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Sheela Venkatesan, Director of Nutrition and Corporate Wellness MS, BCS, CHC

Sheela Venkatesan serves as the Director of Nutrition and Corporate Wellness at NPWC. In addition to this role, she is a Clinical Nutritionist and Behavioral Change Specialist. Sheela values making a personal connection with individuals, which is essential for helping patients reach their health goals and sustain improvements for the long term. She has worked with people of all backgrounds in both clinical and corporate settings. Sheela obtained a Masters of Science in Nutrition from American University, and is a Certified Health Coach. She utilizes her expertise in behavioral change to instill seemingly small, yet significant changes that translate into lifelong healthy behaviors for her patients.

  

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Kelly McGuffin, MS, RDN, LDN

Kelly McGuffin is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Health Coach with a bachelor's degree in dietetics and a minor in public health/health assessment and promotion from James Madison University. Kelly graduated Magna Cum Laude and went on to complete her dietetic internship from the University of Virginia. Kelly also received her master’s degree in nutrition from Central Michigan University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Over the past 20 years, Kelly has a diverse background working in the hospital setting as well as the outpatient setting. Areas of practice include working with both the adult and pediatric population with obesity and a diverse range of medical conditions from celiac disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, bariatric surgery, heart disease, eating disorders, kidney disease, pulmonary disease, substance abuse, and much more. Kelly is also a Certified low FODMAP dietitian for those struggling with IBS. Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful girls. They enjoy traveling, walking (getting her steps in :-)/biking outdoors, reading, and family movie nights. Kelly is passionate with helping clients meet their nutritional needs and reaching their goals!

  

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Brianna Lawless, MS, RDN

Brianna Lawless is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Marywood University. Brianna completed her dietetic internship with Marywood University where she worked over 1000 hours of supervised practice experience in acute care, community nutrition, food service management, and long term care . Brianna holds a bachelor's of science degree in nutrition from Marywood University as well. After studying nutrition for 6 years, Brianna uses her knowledge and passion to assist patients in feeling their best and achieving their individual goals. She works diligently with each of her patients to teach them lifestyle habits that are sustainable long term. Brianna has a passion for nutrition and helping each patient she interacts with reach their full potential. The nutrition education Brianna provides encompasses lifestyle changes that allows patients to live a healthier and more fulfilling life. The journey to achieving a healthful lifestyle and overall well-being is a learning process but Brianna takes pride in walking her patients through each step until they are ready to be on their own and achieve the healthiest version of themselves.

 

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Caroline Tussing, RDN, LDN

Caroline is a registered dietitian with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech. She completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a concentration in diabetes and counseling. Caroline enjoys helping her patients improve their relationship with food through motivational interviewing centered around mindful eating. She has a passion for helping patients work towards achieving their weight loss and health goals in a sustainable manner. She emphasizes balance and non-scale victories in her one-on-one counseling.

  

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Heidi Hunnicutt, MS, RDN

Heidi Hunnicutt is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Tennessee. Heidi completed her dietetic internship with a focus in acute care, public health, food service, and long term care. Heidi received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Tennessee as well. Heidi values learning more about her patients and tailoring nutrition interventions to their specific lifestyle and individual goals. Heidi emphasizes small, sustainable steps towards achieving an overall healthier lifestyle. No matter where an individual is on their health journey, Heidi desires to meet patients where they are at in providing nutrition education and encouragement.

  

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Yeevon Gan MS, RDN, IBCLC

Yeevon is a Registered Dietitian and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultation. She obtained her Master’s degree in Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship with State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Yeevon has a diverse background working in outpatient and long-term care settings. Her prior experience includes working with both the pediatric and adult population with obesity and a wide range of medical conditions such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, eating disorders, food allergies/intolerance, kidney disease and many more. Yee Von has a training certification in adult weight management from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and is passionate to help patients in achieving their health goals in a sustainable way. Outside of work, Yeevon enjoys spending time with her two young children and husband. They enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors hiking/walking and camping.

  

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Anna Bougie, RDN

Anna is a Registered Dietitian with a degree in Dietetics from the University of Minnesota. She completed her dietetic internship with the University of Maryland with an emphasis in nutrition informatics and technology. Anna completed over 1300 hours of supervised practice in community nutrition, food service management, pediatrics, acute care, and outpatient settings. She uses motivational interviewing techniques to help her patients reach their goals and live healthier lifestyles. Anna is passionate about connecting with her patients and helping them be successful through progress, not perfection!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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