Rebecca Aslam MS, RD, LDN

Posted April 5, 2024

Rebecca is a registered and licensed dietitian who is driven to help her clients develop a healthy relationship with food. She offers a safe, inclusive, compassionate space for her clients to learn about the practices of mindful and intuitive eating, to break down old thinking patterns and influences of diet culture, and to empower clients to make lasting, positive changes in their lives. She embraces the Health At Every Size® (HAES) framework in her counseling practice. If you have felt stuck in cycles of dieting, felt held back by poor body image, and nothing you’ve tried has addressed the root causes of your struggles, Rebecca would love to work with you to help you change that.

Rebecca’s experience prior to Healthier Tomorrows includes serving individuals working on their mental health, including healing from disordered eating. She has an extensive background in plant-based nutrition and loves sharing with people the evidence-based benefits of including more plants on their plate, and particularly working with personal needs and preferences for people who might find this challenging. She has also worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings that focus on oncology nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health. She has personal experiences with fertility and pre- and post-natal nutrition, feeding neurodivergent children, the challenges of feeding yourself well while in the trenches of parenting, and working with folks in the LGBTQIA+ community.

She received her Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University, as part of their Coordinated Program in Dietetics, which matched her to internships at the Lahey Clinic, Tufts University, and Cooking Matters in Massachusetts.

In her free time, Rebecca listens to audiobooks, especially fantasy and science fiction, and watches genre shows, while nerding out about adaptations. She enjoys theater and music, yoga and hiking, and playing board games with her kids.

Claire Bowar RD, CDN, LDN, CEDS

Posted January 3, 2023

Claire 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.  Claire is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). CEDS status is granted to dietitians who meet rigorous education and skill requirements, accumulate a minimum number of eating disorder client hours, and commit to staying up-to-date on the latest research in the field of 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.

Lauren Burkett MEd, MS, RD, LDN

Posted June 6, 2022

Lauren Burkett, MEd, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian who enjoys working with clients with a variety of disease states and supporting them in developing mindful eating habits and learning to recognize and honor their hunger cues through intuitive eating habits. She has a particular passion for working with clients struggling with gastrointestinal issues, including IBS/GERD/SIBO, diverticulitis/diverticulosis, fatty liver issues such as NAFLD/NASH, and low-fat diet post gallbladder removal. She also enjoys working with clients on challenges around emotional eating (with or without binge eating disorder), diabetes (with or without chronic kidney disease), and developing heart-healthy diets (for hypertension, high cholesterol, and/or heart disease).

Lauren believes that mental health is equally as important as physical health, and she supports her clients in developing behaviors that will assist them in both areas of their lives. She works with her clients to develop a more regular eating routine that works best with their lifestyle and allows them to get joy out of eating again. She takes great pleasure in providing individualized care to each of her clients. She guides them as they strive to reach their health and wellness goals. This supports them in having a more balanced lifestyle for years to come.

Lauren completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with minors in Biology, Medical Humanities, and Sociology from the University of Delaware (UD). She also earned her Master of Education as a Nutrition Education Specialist through Framingham State University and a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Design from UD. Lauren completed her dietetic internship program through Virginia Tech and considers herself a learner and self-starter.

In her free time, Lauren loves to cook (her favorite meals are shrimp scampi and chicken à la King), paint on canvas, go to spin classes, and play with her two pet bunnies, Quinoa and Pancake, and four dogs, Eevee, Bruno, Twinkie, and Cloud!

Summer Cooper RD, LDN

Posted March 31, 2023

Summer Cooper is a registered dietitian who enjoys working alongside clients on their individual health journeys and guiding them to a positive and sustainable relationship with food and body image. Her work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors and beliefs about food and body using Health at Every Size principles, Intuitive Eating, food exposures and FBT-informed care. Summer appreciates everyone’s uniqueness and offers a gracious and affectionate approach throughout the treatment process as she works to balance nutrition science and education successfully. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages!

Summer was born and raised in Kentucky but now calls Indiana home. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University, where she also completed her dietetic internship.

Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Summer worked as a college campus dietitian and collegiate sports dietitian, followed by extensive work at an eating disorder clinic where she served as a dietitian in the individual and group nutrition counseling and intensive outpatient program settings. Summer is passionate about creating safe spaces for clients to work through their eating disorder/disordered eating concerns as well as supporting other chronic health conditions during one-on-one nutrition counseling.

Outside of work Summer enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, church community, reading, the outdoors, and thinking of movie quotes to match most situations!

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!

 

Adrienne Dink MS, RD, LDN

Posted September 14, 2021

Adrienne enjoys supporting clients who suffer from eating disorders, disordered eating, and chronic dieting, and clients who want to improve their relationship with food and their body. She also enjoys supporting clients who suffer from IBS, GERD/acid reflux, and other chronic GI concerns.

Adrienne began her journey as a dietitian counseling on the topics of weight management and bariatric surgery. Through these experiences, she learned that years of dieting, inflexible food rules, and a focus on weight loss can lead to disordered eating habits and a poor relationship with food and one’s body. This tends to take individuals away from, rather than moving them toward, their health goals. This has led her to be passionate about a weight neutral and non-diet approach to nutrition counseling.

Adrienne strives to help clients develop a “low fuss” relationship with food. This involves dismantling disordered beliefs surrounding food that many folks have internalized from years of dieting, restriction, and myths prevalent in the media. This also involves helping clients implement straightforward and timesaving nutrition habits. Adrienne herself is not an avid cook and prefers to keep it simple in the kitchen, while still desiring nourishing, delicious food!

Adrienne is a registered and licensed dietitian who received her Master of Science in Nutrition and dietetic internship training from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  In her free time, she enjoys exploring Chicago through meandering runs, trying new food and beers in good company, reading and relaxing, singing to her anxious cat, and most importantly, making up new games and art projects to keep her six-year-old twin nephews entertained.

Amy Gionta MS, RD, LDN

Posted March 18, 2024

Amy is a registered dietitian with a life-long love of learning.  She is caring and curious, and is always looking for opportunities to learn more about food, nutrition and her clients, and the ways in which she can help her clients make changes to support improved health!  Amy believes that, at its core, food should be a fun and enjoyable part of life, and she strives to help her clients find balance, both in and out of the kitchen. She takes a root-cause approach to all health obstacles, and she takes pride in meeting her clients where they are, no matter their starting point.  Amy believes that, in order to foster sustainable change, it’s important to understand the “why” behind a suggested change in addition to understanding the change itself.  She encourages questions and approaches each client session as a collaboration, taking a conversational and easy-going approach while always maintaining an evidence-based foundation.

Amy has a long-standing passion for functional nutrition and regularly finds opportunities to increase her knowledge in this area, including through additional classes and trainings.  Her goal when working with clients is to look at the true causes of various disease states, and then offer suggestions, guidance and support to help her clients make lasting change.  Amy also has an interest in women’s health issues, including PCOS, endometriosis and fertility.

Amy received her B.S. in Marketing from Fordham University before pivoting to the world of food and nutrition. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, and completed her dietetic internship at James J. Peters VA Medical Center. During her clinical training, she gained hands-on experience working with a highly complex patient population, including counseling clients with diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and unintended weight loss (often working with clients with more than one complex health condition occurring at the same time).

When not talking about food, Amy enjoys reading, baking, yoga, hiking, traveling, and scouting out ceramic mugs from various street markets.

Kerry Hensel RD, LDN

Posted October 28, 2022

Kerry is a registered dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who enjoys helping her clients find freedom with food. She is Health at Every Size aligned and uses the Intuitive Eating framework to guide her clients towards a more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. She has a special interest in providing care to clients struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. In addition, Kerry has years of experience working with clients to improve medical conditions such as diabetes, PCOS, hypertension (and more) using a “nutrition by addition” approach.

Kerry graduated from the University of Florida with her Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition, and completed her dietetic internship at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, she worked with Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces on their journeys toward better health, in body, mind, and spirit. She also works as an assistant coach for a high school girls’ flag football team and is passionate about empowering young women to find enjoyment, satisfaction and self-confidence through athletics.

Outside of work, you can find her chasing her two young kids, doing DIY house projects, or attempting to write and illustrate a children’s book with her husband.

Morgan Jones RD, LDN, CNSC

Posted April 3, 2024

Morgan is a dedicated registered dietitian who has always harbored an insatiable passion for nutrition!  It’s a field where science intertwines with everyday life, and where misinformation can lead to significant consequences.  Her journey into this realm began with a simple fascination for how food impacts our bodies, minds, and overall well-being.  Along this journey, she realized the prevalence of misinformation surrounding nutrition.  In today’s world where everyone seems to be an expert and fad diets reign supreme, separating fact from fiction can be a daunting task.  Yet, it’s a challenge Morgan has wholeheartedly embraced.  Her mission is to not only to provide individuals with sound nutritional guidance but also to empower them with the skills to navigate through the sea of misinformation.  There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing that “aha” moment for patients or clients!  It’s a moment of clarity that not only transforms their approach to food but also instills a newfound sense of confidence in their dietary decisions.

Prior to joining Healthier Tomorrow’s, Morgan’s work was focused on helping clients achieve and maintain their wellness goals through healthy eating, activity, and lifestyle modification.  She then found a passion in clinical nutrition with a specialty in transplant, renal, and ICU Medical Nutrition Therapy.  Morgan has significant experience providing education and guidance for patients with diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, and liver failure. She is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician to provide quality nutrition support care.  She is excited to now be focused on supporting clients in an outpatient setting, and enjoys diving into gut health, hormonal health, and meal planning, and enjoys looking at wellness through a functional lens.

In her free time, she loves to run outdoors, cook, read, organize, explore new restaurants, and spend time with friends and her husband.

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