Diabetes Prevention Program
Our PreventT2 Program Certified Lifestyle Coaches
Elizabeth Caruthers, RDN, CDCES
Elizabeth Caruthers is a Registered Dietitian, board-certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Coordinator for the Nutrition and Diabetes Programs at Community Health and Wellness Center. She received her BS in Nutrition from the University of Maryland in 1995. Elizabeth’s background includes acute care, private practice, and community health.
She works with both children and adults and loves helping her clients experience a better quality of life by making healthy changes step by step. Elizabeth has been a student of meditation for 15 years and has found mindfulness to be the most valuable tool in her work and life.
Heather Matthews, CHW
Heather Matthews is a Community Health Worker at Community Health and Wellness Center. In her role as a CHW she assists patients with a variety of services from housing, transportation, advocacy, and many other things. Heather is an ADCES Certified Diabetes Level 2 Paraprofessional as well as an ADCES DPP Certified Lifestyle Coach. She also assists patients in connecting with Nutrition Services, Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Education Services.
In her spare time Heather enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle by weightlifting, doing yoga, hiking and meal prep. Her lifestyle and personal fitness pursuits are an adjunct in teaching health lifestyle goals for her patients.