A Pediatric Weight Management Center
in collaboration with the physicians of
Children's Hospital Boston.
Erinn T. Rhodes, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Type 2 Diabetes Program at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center and her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Joslin Diabetes Center. She is a practicing pediatric endocrinologist with both clinical and research interests in pediatric obesity.
Robert Markowitz, MD, FAAP, is a native of The Bronx (he is not a Yankee fan) and a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Cornell University, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric internship, residency, and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Yale University. Dr. Markowitz works in the fields of pediatric obesity and failure to thrive (poor growth) at Children's Hospital Boston. He also has extensive practice experience in general pediatrics.
Jennifer Cheng, MD, is a general pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Boston Primary Care Center where she is also the Clinical Director for the One Step Ahead (Preventive Weight Management) Program and the Associate Director for resident education. Dr. Cheng is currently an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and also a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric internship and residency training at University of California, San Francisco. She has extensive experience in the evaluation and management of children and adolescents, particularly those with obesity and eating disorders. She has served on local, state, regional, and national panels focused on improving the health and welfare of American children.
Stavroula (Voula) Osganian, MD, ScD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Clinical Research Program at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is a graduate of Boston College, the University of Massachusetts Medical, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her pediatric internship training at The Floating Hospital in Boston, preventive medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and preventive cardiology fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She is a practicing preventive medicine physician and epidemiologist with both clinical and research interests in pediatric obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention in children and adolescents.
Suzanne Rostler, MS, RD, Clinical Director, is the senior dietitian in the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds Master’s degrees from the University of California Berkeley and New York University. Ms. Rostler received a certificate of training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management from the American Dietetic Association. She is the co-author of “Ending the Food Fight.”
Physical Activity Specialist
Neely Qualls, Physical Activity Specialist, is an exercise specialist with experience and expertise working with children and adolescents. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Health Sciences with a concentration in Fitness Instruction and Management, from the University of Massachusetts Boston and her Personal Training Certification from the American Council of Sports Medicine. Neely's experience includes directing youth physical activity programs, as a Youth Health and Wellness Coordinator, at the Wang YMCA in Boston. She also worked at the GoKids program at UMass Boston where she developed the first curriculum and partnership with Citizen Schools. Neely has devoted her career to fighting childhood obesity by promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity.
Alison Levin, LICSW, Behavioral Health Specialist, is a clinical social worker specializing in children's mental health. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Barnard College and holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She has extensive experience working with children and their families struggling with eating disorders, weight management issues, and other behavioral health challenges. She is a practicing child and family therapist who uses strength based and cognitive/behavioral approaches to support youth and their families in adopting healthy lifestyle and relationship skills.
Julie E. Mailloux, Psy.D., Behaviorist Consultant, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who also works at the OWL program at Children’s Hospital Boston. She specializes in obesity and medical issues in children and adults, and provides sports psychology consultation. Dr. Mailloux received her doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialization in health psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in 2002. She completed her internship and post-doctoral training at Cambridge Health Alliance, Couples and Family Clinic. Dr. Mailloux also received sports psychology training under Dr. Fred Neff of Proformance, Inc., and a former sports psychologist for the Boston Bruins.
Roberta N. Clarke, MBA, DBA, Co-Founder. Dr. Clarke is an Associate Professor, Health Sector Management Program and former Chair of the Department of Marketing at Boston University. She is the 1995 recipient of the American Marketing Association's Kotler Award for Excellence in Healthcare Marketing and former President of the Society for Healthcare Planning and Marketing. Professor Clarke received her MBA and Doctorate from the Harvard Business School, is the Vice Chair of the Board of the Academy for Educational Development, one of the world¹s largest human development agencies, as well as Vice Chair of the Board of the New England Organ Bank.
Stanley M. Goldstein, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer of Great Moves! He has over 30 years of successful entrepreneurial healthcare experience. He is a Co-founder and Chairman of Sleep HealthCenters LLC (SHC), the largest provider of sleep medicine services in Massachusetts. Prior to founding SHC, Mr. Goldstein was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Rehabilitation Centers (PRC). PRC developed specialized neuro-rehabilitation centers in Missouri, Florida and Illinois. The company was sold to Res-Care (rscr) in 1997. In addition, Mr. Goldstein is a director of Isis Maternity, Boston's first complete resource for pregnancy and parenting; he served as an advisor to and director of the Telluride Group, Inc., (sold to MindShift in 2003), as an advisor to Smarter Living.com, Inc., and as an advisor to Repromedix, Inc. He is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center and currently serves as a director of the Jewish Community Day School. Mr. Goldstein received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Health Care Management from Boston University.