OHEA Welcomes New PHEcs
We are pleased to welcome ten new PHEcs to our association this spring. With various backgrounds and expertise, our diverse group of professionals continues to grow.
Lucia Weiler is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and a Professional Home Economist, who is a pro at sharing inspiring nutrition advice and creating educational programs that are food forward and founded in science. She is committed to integrating food, nutrition and the culinary arts and is a trusted partner in workplace wellness and food labelling programs. Lucia is a food trends expert, media spokesperson and food industry leader. In the past 10 years she has built a successful consultancy practice Weiler Communications Inc. that provides expert services in nutrition trends, strategy development, education, food safety and regulatory affairs. Lucia is the Co-founder of Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists, an Instructor at the School of Hospitality Recreation and Tourism at Humber College and a Member of the Board of Directors for Dietitians of Canada.
Twitter & Instagram @LuciaWeilerRD
Sue Mah, MHSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian and nutrition entrepreneur in Canada specializing in communications, education and training. She is the President of Nutrition Solutions a company focusing on communications consulting; Co-Founder of Nutrition for Non-Nutritionists an agency providing evidence-based nutrition education to food/beverage/grocery professionals; and Co-Founder of Media Training Boot Camp an organization offering professional media training and coaching to health professionals. As a leading media dietitian, Sue has appeared in hundreds of media features from coast to coast, including 10 TV shows and 12 TV commercials. She inspires and empowers consumers to enjoy delicious, wholesome food. Sue was named the 2017 Dietitian of the Year by the Dietitians of Canada Business & Industry Network, and is thrilled to be a new member of OHEA!
Registered Dietitian & President - Nutrition Solutions Inc.
Co-Founder - MediaTrainingBootCamp.com
Co-Founder - NutritionForNonNutritionists.com
Twitter & Instagram @SueMahRD
Currently immersed in the commercial plumbing and heating business as an Operation’s Manager while still freelancing as a nutritional consultant and highly involved in the parent community through her children’s school, Susan has always been a PHEc at heart.
After graduating from the Food and Nutrition Program at Ryerson in 1998 she worked in areas of nutrition and marketing for nine years, and over the past few years continued to be involved in food, family and promoting awareness. It is with the love of food and education that recently sparked her inner PHEc to emerge again. Hence reaching out and reinstating her commitment to empower younger individuals with the mindset of healthy eating and empowering them with simple shopping skills focusing on budgeting and quality of products.
With this new found goal she is hoping to get back into the field she so truly missed and look for future opportunities. And while doing so, will continue to be engaged in her parent community helping to empower other parents to see the benefits of involvement.
Here is to hoping all can achieve the best quality of life, one day at a time, starting with food, family and their overall health.
Peggy was raised on a family farm in rural Ontario with ten siblings, where she discovered her love of home economics through the completion of eighteen 4-H Homemaking Clubs. After finishing college, she worked as an educator and leader in health care for twenty years; and during the past five years, she has worked as a business development consultant to leaders in residential real estate brokerages across North America. She has been faculty at Brescia University College in Food Administration since 2008. The focus of her doctoral work and on-going research is women entrepreneurs in fields related to home economics. Peggy is in the process of launching her arts and entertainment company, called The Song Inside, that produces radio and television programs for women and entrepreneurs, with the purpose of helping individuals have more of the life they want by understanding how economics and ethics fit together.
Hello, my name is Brittaney!
Last spring I graduated with my undergraduate degree HBScFN from Brescia University College at Western University in London ON. I am currently finishing up my Dietetic Internship at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener ON. As a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, I love to be in the kitchen cooking, developing and trying new recipes! I also really enjoy running, hiking and being outdoors!
I have always felt close to the Home Economics field as cooking/ baking with my mother and grandmother is what initially sparked my interest in food and nutrition (I was probably stirring cake batter before I could walk haha). I really value the transdisciplinary nature of Home Economics as well as its holistic approach to enhancing the quality of daily lives. I think the ability of the profession to take scientific knowledge and apply it to daily activities in a practical manner is invaluable link to improving overall health. I am very excited to have joined the OHEA and to be able to interact with all of you!
Elizabeth Roffey is a new Registered Dietitian currently seeking opportunities in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Elizabeth just finished completing the Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training (DDEPT) program at Brescia University College at the end of April. Previously she completed a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition also from Brescia and a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Brock University. During her time at Brescia, Elizabeth became involved with the Student Human Ecology Association and developed a passion for home economics. Elizabeth is very excited and proud to have the P.H.Ec. and RD designation after her name and looks forward to future opportunities to come!
Since graduating from Brescia University last year, Dominique has used her degree to pursue her passion for building an inclusive and socially just society. She currently works for L’Arche London, an organization that works to build vibrant communities in relationship with those with intellectual disabilities, recognizing their gifts and supporting them to achieve their goals for a meaningful life.
Earlier this year she worked with a group of other Londoners to develop a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for the City of London, a strategy that city council embraced wholeheartedly.
In her spare time, Dominique shares her love of cooking by volunteering with Adaptive Cooking Program, a cooking class that shares resources and strategies amoungst its members to ensure everyone can be successful in the kitchen.
My name is Angela Mendes and I am an eclectic woman with a nice combination of interests and
degrees (Nutrition and Food, Graphical Design, Information Technology and Psychology). After working
for several years as a Database Consultant and as a Media Design Coordinator for a non-profit organization in Toronto, I decided to go back to school with the aim of becoming a professional in the field of nutrition. I spent four years at Ryerson University obtaining my Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition and Food with Honours and graduated in June 2016. Currently, I am a volunteer at Eat Right Ontario and Wellspring Cancer Support Centre and I am planning to start a vegetarian cooking program and applying for a Masters in Nutrition.
I am curious and truly compromised with my continuous learning and I will go the extra mile to gather more information on topics of my interest or to seek a special ingredient. In my free time I enjoy gardening, walking, testing new recipes, taking photos, traveling, reading and getting together with family and friends.
My name is Brooklyn Wilton, and I am currently a dietetic intern in the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program. I am based in Sault Ste. Marie, and will complete the program at the end of July. I graduated from Brescia University College in June 2016, and look forward to beginning my career as a Registered Dietitian soon! I enjoy helping people make healthy food choices to enhance their overall health and well-being - food plays such an important role and making the right choices influences many areas of our lives. I am very grateful to play a part in improving these choices, and am so excited to see where my career takes me!
Hi! My name is Ranuri Kandumulla. I graduated from New York State University with Associate in Science & minor in Mathematics degree in 2011 and University of Western Ontario with Specialisation in Food and Nutrition in 2016. Currently, I work as a librarian at Beryl Ivey Library, Brescia University. During my undergraduate time, I was involved with the Student Human Ecology Association and many other volunteer work. I was an executive committee member of Association of Canadian Human Ecology Students’ conference 2017. I volunteer to be the Chairperson of OHEA Food Safety Consultation Committee. In my spare time I enjoy baking and cake decorating which helps me to start my own cake business in Toronto. I also like travelling, dancing and getting together with friends and family. I am applying to Teacher’s College next year and patiently waiting to become a teacher. I am very proud of become a Professional Home Economist and look forward to use my theoretical and practical knowledge to help the community. “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect” is my motto.
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