Nancy Oliveira is a certified diabetes educator with nutrition counseling expertise in diabetes, oncology, gastrointestinal disorders, weight loss and gain and vegan nutrition. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and completed a one-year nutrition internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She frequently lectures on nutrition science, mindfulness-based weight management and nutrition messaging in the media. She previously worked in the publishing industry as a medical writer and editor, and is currently a staff writer at The Nutrition Source at Harvard University. Additionally, she is a certified exercise instructor, teaching weekly classes in Boston, motivating people of all fitness levels to move. Her mission is to empower patients with the tools, knowledge and self-confidence needed to live stronger and healthier lives. She is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Gabriella Burke, MS, RD, LDN
Gabriella Burke is a registered dietitian with a special interest in weight management and cardiovascular disease. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in dietetics from Framingham State University and also completed her dietetic internship through Framingham State University. Gabriella loves food and has a strong passion for cooking and baking. She took cooking classes in Florence, Italy, and has a talent for making traditional recipes healthier but just as delicious. She was a varsity athlete in high school and college, but an accident injured her back requiring surgery and leading to permanent nerve damage. She hopes to encourage people who have physical disabilities or chronic pain to find exercises that are safe and enjoyable. She has gradually rebuilt her strength and enjoys swimming, biking, yoga, and walking her shepherd mix Mr. Johnny Cash.