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.

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!

Rowan Crozier MS, RD, LDN

Posted July 3, 2023

Rowan is a registered and licensed dietitian who strives to help clients enjoy a balanced diet while addressing relationships with food and body image. She promotes weight-inclusive care by providing a judgment-free space where nutrition education is geared towards enjoying nourishing foods, letting go of dieting rules, and finding pleasant forms of movement. As a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Rowan enjoys helping clients reconnect to their bodies’ innate intuition while learning how all foods can fit into a healthful diet.

Rowan completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She received a Master of Science in Nutrition from Eastern Illinois University, where she also completed her dietetic clinical internship. Rowan has experience in clinical, outpatient, and community nutrition, working with both adult and pediatric populations. She’s experienced in counseling on chronic disease management (particularly diabetes/insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, PCOS, POTs), disordered eating/eating disorders, sports nutrition, and plant-based diets.

Rowan values addressing all areas of life that can impact eating behaviors. Stress management and its impact on hormone levels and hunger/fullness is a particular area of interest. She counsels using a patient-centered approach to help clients create practical and sustainable behavior changes. Being an excellent listener and gentle educator helps Rowan work with clients to improve their overall quality and satisfaction with life.

In her free time, Rowan enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and cooking! She loves trying new foods and testing out new plant-based recipes at home. Rowan also enjoys being active by playing volleyball, taking long walks with her dog (Shanti), and doing Pilates, yoga, and strength training.

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.

Cara Mowery MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC

Posted October 28, 2022

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!

Kimberly Novotny MS, RD, LDN

Posted February 14, 2019

Kimberly is a registered and licensed dietitian who is passionate about assisting her clients in achieving their health and wellness goals.  Kimberly received a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition from University of Illinois in Chicago, and she completed her clinical training at UIC Medical Center, with rotations at Advocate Sykes outpatient wellness center, FoodMinds, Gourmet Gorilla, and CEDA WIC.

Kimberly has worked in outpatient private practice since becoming a registered dietitian, and uses a client-centered approach and motivational interviewing when working with her clients.  She believes that all foods have a place in a well-balanced diet and that small but powerful changes over time will help individuals’ reach their goals.

Kimberly enjoys working with clients on a range of food-related issues, including eating disorder recovery, food allergies and intolerances, diabetes management, cardiovascular conditions, pre- and post-natal nutrition, pediatric nutrition, and general wellness.

Kimberly spends her free time teaching fitness classes, cooking, walking her over 100-pound dog, and planning her next vacation. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her husband and son.

Kelsey Smith RD, LDN, CLC

Posted May 15, 2023

Kelsey is a registered dietitian who is very passionate about eating disorder care and recovery. She views nutrition and caring for the body from a social justice, body liberation, Health at Every Size, intuitive eating lens.

Kelsey has experience working in eating disorder treatment at partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. She works with all ages and genders but especially enjoys working with adolescents and young adults.

Kelsey also has experience in community nutrition, supporting families with infants and young children nourish their body with limited financial means. Her rounded experiences sharpened her appreciation for the intersections of mental health, physical health, and social determinants of health.

In addition to eating disorder care, Kelsey also enjoys supporting individuals nourish their body and manage their medical conditions through an evidence-based, individualized, weight neutral approach especially for management of diabetes, PCOS, high cholesterol, blood pressure, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Kelsey completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Florida, where she is currently finishing her Master of Science program in Dietetics.

Jessica Smosna RD, LDN, CFNIP

Posted June 26, 2020

It’s not uncommon to feel lost and confused when it comes to food. In fact, it’s frequently the norm. Jess steers away from the diet-mentality and focuses on a food-as-medicine and a “good, better, best” approach to educate and motivate clients to thrive and grow.  Using her philosophy and approach, which are rooted in functional medicine, she has guided clients in healing and repairing their gut; supporting thyroid and immune health, reversing diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and high blood pressure; minimizing and managing pain and headaches; and supporting couples in preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum health.  She works with her clients to create a highly customized plan to support their specific health and wellness goals for optimal health.  In addition, with her emphasis on functional nutrition, she takes into consideration every aspect of each client’s health, diet, and overall lifestyle when providing nutrition recommendations.

Jess is also a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional (CFNIP) and serves as the Functional Nutrition Director at Healthier Tomorrows.  Practicing functionally offers individualized food and lifestyle goals that address the root cause of illness and health struggles, rather than just addressing symptoms.  As Functional Nutrition Director, Jess advises and clinically supervises the dietitians at Healthier Tomorrows in looking at wellness from a functional perspective and addressing the whole body to support clients in optimizing their health.

Jess obtained her undergraduate degree in dietetics from Bradley University and completed her dietetic internship through the University of Houston.  She was part of the Healthier Tomorrows dietetic team from 2013 through 2015, and rejoined Healthier Tomorrows in 2020 to provide virtual nutrition education and support!  She has significant experience working with clients in outpatient settings, and she enjoys fostering relationships with clients and providing ongoing support.

Clients appreciate her non-judgmental, realistic, and upbeat approach!

 

Hannah Walker RD, LDN

Posted July 19, 2021

Hannah Walker is a registered dietitian focused on helping her clients create and maintain a healthy relationship with food and achieve and sustain balanced lifestyles. Hannah has a true passion for helping clients live happier, heathier lives with the support of nutrition counseling. She works with her clients to help them establish balanced eating patterns, create healthy daily habits, and reach their desired health and wellness goals through empathetic, non-judgmental nutrition counseling techniques. Hannah believes health is not determined by a number on a scale, and she strives to create balance in the lives of her clients while debunking the harmful beliefs of diet culture.

Hannah was born and raised in northwest Ohio. She received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics along with a graduate certificate in Food and Nutrition from Bowling Green State University. She then completed her dietetic internship in Boston, Massachusetts.

Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Hannah worked in an outpatient clinic setting focused on nutrition counseling for improved overall health and wellness. She also has experience working as a personal chef, helping her clients adopt healthier cooking techniques in their own homes. Along with providing one-on-one nutrition counseling, Hannah is well-equipped to provide virtual cooking sessions and support her clients with meal prep, and she also offers grocery store tours.

Hannah absolutely loves to cook and create new recipes in her free time. She also enjoys traveling and planning road trips with her husband, doing yoga, and enjoying joyful movement in nature!

Allison White MS, RD, LDN

Posted March 23, 2023

Allison is a registered dietitian who loves working with clients to help them become the most confident versions of themselves. She enjoys working with clients that have disordered eating habits and eating disorders as well as clients seeking help and support with food allergies, picky eating, fertility nutrition, postpartum nutrition / breastfeeding, gestational diabetes, cooking lessons, meal planning, and sports nutrition.

Allison strives to create a warm and honest environment in all client sessions so that her clients feel free to speak openly about their relationship with food, their bodies, and what changes they want to make to prioritize their health and wellness.  When working with her clients struggling with eating disorders, Allison strives to help them heal from the impacts of diet culture and reduce shame and establish a better relationship with food and their bodies.  She also incorporates intuitive eating and the health at every size philosophy into her nutrition counseling sessions.  Allison prides herself on creating a compassionate and non-judgmental environment that allows her clients to gain the knowledge and skills needed to restore their health and relationship with food.

Allison received her bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and completed her clinical dietetic training at WVU Medicine in Morgantown, WV.  She received her master’s in nutrition at Stony Brook University.

Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Allison worked with clients with a variety of eating disorders diagnoses, including ARFID and Binge Eating Disorder, at the PHP/IOP level of care and in the inpatient setting.

Allison loves spending time with her fiancé and her bernadoodle. She also enjoys baking, traveling, reading romance novels, running, watching Disney movies, and spending time at the beach with her family and friends.

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