Meet Our Team
The Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions staff members are truly experts in the field of bariatrics. All have extensive training related to this specialized medical field. Their knowledge and experience ensure that your surgery will be as safe and successful as medically possible.
Weight Loss Solutions Faculty
Carolyn B. - Registered Dietician
Carolyn graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and her master degree in agency counseling. She has a variety of experience as a dietitian. She has worked as a dietitian with WIC. She has worked as a consulting dietitian win long term care, hospitals, homes and outpatient settings. During her employment with Deaconess her main roles have been working at the Diabetes Center, Deaconess Family Practice Residency and Weight Loss solutions. Carolyn has a love for seeing people achieve a healthier life and looks forward to partnering with you in your journey to better health.
Debbie P. - Registered Dietician
My love of food, cooking and nutrition is what led me to a career in dietetics. After graduation from Indiana State University, my first job was working in a shared position between WIC and Child Health at the Warrick Hospital in Boonville, Indiana. I then transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital (now known as St. Vincent’s Hospital), where I worked in long-term care, in the Regina Continuing Care Nursing home and Continuing Care unit in the hospital. I came to Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions in November 2003, where I continue to work with surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs. I have been blessed to be in a career that has allowed me to do what I love to do and help people in their journey for improved nutrition and better Health.
Angela R. - Registered Dietician
Angela graduated from Sullivan University with an Associate’s degree in baking and pastry arts and then went on to get her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. She always enjoyed baking and wanted to be a pastry chef. After finishing her degree, she worked at a bakery for a year, but soon decided to go back to school to pursue my other interest of nutrition. I have used my nutrition degree to do nutrition education and counseling in a behavioral health clinic for 4 years, long-term care for 3 years, and has been with Weight Loss Solutions since March 2019. I still enjoy baking, but also try to make recipes healthier with simple changes.
Debbie R. - Office Lead
Debbie is originally from the Evansville area and has worked in healthcare since she was 18. Previously, she worked for a family practice group, but joined Weight Loss Solutions 14 years ago. She spends time rehabbing houses, collecting antiques, painting and making crafts. She also does a lot of volunteer work. Debbie likes seeing the success of patients in our program and how we positively impact their lives.
Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, with a minor in Nutrition from University of Southern Indiana and a Master’s degree in Biomechanics from Indiana State University. She is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and is certified by the American Council on Exercise. She has worked at Weight Loss Solutions since 2015 and she has also employed as a personal trainer for 8 years. She is an avid cyclist, who has been racing BMX Bicycles for 20 years. She also coaches BMX racing for the past 10 years.
Mary is originally from Kansas City, Kansas. She is a Certified Medical Assistant with 15 years’ experience in family medicine. She joined Weight Loss Solutions 15 years ago and is very knowledgeable about the program. Mary is very interested in personal fitness, and does Crossfit workouts.
Sharla has worked for Deaconess since 2017, in dietary and then as a unit clerk on Mid-town 2900. Prior to her employment at Deaconess she spent many years in childcare. She loves people, spending time with her family and collecting butterflies.
Samuel is a licensed athletic trainer, with two degrees; a BS in Exercise Science from the University of Southern Indiana and a BS in Athletic Training from Northern Kentucky University. He was a collegiate pole vaulter at USI and now coaches pole vault for the University of Evansville. Samuel is an avid runner, cyclist, weightlifter, outdoorsman and golfer. Samuel is proud father to two girls and a loving husband to his wife of 7 years. Samuel is passionate about researching exercise physiology and exercise psychology.
Khloie joined Weight Loss Solutions in November of 2021 as a medical office assistant. Khloie grew up in Evansville and is currently in school studying nursing. She loves spending time with her friends and family, enjoying the outdoors. She also loves to clean and organize spaces.
Karen graduated from Murray State University with a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and attended Spalding University to complete her clinical internship. She worked for a consulting firm in Louisville KY that allowed her to work in a variety of settings: group homes, long-term care, menu development, and nutritional supplement sales support. She then worked for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital as Director of Nutritional Services. After working as a renal dietitian in dialysis clinics for the past 19 years Karen joined Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions in November 2021. Karen enjoys camping, fishing, scrapbooking and attending marching back and drum corps competitions in her free time.