Sarita Aguirre MS, RD, LDN

Posted May 31, 2017

Sarita is a registered and licensed dietitian, who believes in helping each client learn, develop, and apply skills to find a balanced relationship with food, and live their best life.  Working from an Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® lens, she uses effective listening, empathy, open communication, and humor to connect with her clients, and strives to create a supportive environment where clients can find autonomy and confidence.  Sarita believes in the power of small steps and how they can build lasting, lifelong change.  As part of supporting her clients, Sarita also enjoys collaborating with clinicians from multiple disciplines, and she recognizes the value of a team-based approach to providing client care and support.

Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Sarita worked at the residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care, and she has significant experience working with clients with eating, mood, and anxiety disorders.  Sarita also has an interest in sports/performance nutrition and has experience working with athletes and physically active clients. She also has experience working with those needing special dietary accommodations, picky eating, and those with general health and wellness needs.

In her role as Clinical Supervisor, Sarita provides individual and group training, case consultation and supervision to the dietitians at Healthier Tomorrows.

Sarita attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and completed her dietetic internship and earned her Master of Science in Nutrition at Northern Illinois University.

Outside of time spent working with her clients and providing clinical supervision, Sarita enjoys traveling, having fun with loved ones, podcasts, cooking, music, movies, and teaching group fitness classes.

Megan J. Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CEDS-C

Posted December 16, 2015

Megan founded Healthier Tomorrows in 2009 with the goal of creating a warm and welcoming nutrition practice where clients with all types of nutrition needs would feel understood and supported. She is passionate about providing trauma-informed care to individuals in their recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating, and she believes all clients that come to Healthier Tomorrows will receive comprehensive, compassionate, and versatile nutrition therapy.

Megan is a registered and licensed dietitian and received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Whitman College and a Master of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University. She completed her clinical training through the University of Houston, completing rotations at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, and Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Megan is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and is also a member of the National Eating Disorders Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Julia Carlson RD, LDN

Posted March 21, 2022

Julia is a registered dietitian who is passionate about educating and empowering clients to improve their health and overall quality of life. She believes that all foods fit into a healthy lifestyle and implements intuitive eating principles into her practice. Julia takes a non-judgmental, empathetic, and hopeful approach when addressing food and body image. She works collaboratively with her clients to create individualized and sustainable changes by building supportive and trusting relationships. She strives to shed light on harmful dieting myths and reframe thinking patterns to lead to a more balanced and fulfilled life.

Julia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Arkansas. She completed her internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she worked closely with clients focused on diabetes management and heart health. Prior to joining Healthier Tomorrows, Julia worked in a residential facility with clients recovering from substance abuse, eating disorders and disordered eating.

In her free time, she loves taking ballet classes, hiking, running, listening to music, and creating new recipes. She has found that virtual nutrition counseling can encompass more than just discussion and she enjoys being able to provide meal time support, meal prep and virtual cooking guidance to her clients.

Nicole DeRosa MS, RD, LDN

Posted May 15, 2023

Nikki is a registered and licensed dietitian who is passionate about helping each client find happiness through improving their relationship with food. She specializes in making complex concepts easy to understand in order to help clients challenge their beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors around food. She provides a nonjudgmental, open, and honest environment and enjoys incorporating lighthearted humor into her sessions as appropriate. She also enjoys working with, and learning about, neurodivergent individuals, including those with ADHD and Autism as well as hormone and nervous system regulation. To support her clients, Nikki believes in providing customizable care, including individual and group appointments, meal support, shopping assistance, and more.

Nikki teaches nutrition classes at a local Florida community college and, before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Nikki was the primary dietitian for the Orlando VA’s eating disorder interdisciplinary treatment team, where she developed program guidelines and worked with veterans at an intensive outpatient level of care, while also teaching an innovative intuitive eating class and seeing patients for chronic conditions and weight concerns using a non-diet approach.

Nikki attended Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and obtained dual degrees in nutrition and psychology. She completed her dietetic internship and earned her Master of Science of Nutrition at Bowling Green State University.

Outside of working with her clients, Nikki enjoys all forms of crafting and DIY, reading, adventuring with her husband and two young sons, and collecting magnets and crystals.

Lauren D’Errico MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Posted January 11, 2021

Lauren is a registered and licensed dietitian with a passion for helping individuals who are struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she received her dual Bachelors in Dietetics and Kinesiology, along with her Masters in Exercise Science. She went on to complete her dietetic internship through the University of Chicago Medicine, Ingalls Memorial Hospital. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS).

Lauren is devoted to creating a safe space for working through eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. She takes a client-led approach to counseling, utilizing empathy, validation, and humor. She is passionate about the physiological and psychological implications of eating disorders and disordered eating and takes a holistic approach when supporting clients through recovery.

In her spare time Lauren enjoys exploring new coffee shops, traveling, and learning new languages!

 

Jessie Linton RD, LDN

Posted February 23, 2023

Jessie is a registered dietitian who is passionate about providing nutrition counseling to individuals of all ages, genders, and identities. She is passionate about helping folks with eating disorders, chronic dieters, and those simply wishing to improve their relationship with food and their bodies. Jessie uses a non-diet approach, building a pattern of eating tailored towards each client’s individual needs. She has experience working with clients with co-occurring diagnoses, including substance use disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, folks on the autism spectrum or with other neurodivergent tendencies. Jessie has personal experience working a 12-step program and is comfortable working with clients who are in recovery from various types of addictions. She believes that nutrition plays a vital role in managing mental and physical health conditions and hopes to provide a safe space for clients to feel comfortable discussing all aspects of health.

Jessie received her bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from The University of Michigan and her post-bachelor certificate in dietetics from Wayne State University. During her dietetics training, Jessie completed a clinical rotation at St. John Ascension hospital where she spent much of her time in the behavioral health unit. In addition to nutrition counseling, Jessie has experience in long-term care, food service and adolescent eating disorder recovery programs.

Outside of helping her clients, Jessie loves spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys staying active with running, dancing and attending live music events, but also loves staying home curled up with her cat and a good book. Book recommendations are always welcome!

Lauren Oakes MBA, RD, LDN, CEDS-C

Posted July 30, 2021

Lauren is passionate about helping clients develop and maintain a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Lauren incorporates intuitive eating and the Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy during her sessions, striving to create an upbeat and positive atmosphere to make every client feel comfortable and safe. Lauren takes pride supporting her clients through their journey of creating more balanced lifestyles which includes ways to be more flexible, adaptable, and recognizing the positive change that can come when there is a more positive relationship with food.

Lauren is a registered and licensed dietitian, and received her Bachelor’s degree from Madonna University and her MBA from Walsh College. She completed her clinical training through Beaumont Health in Metro Detroit. Lauren is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Consultant through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs. She enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and golfing. Lauren values the ability to reach more people through virtual nutritional counseling – she is passionate about educating and meeting her clients where they are.

Loni Pereszlenyi MS, RD, LDN

Posted September 21, 2022

Loni Pereszlenyi, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian with a great passion for supporting her clients as they navigate their own personal journeys toward healthier, more peaceful relationships with food and the body. Although Loni has outpatient experience in many areas of medical nutrition and nutrition counseling, she truly feels most impactful when working with clients that struggle with eating disorders or disordered eating behaviors. Loni knows that all clients come in at different levels of readiness and motivation to approach a healthier relationship with food. Loni strives to meet her clients at their starting points, working to provide individualized, goal-oriented, compassionate care throughout the client-dietitian relationship.

Loni holds two undergraduate degrees from West Chester University of Pennsylvania – a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Additionally, she holds a minor in psychology, and has a strong interest in the intersection of nutrition and mental health. She completed her dietetic training concurrently with her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at St. Louis University.

A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, Loni enjoys spending her free time cooking, baking, reading, and exploring new restaurants with her fiancé. Oh, and OF COURSE, cheering on her beloved Phillies, Eagles, and 76ers!!

Carly Pine MS, RD, LDN

Posted December 28, 2023

Carly Pine is a registered and licensed dietitian passionate about individualized nutrition education for each client’s needs and overall well-being. Carly’s previous experience has demonstrated that success is not always linear, and she has therefore made it a priority to be a consistent, guiding hand in each of her client’s recoveries. She is well-versed in trauma-informed care and works diligently to create an emotionally and physically safe atmosphere for each of her clients. Carly prides herself on her empathetic, warm nature and non-judgemental nutrition counseling style along with her consistent dedication to the Health at Every Size (HAES) and All Foods Fit frameworks.

Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Carly worked as a dietitian in an eating disorder treatment center with both adolescent and adult clients in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. Carly helped clients heal their relationships with body image, food, and physical activity through one-on-one sessions and facilitated weekly body image and nutrition education skill groups. She has significant experience guiding family sessions, developing individualized meal plans, and conducting various food exposure therapies. Carly has worked closely with clients with co-occurring mental health diagnoses including, but not limited to, addictions, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Carly has significant experience serving the following communities: LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, transgender, non-binary, and neurodivergent individuals.

Carly’s specific nutrition-related interests include addiction recovery, ARFID, cooking lessons, eating disorder recovery, family-based treatment, and intuitive eating in addition to supervising meal preparation and leading grocery store tours in the Chicago-land area.

Carly received her Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her dietetic internship and earned a Master’s in Nutrition from Rush University.

In her free time, Carly loves to try new coffee shops all over the city of Chicago and baking her fan-favorite banana bread. More often than not, you can find her watching a Marvel movie or The Great British Baking Show while cuddled up with her mini cockapoo, Payton (Go Chicago Bears!).

Kelly Sierra RD, LDN

Posted June 19, 2023

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.

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