Meet the Courage to Nourish Team

Our mission at Courage to Nourish, is to support our clients in reconnecting to their bodies to live a full and authentic life without food fears holding them back. We practice exclusively from an anti-diet, intuitive eating, and body liberation standpoint. Together, let’s embrace the courage to find food freedom.

Bobbi Boteler

RD, LD, CEDRD-S

Bobbi Boteler

Hi, I’m Bobbi, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian with over 15 years experience in the field of eating disorders.

I am recovered from my own battle with an eating disorder, which thankfully allows me to empathize and connect with my clients on a deeper level. My own journey to healing has given me the greatest respect and admiration for my clients who come to see me. As a mom of 3, I enjoy working closely with families on navigating nutrition in the home. I am a passionate anti-diet, fat positive dietitian who works from a Health At Every Size © and intuitive eating model.

I also enjoy training and supervising dietitians who are looking for professional mentoring in a Health At Every Size recovery approach. 

Alex Raymond

RD, LD, CEDRD-S

Alex Raymond

Hi I’m Alex! I’m a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and I have dedicated my career to supporting and advocating for those in recovery.

Helping my clients cultivate meaningful connections and interests outside of their eating disorder is a true passion of mine. I like to think my clients and I are on a team to navigate recovery. I love working with high school and college students as well as athletes seeking to have a better relationship with exercise. I am a proud anti-diet dietitian and work with my clients through a Health At Every Size © and intuitive eating framework.

Another passion of mine is business coaching and clinical supervision. I enjoy support clinicians in building the private practice of their dreams and fine tuning their counseling skills.

Emilee Wells

Emilee Wells

RD, LD

Hi I’m Emilee! I am a Registered Dietitian dedicated to helping those in recovery.

I am a Registered Dietitian dedicated to helping those in recovery. I have worked in both an intensive outpatient and a partial hospitalization setting where I have been able to help clients from all backgrounds develop a healthier relationship with food. I practice based on the philosophy that “all foods fit” and want to help clients create a sustainable and joyful experience with food and movement. I specialize in binge eating disorder recovery and enjoy working with clients to establish peace with food. I am a fat positive and anti-diet dietitian working from a Health At Every Size © and Intuitive Eating model.

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Georgia McArtney

MS, RD, LD

Hi I’m Georgia! I’m a weight-inclusive Registered Dietitian passionate about helping my clients heal their relationship with food and body.

From my experience in partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient eating disorder treatment I work to apply evidence-based practice to help clients with eating disorders find lasting
recovery. My nutrition philosophy includes Health At Every Size, Intuitive Eating, and an All Foods Fit approach to health. My goal is to support and cheer on my clients as they learn to nourish their bodies and find food freedom. I believe we all deserve to ditch food guilt and cultivate peace with food and our bodies!

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Kathryn Karukas

MS, RD, LD

Hi, I’m Kathryn and I am a weight inclusive, anti-diet, Registered Dietitian with a passion for helping people break free from diet culture and make peace with food, movement, and their body.

I utilize an Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size ® approach to provide respectful, individualized, stigma-free, nutrition counseling.
Prior to joining Courage to Nourish, I worked in college athletics, college health, and behavioral health settings. Through these experiences, I have witnessed firsthand how much of an impact
diet culture has on our everyday life, whether we realize it or not. I have a special place in my heart for working alongside high school and college students, as well as athletes, as they learn to make peace with food. My goal is to help my clients realize that their weight and how they look are the least interesting things about them while cultivating a healthy relationship with food.

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Sydney Richards

RD, LD

Hi, my name is Sydney and I am an anti-diet Registered Dietitian who loves helping people cultivate food and body freedom so they can live a full life.

As a professional who used to work in a corporate setting, I have seen the negative, daily impact that diet culture has on people’s lives. This led me to discover intuitive eating and Health At Every Size ©, which I now use in working with clients in recovery at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient level. I love helping clients find a way of nourishing, moving, and viewing their body that is satisfying and sustainable.

Lauren Hirschhorn

Lauren Hirschhorn

RD, LD

Hi! My name is Lauren and I am a Registered Dietitian who enjoys working with individuals on their recovery journey to finding food freedom and body peace.

My goal is to support individuals in feeling safe with the experiences of eating and movement. As a former employee in both the fashion and fitness industries, I witnessed first hand how there is an incredible amount of misinformation regarding nutrition and body image in society today. I believe Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size © are invaluable tools for recovery. I am overjoyed to be a part of Courage to Nourish and I look forward to supporting my clients as they develop fulfilling relationships with food and their bodies, so they can focus their time and energy on the extraordinary things life has to offer.

Shalise Beidel

Shalise Beidel Aitken

Virtual Assisant

Hi there! I’m Shalise and I find joy in helping people find ways to be the best version of themselves. Navigating details isn’t always easy for everyone but it’s something I’m pretty good at and actually enjoy!

When I’m not managing an office or my home, my husband and I try to keep up with our 3 teenaged children and their schedules (bless my heart!) along with our dog, goldfish and lots of other pets/critters that like to hang around our house.

If I have any down time left I enjoy all things outdoors, reading, and anything with my husband. Fun fact: I was nameless for the first 2 weeks of my life because my parent’s couldn’t agree on my “weird” name.. dad loved it but mom said “no!”

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