Dr. Jessica Erickson, LPC-S, LADC Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Dr. Jessica Erickson, LPC-S, LADC

Dr. Jessica Erickson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Texas, 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 (BCBC).

She is an Army Veteran and a Navy wife, whose practice, Hearts and Minds Counseling, is focused on helping Veterans and families in need. In addition, Dr. Erickson has been a guest lecturer at Texas Women’s University.

Her education and training include an MS in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University and, and a Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University. Recognizing that no single method of treatment is effective for everyone, she has continued her professional education and is now certified in 30 nationally recognized training programs, including EMDR Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Recognizing the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. AABC awarded her an academic scholarship. Her unique professional training 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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Rupa Lakshmikanthan, MS, RD, CNSC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Rupa Lakshmikanthan, MS, RD, CNSC

Rupa Lakshmikanthan, a Registered Dietitian, licensed in the state of New Jersey, 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 (BCBC).

Rupa received her Master’s Degree in Food Service Management and Dietetics in India. After immigrating to the US, she completed an additional Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Master’s Degree at Northeastern University in Boston. To better serve patients and provide best practices she continued her professional education and was credentialed as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC).

Rupa has more than 22 years of inpatient care and treatment. Currently, at Cooper University Hospital she provides comprehensive counseling for bariatric patients.

Recognizing the need for specialized training in bariatric science she completed a fellowship with AABC. Her extensive clinical background and commitment to bariatric care 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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Rasha Hammad, CBC, Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

asha Hammad, CBC

Rasha Hammad, a clinical nutritionist from Amman, Jordan, has been awarded 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. Hammad completed her professional training in Nutrition and Dietetics, at Hashemite University in Jordan. Currently, she is an integral member of the multidisciplinary bariatric surgery team at the Specialized Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Center in Amman, Jordan.
She provides personalized assessment and counseling for patients pre and post bariatric surgery. Although has counseled more than one thousand bariatric patients, she recognizes the importance of the individual and customizing their treatment plans.

Recognition of the obesity pandemic and the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. Because of her commitment to bariatric care and public health AABC awarded her an academic 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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Maribel Rivera, RDN/LD, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Maribel Rivera, RDN LD,Maribel Rivera, RDN/LD, a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist from Lakeland, 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. Rivera completed her professional graduate education at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has over 20 years of experience as a clinical Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has worked in multiple health care settings including hospitals, long term care facilities and outpatient diabetes education and weight management programs

Currently she serves as the Diabetes Education Program Coordinator at Advent Health Zephyrhills. Maribel Is bilingual and speaks Spanish and English fluently. She is passionate about public health education and dedicated to the Advent Health Mission …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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Robin Spencer, BS, MS Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Robin Spencer, BS, MS, CBC

Robin Spencer, BS, MS, who specializes in Health Sciences Health Education, from Wingdale, NY, 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).

 

Robin earned her Bachelor and Master Degrees, in Health Sciences Health Education, from Trident University International, in California. In addition, she has completed a Massage Therapy program at Florida Metropolitan University.

Robin has personally experienced a lifetime of all the biopsychosocial insults of obesity and has remarkably been able to overcome that lifetime of suffering. That experience has inspired her passion to help to other bariatric patients find resolution.

Recognizing her personal achievements and professional training. AABC awarded her a fellowship Scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. Her commitment too public health and health education 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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