Wayne Katon, M.D., Evette Ludman, Ph.D., Gregory E. Simon, M.D., M.P.H.

Wayne Katon, M.D., Evette Ludman, Ph.D., Gregory E. Simon, M.D., M.P.H. are members of a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and primary care physicians who have worked with thousands of people coping with depression. They are affiliated with the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound Center for Health Studies and the University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry.

Sue K. Milchovich, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E., Barbara Dunn-Long, R.D.

Sue K. Milchovich, RN, BSN, CDE, is a Certified Nurse Educator for HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a member of the American Diabetes Association, and a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Barbara Dunn-Long, RD, is in private practice and is a member of the American Diabetes Association, and member of the American Dietetic Association.

Walter St. John, Ed.D.

A retired college professor, Walter St. John taught interpersonal communications skills and presented communications workshops throughout North America for over twenty years. His observation that there was a need for an accessible and useful resource for caregivers led to the development of this book. The methods in Solace were developed in conjunction with extensive research with patients and caregivers.


Joyce D. Nash, Ph.D.

Joyce Nash, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of five other health-related books. She won an American Medical Writers Association Award for Maximize Your Body Potential. Dr. Nash divides her time between writing and her clinical practice in San Francisco and Menlo Park, California.

Janice Vickerstaff Joneja Ph.D., R.D.N.

Janice Vickerstaff Joneja Ph.D., R.D.N., is a widely known Canadian authority on food allergies and their treatment. Her audio course, Mechanisms and Management of Food Allergies and Intolerances is accredited with the American Dietetic Association for continuing education.

Ellen Shanley, M.B.A., R.D., C.D.-N., Colleen Thompson, M.S., R.D.

Ellen Shanley, RD, CD-N, MBA, is a registered dietitian and a faculty member in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut, where she directs the dietetics program and teaches courses in food system management. Ellen lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut, with her husband and two adult children (who just graduated from college). You can read more about Ellen on her University of Connecticut web page.

Colleen Thompson, MS, RD is also a registered dietitian and Director of Hawley Armory, the fitness center for employee health at the University of Connecticut. Colleen lives in Wallingford, Connecticut, with her husband and their three teenage sons. You can read more about Colleen on her University of Connecticut web page.

Nancy Tringali Piho

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Nancy Tringali Piho offers a unique perspective as a 20-year veteran of the food marketing industry, as well as the mom of two little boys who love to eat.

Scott Isaacs, M.D

Scott Isaacs, MD, FACP, FACE, is the medical director at Atlanta Endocrine Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, overseeing a multidisciplinary staff of professionals who offer state-of-the-art care in the fields of endocrinology, diabetes management, metabolism, general health, nutrition, and weight management.

Bob Seebohar, M.S., R.D., C.S.C.S.

Bob Seebohar, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., C.S.C.S., is one of the first Board Certified Specialists in Sports Dietetics and is a Sport Dietitian for the United States Olympic Committee where he provides nutrition expertise for Olympic athletes. He is one of the foremost experts on nutrition for endurance athletes and is a regular speaker at many national level conferences as well as triathlon and cycling coaching education clinics. Bob is also an exercise physiologist, a USA Triathlon Certified Elite Coach, a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a competitive triathlete and runner.

Christina Schmidt, M.S. Nutrition

Christina Schmidt, MS is a nutritionist and a certified nutrition educator who has been featured on NBC’s Today show and has written nutrition articles for The Bump magazine. She is the author of Baby Bistro Box® and Toddler Bistro Box®. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.