Meet Our Board Of Directors- Dietitian Nutritionist

Executive Director:

Mercy Aremu, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist– is a nutrition expert who is passionate about the power that food plays in health, disease prevention, and management. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Healing Favor Nutrition Inc and Executive Director.  Mercy is also the founder of YourFide Dietitian (www.YourFide.Com), a healthcare practice in-network with all major health insurance plans to provide affordable  nutrition therapy services. She offers excellent, compassionate, and professional nutrition services to diverse communities with the highest level of care as a clinical dietitian in dialysis clinics, hospitals, and private practice outpatient clinics. She takes great pride in incorporating an understanding of patients’ culture in order to provide recommendations that are relevant and sustainable. She has in-depth experience in providing individualized medical nutrition therapy across a variety of medical conditions. In the field of dietetics, culturally appropriate nutrition therapy recommendations are essential, and Mercy has over 11 years experience in providing medical nutrition therapy services across a variety of conditions.

Carol Kelly With over 20 years in the Information Technology industry, Carol has developed a strong reputation based on her Integrity and leadership qualities. Carol held various leadership roles, Sr. Partner and VP of Operations at Information Technology Consulting Inc., including Director of Cloud & Connectivity Solutions and Channel Support with Advocate. Before joining Advocate,Carol had a variety of leadership positions at Qwest Communications (now Lumen). She is results-driven telecommunication professional with a BA focused in Economics and Corporate Training from Lehman College. When Carol isn’t working, she spends time with her family in Georgia,working out, mentoring at various nonprofit organizations, helping children with disabilities and serving in the community.

Mrs. Monica McVicker, RD, LDN, currently practices as a Registered Dietitian in Lumberton,    North Carolina as a Renal Dietitian. For over 25 years, she had served as a Nutrition Director with a rural Public Health Department providing community nutrition education to at risk populations by helping to prevent and treat diabetes, breastfeeding education and support. She has designed and implemented community programs targeting pediatric obesity and diabetes prevention and she has garnered numerous recognitions for her work serving minorities, native Americans, and Hispanics populations as a Registered Dietitian.

Esosa Asemota is a Duke Law student, with a degree in Nutrition from UNC Chapel Hill’s Gilling’s School of Global Health. As a college freshman, she served as a tutor and mentor for fifth graders via the Blue Ribbon Mentorship program, and during the following summer, she worked as a head camp counselor in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. During the following years, she would go on to serve as an advocate for financially insecure individuals via the Community Empowerment Fund, a volunteer teacher for a local kids cooking program, and as a intern for an NGO during a summer in Bolivia, where she would work to increase access to healthy foods to lower-income families in the region. After graduating college, she spent a year as a college advisor, where she worked to help under-represented students gain admission into college.

Theophilus James, Represent the next generation of philanthropic leaders. Theophilus is the community outreach assistant and is currently a high-school student. Theo became passionate about raising awareness of disease preventive nutrition services after a series of family and friends health experiences. He is a passionate advocate for improved healthcare in rural and Indigenous communities.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, guitar, computer coding, and spending time with friends and family.

Rebecca Weiner

Meet: Rebecca Weiner: Community Outreach Coordinator

I am currently a Master of Public Health student with a concentration in Community Health at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. I have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies as well. My internships and volunteering experiences in several nonprofit organizations have strengthened my passion for health equity and chronic disease prevention. Over the past year I have assisted adults living with Alzheimer’s disease with their mental health. I have also been working with an organization to advocate for chronic disease patients, assisting them with navigating their health care, and working to improve health policy issues related to chronic disease on a local, state, and national level. I aspire to improve the health and well-being among communities, while addressing health disparities.


kelley wells

Meet: Kelley Wells: Health and Wellness Promotor

Hello!  I am Kelley Wells, a graduate student attending Liberty University pursuing my Master of Public Health with a specialization in Environmental Health.

Also, I attend Eastern University where I am going for my Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Development. I possess a Master of Science in Environmental Management and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus.

I attended Louisiana State University A and M College where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Geography. I have a diverse background in healthcare as a medical reviewer and analyst, environmental health and safety as a researcher, and project management as a data analyst and coordinator. I love learning about public health, healthcare, and wellness promotion. I believe in a healthy lifestyle, eating nutritious food, and having good physical activity.

My passion is helping to better communities by educating people about health and wellness, finding ways to decrease health disparities, and addressing social determinants of health.
Social media is an excellent platform for promoting health literacy, wellness promotion, policy influence, and psychoeducation. I positively impact the promotion of healthy behaviors and the gathering of essential data. I advocate for improved health outcomes by increasing communication about medical issues and concerns among the general public via social media.

Sophia- hayes

Meet: Sophia Hayes: Community Outreach and Content Creator

A bit about me: I am currently a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Nutrition student at UNC Gillings. I have internship and volunteer experience that has strengthened my passion for health equity and nutrition education. I interned at my local health department over the summer and worked to tailor nutrition and other health curriculum to a county setting. I am very involved in my community to improve food access. I volunteer at Edible Campus and aid in planting seasonal crops and maintaining the gardens. I also volunteer with Flourish, where I prepare and serve nutrition meals at the SECU and Ronald McDonald family houses. I also had the privilege of working as a food access volunteer at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center, where I organized and delivered food boxes to community members on a weekly basis through Heavenly Groceries. In my free time, I love to cook, do yoga, exercise, and participate in outdoor activities through the Carolina Outing Club.