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.


 

Wendy Lippard, RD Nutrition Educator

Wendy has been a Registered Dietitian since 2013. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in science and dietetics at the university of Northern Colorado after being diagnosed with Celiac. Wendy has been with Sonoma County Indian Health Project since 2018 and is working towards being a Certified Diabetics Care Education Specialist (CDCES).
Wendy has a passion for her family, raising chickens, gardening, fishing, cooking, and gleaning. She has also helped with creating a program at SCIHP that allows Healthy Traditions staff to go out and harvest fruits and vegetables for our Native elders.