Nutrition and Wellness

Meet Our Team

Dr. Chapman-Novakofski is an internationally recognized expert in the area of nutrition education, and has specifically addressed issues related to the older adult, including osteoporosis and diabetes. She has authored more than 200 publications, and is a recognized speaker nationally and internationally. She has received many awards for her teaching, research and outreach.

Kristen DiFilippo is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois. She is the  Professional Education Coordinator for the Nutrition and Wellness concentration area of OneOp. Kristen’s research focuses on app based strategies to support nutrition education for behavior change. Kristen earned her bachelor’s and PhD from the University of Illinois and her master’s from Eastern Illinois University.

Robin Allen has been a Registered Dietitian since 1980 and is currently the Social Media Coordinator for the Nutrition and Wellness group for OneOp. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Program (FSHN) at the University of Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Institutional Management from the University of Alabama in 1980, and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Illinois in 1998.

Karen Hawkins is a registered dietitian in the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, Military Community and Family Policy. In this position, she led the Healthy Base Initiative Food Team and the DOD Food and Nutrition Subcommittee for three years. She currently co-chairs the Military Nutrition Environment Working Group addressing the food environment in the DOD community. Ms. Hawkins worked as the first corporate level dietitian with the Defense Commissary Agency. She also worked in state and community level public health in Virginia. She is a  retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Reserve with 12 years on active duty. She completed her B.S. in Home Economics/Dietetics at Georgia Southern University, a dietetic internship at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, TX and an M.A. in education and human development from George Washington University. She has also completed classes towards a Doctorate in Health Education through A.T. Still University, MO.

Kristina Adams Smith is currently the Program Coordinator for the Nutrition and Wellness group for OneOp. With 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian, she received her bachelor’s and a graduate degree in dietetics from Eastern Illinois University. Kristina has also served as a media representative for the Eastern Illinois Dietetic Association for nine years. An avid cook, she has performed cooking demonstrations and been featured on many local television segments and in print news articles. In addition to working with OneOp, she provides nutrition counseling part-time for the Carle Physician Group and is the owner of “Sliced Right Nutrition,” a nutrition consulting business. She also organizes and oversees a diabetes support group at the Douglas County Health Department. Her main areas of expertise have been weight management, culinary nutrition, diabetes, heart disease, and overall wellness.