Meet the Providers


Loreto Albiol, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Over 30 years in private practice

– Specialties include family practice, geriatric medicine and internal medicine

Education

– Universidad Nacional de Asunción Faculty of Medicine in Paraguay (MD)

Personal Tidbits

Dr. Albiol has lived in six different countries and many different states in the USA. She is fluent in both Spanish and English



Tierra Anderson, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Special interest in geriatric patient care and preventative medicine

Education

– University of Maryland (Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner)

– Pace University (BS)

Personal Tidbits

Tierra grew up in Baltimore, MD. Tierra received her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in neurophysiology and was a scientist before becoming a nurse practitioner.



Heather Engelman, MS, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Professional Career & Affiliations

– More than 16 years of experience in the dietetics field with a passion for helping others through food and nutrition

– Awarded the 2015 Oklahoma Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for her extraordinary commitment to the profession

Education

– Oklahoma State University, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

– Iowa State University, Master of Science in Nutrition

– University of Central Oklahoma, Dietetic Internship

Personal Tidbits

Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and raising their three daughters. She spends her free time in the garden, growing vegetables, herbs, and a variety of flowers.



Christine Goglia, RDN, LDN

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Licensed, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

-Over 40 years of Clinical Dietetic and Food Service Management Experience

Education

– The Johns Hopkins University M.A.S.

– St Joseph College, Emmitsburg, Md B.S.

Personal Tidbits

Chris enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and is an avid baker. She has practiced Iyengar yoga for 22 years, and is currently studying ballet and drawing.



Pallavi Gowda, DO

Physician

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Board certified by the Board of Internal Medicine

– Interests are in cardiovascular disease, osteopathic manipulation for musculoskeletal disorders, sports medicine, obesity management, cancer screening, and geriatrics

Education

– Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

– George Washington University (Master of Health Administration)

Personal Tidbits

Aside from being a physician, Dr. Gowda is also a marathon runner and a certified Zumba instructor.



Angela Green, RDN, LDN

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Licensed, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

– Immediate Past President of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Over 15 years of experience in dietetics, Angela has practiced in a variety of areas including diabetes education (DSME), nutrition support (formerly CNSC), Care Coordination and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). In recent years, her career has naturally evolved into healthcare leadership including her main focus areas of business and program development

Education

– Ohio University (BS in Human and Consumer Sciences; Dietetics)

Personal Tidbits

Angela was born in Beaver, Pennsylvania and spent most of her life in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan. Angela has lived in Maryland for the past decade and you may see her around the fast-paced Canton neighborhood in Baltimore City.



Barbara Hoffstein, RDN, LDN

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Over 35 years experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

– For the last 26 years working with older adults in Long Term Care Facilities and Adult Day Care

Education

– University of Maryland, College Park (BS in Dietetics)

– Year Dietetic Internship, York Hospital

Personal Tidbits

Barbara loves being outside kayaking, hiking and snorkeling. She also loves to travel and cook. Since she believes you have to show people how easy and delicious healthy foods can be to change behaviors, she taught cooking in Indianapolis Public School, Adult Classes and served as an Adjunct Professor at the Anne Arundel Community College teaching “Healthy, Easy Cooking for 1 or 2 People” at the South County Senior Center.



Margarita Matamoros, LCSW-C

Therapist

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Licensed clinical social worker

– Sees patients for chronic care management, psychotherapy, and case management

– Particular expertise in the life transitions that affect older adults

Education

– Case Western Reserve University

Personal Tidbits

Margarita is fluent in both Spanish and English



Emily Metzger, LMSW

Social Worker

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Licensed Master of Social Work

– Behavioral Health Integration, Psychotherapy, and Mental Health Support services

Education

– Temple University, Masters in Social Work

– George Washington University, Bachelors in Psychology

Personal Tidbits

Emily was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD. She loves the beach, photography, and spending time with her dog.



Susan J. Miller, MD

Physician

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Over 30 years of internal medicine/geriatric care experience

– Former Medical Director of JSSA Hospice

– Ongoing board member for JCA

Education

– Eastern Virginia Medical School (MD)

– Geriatric medicine fellowship at George Washington University

– University of Virginia (BS)

Personal Tidbits

Dr. Miller grew up in Suffolk, VA where she was a part of the 4-H club and enjoyed riding horses.



Giovanna Morena, MD

Collaborative Psychiatrist

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Board certified Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry

– Collaborates with BNWS clinicians for behavioral health integration

Education

– University Del Noreste (MD)

– Residency at the University Hospital at Stony Brook in New York

Personal Tidbits

Dr. Morena has been working with the BNWS team in building our Behavioral Health Integration services and providing expert advice on behavioral and mental health and wellness



Emma Peterson, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Professional Career & Affiliations

-Board certified registered dietitian nutritionist, licensed dietitian

-4 years of experience in nutrition counseling in dietetics

-Worked with SCL Health St. Vincent in Billings, MT as an outpatient dietitian and diabetes educator. Two days a week assisted with bariatric clinic and one day a week inpatient diabetes education.

-Trained/certified on all insulin pump and CGM devices (tandem, omnipod, Medtronic, Dexcom, libre)

Education

-BS in nutrition sciences emphasis in dietetics from Montana State University

-Montana Dietetic Internship through Montana State University

Personal Tidbits

Emma was born in Denver, CO, but raised in Missoula, MT. Currently living in Bozeman, MT. Outside of work Emma is out running trails and mountains with her redbone coonhound Scarlett she also backcountry skis, ice climbs and paraglides.



Donna Rose, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

– Over 30 years of clinical and long-term care experience helping clients meet their nutritional needs.

Education

– BS in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Delaware

Personal Tidbits

Born and raised in New Jersey, Donna has lived in Maryland most of her adult life. The mother of three loves knitting, sewing and DIY projects. Currently she enjoys nutrition writing, blogging, and staying active and fit.



Sarah Rubin, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Trained as a family nurse practitioner, with a special interest in women’s health

– Previously worked at Washington Hospital Center

Education

– The Catholic University of America (MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner)

– Georgetown University (BSN)

– Tufts University (BA in Biology)

Personal Tidbits

Sarah grew up in North Carolina but has lived in DC/MD for the past 10 years. She loves crossword puzzles and spending time outdoors with her family. She was once a contestant on Jeopardy!



Cynthia Tucker

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Registered Nurse

– Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

– Education Program Auditor, Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

– Previously worked at Suburban Hospital

Education

– Salisbury University

Personal Tidbits

Cynthia was born in DC and has lived in the DMV area for several years. She loves baking and is an avid fisherperson. She now resides on the Delmarva Peninsula with Rob, her husband of 43 years and their little dog Max.


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  • Rockville, MD 20852
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