Barbara K. Paulsen, MS, RDN
Barbara continues to serve as an advisor to LifeSteps®, Inc. as she enjoys retirement. She brings over 30 years’ experience in behavioral approaches to weight management and provides special insight as one of the original developers of the LifeSteps® program in 1983. Her master’s thesis at the University of Missouri, Columbia is titled, “Nutritionists Apply Self-Control Training, Food Exchange Plan Treatment, and No-Treatment in the Treatment of Obesity.” She has co-authored peer-review papers on behavioral approaches to obesity management and has given numerous presentations and workshops on the topic
Recently, Barb was recognized for her outstanding work with the LifeSteps® program and in the field of weight management by receiving the prestigious Excellence in Weight Management Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group. She also holds a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Terri Verason, MS, RDN
Terri has worked with LifeSteps® for over 20 years and currently serves as Director of Nutrition Education for Dairy Council of Arizona. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Departments of Nutrition for Chandler Gilbert Community College, Central Arizona College and Arizona State University. Terri holds a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition and a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Arizona State University.
Tracy Pfaffenberger, RDN, CD
Tracy brings over 20 years of experience working with the LifeSteps® program. She is a regular instructor for the online Leader Training Course, has taught LifeSteps® in a variety of settings and provides ongoing program support for LifeSteps® Leaders in the field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Purdue University and the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
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Vicki Bourneuf, MS, RDN
The newest member of the LifeSteps® team; Vicki brings experience as a life and wellness coach and brings over 30 years’ experience in nutrition education and communications. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Oregon State University, a Master’s of Science in Nutrition Education from Boston University, and is a graduate of Coach U and Wellcoaches® School of Coaching.