New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center | Meet Our Team

At the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, we are devoted to understanding, preventing, and treating childhood obesity. The team works with families, community organizations, and lawmakers to promote the health of children.

Leadership

Research

  • Elisabetta Ferrero, Clinical Research Assistant
  • Owen Henn, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Research Coordinator
  • Lisa Jansen, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Belinda Lennerz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Donna Lesperance, MPH, Clinical Research Manager
  • Megan Sandman, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Research Coordinator
  • Shui Yu, MS, Biostatistician

Patient Care

Community Programs

  • Michelle Diaz, MS, Care Coordinator
  • Samantha Fast, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Research Coordinator
  • Brianna Roche, Boston Children’s fit kit Program Coordinator
  • Maria Swartz, MPH, CHES, Community Outreach Program Manager