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Melissa Herman

Melissa Herman, Program Director
Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Immaculata College in Immaculata, Pa.  She has worked in various roles including inpatient care, outpatient counseling and long-term care consulting before finding her passion in diabetes.  Melissa has been with FirstHealth for more than 13 years. She is a certified diabetes educator, certified in mental health first aid and is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Lynn Quick

Lynn Quick, R.N., Nurse Educator

Lynn earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Sandhills Community College.  She has worked for FirstHealth for more than 14 years.  Prior to joining the Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center, Lynn worked in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at Moore Regional and the cardiac rehabilitation program.  She also has nursing experience in Home Health and Long Term Care. Lynn is certified in mental health first aid and is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Michelle Cole

Michelle Cole, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Michelle earned her bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics from UNC-Greensboro and became a registered dietitian in 2006 and a certified diabetes educator in 2010.  She worked as a clinical dietitian and diabetes educator for Wake Forest Baptist Health before joining FirstHealth of the Carolinas as a diabetes educator in 2012. She is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Emily Colthart

Emily Colthart, Registered Dietitian

Emily received her Masters of Public Health degree in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and became a registered dietitian in 2010. Prior to joining the Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center, she worked as an outpatient dietitian with the FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness and as a clinical dietitian at Moore Regional Hospital.

Joy Stafford

Joy Stafford, Registered Dietitian

Joy earned her bachelor's degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. She has worked in various roles as a dietitian, including long-term consulting, inpatient care and outpatient nutrition counseling. Before joining FirstHealth of the Carolinas in 2013, she worked as an outpatient nutrition counselor for active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents at Fort Bragg.

 
 
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