Yes Health knows that getting and staying healthy is easier (and a lot more fun) with a partner. Our coaches are experienced and trusted nutritionists, registered dietitians and fitness trainers who are passionate about stopping diabetes. They work one-on-one with our members to help them develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.
We are proud to introduce you to some of our all-star Yes Health coaches:
Jessica – From a young age, Jessica became fascinated with food and how it impacts how we feel and our overall health. This led her to pursue a degree in nutrition and dietetics and become a Registered Dietitian. When she’s not helping people meet their health goals and live happier, healthier lives, she enjoys creating new recipes and trying new workout classes in San Francisco.
Lauren, a Registered Dietitian, empowers people to live a healthy lifestyle and adopt a health-minded approach to life. She is particularly focused on education and preventative health. On weekends you can find Lauren hiking around Seattle and visiting the local farmer’s market with her golden retriever, Maggie Mae. She’s also an avid cook and gardener.
Kathleen teaches nutrition and human development as an associate professor in higher education. For 15 years she ran a successful private practice, including coaching parents with children suffering from eating disorders. She also worked as a trainer with the Dean Ornish Program for reversing heart disease and has supported numerous clients around the subject of stress eating. When she’s not finding creative ways to help people make healthy changes, Kathleen loves cheering on her teenage daughter at volleyball tournaments, getting up to the mountains and spending time with friends and family.
Cara – From an early age, Cara knew she was passionate about nutrition. She became a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer to pursue her dream of educating others about health and nutrition. You can find her at the gym at the crack of dawn and, in her spare time, taking long runs, cooking and curling up with a good book.
Marcella is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and seasoned Latin dance instructor. She’s also completing her certification as a plant-based nutritionist. After naturally healing herself from gallbladder disease, she became interested in helping others find better mind-body-spirit balance to foster their own healing and well-being. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, dancing, doing yoga and exploring new, natural places.
Sara is a Registered Dietitian, certified spinning instructor, seasoned group fitness instructor and is currently completing her RYT 200 yoga teacher certification. A lifelong athlete and mom, her mission is educate others on how be healthy in ways that work with their real, daily lives. She enjoys trail running with her lab, Lola, practicing yoga, boating, hiking and just about any other outdoor activity she can share with her husband and children.
Cassie – As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Cassie helps people achieve their health dreams with a doable plan—including how to figure out which healthy activities fit into a busy lifestyle. With a background in blood labs and genetics-based health coaching, she uses the latest evidence to help people feel their best. When she’s not talking about health, Cassie enjoys cuddling with her infant daughter and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Agatha is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) specializing in helping people decrease and prevent chronic diseases, including diabetes, obesity and hypertension. As a tech-loving, healthy-lifestyle guru, Agatha leads the team of Yes Health coaches. She teaches a “healthy lifestyle for a healthy life” philosophy and is a big believer in helping people help themselves. She balances her love for good food and wine with lots of year-round activities—skiing, sailing, racing in local triathlons and long hikes with her family and dogs.
Beth – As a Registered Dietitian, Certified Health Coach, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Diabetes Lifestyle Coach, Beth is laser focused on wellness and prevention. She lives by the mantra that you can achieve anything you desire. When she’s not helping her clients become the best version of themselves, she spends time with her 5 children, trains for her next marathon and catches up on the latest food shows.
Miriam is Registered Dietitian whose interest in food and nutrition began at age four, cooking up concoctions in her family’s kitchen (earning her the nickname Chef Viola). Through her education and life experience, she’s come to value a personal approach to wellness that supports balance and developing sustainable lifestyle habits. She enjoys seeing others get excited about making healthy choices. In her spare time, she cooks, does yoga, runs, listens to live music and travels with her hubs.
Cara is a true foodie and has a passion for helping people enjoy healthy foods. As a Registered Dietitian, she’s excited about helping others create their own healthy lifestyles. An experienced nutrition educator of all ages, she has also overseen the nutrition needs of patients in acute care settings. When not immersed in her career, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants, yoga and trying new recipes.
Shandy is a Registered Dietitian Consultant, Certified Fitness Trainer and International Ballet Barre Instructor. For more than 15 years, she’s worked in the fitness industry helping adults reach their health, wellness and fitness goals through personal training, group exercise instruction and nutrition workshops. She has also consulted with corporate chefs to provide healthier, more balanced menu options. When she’s not helping children and adults lead healthier lives, Shandy enjoys watching her sons play basketball and taking family vacations to the beach.
Becky is a Registered Nurse and Certified Health Education Specialist. She’s worked as a corporate wellness nurse, Zumba and kickboxing instructor and health coach. Becky believes in taking a holistic approach to wellness and assists others to overcome obstacles that may be keeping them from enjoying a better quality of life. As the wife of a military member, she’s called many different places home and enjoys getting to know new people and cultures. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her children, taking in a movie and exploring new destinations.
Gayatri is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist dedicated to helping her clients improve their health through diet and lifestyle. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Dietetics and is studying to become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP). She’s passionate about translating the science of nutritional genomics into the everyday plate so everyone can benefit from optimal gene expression and better health. On the weekends, Gayatri enjoys soaking up the California sunshine on her bike and rehearsing Balinese dance for her performances with a live, 65-member Gamelan orchestra.
Elaine is a licensed mental health counselor and certified nutritionist, specializing in eating disorders. She believes food is the body’s best medicine and is meant to be enjoyed. She works closely with her clients to help them discover which foods and approach to eating makes them feel most nourished and healthy. In her free time, she loves getting out in nature, practicing yoga and dreaming up her next trip.
Sara is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Health Coach and Certified Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach based in San Francisco. With over a decade of experience in nutrition, weight management, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome counseling, she helps people transform their bodies through balanced nutrition and a healthier lifestyle they can sustain and feel good about. Sara rejects the diet mentality and believes food should be celebrated and enjoyed. She has created over 200 delicious and nourishing plant-based recipes designed for weight management. Sara’s daily nature walks in Golden Gate Park, meditation and practicing gratitude keep her balanced and happy. She loves cooking for others, furry animals, comedy and planning her next travel adventure.
Susan – After her two sons were diagnosed with diabetes, Susan dedicated her life to promoting wellness as a patient advocate, information expert and educator. She has been a registered pharmacist for nearly three decades and a Certified Diabetes Educator for most of her career. She is also the author of Sweet Genes: Finding a Balance Living with Diabetes and numerous articles about diabetes and sits on the board of the American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. With a passion for whole-body wellness, she promotes diet as a lifestyle choice and focuses on nutrition and gut health to help people meet their weight-loss goals. When she’s not working to prevent diabetes, she loves snowshoeing, horseback riding and strengthening her core in Pure Barre classes.
Chloe has a degree in kinesiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She ran four years of Division I cross country and track and is a four-time conference champion. She has worked with a range of clients over the years from elite athletes to stay-at-home moms and seniors. Chloe enjoys cooking and entertaining at home, boating and wake boarding during the summer and hiking with her dog Squirt.
Jill is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with 10 years of experience in corporate wellness and private practice. She worked with companies to help educate employees through one-on-one nutrition counseling, cooking demonstrations, lifestyle-modification programs and wellness workshops. One of Jill’s greatest passions, in addition to helping people prevent diabetes, is training teachers and school staff in nutrition education for the classroom and cafeteria. She enjoys running with her dog, gardening and cooking.
Rachel is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She also studied functional medicine under Dr. Daniel Kalish. Rachel has worked in private practice in San Francisco and in public health for a Bay Area nonprofit complimentary medicine cancer clinic for women and an integrative medicine NGO in Nicaragua, providing diabetes prevention and support. She’s passionate about bringing affordable, quality healthcare to all, and in her free time enjoys singing and spending time with her family–especially in the great outdoors.
Eden has a PhD in psychology and social behavior and is also a certified Nutritional Therapist. She previously worked with staff and customers as an onsite nutritional health coach for a national natural food chain. Eden has given numerous nutrition education presentations and is passionate about helping people take charge of their physical, mental and emotional well-being. She’s an expert in digestive health, blood sugar management and mindfulness meditation. Eden loves hiking, camping, cooking and hanging out with her family.
Yolanda is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with a focus on helping people get healthy with food and lifestyle changes. As a nutrition specialist in Mexico, she developed school lunch programs and trained staff in nutrition education and food preparation. She enjoys working directly with communities to promote diabetes awareness and the importance of a healthy diet. Taking her kids out on walks and runs is one of the great highlights of her day.