Faculty Leadership Team

Program Director & Faculty Advisor

Katie completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio.  She earned a Masters Degree in Public Health Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at CWRU.  During her graduate experience Katie worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Community Dentistry at CWRU, where she studied the effectiveness of motivational interviewing in adolescents, helping guide them toward proper nutritional goals and action plans. During her time at CWRU, Katie also gained nutrition and dietetic experience in a variety of practice settings.

Katie began her career as a K-12 school nutrition consultant for Pisanick Partners, LLC in Cleveland, OH, where she developed, analyzed, and implemented USDA compliant menus for 13 Northeast Ohio School Districts. She also provided Administrative Review preparation for school kitchen audits and trained staff on Professional Standards for State and Local Nutrition Programs.

Katie then joined Be Well Solutions as an Account Manager and Wellness Dietitian.  During this time she helped to develop worksite wellness programs for a variety of corporate, public and municipal clients.  Katie coordinated and managed health screenings, performed individual nutritional consultations, group presentations and served and facilitated client wellness committee meetings.

Katie is a certified Health Coach through the American College of Exercise and embraces the balance of an active and healthy lifestyle, filled with hiking, weightlifting, cooking and movies.  She loves spending quality time with her husband, boy/girl twins and two dogs.

Associate Director & Faculty Advisor

Tristyn completed her undergraduate studies at Williams College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English literature. She went on to receive her MBA from Harvard Business School, subsequently working in the fields of investment banking, strategy consulting, and academic publishing. After a long career in business, Tristyn decided to pursue her passion for nutrition full-time. She earned her master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, completing CWRU’s coordinated dietetic internship program to become a registered dietitian. Her internship included rotations at Orange City Schools, MetroHealth Broadway Health Center, DaVita Dialysis, Cuyahoga County WIC, Hillcrest Hospital, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

After completing her master’s, Tristyn stayed on at CWRU to teach nutrition courses at the undergraduate level. She then joined Be Well Solutions as a Wellness Dietitian, playing an integral role in many of BWS’s corporate wellness activities, including biometric screenings, one-on-one client counseling, and educational seminars. Her areas of specialization include gastrointestinal disorders, plant-based dietary patterns, diabetes management, weight loss, and healthy weight gain. She became a Faculty Advisor for BWS DI’s second cohort, and has enjoyed mentoring interns ever since.

In her free time, Tristyn takes in as many of Cleveland’s wonderful art exhibits, plays, lectures and films as she can. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, fitness classes, and spending time with her husband and two college-aged children.

Marketing Manager & Faculty Advisor

Brianna completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at University of Wisconsin-Stout. She earned a Masters Degree in Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her internship had a health promotion and disease prevention emphasis, with rotations at Milwaukee Hunger Task Force, Froedert Medical Center, and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Since completing her internship, Brianna has worked in a variety of settings including corporate wellness, clinical, and community nutrition. For 5 years, Brianna worked as the Nutrition Services Director for Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit organization that cooks and delivers medically tailored meals for people with chronic illnesses.

Brianna is also a freelance health and nutrition writer and serves as the Communications Director on the Board of the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her passion for writing, storytelling, and mentoring students led her to the Marketing Manager and Faculty Advisor position with Be Well Solutions. She is the voice behind our social media accounts!

In her free time, Brianna loves to spend time with her husband, family, friends, and two dogs. She also enjoys taking walks in nature, yoga, plants, cooking, and exploring the restaurant scene in the Twin Cities.

Faculty Advisor

Trisha earned a bachelor’s in Sports Dietetics from the University of Cincinnati and completed her dietetic internship and Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to being a registered dietitian, Trisha is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Trisha joined the BWS team in 2018 as a Wellness Dietitian and became a faculty advisor for the BWS Dietetic Internship in 2019. She served as the Director of Nutrition Services for Be Well Solutions in 2020 before making the difficult decision to leave and pursue her PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech.

Outside of school and work, Trisha is an avid runner. She has completed several marathons, including Boston, and a 50-mile ultramarathon. Trisha also enjoys hiking in the mountains, camping, trying out new plant-based recipes, listening to live music, and watching history and science documentaries.

Faculty Advisor

Lindy completed her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Michigan State University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Lindy also completed her dietetic internship at CWRU which included clinical, community, and research rotations.

Upon completing her internship, Lindy began her career as a clinical dietitian in Naples, Florida, working in a variety of clinical settings including skilled nursing facilities, a peritoneal dialysis clinic, and an acute care facility. She is currently Nutrition Services Director for Core Health Partners (CHP), a company with a clinic-to-community model that provides nutrition counseling and diabetes self-management education within the YMCAs of Collier County Florida. Lindy joined the Be Well Solutions team as a faculty advisor in late 2021.

In her free time, Lindy loves spending quality time with her husband and two young children. She also enjoys reading, fitness classes, crafting, and trying out new recipes.

Faculty Advisor

Sam earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics at Michigan State University and completed his dietetic internship and Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University. During his dietetic internship at Case Western, he was given the Charlotte E. Smith Award, which is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic performance in Public Health Nutrition and possesses potential for success in the chosen field of emphasis.

Sam started his career as a Bariatric Dietitian at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, where he conducted pre- and post- operative nutrition counseling, lead support group classes, and created cooking videos to give his patients the resources to achieve sustainable weight loss. Sam then took a job at Olmsted Falls City Schools, where he currently serves as the Food Service Director. In this role, he creates menus that meet USDA school nutrition guidelines, oversees the cafeteria operations in each school, and leads the school district wellness committee.

In his free time, Sam enjoys going on long hikes and will take any chance he gets to be out in nature. He also enjoys cooking, restaurant hopping, playing guitar, and watching sports.

Administrative Assistant

Tammy completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at Cleveland State University. She worked at several investment companies as an Executive Assistant and as a Trading Assistant handling back-office functions. Tammy joined BWS DI in the fall of 2022 and assists with organization, coordination, and communication for the Intern classes.   Tammy is passionate about health and wellness and is excited to be part of a company that supports healthy lifestyle practices.

In her free time, she enjoys walking/hiking, biking, fitness classes, and spending time with family and friends.

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