Sonoma County Indian Health Project Nutrition Team

Getting to know your Nutritionists
Phone: (707) 521-4502


Jennifer Remmers, RD Nutrition Director

Jennifer is the Director of Nutrition Services at Sonoma County Indian Health Project, overseeing the WIC program, Healthy Traditions/Diabetes program and Senior congregate and Home Delivery programs. She has worked in a variety of Clinical, Community and Management Nutrition programs over the past 15 years, has helped form and foster numerous after-school programs, youth and elder exercise classes, and company-wide Wellness programs. She currently sits on the Emergency Food and Shelter Board for Sonoma County and volunteers in food redistribution programs and for a therapeutic riding program in her spare time. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Adult Weight Management Specialist, with her degrees from CSU San Bernardino and Loma Linda University. She has been with SCIHP for 7 years and worked with the Native community for almost a decade, where she has found a family that she loves teaching, working with and continuing to learn about.


Margaret Turano, MS/IBCLC

Margaret is the WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator in the Nutrition Department where she supervises the breastfeeding peer counseling program which she developed from the ground up, fostering the return of the tradition of breastfeeding into the native community. She provides lactation consults for high risk breastfeeding families, including the coordination of care with other providers. Her education includes bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees from the University of California, Davis and a Lactation Consultant Certificate from the University of California, San Diego. She has been providing breastfeeding peer support for over 30 years and has been a Breastfeeding peer support for over 30 years and has been a Breastfeeding Counselor Program Administrator for 16 years. She is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant.


Margaux Permutt, RD

Margaux Permutt MPH, RD is a Registered Dietitian with a master’s degree in Public Health Education. She is also a Registered Yoga Therapist (RYT) and a practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine. She is passionate about lifestyle medicine and helping her patients find simple ways to feel better through movement, food, breath, and positive thinking. Her interest in health and healing began during her undergraduate studies at UCLA where she majored in World Arts and Culture Studies. After college she traveled and taught yoga before pursuing graduate school at California State University Northridge. Prior to working at SCIHP Margaux was living in Los Angeles working in an acute care hospital as a clinical nutritionist and providing outpatient diabetes education. She has been at SCHIP since November 2017 and is grateful to be part of this vibrant community. In her spare time, you can find Margaux hiking, meditating, writing music, playing the guitar, cooking and spending time with friends and family.