Speakers Bureau

Our Get Healthy CT partners are able to come speak to your organization or group on different health topics. See our list of partners below to find a presenter for your group.

Not finding what you are looking for?  Email us moreinfo@gethealthyct.org.

Andrea L. Boissevain, MPH

Director of Health, Town of Stratford
(203) 385-4090aboissevain@townofstratford.com
Expertise: Overview of Get Healthy CT, community health assessments and improvement plans, local public health. Area: Statewide

Tom Bannister

Dinner Is Ready by Tom
dinnerisready@msn.com, (781) 341-6373
Expertise: Preparing healthy, appetizing meals using local ingredients.

Stephanie Beauton, MHA

Yale New Haven Health
(203) 645-3475Stephanie.beauton@ynhh.org
Expertise: Fitness

Bernice Bova RN, BSN, MS

Nursing Supervisor
Stratford Health Department
(203) 385-4090bbova@townofstratford.com
Expertise: Overview of GHCT, General overview of the importance of eating healthy and being physically active, Nutrition

Greta Broneill, MPH, CHES

Assistant Director of Health
Stratford Health Department
(203) 385-4090gbroneill@townofstratford.com
Expertise: Developing, implementing, evaluating health education programs, nutrition, fitness

Shirley Chock 

Co-Owner, Aiping Tai Chi Center
(203) 795-0203aipingtaichicenter@gmail.com
Expertise: Mental and physical health benefits of tai chi and qigong.  Techniques to relax and relieve stress, workplace wellness activities, balance and fall prevention.

Chef Claire Criscuolo, RN

Chef/Owner Claire’s Corner Copia
Cookbook Author of four books
(203) 668-6973
Expertise: Available to speak with groups regarding eating well, why it matters, and how to eat well, deliciously. Cooking demonstrations and hands-on classes as well.

Ana Ferreras   

SNAP-Ed Nutritionist Health Educator
Hispanic Health Council
(860) 527-0856 ext. 1296, anaf@hispanichealthcouncil.org

Expertise: Group presentations for adults on healthy meal planning, making healthy food choices, keep food safe and living a healthy lifestyle.  Area: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven

Audrey M. Gaines

Bridgeport Health Department- Lead Prevention
(203) 576-7131, audrey.gaines@bridgeportct.gov
Expertise: Lead awareness education, proper abatement methods, nutrition and lead prevention, what is a healthy home? Area: Greater Bridgeport

Linda Gottlieb

Personal Trainer
FIT Training LLC
(203) 877-5270linda@fittraining.net
Expertise: Health, fitness and wellness in women’s issues.

Judith Hochstadt, MD

Pediatrician/Pediatric Endocrinologist
(203) 452-8322
Expertise: Pediatric/adolescent overweight and obesity; diabetes – type 1 and type 2, metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents, polycystic ovary disease

Barry S. Kendler, PHd, FACN, CNS

Professor of Nutrition, Human Nutrition Institute, University of Bridgeport
Expertise: All areas of human nutrition

Robert Kipp, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic, Wellness Expert
Pro-Health Chiropractic
(203) 870-1616, drk@yourprohealth.com
Expertise: Healthy living habits, stress management, insomnia, corporate wellness initiatives

Steven Kunkes, MD, FACC, FACP

General Cardiology and Preventive Cardiology
(203) 292-2000sk@cardiacspecialists.com
Expertise: General Cardiac Health, Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmia

Carolyn Lusch

Bike New Haven
Expertise: Bike Share Program, bike education and bike safety
(313) 421-1700, clusch@p3gm.com  
Area: Greater New Haven and CT

Kelley Meier, MPH

Health Educator
Stratford Health Department
(203) 385-4090, kmeier@townofstratford.com
Expertise: Free smoking cessation program, nutrition, wellness, disease prevention, emergency preparedness and children/adult health and nutrition.  Area: Fairfield County

Heather Peracchio, MS, RD, CD-N

EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
Fairfield County Extension Center
(203) 207-3266
Expertise: Nutrition and cooking classes in Fairfield county – in particular Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford.

Chef Raquel Rivera-Pablo

A Pinch of Salt
(347) 746-7258Raquel@apinchofsalt.com
Expertise: Eating well, lifestyle/food changes, stretching food dollars, Bridgeport Farmers’ Markets, school food/nutrition, cooking demos/workshops, recipe development. Area: Bridgeport and surrounding towns, possibly Hartford

Derrick Schull, ND

Expertise: Healthy lifestyles/Cooking Class/Nutrition

Donna Sciacca

American Liver Foundation
(203) 234-2022dsiacca@liverfoundation.org
Expertise: Healthy lifestyles

Gina Smith

Get Healthy CT- Program Manager
(203) 384-3946, gina.smith@gethealthyct.org
Expertise: Overall Get Healthy CT information, GHCT materials distribution, health fair displays