Prior to becoming a nutritionist, Colleen Gerg worked as a travel consultant on the East coast and while living in sunny Southern California. Her love of travel and adventure has inspired her to provide nutrition and fitness services to clients in the Washington, DC and greater Los Angeles areas and to more remote locations like Whitefish, Montana and San Pedro, Belize.
A nutrition consultant in private practice since 1995, Colleen specializes in weight management, gastrointestinal diets, cardiovascular and sports nutrition. She has also provided counsel at the Center for Obesity Surgery in Washington, DC. During her eight year position as the media spokesperson of the Washington DC area dietetic association, Colleen’s television appearances included Planet Green with Chef Emeril Lagasse, Fox Morning News and NBC’s Nightly News with Lester Holt.
Colleen’s corporate consulting includes working with DC-based healthcare company Privia Health, LLC for over 7 years. She is presently consulting with Cognizant Technology developing programs that utilize and expand the marketability of the FitBit health and fitness tracking device. She also serves as online health coach for members of Rise Labs, Inc. an online nutrition coaching program.
Colleen’s other corporate clients have included Apple and Eve and Northland Juices, Tropicana, Fleishman-Hillard, Proctor and Gamble, Hoffman La-Rouche pharmaceuticals and The Carmen Group – a Washington DC lobbying firm where she served as Health Advisor for eight years.
A registered dietitian, licensed in Pennsylvania, Maryland and DC, Colleen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Food & Culinary Nutritionists and the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists dietetic practice groups, and serves as a member of the University of the District of Columbia’s Nutrition and Food Science Advisory Board. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University, graduating with honors. She is a certified personal fitness trainer and 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher.
Colleen resides “mostly” in the North East, but truly believes “There’s No Place Like Health” and calls home wherever her travels take her or her clients need her to be to help them achieve their health goals.