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Dr. Maria Thanopoulou-Sauerwein

I am Dr. Maria Thanopoulou Sauerwein. I have a doctor’s degree in Public Health and a doctor’s degree in Health Science, both from Loma Linda University; a master’s of science in Biochemistry and Nutrition from the University of Tucson, Arizona; three masters in Public Health: (1. Public Health Nutrition/Health Education, 2) Disease Prevention/Health Promotion, and 3) Gerontology) from Loma Linda University; Associates degree in German from the University of Maryland; Bachelors in Nutrition from the University of Athens (Harokopios College); and Bachelors in Clinical Nutrition and Administration from the University of Tucson, Arizona. I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with the Academy of Science and a member of several professional organizations.
During my 40+ years of experience in the field of Health and Nutrition, I have been involved in Research, Teaching, Eating Disorders, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Kidney Disease, Gastrointestinal, Cancer, Developing and Administering Programs in Weight Management, Diabetes Education, Stress Management, Substance Abuse. e.t.c

I volunteered in Germany, promoting Health and Nutrition in Hospitals, Professional Organizations (Weight Watchers, TOPS, Red Cross) T.V Talks, Writing Educational Materials e.t.c

  • Received in Germany the Red Cross award.
  • I Speak English, German, and Greek.
  • I am highly Motivated, Detailed-oriented with have Strong Skills in Multi-tasking and Management.
  • I love Reading, Writing, Gardening, Traveling, Walking, Art,
    Collecting and Developing Recipes, and Spending time with relatives and Friends.

Dr. Tom J Sauerwein

Dr. Tom J Sauerwein is a board certified endocrinologist, Fellow in the American College of Endocrinology, and a clinical professor of medicine at the Uniformed Service University. He is a former endocrinology fellowship program director and consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General on endocrinology. He retired from the US Air Force in 2011. He then served as the director for the Diabetes Center of Excellence between 2012-2019 and continues to serve the DCOE and its patients as a volunteer.

Katerina Neuhauser, MD, DrPH, MPH

I hold a Doctorate of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and a Doctorate of Public Health, with emphasis in Nutrition and Health Promotion and Education, from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. For fifteen years, I served in the USAF, as a Military Public Health Officer, where I was in-charge of managing a variety of public health programs at base-level (communicable diseases like immunizations, varicella, and hepatitis; food and facility sanitation and inspections; industrial workplace inspections; and deployment health briefings). I monitored USAF-wide diseases, such as tuberculosis, adenovirus, and influenza, and conducted outbreak investigations as necessary. Part of my duties also included giving regular health briefings to commanders and airmen and lecturing at the Military Public Health Officer School on such topics such as disease surveillance, and epidemiology. I had the privilege of serving as a consultant for the USAF Surgeon General’s Office and for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during my assignment to a research office in the USAF. As a consultant, I helped shape health policy by conducting numerous research investigations, primarily on infectious diseases and effectiveness of vaccinations. My findings were often presented at military conferences. After the military, I taught Health Promotion at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, and consulted as a Nutrition Educator for Consultant Health and Nutrition Services in San Bernardino, CA. I enjoy volunteer work and fundraising activities. As a parishioner of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, in Loveland, CO, I helped raise over one million dollars for our Future Church Home Project. While chairing the Northern Colorado Greek Festival for three years straight, I oversaw fourteen festival sub-committees, and helped raise over $100,000 each year for our church projects. I am a member of Saint Spyridon’s Chapter of Philoptochos. Philoptochos, which means “friends of the poor”, is the largest Christian women’s philanthropic organization in the nation. Our Chapter has supported relief efforts both locally and abroad from hunger and natural disasters such as typhoons, floods, and hurricanes. In addition to fundraising, I love playing the piano, needlepointing, travelling, hiking, and gardening.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide current, relevant, and actionable information on health and nutrition to help participants achieve a healthier lifestyle.