- Catherine is an award-winning author of four cookbooks.
- She is the founder and CEO of Werbie, a health-tech company focused on self-management solutions for women with diabetes. The company’s first product, Glucose Mama, is a complete system for gestational diabetes.
- Her two high-risk pregnancies, and her love of cooking, inspired her to write the first edition of Eating for Pregnancy in 2003.
- She is passionate about helping moms and their families eat well and cook at home.
- She is a graduate of Connecticut College and La Varenne Culinary School in France.
- Catherine was born in India and has lived around the globe as the daughter and spouse of Foreign Service officers. She has two children and a precocious labradoodle from Poland named Miko.
Meet Catherine’s Team
Rose Ann Hudson, RD, LD
Rose Ann is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian specializing in perinatal nutrition. She has been on the staff of Inova Fairfax Hospital, in the obstetrics department, for more than twenty years. She served on the staff of Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, DC for thirteen years, and has a private practice specializing in high-risk pregnancies for more than twenty-five years. Seeing thousands of patients every year, she is an expert on the nutritional needs of both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. She lives with her husband in Rockville, Maryland. She has two daughters who have many of the same nutrition and baby passions. Her daughter Emily is a writer, vegan, and enjoys cooking and experimenting with healthy recipes. Rachel is a labor and delivery registered nurse.
Elna Narula, RN, CDE
Elna is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator with a diverse background in maternal-child health, diabetes, high-risk pregnancies, and clinical research. She has taught thousands of women and health-care professionals about diabetes in pregnancy for the past twenty-five years in an array of clinical settings, in both individualized and group sessions, giving presentations at community events and national conferences, and developing educational and marketing materials for healthcare and diabetes technology companies. Elna has trained patients and health-care professionals on insulin pumps and other medical devices. She is particularly interested in providing the best in available diabetes tools and resources to those living with gestational, type 1, and type 2 diabetes. Her passion springs from having a daughter with type 1 diabetes. Together they have worked in advocacy roles for many years promoting diabetes research and technology in the quest for a cure, which also led to her working on a number of type 1 diabetes clinical trials. Elna particularly enjoys teaching gestational diabetes classes because she believes it has a tremendous ripple effect of crystallizing lifelong healthy habits that can offset future metabolic and diabetes conditions for both mom and baby, as well as her entire family in the years ahead.
Shoshana Bennett, PhD
Shoshana is the author of Children of the Depressed, Postpartum Depression for Dummies, Pregnant on Prozac, and Beyond the Blues. She is the creator of the app PPD Gone! and is an executive producer of the documentary Dark Side of the Full Moon. She cofounded the Postpartum Action Institute, committed to promoting parental health. After two life-threatening bouts of postpartum illness, Shoshana helped pioneer the field of maternal mental health. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, became president of California’s state organization Postpartum Health Alliance, and then served as president of Postpartum Support International. Shoshana has helped tens of thousands of moms and dads around the world through private consultations, conferences, webinars, and support groups. Contact Shoshana at www.DrShosh.com.
Dr. Teresa Knight, OBGYN, FACOG
We are all deeply saddened that Dr. Knight lost her battle with cancer in October 2018. She was an incredible physician with unparalleled compassion and dedication to women’s health. We will always remember and love her. Teresa was a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was the founder of Women’s Health Specialists of Saint Louis. In addition to her medical practice, she was an advisor to health-tech companies. Teresa received recognition for her contribution to the development of a traveling health clinic for perinatal services for homeless women. She was the medical director for the Family Planning Clinic of Franklin County. She has also worked in Tanzania, providing women’s health training for medical providers. Teresa appeared regularly on local TV programs and other media in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. She is survived by her husband, Bradford Smith, and two children, Vincent and Elisa.
Linda Wade, PhD
Linda is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Westchester County, New York. She is certified in Internal Family Systems, Focusing and Imago Relationship Therapy. She has over thirty years of experience, both professionally and personally, tackling the challenges of extra weight. She lives with her husband and has a grown son and two grandchildren.
Elaine Trujillo RD, LD, CNSD
Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN is a national leader in nutrition who works at the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health in Maryland and previously worked at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She received a BS degree from the University of Delaware and a MS at Texas Woman’s University. She is Chair of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and formerly served as Chair of Education and Research for the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She uses a variety of approaches to share her views and findings about nutrition, including co-authoring the book, Eating for Lower Cholesterol: A Balanced Approach to Heart Health with Recipes Everyone Will Love, authoring a textbook, Nutritional Support in the Care of the Critically Ill, and authoring various scientific journal articles and book chapters. She lives in Maryland and has two children.
Malden Nesheim, MS, PhD
Malden Nesheim, MS, PhD, Professor of Nutrition Emeritus and Provost Emeritus of Cornell University has had a long career as a teacher and researcher in Nutrition at Cornell University. He served as Director of Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences for many years and served as Cornell University’s Provost. He is a former President of the American Institute of Nutrition and is a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served on many advisory committees dealing with nutrition at the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Agriculture. He has served as a member of the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine. He is a coauthor with Marion Nestle of Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics, and Feed Your Pet Right.