Ending Type 2 Diabetes One Exercise, Nutrition, and Gardening Class at a Time

The Players

In About the Program on June 14, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Photo by Gale Zucker

Anne Camp, MD.

Title: FHCHC Diabetes Program Director

Role in Project: Co-Investigator / FHCHC Diabetes Program Director

As Director of FHCHC’s Diabetes Program and diabetes prevention program, Dr. Camp oversees program development, implementation, data management, dissemination, and evaluation activities.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Dr. Camp is a practicing doctor at FHCHC, providing diabetes consultation and primary care for 17 years. She leads quality improvement work for prevention, diabetes and chronic disease and has developed and operationalized FHCHC’s large patient registry to monitor and measure outcomes for these efforts. For four years, she was a member of the HRSA and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Health Disparities Collaborative Diabetes Planning Group and Faculty which has led over 500 Health Centers in improving diabetes care for over 330,000 of the nation’s highest risk patients. Following this she served as the diabetes expert on HRSA’s National Quality Faculty.



Elizabeth Magenheimer, FNP, CNM.

As the project’s Family Services Director, Ms. Magenheimer is an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN) and bi-lingual Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), with 30 years experience working with FHCHC’s diverse patient population. She leads program development for school-based interventions, fosters community collaborations, works closely to link family members with risk factors for diabetes, and provides diabetes care and education.

Mari Montosa.

Mari coordinates DPP individual and family identification, recruitment, participation and follow up, including support for family lifestyle changes. She develops and implements sustainable group diabetes screening and education sessions in English and Spanish, and is responsible for individual and program data collection. “I choose to work with the DPP because I want to help prevent diabetes. I want patients to make lifestyle changes to be a form of support to them and their families. Lastly, I want to help prove that exercise and lifestyle changes do help to prevent diabetes.”

Eva Gonzalez

Eva is the DPP Coordinator & Research Assistant. She chose this particular program because she wants to, “assist in beating this disease for all our patients.” She enjoys the outcomes and the gratification that comes with them from watching the patients changing their lives, and the lives of their family members, for the better.

Photo by Thomas MacMillan

Rebecca Kline, MPA

Rebecca graduated from Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA) with a Masters in Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy. There, she focused agriculture and sustainable development. Before gaining her Masters degree, Rebecca worked for Sarah Lawrence College’s Community Partnerships office, running national and international experiential learning social justice programs for undergraduate students. Later Rebecca worked as a Deshpande Foundation Fellow in rural India, creating and delivering intensive 3-day Professional Development Workshops for over 100 BAIF NGO staff members, each of whom worked with a minimum of 300 small farmers each. As the Communications Manager for the Fair Haven Community Health Center’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Rebecca is responsible for capturing and packaging the program so that other community health clinics worldwide can replicate it. She also runs the program’s community garden component. When not working, Rebecca surfs, dreams about surfing, and plays Capoeira.


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