Meet our talented and dedicated practitioners
Jaclyn Fodor, RD, LD, BS Culinary
Jaclyn is a Registered Dietitian with degrees from Johnson & Wales University in Culinary Arts and Culinary Nutrition. She sees how education and behavior change around food can help us live a healthier lifestyle. Jaclyn has experience teaching about food and nutrition in many different settings including fine dining restaurants, hospitals, low-income populations, senior centers, employee worksites, and elementary through high schools. Her areas of expertise include meal planning, weight management, cooking demos, and disease prevention. Jaclyn uses her passion for delicious food help her clients adopt a healthier lifestyle that fits their taste.
Patricia Murray, RD, Med, LD
Patricia has been a practicing dietitian serving both children and adults since 1983. Her work is centered on helping individuals and families focus on their total well-being through a personalized approach to nutrition and fitness. Her specialties include: weight loss, diabetes, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal problems, food allergies and intolerance, celiac disease and women with PCOS, pre and post menopause. Patricia also specializes in developing nutritional programs for children with special needs including cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cardiac defects, seizure disorder, spina bifidia, PDD/Autism and other medically complex conditions. With a particular interest in food allergies, autism, and sensory difficulties with eating Patricia has been actively involved in Special Medical Services, a department of New Hampshire’s Health and Human Services, where she developed its nutrition, feeding and swallowing program. She is a published author and frequently gives presentations on various nutrition topics related to children with special health care needs.
Patricia’s publishing credits include:
- Co-authored a chapter in the ADA publication: Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Community Pocket Guide
- Co-authored an article for Washington University’s Nutrition Focus Newsletter: Enteral Nutrition Management for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Heidi Kerman, RD, LD
Heidi is a Registered Dietitian and graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Keene State College Dietetic Internship Program. Heidi enjoys working with clients of any age to achieve their unique health goals. Specific areas of expertise include pediatric nutrition, diabetes management and weight management. She utilizes a collaborative conversational approach to counseling to strengthen the client’s motivation for behavior change. Heidi has experience in many community and clinical settings including working as a supermarket Dietitian where she encourages healthy choices at the point of purchase. Heidi demonstrates that food can simultaneously be healthy, delicious and simple to prepare, allowing healthy eating to fit seamlessly into her client’s lifestyles.
Amy Beliveau, MS, RD, LD
Amy is a Registered Dietitian with both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Amy is passionate about helping people come to a better understanding of a healthy lifestyle, as well as providing tools and resources that empower them to make positive, lasting changes and live whole, healthy lives.
With experience in education, research and counseling, she appreciates the value in a collaborative, patient led approach, and works with people to expand their knowledge of nutrition and discover what uniquely motivates them towards wellness. She enjoys working with people of any age, and specific areas of interest include gastrointestinal disease and functional gut disorders, food sensitivity and allergies, weight management and disease prevention.
Allison Miner, RD, LD
Allison is an energetic Registered Dietitian with a degree in Nutrition, from Keene State College and a degree in Exercise Science from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She has experience working at Concord Hospital and Granite State Naturals in Concord, where she has increased her knowledge of functional medicine. Allison’s areas of expertise include weight-loss for adults and adolescents, anti-inflammatory diets, and functional medicine related to nutrition and disease prevention. She has specific experience working with adolescents through time spent working with a program to help teenagers gain an understanding of nutrition, exercise and self-motivation. Allison is passionate about working with people to understand their individual motivators and help them maintain a healthy, long lasting life.
Samantha DeMello, RD, LD
Samantha is a Registered Dietitian with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island. She completed her internship through Western Michigan University in Grand Rapids, MI, before returning home to New Hampshire. Samantha believes that everyone deserves to have a basic understanding of nutrition, and her goal is to help patients understand their individual nutritional needs.
Samantha enjoys teaching people of all ages and simplifying complex nutrition concepts so they are easier to understand. She recognizes that improving health is about more than just “knowing what to do,” and works with patients to overcome obstacles and create lasting lifestyle changes. With experience in weight management, disease prevention, food allergies, irritable bowel diseases, and much more she understands that the definition of health is different for everyone, and loves working with people to find their unique balance of nutrition, fitness, and daily life.
Suzanne Eastwood RDN, LD
Suzanne is a registered dietitian who is passionate about helping people of all backgrounds and ages to eat well and live well. She graduated with a degree in nutrition from Keene State College and completed her dietetic internship at University of California Berkeley. Her nutrition career began 20 years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, where she learned to speak Spanish. She has continued to use her Spanish in her work.
Her most recent experiences have been in the realm of corporate wellness and nutrition education focusing on hands on cooking classes, one on one counseling, group classes and grocery store tours. Her areas of expertise include weight management, cardio vascular disease, diabetes, and prenatal and post-natal health. She focuses on her client’s strengths, helping them make lasting realistic lifestyle changes. She also enjoys teaching people how to understand pertinent nutrition information and gives them practical realistic plans that the clients can successfully implement.
Victoria Kirby, RN, APRN
Victoria is a family nurse practitioner practicing in the area since 1999. She is one of the founders of The Right Weigh program. She has a passion for wellness and helping others create healthier and more meaningful lives. As a mother of two girls, a wife, a nurse practitioner, and coach she understands the difficulty balancing wellness, meal preparation, and exercise into a busy life schedule. Victoria sincerely enjoys helping others find that balance.
Tracey Bottazzi, APRN
Tracey has been a Registered Nurse since 1999 and a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2010. She believes it is best in treating the mind, body and spirit. She has a passion for helping people obtain a healthy lifestyle through a holistic approach and finding tools to help them maintain an optimal well being.
She is married and has 2 children. A son who is currently serving in the US Marine Corps and a daughter who is in high school. She is a Reiki Master and practices mindfulness and meditates daily. In her free time she enjoys exercising, kayaking and gardening. She loves getting to know people on an individual level and takes immense pride in what she does.
Laura Casterline, RD, LD
Laura is a Registered Dietitian who believes that it is never too early or too late to focus on improving your health. She understands that each person is unique and has individualized nutritional requirements, needs, and personal goals. She enjoys getting to know each patient, and focuses on their strengths, working side by side with them to create a realistic, tailored plan that provides them with the tools and support needed to reach their goals.
Laura earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship at The University of Massachusetts, located in Amherst, MA. She has experience working with individuals of all ages in both individual and group settings. She specializes in performance nutrition for athletes, pediatric and adult weight management, diabetes management, food allergies and intolerances, and disease prevention counseling. Her personal philosophy is that foods rich in nutrients are the powerful foundation of a wellness plan and become part of a sustainable lifestyle through credible information, practical solutions to eating concerns, and keeping food fun and interesting.
Erica Carneglia, RD, LD
Erica is a Registered Dietitian with a B.S. in Nutrition, Kinesiology and Health from Miami University. She completed her Dietetic Internship through Priority Nutrition Care in Boston, MA, and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Nutrition and Health Promotion at Simmons College.
With experience in weight management, disease prevention, gastrointestinal disorders and fitness instruction Erica understands that lasting behavior change is achieved not only through knowing the facts, but also knowing how they apply within the context of real life. By utilizing this client-centered approach, she creates a positive, collaborative environment for individuals of any age to achieve their wellness goals.
Erica is dedicated to empowering her clients to make lasting changes by providing them with education, support, and accountability. She has devoted her life to the pursuit of wellness and enjoys helping others live well so they can feel their best.
Michelle Horan, RD, LD
Making changes for your health is hard; no matter how big or small. Making realistic, lasting changes can be even harder. Michelle’s passion is helping clients find ways to integrate healthy behaviors into the context of daily life. As a practicing dietitian since 2000, Michelle – a mom and a runner – knows life gets crazy and no one is perfect. She uses a unique counseling style that appreciates there is no one-size-fits-all approach to eating and focuses on treating clients with compassion and empathy. Michelle’s varied experience includes years in oncology, diabetes, weight management, heart health, sports nutrition, and teaching counseling skills to clinicians throughout the country. She has a special interest in overall wellness and working with kids and families to improve their health. Michelle is committed to helping clients build on their successes and establish a healthier lifestyle, one change at a time.
Briana Bruinooge, RD, Certified Personal Trainer
Briana is a Registered Dietitian with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and EcoGastronomy from the University of New Hampshire. She completed her internship through Montana State University, which focused on sustainable food systems. She studied nutrition and agriculture at the University of Camerino in Italy. Briana’s philosophy is ‘good health takes time to achieve and a lifetime to maintain’.
Briana helps individuals plan out a balanced lifestyle to meet their unique nutritional needs and fitness goals. She has a strong background in fitness training through her AFAA/NASM personal and group training certifications and is working towards her certification in sports nutrition. Briana promoted awareness and understanding of body image issues and eating disorders through public speaking at the University of New Hampshire. She has experience cooking for a farm-to-table catering company whose goals are to build community through local, fresh food. Briana enjoys rock climbing, skiing, trail running and cooking wholesome, nutrient-dense meals and snacks for her athletic outing trips.
Specialties: performance nutrition for athletes, weight management, motivation/goal setting, meal planning, heart disease