain her health and well-being. She has a degree in Psychology and is certified in Reiki and breathwork. She loves combining breathwork and life-style medicine to help create a holistic approach to help people live their happiest and healthiest lives.

  • CARRIE SHAPIRO

    Carrie is a Health Coach certified through Duke Integrative Medicine. Also obtaining certifications as a Yoga Teacher and a Nutrition Coach, while running her own digital marketing business, she incorporates the learnings from each of these areas in a holistic, mindful, and practical coaching approach. She loves to travel and connect with humans from all over and is excited to bring her behavior change skills and energy to a greater community.

  • SILVINA LAFONT

    Silvina is a Spanish bilingual registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, mother, and health communicator with a special love for physical activity, from neighborhood walks to snowboarding, and tennis! She enjoys educating people about healthy lifestyle choices around nutritious and quick recipes and daily movement, while incorporating rest and sleep. Making healthy lifestyle changes can help conserve or improve our bodies’ health, and helping individuals to achieve positive changes is her focus and passion.

  • LAUREN BOCK

    Lauren has been a PA since 2007 with experience in Internal Medicine/Primary Care and Preventive Cardiology. She brings great passion and a wealth of knowledge to the Lifestyle and Wellness community. She loves helping her clients achieve optimal emotional and physical health, preventing and even reversing diseases such as hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes.  

  • TERRI SIGGINS

    Terri is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, yoga instructor, and nutrition educator. She holds an M.S. in nutrition as well as a M.Ed. and Ph.D. in education. She believes taking care of your own health is one of the most important gifts you can give to yourself and those around you. She enjoys working alongside clients helping them to implement sustainable lifestyle changes that bring them a more fulfilling and healthy life.

  • CECILIA LAPOLLI

    Cecilia is a certified Integrative Wellness Coach that is passionate about helping folks achieve radiant health. She believes in the power of lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition as the base of success. Cecilia studied Public Health in her undergrad, she completed eCornell’s Plant-Based Nutrition Course, and graduated from the Health Coach Institute. She is now living on the island of Mallorca, Spain completing her MBA.

  • MARIAN BLUM

    Marian is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and has been an acupuncturist in private practice for over 20 years. Her passion for lifestyle medicine grew out of a desire to empower her clients to reclaim their health and well being. Since 2012, Marian has earned coaching certifications from Wellcoaches, Wellstart Health, American College of Lifestyle Medicine and a plant-based nutrition certification from eCornell. Marian’s mission is to guide her clients to grow lifestyle habits they love--habits that provide a solid foundation for their thriving.

  • SARA CUNNINGHAM

    Sara enjoys coaching adults who feel frustrated or ‘stuck’ with work/life stress getting in the way of exercise, eating healthy, losing & maintaining weight. She is a Certified Health and Well-being Coach, Exercise Physiologist and Lifestyle Medicine Coach with over 15 years of experience. Sara is passionate about partnering with clients to create goals around their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health to make positive lifestyle changes, prevent diabetes and better manage their chronic health conditions so they can live healthier lives.

  • JAMIE TOWNS

    Jamie has been a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach since 2018. She lives in Arizona with her husband and their two kids (4 and 2 years old). She loves to read and create art with her kids. Lastly, you can expect Jamie to meet you with curiosity, empathy and humor. "Welcome to coaching, I’m really excited to be on this healthy living adventure with you!"

  • JANINE GILARDE

    Janine Gilardeis a Registered Nurse, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Lifestyle Medicine Coach and Culinary Nutrition Coach. Janine’s mission is to motivate her clients to achieve healthier, sustainable, lifestyle habits. Whether you want to manage your stress, weight, or chronic conditions, or you want to learn how to prep quick and nutritious meals, Janine can help you create your own path to well-being so that you can be healthy, with more energy, better focus and a sense of calm.

  • LAILA MORCOS ZISSIS

    Laila Morcos Zissis inspires change focusing on WHOLE soul living through strategic planning, mind organization, and connecting to inner wisdom. She is an intuitive and an ICF Professional Certified Coach, National Board-Certified Health, & Wellness Coach, and a Certified MentorCoach who brings evidence-based techniques and visionary solutions to help others move into higher levels of living. She has a passion for helping people remove the blocks hampering their wellbeing to live a joyfully energetic life.

  • MIA BOGATU

    Mia is a NBHWC Health Coach and an ACE Fitness GFI fromHouston, TX! For the last 6 years, she has been working in the health and fitness industry, and as a Health Coach. Mia has assisted more than 500 people to build a healthier lifestyle. Her coaching style is focused and goal-oriented and she uses motivational interviewing techniques. As your Coach, Mia aims to help you achieve your ULTIMATE GOAL by setting small actionable goals, and she will help you overcome the obstacles that arise.

  • STEPHANIE ROSS

    Stephanie is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and a Certified Health Education Specialist, and she holds a master's degree in Health Education. Stephanie is passionate about helping people to reverse heart disease risk factors through lifestyle change. She works with physicians and businesses to provide integrative health coaching and small group lifestyle medicine classes.While pills and procedures have their place, Stephanie wants to help you reduce your reliance on them where possible. Through unconditional support and sustainable change, she can help you experience true health and a fuller sense of wellness.

  • CHELLE BALTZOR

    Chelle is a Southwest Institute of Healing Arts trained Holistic Health & Wellness Coach and Whole Foods Culinary Specialist. As a lifelong health enthusiast, it was a natural step for her to become a trained Coach. She believes you are the expert in your life.Through her skillsets, she works with people at risk for type 2 diabetes and guides women who are transitioning into midlife to create sustainable lifestyle changes.Chelle is currently enrolled in the Diabetes Prevention Program and studying for the NBC-HWC Certification.

  • THERESA DAVIS

    Theresa is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach. In remission from late stage Lyme disease, Theresa possesses valuable insight into the many challenges one encounters in healing their chronic and autoimmune conditions. Her coaching is rooted in the principles of lifestyle medicine, where you will learn to take control of your well-being and be your own advocate for health.

  • REEM HALWANI

    Reem is a preventive health care provider who helps her clients transform their lifestyle to a standard that fits their vision and values.  Supporting her clients in addressing the root cause of the chronic illnesses, identifying and achieving their personal goals through lifestyle modification and coping with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, physical pain and unhappiness is her specialty.

  • RICHARD ALVA

    Richard is a multiracial global citizen who studied psychology, social work, medicine, plant-
    based nutrition, diet & lifestyle intervention, organizational leadership, & Spanish/English medical interpreting. He has worked with thousands of individuals utilizing Lifestyle Medicine in a variety of settings since the year 2000. His experiences don’t authorize him to talk down to
    anyone – instead, he’s learned that all individuals are of infinite value & that health is a precious & fragile gift to be nurtured & protected.

  • TAMI MAIER

    Tami is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach and has a graduate degree in the biomedical sciences. She supports others using her perspective gained in former professional roles as a biomedical scientist and a workplace health and safety officer as well as through her personal proactive management of the chronic condition epilepsy. Tami enjoys soccer, gardening, and hiking in nature. She is passionate about physical fitness, balanced nutrition, brain health, and healthy aging.

  • MARGARET PEACOCK

    Margaret is a Duke University certified integrative health coach and ADCES certified diabetes prevention and care lifestyle coach who partners with clients to look at their lives as a whole, set achievable action steps, establish accountability, and ultimately lead them to their best health. As a meditation instructor, she works to target stress reduction and lower levels of cortisol. She looks forward to partnering with you on your health journey.

  • PATRICK PARKINSON

    Patrick is a Health Coach who is passionate about connecting client values to healthy behaviors. Patrick spent the bulk of his career in the medical device industry where he came to recognize the shortfalls of treating symptoms over addressing the true cause of disease. This experience along with his success managing his own chronic vestibular condition through lifestyle deeply motivate Patrick to share the power of Lifestyle Medicine with others. Patrick is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell.

  • LILLIAN SIMON

    Lillian has been helping others with their mental health since 1995. As a Bengali-American and abuse survivor, she has learned to manage her mental health. She is a registered nurse and certified health coach who partners with clients to manage their mental health and lifestyle diseases. Clients appreciate her calm demeanor and reflective listening skills. In her free time, she writes for her Christian mental health ministry, Balm From Gilead.

  • LINDA ROBERTS

    Inspired to help others after experiencing her own massive weight loss and health transformation, Linda became a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Trained in Lifestyle Medicine, Emotional Eating and Culinary Habits, she helps clients end the vicious cycle of emotional eating, implement healthy mindset, behavioral and lifestyle modifications that address the root of the problem, restores health, well-being and quality-of-life.She is an empathetic, compassionate coach and believes in her client’s ability to reclaim their life!