Kelly Fernandez RDN, CBC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Kelly Fernandez, RDN, CBC

Kelly Fernandez, RDN, CBC, a Registered Dietician/Nutritionist, practicing in the Space Coast area of Florida, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Ms. Fernandez obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Keiser University and completed a specialized internship at Health First, in Melbourne Fla.

Currently she is a practicing clinical dietitian in Melbourne, where she manages acute/subacute, rehabilitation and post-surgical patients. She commented, “My enthusiasm and passion for nutrition came when I was personally diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and realized I needed to make lifestyle changes. This personal experience was my impetus to help others with nutrition and other lifestyle behaviors.”

Realizing how mistreated and misunderstood the obese population is, led to her seeking a fellowship with AABC and becoming a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor. Her scholarship, professional experience 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.

Kelly Queen MA, LPC, RD, CAADC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Kelly Queen MA, LPC, RD, CAADC, CBC

Kelly Queen MA, LPC, RD, CAADC, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dietitian practicing in the Greater Detroit Area, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Ms. Queen obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University and her Master’s in Counseling Degree from Oakland University. She was awarded a Certificate of Training in Child and Adolescent Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Continue reading

Bernadette van der Boom-Bebb BSC, MACP, CCC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Bernadette van-der Boom-Bebb, BSC, MACP, CCC, CBC

Bernadette van-der Boom-Bebb, BSC, MACP, CCC, a mental health professional from British Columbia, Canada, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Bernadette’s professional education and training in biochemistry/microbiology/chemistry led to a two-decade long career in the pharmaceutical industry. Her experience includes preclinical and clinical trial medication research. While working with psychiatrists she was inspired and realized that she wanted to pursue a mental health career. She returned to graduate school and completed a master’s Psychology Program at Yorkville University in Canada and at the same time completed a fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric counselor.

Bernadette’s training and education in both the physical and social sciences have provided her with a unique integrated biopsychosocial treatment approach.Her scholarship, professional experience 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.

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For more information, please contact Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator:
Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aabcorg

Angela Nicole Powell, LMSW, CFTP Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Angela Powell LMSW, CFTP, CBC

Angela Powell LMSW, CFTP, CBC

Angela Nicole Powell LMSW, CFTP from Memphis, Tennessee, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Ms. Powell currently works as a therapist at Turning Point Recovery Center through Addiction Campuses. She provides individual and group therapy for individuals with mental Continue reading

Jeanine Miles, MS, LPC Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Jeanine Miles, MS, LPC,CBC

Jeanine Miles, MS, LPC, a Licensed Professional Counselor, from Marlton NJ, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Ms. Miles has 25 years of administrative and management experience in the mental health field and is currently a premier provider for multiple surgeons in South Jersey where she works closely with pre and post-surgical bariatric patients. Her dedication and genuine empathy for the patients she serves is a result of overcoming her own personal struggle with obesity. Continue reading

Amy Lukin, MS, RD, CBC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Amy Lukin, MS, RD, CBC

Amy Lukin, MS, RD, CBC

Amy Lukin, MS, RD, CBC, a registered dietitian, licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC, 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. Lukin currently serves as site manager and clinical dietitian/nutritionist at Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C. The federally funded program provides nutrition education and nutrition supplementation for women, infants and children. Lesson plan curricula that she developed, targets childhood obesity and has been adopted by Department of Health and is available throughout D.C.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University, her Master’s Degree in Nutrition at College of Saint Elizabeth in NJ and completed a specialized dietetic internship at Lehman College in New York City. In addition, the Commission of Dietetic Registration awarded her a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management.

Recognition of the obesity pandemic and the need for specialized competency in bariatric science was the impetus for her post-graduate fellowship and certification with AABC. Her clinical experience with adults and children, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment of those suffering from obesity and related disorders.

For more information, please contact Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator:
Email: carrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org
Website: www.aabc-certification.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aabcorg