Jane Bogursky, RN, LICSW, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Jane Bogursky, RN, LICSWJane Bogursky, RN, LICSW, a trained Nurse and Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Meredith, NH, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Jane began her career as a registered nurse. After eight years of nursing, Jane decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work and graduated from Simmons College in Boston Ma. Currently, Jane combines both her nursing and social work knowledge (mind and body) to help those struggling with mental health concerns. Recognizing the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her receiving a fellowship from AABC. Jane looks forward to incorporating this specialty into her telehealth private practice.

As a result of her unique training in both the medical and social sciences and professional accomplishments, AABC awarded her an academic scholarship. Her professional stature and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders

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Tania S. Gorham, MS, LMFT-QS, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Tania S. Gorham, MS, LMFT-QS

Tania S. Gorham, LMFT-QS, a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist from Merritt Island, Florida, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors, (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Mrs. Gorham completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University and completed her Master of Science, psychology graduate training at Carlos Albizu University. She has also received specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy from Rowan’s University and as a Qualified
State supervisor, she supervises other mental health professional.

Tania works with women, children, families, LGBTQIA+ community and those experiencing developmental disorders. Her clinical experience includes, in-home therapy, outpatient community mental health, IOP, PHP, eating disorder treatment centers, substance abuse treatment centers and residential therapy for sexually exploited children.

Currently, she provides services at her private practice, Nurture Emotions, a 100% telehealth center, which allows those in rural areas, or a lack of flexible scheduling, to obtain treatment.

Recognizing her professional stature, unique and diverse clinical experience, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship. Undoubtedly, she will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Email: glenda@aabc-certification.org
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Debra Hawkins, RN, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Debra Hawkins, RN

Debra Hawkins, RN, a registered nurse from Tonkawa, Oklahoma, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board-
Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Debra completed her professional nursing training at Northwestern Oklahoma State University as well as earning a Bachelor’s of Sociology degree. Currently she is in the process of completing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Oklahoma.

In addition to her clinical nursing experience at Fairfax Community Hospital as Clinical Coordinator, she has held many leadership roles. This has included more than a decade of service, as the Health Service Administrator for an 1800 bed health center, where she implemented a free women’s health clinic and free diabetic education clinic that continues to provide free health services today.

At Fairfax Community Hospital she is now focusing on the needs of the community and will be an integral team member of their recently opened bariatric department.

Recognizing her esteemed professional stature, clinical acumen, philanthropy, and leadership, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship. She most certainly will contribute to the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Email: glenda@aabc-certification.org
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Sol Figueroa, RDN, LDN, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Sol Figueroa, RDN, LDN

Sol Figueroa, RDN, LDN, a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist from Avon Park, Florida, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education
program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Ms. Figueroa completed her professional dietitian/nutrition training at Keiser University in Lakeland FL. Currently she provides outpatient nutrition counseling at AdventHealth Diabetes Center.

With her specialized training and certification, she also provides the very best practices in bariatric care. She is dedicated to the AventHealth principles, “We continue to help the people in our care create a life of whole health by healing their bodies, strengthening their minds and lifting their spirits.

Recognizing her professional stature, clinical skills and commitment to bariatric care and treatment, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship. Her professional accomplishments and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

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Shaneka Calloway, LPC, CBC Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Shaneka Calloway, a Licensed Professional Counselor from San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Shaneka earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Angelo State University. Currently she serves as a Bariatric Behavioral Medicine Counselor at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan. She is committed to furthering the mission of the Methodist Healthcare System: “Serving Humanity to Honor God”.

Recognizing her professional stature in the health care community and vast clinical experience, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship. Her sensitive and genuine concern for patients will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices
n the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Email: glenda@aabc-certification.org
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Ng KarFoo, First Malaysian Dietitian Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Ng KarFoo, a clinical dietitian from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been awarded Bariatric Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training program in bariatric science, he was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). He is the first health professional from Malaysia awarded this specialized certification.
He received his Nutrition and Dietetics training at the International Medical University, Malaysia. For the past ten years he has been a practicing dietitian serving many populations in various settings. This includes providing nutrition services in State general hospitals, University Medical Centre, private clinics, and corporate wellness programs. Currently NG KarFoo is practising at CENGILD G.I. Medical Centre where he specializes medical nutrition therapy for gastrointestinal and liver diseases as well as obesities, including bariatric surgery.

He is a SCOPE-certified health professional in obesity management (conferred by World Obesity Federation), a certified bariatric educator (conferred by Obesity Canada) and a fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. He aims to offer sensible, sustainable and attainable therapeutic lifestyle solutions to people struggling with obesities and their comorbidities.

Ng KarFoo is very active in the professional health community. Steering Committee Member of Malaysia’s National Nutrition Month 2018-2020, the subcommittee leader responsible for IT & Resources in Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA) and had served as a MDA Council Member. He received the Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award by Malaysian Dietitians’ Association in 2017.

Recognizing his vast clinical experience, professional stature, and commitment to health education, AABC awarded him a fellowship scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. His scholarship, professional acumen and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity, and related disorders.

Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
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