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Alyssa Chicci, RD, CDE, CLT

Alyssa Chicci is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and certified in LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating and Performance), providing nutrition therapy to individuals with food sensitivities. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2003 with a bachelor of science in Dietetics and completed her year of supervised practice at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, California. Alyssa has worked in a variety of settings including health clubs, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, community health centers, and managed care companies. Alyssa enjoys staying physically active including hiking and running, trying new restaurants, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She also loves music and can play the piano and the violin.


Allison Peters, RD

Allison Peters is a registered dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Arizona. She completed her dietetic internship through Sodexo in Los Angeles, specializing in clinical nutrition. Allison is a clinical dietitian working with acute and long-term care patients with a variety of nutritional needs. She enjoys hiking, cooking and traveling in her free time.


Beth Mattson, MPH, RD, CSP

Beth is a clinical outpatient nutritionist. She received her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and her master’s degree in public health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beth has worked as a community dietitian with Women, Infants and Children (WIC), as a private consultant for children with special needs, and as a home health dietitian working mostly with adults with nutrition related diseases. In her private life, she is an endurance athlete and avid fan and chauffeur for her children’s various activities.


Emily Elliott, RD

Emily is a registered dietitian with a degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of California, Davis. While completing her dietetic internship, Emily gained experience working with a diverse population in various settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community centers. She is now completing a Masters’ Degree at Oklahoma State University in Nutrition Science. Emily’s passion for nutrition began when several members of her family were plagued with diet-related problems like obesity and heart disease, which was when she realized what a critical role diet plays on a person’s health. In her free time, Emily enjoys anything that involves the great outdoors, especially hiking, boating, and playing all sports!


Gina Lilley, RD

Gina’s love of nutrition started at the University of New Hampshire where she received her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences. Wanting to expand her nutrition education further, Gina obtained a second degree in dietetics from Arizona State University and become a Registered Dietitian (RD). Her RD experience includes counseling with Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and school nutrition. When she’s not doing yoga or trying out new recipes, Gina teaches college-level nutrition courses at a local community college. Gina has a thirst for knowledge and an absolute passion for nutrition.


Jacque Kelly, RD

Jacque is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from Arizona State University and completed her dietetic internship through the University of Oklahoma. She is a community nutritionist working with women, infants, and children who are considered high nutritional risk. She has experience in nutrition counseling working with individuals suffering from eating disorders. Jacque enjoys reading, being in the outdoors, and taking Zumba dance classes.


Jody Pannozzo, RD

Jody is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist who graduated from The Ohio State University majoring in Medical Dietetics. She has practiced in all areas of nutrition, but is a passionate advocate for the awareness and prevention of eating disorders. Jody also has expertise in sports nutrition as the sports’ nutritionist for The Ohio State Athletic Department. In addition to her professional knowledge of sports nutrition, Jody has personal experience in this area, having run four marathons and two half marathons including the Boston Marathon.


Mary Hockenbury, MA, RD

Mary is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition education from Immaculata College. Her undergraduate degree is from Penn State University in nutrition science. Her professional experience is in clinical nutrition with an emphasis in infectious disease. In her free time, Mary enjoys hiking with her family and dog, yoga, and co-leading a girl scout troop.


Michelle Purkat, RD

Michelle has a degree in Human Nutrition and Foods from West Virginia University, where she competed in collegiate gymnastics. She completed her dietetic internship through East Carolina University, where she is finishing her Masters’ Degree in Nutrition. Michelle is a clinical dietitian, working with hospitalized patients with metabolic disorders, heart disease, and diabetes. Her interests include nutrition counseling and pediatrics. On a personal level, Michelle enjoys anything outside and active, cooking, and watching good movies.


Melinda Jones, RD

Melinda received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from San Francisco State University and completed her supervised practice with the Indian Health Services. She has a passion for helping diverse and underserved groups of people incorporate healthy lifestyle changes into their daily routines. She has worked in outpatient and community settings with a focus in diabetes, breast cancer, and HIV, as well as in acute and long-term care settings. Melinda is a clinical dietitian in an acute care hospital and college nutrition instructor. She loves to spend her free time hiking, biking and backpacking.


Nicole Brigham, RD

Nicole is a registered dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Arizona State University. She completed her dietetic internship through the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, specializing in community nutrition and public health. Nicole is also a lactation consultant and has worked with women, infants, and children, where she has gained extensive knowledge in counseling, training, and pediatric and maternal nutrition. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and reading. She also loves staying physically active including snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking and running.


Nikki Augustine, MS, RD

Nikki is a registered dietitian who graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in nutritional science and dietetics. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship and master’s degree in wellness at Ball State University. Nikki was a grocery store nutritionist, helping customers with weight management, food allergies, diabetes and heart disease. She is an expert in school nutrition, teaching nutrition education to students and planning school menus. Nikki’s interests include traveling, running, cooking and spending time with family.


Pam Hector, RD

Pamela Hector is a registered dietitian with a bachelor’s of science degree in human nutrition and food science from New Mexico State University. She completed her dietetic internship at University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. Pamela spent more than five years working for WIC, a Federal Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children, gaining valuable experience and expertise in nutrition counseling, education, and community outreach. Pamela also volunteers her time at a local elementary school, educating students about healthy eating and cooking. During her free time, she enjoys relaxing with her family, walking, hiking, cooking, and reading.


Rick Hall, MS, RD

Rick Hall is a registered dietitian and a nutritionist with a master of science degree in human nutrition. Rick has served as a nutrition expert and appointed board member on the Arizona Governor’s Council on Health, Physical Fitness, and Sports. He is an active member of Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN) and is a Past Chair of the Nutrition in Complementary Care Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to his professional life as a nutritionist, Rick Hall is an amateur endurance athlete, a marathon runner, and a six-time ultra-distance Ironman triathlon finisher.


Whitney Jarvis, RD

Whitney earned a degree in Dietetics from Brigham Young University. She completed her Dietetic Internship, through St. Mary’s Carondelet with Morrison Management, specializing in clinical nutrition. Whitney is a registered dietitian with experience in the field of women’s health and pediatric nutrition. She played softball at Syracuse University until an injury ended her career. Whitney still enjoys playing sports and being physically active in addition to spending time with family, traveling, crafting and being involved with anything having to do with food.


Heather Harris, RD

Heather is a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Bluffton University and a completed Dietetic Internship through Penrose-St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. With a passion for nutrition counseling, she spent 7 years working with all ages at an in-patient eating disorder treatment center, both in clinical and management roles. Her professional experience also includes counseling and educating those in the community at-risk for diabetes and heart disease, emphasizing diet and lifestyle changes as effective tools in disease prevention. Outside of nutrition, her personal interests include going on adventures with her husband and daughter, hiking, connecting with friends over a good cup of coffee, and creating a warm and hospitable home for her family.


Wendy Alfonso, RD

Wendy is a registered dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Arizona State University. She completed her dietetic internship through Maricopa County Department of Public Health, specializing in community nutrition and public health. Wendy currently is a community dietitian who teaches nutrition education classes to students, teachers, and parents in many school districts throughout Maricopa County. Wendy’s passion for nutrition started from her love of food! In her spare time she loves trying new foods and cooking for friends and family. She also loves being physically active through yoga and hiking.


Megan McNamee, RD

Megan became a Registered Dietitian because she wanted to help clients transform their food and eating behaviors in a manageable, meaningful way. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Dietetics with minors in Chemistry and Spanish at the University of Arizona and completed a Masters of Public Health (Preventive Nutrition emphasis) at the University of Southern California. During graduate school, she participated in novel obesity research and assisted in teaching undergraduate courses. She has since worked in public health, corporate wellness, private practice, and clinical research. Megan enjoys cooking and recipe development, and she also teaches a ballet barre-based workout class.