Meet Our Panel of Experts
October 2nd, 2013

Meet our Blog Authors, all experts in their own fields.

Michaela Santillo

I am a student, traveler, vegetarian, and swimmer. I am passionate about health and wellness, and I believe there is no better cure to a rough day than a nice workout. I have lived overseas in Greece, Canada, Japan, and Singapore, and I hope to keep exploring the world. At Boston College, I am working towards my bachelors degree in Economics and Communications. I believe in the power of positive thinking, and hope to use my passions and experiences to support the Supplet community! 

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Nina Miller

Nina Miller is a Yoga alliance certified Yoga instructor at the 500 hour level and a DONA certified birth doula.  As a yoga instructor she offers prenatal, mom and baby, and hatha yoga classes publicly and privately throughout Boston.  And as a doula she offers full package doula services as well as birth preparation sessions to local expectant families. She is passionate about supporting yoga students and doula clients to experience true peace of mind, empowerment, and joy throughout life’s journey.  In her free time she can be found in a yoga or dance class, at a farmers market, or in the woods or by the ocean.  For more information about Nina and her services please visit www.NinaRMiller.com 

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Mai Le Libman

Mai Le Libman is a mompreneur of three kids – Leah, Elan, and Savione. Her third kid, Savione \sa – vee – own\, is a mobile crowdsourcing guide to a virtual mall of indie brick and mortar stores and open markets. It is a community-driven platform that makes it easy and fun for local indie merchants to publish real-time information on their stores, products, and offers.  Prior to the start-up world, Mai has held positions at Wall Street Prep, the World Bank, Abt Associates, the Social Security Administration, and the United Nations Development Program. Mai received her B.A. from Bowdoin College and M.P.A. from Princeton University.
Follow Mai on Twitter @maimaifleur and @mysavione
www.savione.com and blog.savione.com 

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Eva is the Mommy behind www.smartmommyhealthybaby.com.  Since her early teens, she has paid attention to what went inside her body and has been eating organic and natural foods only; a practice she carried over into her own family home.  What she put on the outside did not always get that much attention.  It was only seven years ago when she and her husband decided to have a family and she began looking for the best stretch mark cream and foot lotion to use during and after pregnancy that she fully realized that there are things much more important than the potential appearance of stretch marks. And she never looked back.  The list of undesirable and unacceptable ingredients grew on a daily basis, from parabens and petrolatum to DEAs and DMDM hydantoin.  Although she initially focused only on personal care products and ingredients for use during pregnancy (which remains her favorite area of research), she quickly added baby care products, nursery products, toys, cleaning products and other household items to the list, filling three notebooks with her research.  As she was about to start the fourth notebook, she decided to put it all together in a web site so that other concerned parents and parents-to-be can benefit from her research and her ongoing efforts and use the site as a time-saving resource when making purchasing decisions.

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Suzanne Weaver-Goss

I am a certified holistic health coach and hold a master’s degree in education. More importantly, I am a mother of two and grandmother of 3!  Using food and lifestyle to create health for families has been my passion for decades because at a young age I learned the devastating effects of poor health.Growing up in the 1950’s, my family, like many American families, had an unhealthy diet. At the age of 17 I lost my mother to cancer. As a result I became very curious (some might say obsessed) with food, health and wellness. My specialty is working with women who want to increase their knowledge of food and health so that they can have more energy and create a solid, enduring foundation for their families.
Supplet.com subscribers can take advantage of a complimentary 30 minute phone Health-Coaching session that will uncover your challenges and help you discover what to do to optimize your health. To schedule your free consultation go to my website suzanneweavergoss.com and sign up.

Aona Yang

PR practitioner; data analyst; entertainer. Aona is currently working as a part-time social media marketing intern at Supplet. She has existing experience in the field of digital/social media PR from two separate internships at Edelman Shanghai Digital Team and Ogilvy & Mather Social. During these two internships she developed her interest in digital PR and public communication. To further pursue her interests, she is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in both public relations and applied communication research at Boston University. Besides the professional skills of social media management, she is also a beauty blogger and vlogger in China. From this experience, she gains her semi-professional perspectives in terms of ingredients in skincare and makeup products. For more info, please contact: aonayang@gmail.com

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Erica Zelfand, ND

Building on the foundations of western medicine, my therapeutic approach includes clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and lifestyle counseling. I offer a full range family practice, with special interests in gynecology, pediatrics, endocrinology, autoimmune conditions, and digestive health.I earned my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR, graduating with High Honors. While in training, I completed three rigorous internships: one in advanced gynecology and women’s health, one in cardiopulmonary medicine, and one in the management of chronic illness. I also completed a family practice residency at the NCNM clinic prior to co-founding Natura Integrative Medicine (www.NaturaIntegrativeMedicine.com). In addition to clinical practice, I am also a medical writer/editor, health educator, and health food nut. I look forward to helping you and your family live a happier and healthier life! 

Lauren Fishman

Lauren Fishman

I hold my Master’s Degree in Education and was a teacher for several years before starting my family.  Today, one of my full time jobs is my family!  I am a mother to three young children and live in my car most afternoons.  I think one of the many amazing gifts of motherhood is having a “tribe”, that group of other moms/parents who you can talk with, laugh with, commiserate with and depend on. Making people feel connected is important to me, whether it is in our neighborhood, schools, other organizations or work.  This is one of the reasons that I love writing for all of you.  Something else that I’m passionate about is health and overall wellbeing for people of all ages!  I currently work from home as a health and wellness consultant, offering people solutions for energy, weight management, healthy aging and athletic performance.  I love helping individuals, giving them tools to look and feel their best.  We have ONE life, so we should make it the best one it can be!  In addition to sharing my knowledge with readers on Supplet, you can find my work on Mommybites, a comprehensive on-line parenting resource with many local chapters including Boston and NYC.  http://mommybites.com/boston/author/laurenfishman/. Find me on Facebook at Lauren Fishman and Twitter @Lauren_Fishman

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Jillian Hufnagel

Many words can describe who or what I am; mother, daughter, sister, artist, teacher, student and cook. I consider myself strong, energetic, passionate, caring, and driven. Living a healthier life full of love, laughter, and open communication is a goal for me each day. My areas of “expertise” as a mom include postpartum depression, divorce, work life balance, exercise, and healthy eating. Exploring other topics as they arise in my 8 year old daughter and newborn sons’ lives is something I’m very much looking forward to. I hope that by sharing my journey, experiences, and ideas with the Supplet community that others may find more strength, happiness, and health in their lives.

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Kelly Chamberlin

As a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), I am dedicated to helping Moms in their breastfeeding journey.  I strive to understand each Mom’s individual goals; creating  a supportive and safe environment where Moms can feel good about themselves and proud of their accomplishments. Yoga is my second passion.  After practicing for years I fell in love with my practice, my strength and my new sense of mindfulness. In 2013, I created my own business, Breathe. Life. Balance. (www.breathelifebalance.com) and became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).  Teaching gives me the freedom to express my creativity while offering others the space to find a connection with their body and a more balanced life.
Being a product guru is my day job.  For years I’ve worked at child product companies developing breast pumps, bottles, strollers, bath tubs, nursery electronics, etc. You can find me living in South Boston when I’m not at work or in the yoga studio.

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Wellness Entrepreneur


Jessica – Supplet Founder

The common thread in my life has always been a deep interest in supporting and helping people in a profound way. This is why I have made it my mission to create a business that positively impacts the health of our mothers and children. What better way than to begin on this mission than starting with encouraging pregnant women to be healthy? I am a newish mom and I am a certified Pregnancy Health Coach through Dr. Sears.