Robert Wheeler, MA, LMHC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Robert Wheeler, MA, LMHC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Robert Wheeler, MA, LMHC, CBC

Robert Wheeler, MA, LMHC, a licensed Mental Health Counselor from Washington State, 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 he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Mr. Wheeler has been practicing in community mental health for over 25 years. In addition to his licensure as a Mental Health Counselor he is also certified as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. As an educator he has spent a good deal of time as a professor teaching psychology and human services. He has recently opened a private practice in Tacoma, WA, specializing in bariatric counseling.

Mr. Wheeler combines his passion for mental health treatment with his commitment and dedication to bariatric counseling and the wellbeing of the patients he serves. To provide the most current techniques and best clinical practices in bariatric science, he recently completed a fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric Counselors and has been credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). 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.

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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

Lucrezia Scarampi, MS, RD, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Lucrezia Scarampi, MS, RD CBC

Lucrezia Scarampi, MS, RD a Bariatric Dietitian from Southampton, NY, 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. Scarampi received her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and completed a specialized dietetic internship through Stony Brook University. She is the Bariatric Dietitian and an integral member of the surgical team at the Center for Advanced Surgery in Bronx and Bronxville, NY. Recognizing her excellence in healthcare, the Suffolk County Department of Health awarded her with a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service. Her Fluency in English, Spanish and Italian, helps her effectively serve a culturally diverse patient population.

Lucrezia combines her passion for food and nutrition with her commitment and dedication to bariatric counseling and the wellbeing of the patients she serves. To provide the most current techniques and best clinical practices in bariatric science, she recently completed a fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric Counselors and has been credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). Her 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.

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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

Dr. James Hierro Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Dr James Hierro CBC

James Hierro, a medical doctor, located in New York City, 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 he was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Dr Hierro is the founder and CEO of Quisqueya Community Care Center, Inc (QCCC). This community health center in Bronx, NY, has focus on the complex biopsychosocial problems of obesity and provides a variety of workshops and programs for children, teenagers and adults. QCCC Inc., targets demographic groups that have above average diabetes and obesity risks and hosts forums that address public health equity concerns. 

Dr. Hierro earned his medical degree at Nordestana Catholic University, in the Dominican Republic and has recently completed his post–graduate fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). 

His scholarship, clinical experience, commitment and dedication to community 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.

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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

Paula Mercer, LCSW, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

 

 

Paula L Mercer LCSW, CBC

Paula Mercer, LCSW, a Licensed Social Worker, from Lonsdale, Arkansas 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. Mercer received her BS in Social Work from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas and her Masters of Social Work degree at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

As a practicing Social Worker in Central Arkansas for more than 24 years she has worked with a variety of populations including, pediatrics, families, seniors and veterans.

As the demand for bariatric surgery increased in Arkansas she recognized the need for specialized training and education. To provide the populations she serves with the most current techniques and best practices in bariatric counseling she completed a fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric Counselors and has been credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Her 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.

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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

 

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