Meet The Team
Mary Kate Gowdy, MS, CNS, LDN, CHHP
Integrative Clinical Nutritionist
Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Mary Kate Gowdy, works with you in a holistically focused manner to find the deep-rooted reasoning behind symptoms, disorders and illness whether that be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. She focuses on natural healing methods including food as medicine, quality supplements, movement and stress reduction techniques to help support healing from the source, rather than masking symptoms.
With the varied nutritional information out there today, it can get confusing on what to do when it comes to the foods you consume. It can be confusing because true healing is never one size fits all and every individual is unique. Your personal dietary needs depend on genetics, medications, specific nutrient deficiencies, possible food intolerances or sensitivities, your upbringing and medical history, your ability to digest your foods optimally, traumas and so much more.
Nutrition is a science; it is medicine, and it is deeply personal - therefore Mary Kate spends time with you in order to create a completely personalized plan to bring balance back to the body and mind. When we utilize essential nutrition, the body then has the building blocks needed to function optimally, balance and heal. This, in turn, sets the stage for a happy and healthy life.
True nutrition should not be seen as a ‘diet’ in the way of restriction, guilt or deprivation. Rather it should be seen as the ultimate act of self-love. It’s a way of listening to your body, being mindful of ones needs and intentionally nourishing your body and mind each and every day. Mary Kate helps you get there.
Mary Kate received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Temple University and her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist and Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.
Over the last 11 years, Mary Kate has been dedicated to working in the Integrative Health and Functional Medicine field, focusing primarily on Nutritional Medicine. She enjoys connecting with her clients, truly getting to know them and their story while working with them throughout each step of their personal health journey.
Becky Waldron, MS, CHHC
Integrative Clinical Nutritionist
Becky Waldron is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist and Holistic Health Coach/Practitioner. She graduated from Maryland University of Integrative Health with her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health. Becky specializes in personalized meal planning as well as optimal conception, pregnancy, and postpartum health.
Becky is a stay-at-home mom who loves finding new recipes and exploring healthier versions to the not-so-healthy ones she grew up with. Whether you're looking for guidance and support on your journey to and through motherhood, a busy mom on the go, trying to expand your picky eater's palate, or have a specific dietary recommendation from your practitioner, Becky will find the best recipes for you that not only fit your nutritional needs, but also your lifestyle.
Food is a big part of our lives, and it can be very intimidating at times to choose your meals no matter what stage of life you are in. So, let Becky make it easier for you! Whether you need a week's worth of recipe ideas, a month's, or maybe just a little push in the right direction to help get you motivated, she can help. Working with Becky is like having a customized cookbook fall right onto your kitchen counter! Check out her Healthy Pregnancy Package!
Naomi Willams RN, BSN, CHC
Registered Nurse and Health Coach
Naomi has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. She has worked in several different capacities including instructing, surgery, hospital and behavioral health. She has a passion for true wellness which brought her to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2017. She graduated as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and was certified by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals in 2018. Naomi also received her Stretch Certification through the American Sports and Fitness Association 2019.
Her focus as a Health Coach is individualized support and positive feedback. Naomi truly gets to know her clients to understand the root cause of stagnation, works with them to maximize self-awareness and mindfulness and supports them in lifestyle changes on their road to optimal health.
Naomi holds a safe and encouraging space as she meets clients through her Grocery Store Tours, Walk and Talks, and Kitchen Clean-ups. She offers practical nutritional and healthy lifestyle guidance and accountability support through all her services.
Everyone needs a Health Coach and positive support system on their journey to true health. Whether your goal is weight loss, mental and emotional grounding and centering, or overall optimal health and wellness, Naomi has a wealth of knowledge as a Healthcare Professional and Health Coach. She enjoys sharing practical ideas on how to incorporate positive changes and living your best life.