Our Health Coaching Team
Carrie is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, trained at Duke Integrative Medicine. She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) through Yoga Alliance, and obtaining certifications in Lifestyle Medicine from ACLM, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Living in Sacramento, CA, but with a passion for travel and human connection, Carrie integrates the teachings from each modality to provide a holistic
and practical coaching approach to clients from all over the world.
Cecilia is a certified Health & Wellness Coach trained at the Health Coach Institute. She works with a focus on mental health, stress/anxiety management, and whole food nutrition. Cecilia offers coaching in Portuguese, Spanish and English with a compassion-based approach to lifestyle medicine. Cecilia studied Health Science Education (Public Health) and Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition. She is now living on the island of Mallorca, Spain completing her MBA.
Chelle is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Holistic Nutrition, and Whole Foods Culinary Specialist, and a trained Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach. Using evidence-based principles and Lifestyle Medicine Chelle supports women seeking holistic solutions while walking through mid-life and searching for lifestyle improvement, nutrition, and health. Her specialty areas are women’s health issues, peri-menopause, pre, and T2 diabetes, stress management, sleep, nutrition, and mindfulness.
Cheryl Marshall is a Master Certified, passionate, reliable health coach and food for life instructor, who’s been employing the principles of a plant-based diet for over 20 years. She works with African American Women looking to prevent and overcome heart related risk factors by bringing awareness about the importance of heart health. Making a lifestyle change towards understanding the connection between lifelong healthy eating habits, exercise, and stress management for disease prevention is rewarding. If you are ready to take the first steps toward enhancing or changing your lifestyle let’s connect and find a health approach that’s right for you.
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!
Jade Williams, RN is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is trained as a Lifestyle Medicine Coach through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a Lifestyle Coach for the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. Jade has served as a coach, mentor, and facilitator with the Whole Health Institute and the Vanderbilt University Health Coach Certification program.
James is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) with an undergraduate degree in integrative healthcare, a minor in nutrition, and an emphasis in men’s health. His approach to coaching is informed by evidence-based lifestyle medicine principles and positive psychology. James seeks to walk-the-walk and is uses his experiences as foundational in his understanding of behavior change. His mission is to provide a supportive space openly, warmly, and honestly for men of all ages and stages to thrive.
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!"
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!
Katie is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, pursuing her MSc in Health Psychology who partners with her clients to help them tackle the obstacles holding them back from realizing their best health. Whether dealing with the difficulties of natural life transitions or trying to lessen the impact of chronic illness, Katie meets her clients where they are at supporting their journey to improved health. Katie is also a breath coach and enjoys helping her clients use the power of their breath to help ease stress and encourage mindfulness.
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.
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.
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.
Lillian is an RN and a Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has helped clients deal with various conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and burnout. Using motivational interview techniques, she partners with her clients to assist them in shifting their mindset by meeting them where they are, calming their inner critic, and assisting them to see the possibilities of reaching their goals.
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!
Lydia Johnson is a Board-Certified dermatologist for more than 20 years. In 2020, she embarked upon a passionate journey to utilize her medical knowledge and experience to create a more widespread impact on our health as a Board-certified Lifestyle Medicine physician and certified health coach. Lydia is committed to maintenance of health, total well-being, and disease prevention, empowering others to enjoy lives of optimal well-being through lifestyle behaviors that are accessible to all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michele Loesch is a certified Applied Functional Medicine Coach and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has a passion for educating, inspiring, and empowering clients to get well and stay well. Michele works with clients to uncover imbalances in the body that may be leading to disease and illness. Michele embraces living a healthy lifestyle, by choosing whole unbroken foods, movement, and
incorporating mindfulness and stress reduction techniques into her life. She believes everyone deserves the opportunity to learn how to mitigate disease and live a vibrant life.
Priscilla Marbell is a medical doctor and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Having started her career in Medicine in her
home country Ghana, she transitioned to public health in the US. She specializes in corporate wellness, chronic disease self-management, Type 2 Diabetes prevention, weight loss and lifestyle medicine. Priscilla is a passionate health advocate and strongly believes that “health is wealth.” It is her mission to empower all clients to make sustainable, healthy lifestyle changes.
Rajitha Bommakanti, RN, BSN, NBC-HWC, CCM, FCN, and culinary coach has been practicing nursing for over 30 years in various medical specialties. She currently works as nurse case manager and as National Board-certified health and wellness
coach. In her nursing journey, Rajitha has seen gaps in patient care and the impact chronic medical conditions had on her patient’s quality of life. She wanted to make a difference, so she moved into a
health coaching/transformation space where she is a health
partner in educating, inspiring, and empowering people to make
small changes to their lives to improve their health. Rajitha is a
habit change specialist.
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.
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.
Dr. Rob Warren is a Certified Health and Wellness coach. He is a physician Board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Rob is motivated to help his clients struggling with addiction. Through his own personal journey in recovery Rob is uniquely able to assist his clients not only through substance awareness but complete lifestyle modification . Outside of his practice Rob enjoys time skiing, hiking, and spending time on the water with his family.
Sara is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Exercise Physiologist and Lifestyle Medicine Coach with over 15 years of experience. She enjoys coaching adults who feel frustrated or ‘stuck’ with work/life stress getting in the way of exercise/movement, healthy eating, losing and maintaining weight. 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 feel better and live healthier lives.
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!
Hi! I’m Silvina, a Spanish bilingual registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, mother, and health communicator with a special love for physical activity, from neighborhood walks to snowboarding, with an emphasis on playing tennis! I enjoy educating people about healthy lifestyle choices that include eating great nutritious whole foods combined in simple-quick meals and helping them to find ways to move during the day, while saving some time to relax and get enough sleep. Making healthy lifestyle changes can help conserve or improve our bodies’ health, and helping individuals to achieve positive changes is my focus and passion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vince is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach who received his initial training and certification from The Mayo Clinic. Vince contracts with multiple businesses and nonprofit organizations in providing both oral and written education on the benefits of plant-based living for personal health, environmental stewardship, and ethical concerns. Vince utilizes positive psychology and a strength-based focus to empower patients to be their best selves.
I am a Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner. Certified in Behavior Modification, Diet Therapy, Holistic Health & Wellness Coaching, Exercise Science & Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition. After my own health transformation of losing 120 lbs and reversing Type 2 Diabetes; my passion became to help every person I can to live their optimal life. Free from chronic disease, overuse of medications and under estimation of the body's natural healing capability. My approach is a simple one--emphasizing proper nutrition, restorative sleep and some daily activity. My focus is on individualized goals, preferences and habit change to form a plan with my clients to help them reach the outcome they desire.