Blog: News Bites and Feeds
December 20th, 2012 |


Change is good, right? Right?

Hello there! Welcome to my very first post as The Plate Coach.

The past month has been a whirlwind with a major job transition and prepping the launch of my new website. I’m happy to finally be here!

After working over a decade at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, I’m changing gears to work at Lown Cardiovascular Center in Brookline and expand my private practice. I still work with Boston Red Sox and have been more involved with InsideTracker. Change is good! Change is BUSY!

Leaving Dana-Farber has made me really think about transition. A few short weeks have passed and I miss working with cancer patients, families, nurses, doctors, support staff, dietetic interns, nutrition volunteers and most importantly, the incredible nutritionists (Stacy, Anne, Steph, Hillary and Brooke). Dana-Farber will always be a large part of who I am. I’m excited to carry it with me. I’m proud to have worked at Dana-Farber. It is a very special place.

When I think about transitions, I think about yoga. In yoga, you move from pose to pose. What we tend to think matters is the way the pose turns out. That’s not the case. What matters most is trying to remain graceful throughout the transitions. I call it wobbling while smiling. Switching jobs is a test of grace under pressure. A walk into the unknown.

I’m wobbling a ton. But, I’m smiling. The people at Lown Cardiovascular are my new team and mentors. I’m excited by this challenge. You’ll be hearing much more.

A few offerings of transition thanks…

Mom & Dad

Roger Chiasson

Mat Schaeffer

Rebecca Pacheco

Jimmy Green

The DFCI nutrition team

Erin White, Ginnie Tibbetts and Dr. Levinson of AllCareMedical

Joanne Laptewicz-Ryan and Dr. Mamuya of Lown Cardiovascular Center

Byron Ricketts

Trish Leavitt, SilverLiningDesign (logo and graphic design)

Kristin Teig, KristinTeigPhotograpy (food photography)

Creatives at AppleStore on Boylston St