About Healthy Me

Meet Our Dietitians!

Elizabeth Parcella, RD, CSP, CD-N is a registered dietitian who has specialized in pediatric nutrition for the past 8 years. She received her BS in Dietetics from the University of Connecticut in 2000 and became board certified as a specialist in pediatric nutrition in 2012. She previously worked at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She was part of the Fit 5 Weight Management program from 2009-2012 before transitioning back to the inpatient setting.She is very excited to return to pediatric weight management and to help guide patients and families towards healthier  lifestyles.      

Diane Lombardi, RD, CD-N, is a registered dietitian, having received her BS in Dietetics from Saint Joseph College in 2003.  Diane has specialized in pediatric nutrition for more than 10 years at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. There, she was involved with many aspects of pediatric weight management from individual nutrition counseling to program development. Diane is certified in pediatric weight management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is very passionate about early intervention in the promotion of healthy eating habits in children. She is very excited to join the Healthy Me program and support ProHealth families in attaining a healthy lifestyle.  

Angela Corcoran, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian having graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Dietetics in 2007 and an MS in Health Promotion in 2010. Her graduate work focused on the development of healthy feeding habits of preschool-aged children.  After obtaining her degrees, she worked as a supermarket dietitian for ShopRite of West Hartford and ShopRite of Canton providing nutrition counseling and education to customers, employees and the community. She currently supports ProHealth Physicians providers in Middletown at Middlesex Pediatric Associates, Middlesex Family Physicians, and Pediatric and Adolescent Medical Group.  Angie is excited to return her focus to pediatric nutrition as part of the ProHealth team and support families in reaching their healthy lifestyle goals.
Jessica Dean, RD, CD-N, is a Registered Dietitian for the ProHealth Pediatric Shoreline office locations including Groton, New London, Clinton and Madison. Jessica received her BS in Nutrition from UCONN in 1999 and BS in Dietetics from University of New Haven in 2013. Jessica has worked with Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital Outpatient Diabetes Center and Yale Pediatric Specialty Center. Jessica is a community advocate for nutrition education in the classroom and community. Jessica is also an active member of the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is currently the Kids Eat Right program Chair. Jessica is looking forward to being a part of the Healthy Me program and helping families achieve optimal wellness.

 

Rebecca Balemian, RD, CD-N, is a registered dietitian who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of New Haven.  She specializes in pediatric nutrition, completing her dietetic internship at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  She has worked with the Department of Public Health, as a nutrition and wellness educator for FIT, and more recently at Yale New Haven Hospital in pediatric acute care, GI, and weight management.  In addition, she is a member of her community’s School Wellness Committee where she is working to strengthen the districts nutrition policy.   Rebecca supports ProHealth Physicians providers in Newington, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Rocky Hill, and North Haven.  She is excited to join the Healthy Me Program and support families as they strive to reach their health and wellness goals.

Julie Peterson MS, RD, is a Registered Dietitian for the ProHealth Pediatric offices in Windham, Mansfield, Glastonbury, and Putnam.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wyoming in 1995, and her Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut in 1999.  Prior to joining the ProHealth team, she was involved in community nutrition education through the University of Connecticut SNAP-ed programs.  As a mother of three children, she also actively strives to promote healthy eating in her children’s schools and community.   She is dedicated to helping children learn healthy eating patterns that will point them toward a healthier future