Meet Our Nutrition & Wellness Practitioners

Learn about nutrition counseling and wellness consultations.

You can book an appointment with any practitioner listed below. Since initial consultation times vary, you should consult with your practitioner prior to making an appointment.



Margo GladdingMargo Gladding, MS, CNS, LDN – Herbalist, Nutritionist

Margo’s impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. As a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Nutritionist, Margo takes a comprehensive, integrative, and compassionate approach in her counseling. Since joining Village Green in 2005, she has been passionate about providing personalized care to customers, supporting individuals through private consultations, and researching and writing educational materials on a variety of health and wellness topics. In her nutrition practice, Margo utilizes functional lab testing to help uncover root causes of system imbalances. She enjoys working with individuals experiencing a wide range of health challenges and her recommendations are always patient specific. Margo was honored to serve on the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice for 8 years.



Kate CostelloKate Costello, MS, CNS, LDN – Nutritionist

Kate practices functional nutrition by emphasizing the healing power of whole-food nutrition and wellness practices like movement, stress-reduction, sleep hygiene and mindfulness practices. Kate works with complex issues including, but not limited to, autoimmune conditions, blood glucose dysregulation, childhood nutritional needs, chronic fatigue syndrome, food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, inflammatory bowel disease, and thyroid dysfunction. She has worked with the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Johns Hopkins to better understand diet in people living with MS. Kate earned her undergraduate degree at Coastal Carolina University in Health Promotion and Exercise Science and her graduate degrees in Nutrition and Health Coaching at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Kate is also a proficient vegan baker, cat and plant mama, and a lover of yoga and sleeping in on Sunday mornings



Keri MarshallDr. Keri Marshall – Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Keri Marshall is an industry expert with over 20 years of experience in the Natural Product Industry and is currently the Director of Medical and Scientific Communications for Pharmavite. She is an Epidemiologist and Naturopathic Doctor specializing in pediatrics, women’s medicine and chronic disease management. She specializes in clinical nutrition, integrative medicine, women’s medicine, pediatrics and chronic disease management. Dr. Marshall is an international speaker and has published several scientific papers across a range of topics, writes and blogs for print publications and appears regularly in the media. She is the author of "User's Guide to Protein and Amino Acids” and serves on several advisory and editorial boards for peer-reviewed medical journals and health advocacy groups. She is the Chair of the Global Organization of EPA and DHA (GOED) Science Committee and the Scientific Representative to the GOED Executive Committee on Education and Outreach.

Dr. Marshall received her Naturopathic Medical Degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, a Master’s Degree in Social and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, and a Bachelor’s of Science from the George Washington University. She maintains a small private integrative medicine practice in Bethesda, MD.



Linda Burka, MS, CNS, LDN – Nutritionist

Linda is part of the retail nutrition team at Village Green Apothecary and is a teaching assistant for the Cooking with Whole Foods labs at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Linda gives her clients the tools needed to make positive dietary and lifestyle changes with the goal of creating do-able, lifelong healthy habits. She works collaboratively with clients to come up with individualized plans that are effective and manageable for clients and their families. As part of her nutrition consultation she may provide: dietary and supplement recommendations, tips on successful weight management, advice navigating grocery stores, lessons on understanding food labels, strategies for enjoying restaurants, parties and festive meals, and suggestions to fit exercise into a busy schedule.

Linda is passionate about creating and sharing healthful and delicious recipes. She especially enjoys converting “comfort” food recipes into tasty, nutritious versions. Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD.



Lisa Jo FinstromLisa Jo Finstrom, MS, CNS, LDN – Nutritionist

Lisa Jo is a bilingual, licensed nutritionist who promotes a "Back to Basics" approach to whole-food nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.  She has a special interest in healthy aging and bone health. She’s also worked with college students interested in making healthy choices on a limited budget. Her community work includes volunteering at a local clinic that serves predominantly Spanish-speaking patients whose main challenges are diabetes prevention and management on a limited budget. Lisa Jo also has experience doing community presentations on a variety of topics from obesity prevention to lowering blood pressure. Gracias por leer mi biografía y que tengan buen día!



Amy KernerAmy Kerner, MS, MBA – Nutrition Educator

Amy is a functional and integrative nutrition counselor who is passionate about helping people reach their optimal wellness. As a second career health professional, Amy leverages her nutrition, change management, and communications expertise and creates a healing presence to help guide her clients to achieving their health goals. She takes into account each individual’s health goals, symptoms, lab test results, medical conditions, and prescriptions, then collaborates with her clients to develop a personalized plan that incorporates diet and lifestyle changes, such as stress reduction, movement, and sleep hygiene. Amy will help you take manageable steps that will lead to sustainable and impactful changes over time.

Amy earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and her Master of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University. She is pending certification with the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists and pending licensure with the Maryland State Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.



Molly CarrMolly Carr, CRNP, MS – Nurse Practitioner, Herbalist

Molly is a nurse practitioner and herbalist with a background in practical nutrition. She enjoys working with patients who are interested in a holistic approach to their health issues. Molly specializes in the areas of lifestyle change, weight loss, diabetes, as well as inflammatory and pain conditions. She is also very passionate about supporting patients who are interested in approaching their health issues by going through a gentle yet very effective detox protocol, as outlined in the book "The Toxin Solution" by Dr. Joe Pizzorno. In his book, Dr. Pizzorno, an internationally recognized naturopath, describes how the chemicals we are exposed to disrupt our enzyme systems and result in conditions such as obesity and diabetes plus many other serious health conditions. Molly accepts Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare.

Meet Our Nutrition & Wellness Practitioners

Learn about nutrition counseling and wellness consultations.

You can book an appointment with any practitioner listed below. Since initial consultation times vary, you should consult with your practitioner prior to making an appointment.



Margo GladdingMargo Gladding, MS, CNS, LDN – Herbalist, Nutritionist

Margo’s impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. As a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Nutritionist, Margo takes a comprehensive, integrative, and compassionate approach in her counseling. Since joining Village Green in 2005, she has been passionate about providing personalized care to customers, supporting individuals through private consultations, and researching and writing educational materials on a variety of health and wellness topics. In her nutrition practice, Margo utilizes functional lab testing to help uncover root causes of system imbalances. She enjoys working with individuals experiencing a wide range of health challenges and her recommendations are always patient specific. Margo was honored to serve on the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice for 8 years.



Kate CostelloKate Costello, MS, CNS, LDN – Nutritionist

Kate practices functional nutrition by emphasizing the healing power of whole-food nutrition and wellness practices like movement, stress-reduction, sleep hygiene and mindfulness practices. Kate works with complex issues including, but not limited to, autoimmune conditions, blood glucose dysregulation, childhood nutritional needs, chronic fatigue syndrome, food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, inflammatory bowel disease, and thyroid dysfunction. She has worked with the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Johns Hopkins to better understand diet in people living with MS. Kate earned her undergraduate degree at Coastal Carolina University in Health Promotion and Exercise Science and her graduate degrees in Nutrition and Health Coaching at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Kate is also a proficient vegan baker, cat and plant mama, and a lover of yoga and sleeping in on Sunday mornings



Keri MarshallDr. Keri Marshall – Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Keri Marshall is an industry expert with over 20 years of experience in the Natural Product Industry and is currently the Director of Medical and Scientific Communications for Pharmavite. She is an Epidemiologist and Naturopathic Doctor specializing in pediatrics, women’s medicine and chronic disease management. She specializes in clinical nutrition, integrative medicine, women’s medicine, pediatrics and chronic disease management. Dr. Marshall is an international speaker and has published several scientific papers across a range of topics, writes and blogs for print publications and appears regularly in the media. She is the author of "User's Guide to Protein and Amino Acids” and serves on several advisory and editorial boards for peer-reviewed medical journals and health advocacy groups. She is the Chair of the Global Organization of EPA and DHA (GOED) Science Committee and the Scientific Representative to the GOED Executive Committee on Education and Outreach.

Dr. Marshall received her Naturopathic Medical Degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, a Master’s Degree in Social and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, and a Bachelor’s of Science from the George Washington University. She maintains a small private integrative medicine practice in Bethesda, MD.



Linda Burka, MS, CNS, LDN – Nutritionist

Linda is part of the retail nutrition team at Village Green Apothecary and is a teaching assistant for the Cooking with Whole Foods labs at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Linda gives her clients the tools needed to make positive dietary and lifestyle changes with the goal of creating do-able, lifelong healthy habits. She works collaboratively with clients to come up with individualized plans that are effective and manageable for clients and their families. As part of her nutrition consultation she may provide: dietary and supplement recommendations, tips on successful weight management, advice navigating grocery stores, lessons on understanding food labels, strategies for enjoying restaurants, parties and festive meals, and suggestions to fit exercise into a busy schedule.

Linda is passionate about creating and sharing healthful and delicious recipes. She especially enjoys converting “comfort” food recipes into tasty, nutritious versions. Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD.



Lisa Jo FinstromLisa Jo Finstrom, MS, CNS, LDN – Nutritionist

Lisa Jo is a bilingual, licensed nutritionist who promotes a "Back to Basics" approach to whole-food nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.  She has a special interest in healthy aging and bone health. She’s also worked with college students interested in making healthy choices on a limited budget. Her community work includes volunteering at a local clinic that serves predominantly Spanish-speaking patients whose main challenges are diabetes prevention and management on a limited budget. Lisa Jo also has experience doing community presentations on a variety of topics from obesity prevention to lowering blood pressure. Gracias por leer mi biografía y que tengan buen día!



Amy KernerAmy Kerner, MS, MBA – Nutrition Educator

Amy is a functional and integrative nutrition counselor who is passionate about helping people reach their optimal wellness. As a second career health professional, Amy leverages her nutrition, change management, and communications expertise and creates a healing presence to help guide her clients to achieving their health goals. She takes into account each individual’s health goals, symptoms, lab test results, medical conditions, and prescriptions, then collaborates with her clients to develop a personalized plan that incorporates diet and lifestyle changes, such as stress reduction, movement, and sleep hygiene. Amy will help you take manageable steps that will lead to sustainable and impactful changes over time.

Amy earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and her Master of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University. She is pending certification with the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists and pending licensure with the Maryland State Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.



Molly CarrMolly Carr, CRNP, MS – Nurse Practitioner, Herbalist

Molly is a nurse practitioner and herbalist with a background in practical nutrition. She enjoys working with patients who are interested in a holistic approach to their health issues. Molly specializes in the areas of lifestyle change, weight loss, diabetes, as well as inflammatory and pain conditions. She is also very passionate about supporting patients who are interested in approaching their health issues by going through a gentle yet very effective detox protocol, as outlined in the book "The Toxin Solution" by Dr. Joe Pizzorno. In his book, Dr. Pizzorno, an internationally recognized naturopath, describes how the chemicals we are exposed to disrupt our enzyme systems and result in conditions such as obesity and diabetes plus many other serious health conditions. Molly accepts Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare.