Staff

Elaine Beulick, MS, RD, LD
TEAM UP Behavioral Interventionist
elaine.beulick@wustl.edu

Elaine Beulick is a registered dietitian and currently works as a health coach for the TEAM UP study. Elaine received her BS in Nutrition from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (2019). She then returned home to Saint Louis and completed her Dietetic Internship and MS in Nutrition at Saint Louis University (2021). During her master’s program, she specialized in pediatric medical dietetics and passed her master’s thesis with distinction. Elaine enjoys teaching children and their family members about nutrition and other components of healthy lifestyles. She is passionate about developing and implementing nutrition-related interventions to improve health outcomes among children.


Holley Boeger, MA
MyWay to Health Program Manager
boegerh@wustl.edu

Holley has over nine years of experience at Washington University as a Program Manager in the Center of Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her M.A. in Education from Webster University and her B.A. in Elementary Education from Webster University. Holley has combined her background in education with her passion for healthy eating and physical activity to inspire people to achieve their wellness goals.  She enjoys running, Pilates, and spending time with her husband and six children.


Shaina Costello, MPH
TEAM UP Clinical Research Specialist
ssowles@wustl.edu

Shaina Costello is a clinical research specialist in the Center for Health Weight and Wellness. After receiving her BS in Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan, she moved to St. Louis where she received her Masters of Public Health degree from Saint Louis University. Shaina has worked at Washington University since 2012 conducting research in health communication, mental health and substance use. She is passionate about childhood obesity prevention and early intervention with children and families.


Maggie Danforth, RD, LD
MyWay to Health Wellness Consultant
DMaggie@wustl.edu

Maggie Danforth is a Registered Dietitian for MyWay to Health. She received her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from Missouri State University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Oklahoma – Health Sciences Center. Maggie earned her Certification in Professional Coaching from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Maggie has extensive experience in helping folks manage chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. She has also helped individuals using her coaching skills to build a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Maggie uses her expertise in nutrition, coaching, and mindfulness to empower individuals to access their unique path to wellbeing and self-care. With practical tools and compassionate support, Maggie helps people build a solid foundation for a long, happy, and healthy life.


Tina Day, BS, CCRP
Clinical Lab Manager
dayt@wustl.edu

Tina Day is the Clinical Lab Manager for the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her BS in Clinical Research Management from Washington University in St. Louis and has over 19 years of experience in pediatric research. She believes that all children deserve to live a healthy and happy life and is passionate about ensuring that children have access to the quality healthcare that will allow them to do so.


Marie-Laure Firebaugh, LMSW
Clinical Research Specialist
mcallewaert@wustl.edu

Marie-Laure Firebaugh is a clinical research specialist in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her Masters of Social Work from Washington University in St Louis in 2013. Her primary focus in the lab is working on the Body U Program, a comprehensive online program for eating disorder screening and intervention for students in the Missouri public universities, funded by the Missouri Eating Disorders Council. In general, she is very interested in how to increase awareness of and prevent the public health problems of eating disorders and obesity.


Sherri Gabbert, PhD
RYSE Project Manager
gabberts@wustl.edu

Sherri is a program manager in the lab and brings 25 years of clinical research design, implementation and administration to the CDC grant project “Dissemination and Implementation of an Evidence-Based Pediatric Weight Management Program for Use by Low-Income Families: A User-Friendly Package of Family-Based Behavioral Treatment.” Sherri has a B.S. in Anatomy & Physiology from the University of Texas, Arlington, and a PhD in Comparative Anatomical Sciences and Evolution Theory from Columbia University. She is a big fan of the Texas Rangers and spends her leisure time making sure her goofy standard poodle, Monk, is happy and healthy.


Aubrie Hampp, MSc.
Clinical Research Coordinator
ahampp@wustl.edu

Aubrie Hampp is a research coordinator in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Earlham College in 2014. Aubrie received her MSc. in Social and Applied Psychology from The University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Aubrie’s research has primarily focused on intergroup relations and group processes. She is passionate about eliminating systemic health inequity through the development and dissemination of policy-affective research.


Gina Jenkins, LMSW
TEAM UP Behavioral Interventionist
GinaJ@wustl.edu

Gina is a behavioral interventionist in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She primarily works with families enrolled in the TEAM UP program, providing family-based treatment for weight management. Gina completed her MSW at the University of Missouri in Columbia and is now a Licensed Master Social Worker.


Aggie Laboe, BA
Research Assistant
Laboe@wustl.edu

Aggie Laboe is a research assistant in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2021. Her time in the lab is split between the obesity side and the eating disorder side. On the obesity side, she works as a data assessor with TEAM UP, conducting assessments with families. On the eating disorder side, she coordinates Helping HAND, a project aimed at developing an app for those coming out of acute treatment for AN. In general, she is very interested in prevention and treatment of eating disorders, especially in those on the margins of society.


Angela Lima, MBA, RD, LD
TEAM UP Program Manager
limaa@wustl.edu

Angela Lima is a program manager in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics in 2001 and her MBA from Webster University in 2013. Lima’s research interests include increasing access to care, reducing health disparities, improving health literacy, and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatment for childhood obesity.


Claire McGinnis, BA
Research Assistant
clairem@wustl.edu

Claire McGinnis is a research assistant working on TEAM UP, Helping HAND, and iAIM EDU.


Corinne McMahon, MS, RD, LD
TEAM UP Behavioral Interventionist
clairem@wustl.edu

Corinne McMahon is a Registered Dietitian for TEAM UP where she provides health coaching services for families in the St. Louis area. Corinne received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Saint Louis University, where she subsequently completed her Dietetic Internship and her Masters in Nutrition. Corinne has always had a passion working with people, especially children. In her current role she is able to use that passion to help clients implement small changes to create a healthier, more mindful, lifestyle.


Kirsten Mesey, MS
TEAM UP Clinical Research Coordinator
kecash@wustl.edu

Kirsten Mesey is a clinical research coordinator in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her Masters of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research from Washington University School of Medicine in 2020. Kirsten works on the TEAM UP Study, a pragmatic study looking at weight management counseling in the pediatric primary care setting. She has enjoyed working in the pediatric setting and is planning to pursue medical school where she hopes to become a physician in pediatric care.


Jillian Shah, BS
NIMH Diversity Supplement Scholar
ripal.shah@wustl.edu

Jillian Shah is a National Institute of Mental Health Diversity Supplement Scholar in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her BS from Washington University in 2021 with a major in Biology and a minor in Medical Humanities. She was an undergraduate mentee of Ms. Melissa Vázquez and both now collaborate as investigators in our lab. She is passionate about exploring and designing interventions that will bridge disparities in access to mental health treatments. Jillian trains primarily on our iAIM EDU study and our eating disorder chatbot study. She continues to train under the guidance of Ms. Vázquez, Dr. Fitzsimmons-Craft, and Dr. Firebaugh.


Kirstyn Tan, MSW
TEAM UP Data Assessor
k.tan@wustl.edu

Kirstyn Tan is a data assessor for TEAM UP.


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Lisa Tigges, MS, RD, LD
MyWay to Health Wellness Consultant
tiggesl@wustl.edu

Lisa Tigges is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy, delicious eating. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Culinary Emphasis from Saint Louis University, where she subsequently completed her Dietetic Internship. Upon graduating, she relocated to Washington D.C. to work at a non-profit organization providing nutrition and meal support to individuals challenged with life-threatening illnesses. Lisa later pursued a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama and returned to St. Louis to work at Washington University School of Medicine. As the lead dietitian for the MyWay to Health employee wellness program at WashU, Lisa empowers individuals with nutrition knowledge and kitchen confidence to help individuals discover their personal path to wellness.


Reshaunda Thornton, MS, RD, LD, CSSD
MyWay to Health Wellness Consultant
reshaunda@wustl.edu

Reshaunda Thornton is a Registered Dietitian for MyWay to Health.  She received a B.S. in Biology (plus a minor in Psychology) at Stephen F. Austin University.  She moved to St. Louis to complete her second B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics at Kansas State University and dietetic internship at Iowa State University.  Reshaunda also earned her M.S. in Human Nutrition with an emphasis on Human Performance at Logan University.  As a specialist in sports dietetics, Reshaunda is passionate about physical activity and emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition—which includes not only fueling and feeding our bodies but also building a healthy relationship with food.


Melissa Vázquez, BA
NIMH Diversity Supplement Scholar
melissavazquez@wustl.edu

Melissa is a National Institute of Mental Health Diversity Supplement Scholar in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her BA from Washington University in 2019 with a major in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies and a minor in Sociology. She is passionate about obtaining evidence that will promote health equity in treatment, policy, and practice. Melissa trains primarily on our iAIM EDU study and contributes to health equity projects in the lab.


Carla Velarde, MS, RDN
MyWay to Health Wellness Consultant
carlavelarde@wustl.edu

Carla Velarde is a Registered Dietitian for MyWay to Health. She completed her B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics with an Emphasis in Food Innovations and Entrepreneurship from Saint Louis University, where she also completed her dietetic internship and her Master’s Degree in Medical Dietetics. With guidance and support, Carla helps individuals improve their relationship with food and their bodies and achieve positive health and lifestyle changes.