Meet the Brenner FIT Team


The Brenner FIT® pediatricians monitor and treat weight-related medical concerns of children referred to our program. They coordinate care with other pediatric specialists and primary care physicians. Our pediatricians understand that for habits to change, family team work and support is key.

Joseph 'Joey' Skelton, MD, MS

Joseph Skelton, MD, MS
Director of Brenner FIT

Gail M. Cohen, MD, MS

Gail Cohen, MD

Administrative Staff

Our administrative staff serves as the primary contact for all questions about Brenner FIT in the clinic and community setting. She is here to help families, community members, and physicians with referrals, appointments, class registrations, and general questions about Brenner FIT.

Kim Crews, Senior Administrative Assistant.

Kim Crews
Senior Administrative Assistant

Certified Medical Assistant

Our CMA is here to make sure that your child's chart is up-to-date and to check vitals during medical visits.

Anjelica Yancey, Certified Medical Assistant II

Anjelica Yancey
Certified Medical Assistant II

Registered Dietitians

Brenner FIT's registered dietitians work closely with families to provide sound nutrition information to achieve health related goals. Our dietitians counsel families on a variety of topics including meal planning, creating routine with eating, balancing meals and snacks, and eating together as a family. Our dietitians also teach interactive cooking and nutrition classes.

Melissa J. Moses, RD

Melissa Moses, MS, RD, LDN
Program Manager
Registered Dietitian

Melissa C. Dellinger, RD

Melissa Dellinger, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian
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Social Workers & Counselors

Our counselors and social workers help parents lead their family through health habit changes. These behavior change experts support parents with guidance and tools to successfully make changes. They provide support around issues such as parenting, bullying, and routines. 

Lorri Busby

Lorri Busby, MSW
Family Support Specialist

Dara Kristin Garner-Edwards, LCSW

Dara Garner-Edwards, MSW, LCSW
Associate Director and Family Counselor

Angelica Guzman

Angelica Guzman, BA
Program Manager
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Sarah Schaller, MSW LCSW

Sarah Schaller, MSW LCSW
Family Counselor and Coordinator

Physical Therapist & Activity/Play Specialist

Our physical therapist provides support to help improve mobility and be active by reducing pain and restoring function along with supporting families in becoming more physically active. At Brenner FIT, we know that in order to maintain physical activity in our routine it needs to be fun, safe and convenient. Our Activity/Play Specialist helps to encourage movement, brainstorm fun ways to be active together and explore options within the community for physical activity.   

Destiny Godfrey

Destiny Godfrey
Activity/Play Specialist

Community Outreach

Our community outreach staff support our community programming in our Brenner FIT teaching kitchen and mobile teaching kitchen.

Janet Olivares

Janet Olivares
Program Assistant