Jessie is a registered dietitian who is passionate about providing nutrition counseling to individuals with eating disorders, chronic dieters, and those wishing to improve their relationship with food and their bodies. She believes that there is no one diet for optimal health, because everyone’s nutritional, emotional and physical needs vary. She uses a non-diet approach to work with each client to build a pattern of eating that best suits their individual needs. Jessie is comfortable working with individuals with co-occurring mental health concerns like addiction, anxiety, and depression, and has personal experience with working a 12-step program. She believes that nutrition plays a vital role in recovery from mental and physical health issues, 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 clinical 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!
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.
Emily is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate about helping others achieve optimal wellness and build a healthy relationship with food and their body. Emily takes a functional/lifestyle medicine approach to nutrition, where she focuses on understanding the whole person and working with her clients to help them resolve their unique health concerns. She strives to provide a safe and empathetic environment where every client feels understood, empowered, and encouraged when discussing food and lifestyle.
Emily holds a Master of Science in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Villanova University.
In her free time, Emily enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and discovering new recipes to test out with family and friends. Her last name – DaCosta – means “of the coast” which is surely on point because of her love for the ocean and the beach!
Evie Copeland is a registered dietitian who enjoys building strong relationships with her clients and helping them to reshape their view and relationship with food. She practices from a non-diet, all-inclusive food approach. Evie has experience working with clients struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, weight management, diabetes, and substance abuse. She believes in setting small, realistic lifestyle goals that help her clients to slowly work towards creating a stronger relationship with food and improving their long-term physical and mental health.
Evie attended undergraduate school at Appalachian State University and received her Masters of Science in Nutrition at Meredith College. She completed her clinical training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
In her free time, Evie enjoys cooking and trying new recipes, fishing, and traveling with family and friends.
Adrienne is a registered and licensed dietitian who received her Masters of Science in Nutrition and internship training from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Adrienne’s background involves counseling on the topics of weight management, bariatric surgery, and dietary strategies for managing GERD/acid reflux. Through these experiences, she has learned that years of dieting and inflexible food rules 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 toward, their health goals. This has led her to be passionate about a non-diet, weight inclusive approach to nutrition.
Adrienne strives to help clients develop a “no fuss” relationship with food. Part of this involves dismantling disordered beliefs surrounding food that many individuals have internalized from years of dieting and myths prevalent in the media. This also involves helping clients to implement straightforward and timesaving nutrition habits. Adrienne herself is not an avid cook, and prefers instead to keep it simple in the kitchen (while still desiring nourishing, delicious food!).
In her free-time, she enjoys exploring the city through slow jogs in different neighborhoods, trying new restaurants and unique beers in good company, resting and reading, and most importantly, playing the role of a “monster/super villain” in order to entertain her four year old twin nephews.
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!
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!
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.