Renetta Weaver, LCSW, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Renetta Weaver, LCSW, CBC

Renetta Weaver, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Maryland has been awarded National Bariatric 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).

She completed her Social Work graduate training at the University of Maryland and has earned a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Science from The Anu Practice, Accredited by the Board of Metaphysics. In addition, Dr. Weaver has co-authored two anthologies: Black Therapists Rock-A Glimpse Through the Eyes of Experts and Unchain Me Mama; The Forgiveness Factor.

After many years of struggling with her physical and emotional weight problems she has come to realize that it takes longer to lose the emotional weight than it does to lose the scale weight.

She practices in both Maryland and Washington, DC. The scope of her practice is to provide continuing education to for health professionals as well as provide therapeutic support for bariatric patients.

To provide the most current techniques and best clinical practices in bariatric science, she recently completed a post-graduate fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric Counselors and has been credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). Her scholarship, clinical training and 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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Jessica Genel, MS, RD, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Jessica Genel MS, RD CBC

Jessica Genel MS, RD, a Registered Dietitian from San Diego, California, 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).

Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition at Guadalajara University in Mexico and then received a scholarship from McGill University in Montreal, Canada; where she received a master’s degree in human nutrition.  Her professional education and interest in food, nutrition and culture took her from Mexico to Canada, Australia and then to the US.

Currently she counsels patients preparing for bariatric surgery at the Sharp Memorial Hospital, Bariatric Surgery Department in San Diego CA. Post-surgery she continues to support patients transition through significant behavioral, nutritional and lifestyle changes.

Recognizing Jessica’s scholarship and vast nutrition and cultural experience, AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program. Her worldview, clinical acumen and commitment to bariatric patients furthers the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity, and related disorders.

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Teoh Soo Huat, M.D., M.Med., Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

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Teoh Soo Huat, M.D., M.Med., CBC

Dr. Teoh Soo Huat, M.D., M.Med., a family physician and medical lecturer from Malaysia, 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, he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Dr. Teoh earned his medical degree and family medicine postgraduate qualification from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He has completed the World Obesity’s Strategic Continue reading

María José Camacho-González, MS, CBC, Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

María José Camacho-González, MS, CBC

Maria Jose Comacho-Gonzales, a licensed psychologist from San Juan, Puerto Rico 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 he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

She completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at The University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus, her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Carlos Continue reading

Darrin Peterson, MA, M.ED., LPCC-S Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Darrin Peterson MA, M.ED, CBC

Darrin Peterson MA, M.ED a Licensed Professional Counselor and Social Worker from Columbus, Ohio, 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 he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Mr. Peterson is credentialed by The Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board holding a professional license in both Clinical Counseling and Social work. He holds two master’s Degrees (M.A., M.ED) from Ohio State University and The University of Dayton where he completed his clinical training. He also completed advanced training in psychological assessment and evaluation at The Ohio State University School Psychology Program.

He currently practices at Metamorphosis Counseling & Consulting LLC, and has over 25 years of clinical experience, working with individuals, families, groups, and couples in community-based, residential, and outpatient settings. Using a multimodality approach to treatment and patient care, that integrates theoretical orientations tailored to specifically meet the need and development of the individual. He is culturally competent and very comfortable working with diverse populations.

Recognizing the emergent need for specialized bariatric training and education he has completed a post-graduate 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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Nashaat Tawfik, MBA, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

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Nashaat Tawfik, MBA, B.Sc. Pharmacy, CBE

Nashaat Tawfik, MBA, B.Sc., a pharmacist from Saudi Arabia, 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 he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE).

Nashaat earned his Masters of Business Administration at Leicester University in England and his Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science at Cairo University in Egypt. He has also been certified by The World Obesity Federation after completing their Strategic Centre for Obesity Education (SCOPE) program.

Currently he serves as the Obesity Business Director for Novo Nordisk in SA. He has been instrumental in the professional marketing of the novel anti-obesity pharmaceutical, Saxenda. In addition, at Novartis Pharma he headed up the Cardio Metabolic Business Unit in SA. In this capacity he helped market pharmaceuticals that targeted many of the diseases associated with obesity (heart disease, hypertension and diabetes). As an educator he has conducted many obesity management programs for health professionals as well as community health programs for the public.

In recognition of his pharmacology expertise, intense interest in obesity treatment and prevention and commitment to public health education, AABC awarded him a fellowship and he has been recently Board Certified and Credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE).  He will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related diseases.

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