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Certified Diabetes Educators

Laura McNamara, RD, CDE

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 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.


Christine Franzese

Christine Franzese, MS, BSN, CDE

Christine has been a registered nurse for 20 years with a primary focus caring for patients with cardiac and pulmonary disease.  She began her career in 1995 working at Genesee Hospital then transitioned to Highland Hospital in 2001. 

Christine obtained her RN from Monroe Community College and her BSN from St. John Fisher College.  In 2006 she obtained a Master Degree in Healthcare and Leadership: Health Promotion, Education, and Technology from the University of Rochester.

Christine has been with Diabetes Health Source since April 2012. She became a Certified Diabetes Educator in November 2014 and a certified Insulin pump trainer in December 2015.  Her special interests include patient education and partnering with patients and families to improve overall health.


Jill Garringer

Jill Garringer, RD, CDN

Jill is a Registered Dietitian and began working as a nutrition educator at the Diabetes HealthSource in October, 2017. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition Science from Northern Arizona University, and completed the Sage Graduate School Dietetic Internship in 1998.

Jill has a strong clinical background, previously certified in nutrition support. She was formerly the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Highland Hospital. Working clinically for over 20 years, she has ample experience in diabetes, as well as a wide range of other diseases, including a special interest in Celiac disease.


Jackie Page

Jackie Page, RD

Jackie is a registered dietitian and began working at Diabetes HealthSource as an educator in August 2018. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of Delaware and then completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition at The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2015.

Jackie previously worked as a dietitian in long-term care, but has enjoyed counseling and supporting patients to make behavioral changes.