Merrill Littleberry received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1994, followed by her Master of Science in Social Work a year later in 1995. Merrill Littleberry is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Certified Case Manager. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the National Association of Social Workers. Her most recent certification was received from the Cooper Insitute as a Certified Personal Trainer.
Heather Main received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas Arlington in 1995 and her Master of Science degree in Social Work in 1998. Ms. Main has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1996 and is a recognized member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker with Independent Practitioner Recognition and is a Certified Texas Tobacco Youth Awareness Program Instructor. Ms. Main has practiced in the field of social work for fourteen years and provides individual, family and group counseling services.
Lisa Badolato, RD, LD, CNSC obtained her degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She has extensive experience working with bariatric patients in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. She has over 10 years of experience providing nutrition education for pre and post-op bariatric surgery patients. She also provides nutritional counseling for patients with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, pulmonary disorders and other diseases. She has years of experience working as a clinical dietitian in the hospital setting. She has obtained and maintains advanced certifications in weight management and nutrition support. Professional affiliations include: American Dietetic Association, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and Weight Management Practice group as well as serving on the Executive Advisory Board for Dietetics at Tarrant County College.
LaTasha Jackson-McDougle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2009. Over the past year, she has worked extensively with our clients and established case management services to assist in removing barriers that block their goal attainment. Ms. Jackson-McDougle has experience working with clients encountering difficulties in their lives, assessing where the client is, advocating to assist the client, and developing a recovery plan with the client. She has 6 years of law enforcement experience at the Tarrant County Sheriff Department which afforded her the opportunity to gain skills in responding to and resolving crisis situations. Ms. Jackson-McDougle is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Social Work as well as studying Criminal Justice at The University of Texas in Arlington.