Hollie is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University. She has over a decade of experience in educating patients in diabetes self management. Her passion for education started while in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served a combined 8 years of Active duty and Reserve. During her time in the Air Force she was a diet therapist Aeromedical Staging Squadron where she learned how to plan and prepare meals designed to help the body recover faster and stay healthier. The later part of her Air Force career was coupled with the full time pursuit of a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition from the University of Maryland.
After college she became a research coordinator and diabetes educator at a large medical center and conducted numerous drug and device related studies. She was an instructor and preceptor for graduate and undergraduate Medical Dietetics students providing guidance and support to future educators.
Hollie is certified as a product trainer on multiple diabetes treatment devices. She has made it her career to instruct healthcare professionals and patients on the proper use of insulin pumps, sensors and/or injectable medicines. She has a passion for the field of diabetes and truly enjoys working with patients to help them reach personal care success.
Further accentuating her love of the field and patient care, Hollie volunteers as co-president for a group of diabetes educators in Columbus, Ohio. This group is a non-profit organization focused on expanding the knowledge of local educators with the goal of enhancing care for patients.
Hollie understands that reaching health goals can be hard on your own. Remote “on demand” help can save valuable time for patients and result in quick one-on-one communication with an educator. It can build trust and develop relationships with quick answers to questions patients may have. “I am excited to be part of an internet based healthcare team and take great pride in empowering patients to take control of their overall health.”