Staff

 

Holley Boboeger-holleyeger, MA
Program Manager
boegerh@wustl.edu

Holley Boeger is a program manager in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her MA in education and her BA in elementary education from Webster University. She serves as the program manager for MyWay to Health. She is passionate about expanding this program to the public.


ED-1-145x200Emily DiValerio, MS, RDN, LD
MyWay to Health Wellness Coach
divalerioe@wustl.edu

Emily DiValerio is a registered dietitian nutritionist and wellness coach for the MyWay to Health Program. She received her BS in nutrition and dietetics from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her dietetic internship with a concentration in Public Health and completed her MS in dietetics at St. Louis University. Her passion in life is to assist others in creating healthful habits through individualized approaches.


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

Marie-Laure Firebaugh is a clinical research coordinator 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.


Alicia Flewelling, MPH
Clinical Lab Supervisor
aflewelling@wustl.edu

Alicia Flewelling is the Clinical Lab Supervisor at the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She oversees and coordinates all aspects of the lab, including personnel and financial management as well as provides assistance for grant management, presentations and correspondence. She also facilitates management of research and clinical activities for Denise Wilfley, PhD. She received her Masters in Public Health and BS in Health Promotion Disease Prevention Studies from the University of Southern California, in 2013 and 2011 respectively. Her research interests reducing health disparities and pediatric obesity prevention.


Sarah Kruger, LMSW
PLAN Behavioral Interventionist
@wustl.edu


Sarah Kruger is a PLAN Behavioral Interventionist in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received both her BA in psychology with a minor in public health and her MSW with a concentration on mental health from Washington University in St. Louis. Her primary focus is working on the PLAN study to implement family-based behavioral weight loss treatment within the primary care setting. Her passion is to empower others to create lifelong healthy habits.


Olivia Laing, MSW
Research Assistant
olaing@wustl.edu@wustl.edu

Olivia Laing is a research assistant in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received a B.A. in psychology and French, as well as an M.S.W. with a concentration in mental health from Washington University in St. Louis. She is involved with a variety of projects at the lab, including MyWay to Health, Implementation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy and other grant-writing assistance. Olivia’s interests include prevention of eating disorders, especially in college students, healthy body image promotion and bridging the gap between research and clinical practice.


Angela Lima, MBA, RD, LD
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.


Julie Mannarino, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator
julie.mallin@wustl.edu

Julie Mannarino is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her BA in psychology and children’s studies from Washington University in 2012. Her primary focus within the lab is coordinating the St. Louis site of the PLAN study, a multi-site program that offers family-based weight loss treatment within the primary care setting. Mannarino’s research interests include early detection and treatment of eating disorders and obesity in children and adolescents as well as prevention of these disorders in at risk populations. Additionally, she is interested in the comorbidity of affective and anxiety disorders with eating disorders and obesity.


Sophia Rotman, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator
sophiarotman@wustl.edu

Sophia Rotman is a clinical research coordinator in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018. Her research interests are in the areas of pediatric obesity treatment and prevention and reducing health disparities.


Kelly Springstroh, MS, RDN, LD
PLAN Behavioral Interventionist
springstrohkelly@wustl.edu

Kelly is a registered dietitian nutritionist and PLAN Behavioral Interventionist in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida and then moved to St. Louis for her graduate degree. She completed both her dietetic internship, specializing in medical nutrition therapy, and MS in Nutrition and Dietetics from St. Louis University. Her interests include using nutritional counseling and positive messages about food to motivate individuals and families towards healthy lifestyle changes.


Laura Strodtman, MSW, LCSW
PLAN Behavioral Interventionist
l.strodtman@wustl.edu

Laura Strodtman is a PLAN Behavioral Interventionist in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her MSW with a focus on children, youth, and families and school social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013 and her BA in psychology and english with minors in human development and family studies and gender studies from Indiana University in 2011. Her primary focus as a PLAN behavioral interventionist is helping families implement changes to diet and exercise that promote lifelong health goals. Laura is interested in the impact that diet and exercise has on mental health, and how to best intervene to promote physiological and psychological health when an individual is struggling with diet, exercise, and body image.


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Lisa Tigges, BS, RD, LD
MyWay to Health Wellness Coach
tiggesl@wustl.edu

Lisa Tigges is a registered dietitian and wellness coach for the MyWay to Health Program. She received her BS in nutrition and dietetics with a culinary emphasis from St. Louis University where she also completed her dietetic internship. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Alabama. Her professional goal is to demonstrate that nutritious food can also be delicious food.