Nutrition Coordinator/Registered Dietitian
Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN
A registered dietitian who specializes in counseling patients with celiac disease and is Nutrition Coordinator of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She was diagnosed with celiac disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis in 1992. Melinda is the founder, former chairperson and co-Newsletter Editor of the Healthy Villi Greater Boston Celiac/DH Support Group and now serves as their Nutrition Advisor.
Registered Dietitian - Joslin Diabetes Center
Laurie A. Higgins, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
A pediatric nutrition educator working in the Pediatric/Adolescent Unit at Joslin Clinic in Boston, MA. She completed her undergraduate work at The University of Rhode Island, and her Masters in Nutrition Science at Framingham State College. Laurie worked at the Harvard affiliated, Children's Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts for 18 years. Her expertise includes nutritional management of diabetes, celiac disease, gastrointestinal diseases and food allergies. Laurie presently sits on the Board of Directors of the Celiac Support Group at Children's Hospital Boston and of the Healthy Villi: Greater Boston Celiac/Celiac/DH Support Group.