Alessandra is a registered dietitian who learned at a young age the impact of nutrition after struggling with health issues. Alessandra incorporates functional nutrition and root cause analysis to dig deep into what is going on, taking a whole client approach. She combines this approach with intuitive eating and the Health at Every Size philosophy. Alessandra meets her clients where they are and helps them to find ways to build on what they are doing well while filling in the gaps to get them where they want to go. Alessandra takes pride in supporting her clients as they embark on their health and wellness journey through thoughtful conversation, education, and barrier exploration.
Alessandra received her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, where she also completed her clinical training. She is also a Health Coach, certified by the National Health Coaching Society. She is currently pursuing a board certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition.
Prior to joining Healthier Tomorrows, Alessandra worked in a variety of outpatient settings, where she worked with clients diagnosed with disordered eating, chronic kidney disease, pediatric and adolescent nutrition, GI concerns, and other health conditions.
Alessandra loves spending time with her husband, her son, and her two dogs, Maverick and Molly. She enjoys running, cooking, traveling, gardening, and hiking. Alessandra is excited to provide virtual nutrition education, counseling, and support!
Claire Bowar is a registered and licensed dietitian who enjoys working with her clients to find food freedom and peace with their bodies. Her work is aligned with the Health At Every Size ® movement, and she incorporates the principles of Intuitive Eating into her sessions to help guide her clients towards a more relaxed and judgement-free zone around food and their bodies. She prides herself on providing a safe and supportive environment for her clients to open up about their deeply personal food and body challenges. Claire understands that her clients may come in with multiple co-occurring mental health diagnoses, and she feels confident in helping them see how these can be interconnected, whether it be obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, depression, or another area of medical or mental health. She makes sure to meet her clients where they are in their recovery journey, and together, with her clients, she builds individualized plans to ditch the diet rules and rediscover the joy of eating. Along the way, you’ll see that Claire includes compassion, empathy, active listening, and even some humor into her sessions.
Claire received her Bachelor of Science in Community Medical Dietetics from Viterbo University, where she also completed her dietetic internship with an emphasis on sports nutrition and eating disorders.
Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Claire worked at a leading mental health treatment center with clients of all eating disorder diagnoses. She has experience providing individualized care in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings for adolescents and adults. Along with providing one-to-one nutrition counseling sessions, Claire also has extensive history providing nutrition education, cooking sessions, and food exposure challenges.
Outside of time spent with clients, Claire loves spending time with families and friends. She enjoys soaking up the outdoors in almost any capacity—whether it’s exploring new state parks, fine tuning her pickleball skills, or boating on the river. When not outside, you’ll find her baking up some sweet treats or catching coffee dates with her best friends.
Cara is a registered and licensed dietitian and an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) who enjoys walking alongside clients in their health journeys to provide tailored support that meets their needs and fosters a positive relationship with food. She believes food is meant for both nourishment and enjoyment and strives to help individuals worry about food less so they can focus more on what’s important to them. Prior to joining the Healthier Tomorrows team, Cara worked in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment. She has particular interests in women’s, pediatric, and adolescent health. As an IBCLC, she loves sharing her passion for breastfeeding with families and offering breastfeeding education and support to help them meet their infant feeding goals.
Cara attended North Carolina State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Nutrition and dietetic internship through Meredith College. She completed her lactation coursework and clinical lactation training to become an IBCLC through North Carolina State University.
Outside of work, Cara enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and church community, baking, reading, and cheering on the NC State Wolfpack!
Natalie Stine, RD is a registered dietitian with a passion for helping clients who are struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating behavior. She strives to help clients move toward a more peaceful relationship with food, body acceptance and trust, and integrating movement in an intuitive and joyful way. Natalie is Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating aligned in her philosophies around food and bodies, and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Her approach to counseling prioritizes walking alongside her clients as opposed to pushing or pulling them to a specific external health destination.
Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Natalie worked with clients struggling with eating disorders at higher levels of care. She has experience at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care with adolescent and adult patients with all types of eating disorder diagnoses. Natalie also has experience working in sports performance nutrition with professional, collegiate, and high school athletes.
Natalie received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She completed her dietetic internship at Adagio Health, a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
In her free time, Natalie loves weightlifting, watching reality TV shows, and spending time with her husband and son.
Marjorie is a registered dietitian committed to supporting individuals of all ages and their families in developing appropriate relationships with food and their bodies. Marjorie has supported people of all ages, including children, in their journey to overcome disordered eating behaviors and discouragement and to find freedom in recovery. She specializes in helping those struggling with disordered eating and chronic conditions, including children, and has specific experience in pediatric eating disorder recovery. She uses positive coping skills and individualized care to understand the whole person and their personal health concerns. Marjorie has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families to provide both individualized care and group sessions. She prioritizes a warm, caring approach that is supportive and strives to help every client to be understood and empowered.
She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where she studied dietetics and completed her dietetic internship with Primary Children’s, American Fork Hospital and LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City and American Fork, Utah. She also attended Texas Tech University and received a Master of Science in Nutrition.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, playing baseball, gardening, and volunteering in her community.
Anna Kreiser is a registered and licensed dietitian whose goal is to help her clients find peace with food and learn to nourish themselves to live fully. Anna feels strongly that food is fuel first, but also serves a purpose of social and cultural connection, fun and pleasure. Knowing that every individual comes with their own history and experience with food, she strives to support her clients by meeting them where they are. and helping them reach their individual goals.
Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Anna worked with clients struggling with eating disorders at higher levels of care. She has experience at the residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care with child, adolescent, and adult patients with all types of eating disorder diagnoses.
Anna received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nutrition and dietetics from Northern Illinois University. During her master’s program, she completed a special certificate program in eating disorders.
In her free time, Anna loves cooking and baking with her family, going for walks with her dog, listening to audiobooks, and traveling whenever she can.
Lauren is a registered dietitian who is passionate about helping her clients develop and maintain a healthy relationship with food. Lauren incorporates intuitive eating and the Health at Every Size philosophy into her nutrition counseling, and she strives to create an upbeat and positive atmosphere when working with her clients. Lauren takes pride in supporting her clients as they create more balanced lifestyles and focus on being flexible and adaptable in order to recognize the power of food to create positive change in their lives.
Lauren received her bachelor’s degree from Madonna University and completed her clinical training at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, MI. She also received her MBA at Walsh College. Prior to joining Healthier Tomorrows, Lauren worked in an outpatient setting where she worked with adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders, as well as anxiety, depression, GI concerns, and other health conditions.
Lauren loves spending time with her two dogs, Pepper and Murray, and her husband. She enjoys cooking, traveling, golfing, and hiking. Lauren enjoys providing virtual nutrition education, counseling, and support!
Lauren is a registered and licensed dietitian with a passion for helping individuals who are struggling with disordered eating and eating disorders. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she received her dual Bachelor’s in Dietetics and Kinesiology, along with her Master’s in Exercise Science. She went on to complete her dietetic internship through the University of Chicago Medicine, Ingalls Memorial Hospital.
Lauren is devoted to creating a safe space to work through eating disorders and disordered eating, and is Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned. She helps guide individuals towards achieving food freedom, body neutrality/acceptance, and integrating exercise in a meaningful way. She prioritizes creating positive, sustainable behavior changes by taking a holistic approach to health which includes food, movement, and mindset.
In her spare time Lauren loves weightlifting, yoga, trying new coffee shops, and playing with her dog!
Elizabeth is a registered and licensed dietitian who received her Master of Science in Nutrition from University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed her clinical training. Elizabeth specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating, picky eating, food aversions, and general wellness. Elizabeth enjoys working with clients seeking assistance with healing their relationship to food, incorporating joyful movement, and managing stress. In addition, Elizabeth has experience counseling on plant-based diets with both pediatric and adult populations.
Elizabeth believes in setting small and achievable goals for long-term success when it comes to habit and lifestyle change. She utilizes a motivational interviewing and client-centered approach in order to initiate positive and sustainable behavior change. Elizabeth believes that trust and acceptance play an important role in a client’s journey to success.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys weight lifting, cooking recipes from all around the world, reading and baking.
Ana is a registered dietitian nutritionist who works in partnership with her clients to create a non-judgmental environment that fosters change. She believes in helping others redefine their relationship with food and their bodies. Ana’s personal nutrition philosophy is living fully, nourishing our bodies, and finding pleasure in food and movement. She provides weight-neutral nutrition guidance and medical nutrition therapy to help each client achieve their health and wellness goals. Ana has worked extensively with clients struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders. Her other areas of focus include selective eating and food aversions. Ana is skilled in leading food exposures to support clients in expanding the foods they eat.
In her role as Clinical Development Director, Ana designs and leads professional trainings and provides individual and group supervision to other dietitians, including those pursuing the CEDS certification.
Ana received her Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and her Bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University. She completed an accredited dietetic internship through Northern Illinois University. Ana holds the Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS-S) certification through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and is an iaedp approved Supervisor.
In her free time Ana enjoys being outside, traveling, and tending to her ever-growing plant collection.