Certified Diabetes Educators
Laura McNamara, RD, CDE
Laura McNamara, RD, CDE is a nutrition educator at the Diabetes HealthSource. She has a Bachelors Degree in Dietetics from the State University College at Buffalo, and became certified in diabetes education in 1990. She has experience in nutrition counseling, cardiac rehab, and an interest in sports nutrition. Laura enjoys empowering clients to work on behavioral change to improve their health.
Sally C. Nordquist, R.N., C.D.E., M.S.Ed.
Sally is the certified diabetes nurse educator, as well as the Program Coordinator at the Diabetes HealthSource. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from SUNY at Utica/Rome. In 1992, she received a Master’s Degree in Community Health Education from SUNY at Brockport.
Sally has been certified in diabetes education since 1994. She was previously certified in nephrology nursing & she has strong dialysis background. She is also a certified pump trainer and is proficient with CGMS (continuous glucose monitoring system). Sally’s special interests include patient education and assisting clients with behavior change.
Susan Calcagno RD, MS, CDE
Susan, has been a practicing Certified Diabetes Educator in nutrition for the past 7 years.
She had practiced as a CDE for an international pharmaceutical company.Previous to that position she was the Nutritionist-Diabetes Educator for the Women’s Health Out Patient Department at Strong Memorial Hospital. She has been a practicing nutritionist for over 30 years.