Meet Our Diabetes Educators
Christine Patorniti, R.D., C.D.E., M.B.A.
Christine earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware, where she majored in Dietetics with a concentration in Weight Management. She completed her dietetic internship with Sodexo, working primarily at the St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. With more than seven years of experience in individual and large group nutrition counseling, Christine offers advice on leading a healthy life with diabetes, cardiac, gastrointestinal or weight issues. Christine has a passion for practical and balanced meal planning for both specific medical conditions and general healthy lifestyles.
Halley Rust, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
In 2008, Halley Rust earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science Nutrition from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. She completed her accredited dietetic internship at Keene State College. Halley has diverse work experiences in community nutrition with extensive experience in nutrition education and counseling, specifically working for the Arizona Woman Infants & Children (WIC) program.
Halley is passionate about promoting optimal nutrition by enabling others to make informed food choices. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Halley specializes in weight management, Diabetes, hepatic nutrition, renal nutrition, pediatric nutrition, cardiovascular health & currently focuses on kidney & liver transplant. She is a board member of the Colorado Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Association, Denver Dietetic Association and Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. She is working towards becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Jessica Crandall, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator
Jessica Crandall earned her Bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and completed her postgraduate work in Oneonta, New York. She completed rotations at Rose Medical Center, through which she is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As a Registered Dietitian, Jessica specializes in nutritional counseling in weight management, bariatric education, cardiac diet modification, renal diet guidance, celiac disease, diabetes nutrition counseling, oncology and also works with children with special nutritional needs. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Aerobics Instructor. Jessica is the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson.