Kelly is a licensed registered dietitian who takes an empathetic, goal-oriented approach to helping her clients appreciate the beauty of food and its power to nourish the body. Knowing that people have unique and personal relationships with food, Kelly focuses on helping her clients explore and identify any obstacles that may get in the way of desired food behaviors. By partnering with each client, she is able to guide the process of establishing goals that are both attainable and long-lasting.
Kelly earned her BS in Nutrition from Benedictine University, completed a post-baccalaureate internship at Loyola University, and received a diplome de cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu in London, England. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is part of the Behavioral Health, Weight Management, and Food and Culinary Professionals dietetic practice groups. She often uses her culinary background to include sensory experiences aimed at building and achieving mindfulness through innovative cooking demos, recipe development, and eating exercises.
Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Kelly worked in a public health setting supporting adolescents and young adults who struggled with food-related issues that included food insecurity and malnutrition, disordered eating, weight management, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, and hormonal-related issues that affect hunger and satiety. Kelly has a particular interest in working with clients who have binge eating tendencies, providing education and guidance on how to modify this eating behavior.
In her free time, Kelly is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and appreciating all things that nature has to offer. She also enjoys spending time in the kitchen creating recipes and sharing meals with family and friends.