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 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.
Kelsey Evers, MS – Nutrition Educator
Kelsey is an integrative clinical nutritionist who is passionate about helping her clients address the root cause of their digestion, mood, and energy concerns by nurturing behaviors to promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through food, herbs and lifestyle changes. A second career nutritionist, Kelsey worked in the hospitality and event planning industry for 10 years but her own struggles with anxiety, gut health and hormonal imbalance led her to pursue her dream career in health and wellness.
Kelsey’s primary areas of focus are food allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal conditions (diarrhea, constipation, Celiac Disease, GERD, SIBO, IBS, etc.), stress & anxiety, sleep disturbances and hormone imbalances.
In addition, Kelsey helps her clients learn how to heal their relationship with food and connect with their bodies through intuitive eating and body acceptance using a non-diet and weight-neutral approach. This includes grocery store tours where Kelsey helps clients learn how to navigate the grocery store, read nutrition labels and make informed food choices based on specific needs.
Kelsey obtained her Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health in 2021 from Maryland University of Integrative Health, and is a current Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (BCNS) candidate with the American Nutrition Association.
Kate 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 clients with diagnoses like autoimmune conditions, blood glucose dysregulation, food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, IBD, SIBO, and IBS. 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 two graduate degrees at Maryland University of Integrative Health, an MS in Nutrition and Integrative Health and a MA in Health and Wellness Coaching. Kate is a mentor at The Nutrition & Herbal Collective for new nutrition graduates. When Kate is not working with clients, mentees, or developing community programs, she can be found on long walks in the woods, snuggling her cats, organizing, baking, or reading.
Deborah April, CNS, LDN – Nutritionist
Deborah's clinical experience comes primarily from working alongside physicians in the chronic pain world. Deborah uses her Master's of Nutrition to tackle the complexities of sleep disorders, mental illness, and chronic pain. With familiarity in Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, coming at nutrition with a judgement-free practice is of utmost importance. In her practice, Deborah utilized functional lab testing, whole food and supplemental recommendations.
Amy Kerner, MS, CNS, LDN – Nutritionist
Amy is a functional and integrative nutritionist who is passionate about helping people reach their optimal wellness. She leverages her nutrition, change management, and communications expertise and creates a healing presence to help guide her clients to achieving their health and wellness goals. She takes into account each individual's 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 is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and is licensed (LDN) with the Maryland State Board of Dietetics and Nutrition. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, her Master of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University, and her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.
Dr. 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.
Naz Amini, MS. CNS, CNC, LDN – Nutritionist
Naz is a licensed clinical nutritionist with over 12 years of experience. With a Master Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, she has a strong foundation in biochemistry, science, and the practice of nutraceutical therapy. As an integrative nutritionist, Naz practices long distance wellness counseling with patients across the nation using current technologies and advanced functional diagnostic testing. While specializing in detoxification, gastrointestinal disorders and autoimmune conditions, her therapeutic nutritional approach aids in improving a broad spectrum of health issues from diabetes to arthritis, and more.
Dr. Courtney Roberts – Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Courtney Roberts is a Naturopathic Physician who received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and then went on to naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University. Here she gained intense interest in the gastrointestinal system, women’s health, metabolic and endocrine disorders and chronic pain, witnessing the profound shifts that occur in her patients’ well-being with the use of individualized and evidence based botanical, nutritional, and lifestyle medicine. Dr. Roberts is also focused on hidden environmental and infectious triggers to these conditions as stems of many common chronic diseases. In dealing with these conditions, she utilizes her extensive botanical formulation experience to provide individualized herbal compounds that treat the whole person. When administered appropriately, the various compounded herbs work together synergistically to address disease from every angle. It is of utmost importance to make natural medicine approachable, accessible and simply effective.