Staff

 

Holley Boboeger-holleyeger, MA
Program Manager
boegerh@psychiatry.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.


Mackenzie Brown, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator
brownma@psychiatry.wustl.edu

Mackenzie Brown is a clinical research coordinator in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. Her research interests include psychological comorbidities of obesity and eating disorders, as well as the effects of obesity and eating disorders on psychosocial functioning.


ED-1-145x200Emily DiValerio, MS, RDN, LD
MyWay to Health Wellness Coach
divalerioe@psychiatry.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, MSW
Clinical Research Coordinator
firebaughm@psychiatry.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.


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Clinical Research Assistant
hendricksons@psychiatry.wustl.edu

Sara Hendrickson is a clinical research assistant for the MyWay to Health Program. She majored in statistics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a minor in Sociology. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in clinical research management at Washington University in St. Louis. She has extensive administrative experience and her primary role for MyWay to Health is organizing data and facilitating research operations.


katie_keenoyKatie Keenoy, MA, LPC
Program Coordinator and Lead Wellness Coach for MyWay to Health
keenoyk@psychiatry.wustl.edu

Katie Keenoy is the program coordinator and Lead Wellness Coach for the MyWay to Health Program. She received her MA in counseling with an emphasis in human development from Saint Louis University and her BS in psychology with a minor in mathematics from the University of Kansas in 2003. Her research interests include developing and implementing efficacious family-based treatments focused on skill building and strengthening social supports across all areas of life. She enjoys helping MyWay to Health participants champion strengths and overcome barriers to weight loss while focusing on skill building and strengthening social supports across all areas of life.

 


Sarah Kruger, LMSW
PLAN Coach
sarahkruger@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.


AngelaAngela Lima, MBA, RD, LD
Program Manager
limaa@psychiatry.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 Mallin, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator
julie.mallin@wustl.edu

Julie Mallin 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. Mallin’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.


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Jessica Moeller-Gaa, MS, RDN, LD
MyWay to Health Wellness Coach
moellerj@psychiatry.wustl.edu

Jessica Moeller-Gaa is a registered dietitian nutritionist and wellness coach for the MyWay to Health Program. She received her BS in biochemistry from Indiana University, an MA in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed her dietetics coursework and dietetic internship at St. Louis University. She enjoys empowering MyWay to Health participants by providing the resources and support to make healthy choices a way of life.


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.


 vt-website-photoVanessa Teng, MA
Clinical Research Coordinator
tengv@psychiatry.wustl.edu

Vanessa Teng is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Webster University. Prior to joining the lab, she worked in both research and direct care/counseling at a residential treatment center for eating disorders for several years. Teng coordinates studies related to the implementation of evidence-based treatment for eating disorders on college campuses. Some of her research interests include eating disorder relapse prevention, effective treatments and training methods for clinicians.


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


Heather Wilkins, MA
Clinical Lab Supervisor
wilkinsh@psychiatry.wustl.edu

Heather Wilkins is the clinical lab supervisor in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness. She received her MA in neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013 and her BA in biology with a minor in psychology from the University of Vermont in 2007. She is responsible for financial and personnel management of the laboratory and assists with the preparation of grants, presentations and correspondence. She also provides direct assistance to Denise Wilfley, PhD in managing the research and clinical activities of the lab.


Shannon Ickler Wolfe, MS
PLAN Behavioral Interventionist

icklers@wustl.edu

Shannon Ickler Wolfe is a behavioral interventionist  in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness.  She received her BS in psychology and sociology from Southern Illinois University and MS in psychology from University of Phoenix.   Her primary focus is working on the PLAN study, which offers family-based behavioral weight loss treatment within the primary care setting.  Prior to joining the lab, she worked in both research and treatment settings focusing on affective and anxiety disorders with children and adolescents.  Her research interests include early detection and prevention of eating disorders and obesity in children and adolescents. In addition, she is interested in the comorbidity of affective and anxiety disorders with eating disorders and obesity.