Meet The Team

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Mary Kate Gowdy, MS, CNS, LDN, CHHP

Integrative Clinical Nutritionist

Integrative Clinical Nutritionist and owner of Purely Rooted Nutrition and Wellness, Mary Kate Gowdy, utilizes extensive health assessments, nutrition focused physical examinations, and functional testing to find the deep-rooted reasoning behind symptoms and illness whether that be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.  She focuses on natural healing methods including food, quality supplements, movement, and stress relief techniques to create a personalized plan to bring balance back to the body and heal from the source.  This in turn initiates true healing and overall good health for years to come.

Mary Kate received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Temple University and her Master’s 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, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Coach, and Certified Reiki Master.

Over the last 10 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.

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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 Masters 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!

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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.