Meet the Team
Monica H. San Miguel Sokolovskiy, Founder & CEO
Monica H. San Miguel Sokolovskiy is a food and health industry visionary, digital innovator, and author. She is a nutrition, wellness, and expert, driven to spread the word about healthy eating. Having spent more than 18 years in a variety of leadership roles in the food, health and wellness industries, including Digital Marketing & Strategy, Content, Social Media & E-commerce, Analytics, Customer & Integrated Marketing, Brand Management, Global Innovation & Better-For-You New Product Development. She is uniquely qualified for the job! A life-long athlete, played tennis at both the collegiate and professional levels, earning a full athletic scholarship to Texas A&M University to earn her nutritional science degree. She then earned her MBA in Marketing and completed Ph.D. coursework in Healthcare Marketing. She is the proud mother of two children, and an entrepreneur with a mission to create a HueMovement to encourage kids and families to lead a healthy, colorful lifestyle.
“This is your World, color it. Or someone else will.”
– Monica H. Sokolovskiy
Renée Gallison, Director of Product & Engineering
Sarah Heximer, Director of Business Development
Sarah is thrilled to once again be working with Monica and her informed and unique vision for nutrition in the world. With over ten years spanning multiple functions and industries including but not limited to Brand Management, Shopper Marketing and Product Development, primarily in food and retail, Sarah is well-versed in many different business challenges and triumphs. Helping businesses connect with the best talent and solutions for their needs is a rewarding experience, and one she looks forward to accomplishing at HueTrition. Sarah graduated from the Simon School of Business and University of Rochester as a 3-2 student with her M.B.A in Marketing, Brand Management and Entrepreneurship, and B.A. in Psychology.
Meet the Board
Kathleen E. Bethin, MD | Attending Physician, Clinical Associate Professor, Fellowship Program Director at University at Buffalo
Both a practicing physician and a university professor, Kathleen has worked at the forefront of pediatric medicine for more than 30 years. She has spent nearly ten of those years leading clinical trials into childhood obesity, pediatric diabetes, adrenal disorder, and thyroid disease, helping change the way the medical community thinks about children’s nutrition.
In addition, as Program Director in the Department of Pediatrics, Kathleen supervises and monitors the training of the next generation of pediatric professionals.
Karla Chavez M.D | Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Nutrition,
Hospital San Jose Tec de Monterrey Hospital, University researcher and professor, Tecnologico de Monterrey Medical School
Karla has worked as pediatric gastroenterology focus in nutrition for the last 10 years. She has experience in diagnosis and management of food allergy, gastroesophageal reflux, infant colic, constipation, failure to thrive, picky eaters, chronic diarrhea, nutrition for special needs.
As researcher at the National Research System CONACYT, she has spent nearly seven years leading clinical research projects in the pediatric field, specializing in parents of the nutritional status of their children perception as a risk factor for overweight and obesity. Currently she is Research Coordinator of the Department of Pediatrics, that aims to develop evidence-based and high-quality clinical research projects. In addition, as university professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Karla supervises and monitors the training of the next generation of pediatric professionals.
Julieta Rodríguez de Ita | Md. Msc. Phd.
Pediatra, inmunóloga, Doctora en ciencias clínicas
Hospital Zambrano Hellion Tec salud, Investigadora clínica y profesor universitario de la Escuela de Medicina del Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Julieta ha trabajado como pediatra e inmunóloga enfocada en la asesoría del manejo optimo del recién nacido sano, lactancia materna, ablactación y neuronutrición infantil en los últimos 7 años además se ha actualizado en tópicos como neutronutrición infantil y los elementos que acompañan a un desarrollo cerebral infantil óptimo. Como investigadora del Sistema Nacional de investigadores CONACYT, se ha dedicado a la investigación clínica de enfermedades nutricionales, endocrinológicas, especializándose en la investigación de los factores psicológicos que afectan a los padres de niños con obesidad, así como los factores psicológicos que hacen que una madre deje de dar lactancia materna, además tiene especial interés en el área de neuronutrición infantil para impulsar un desarrollo cerebral optimo del niño.
Actualmente es Directora del Doctorado en ciencias clínicas que tiene como objetivo desarrollar proyectos de investigación para resolver problemas importantes de salud. Además, como profesora universitaria en el tecnológico de Monterrey Julieta está involucrada en la enseñanza de la medicina y la pediatría de nuevos profesionalesde la salud.
Chef Mark Allison | Executive HueChef Consultant, Executive Chef of Culinary Innovation
Mark is a native of England, who has worked around the world in culinary arts for 37 years. He is a frequent lecturer and judge in various international venues.
He is the recipient of numerous culinary and educational honors; America Diabetic Association’s “Father of the Year Award” in 2012. JWU Publishing Award 2011, JWU Community Service Award 2009, JWU “Teacher of the Year Award 2008”, and JWU “Outstanding Service Award 2006”.
Lisa Underwood, MS, MBA, RDN | Executive HueDietitian, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Lisa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with expertise in personal nutrition coaching for women and men seeking a healthy lifestyle. Areas of service include adult weight management, diabetes self-care, menopause weight gain, and gut health. She is also the Director of Marketing at RDN Nutrition Consulting.
Gigi Kwok-Hinsley, DrPH, MS, RD | Clinical Nutrition Research Scientists at Amway
Gigi Kwok-Hinsley, DrPH, M.S., R.D., is a Registered Dietitian with a Doctorate in Public Health in the Greater Los Angeles area specializing in nutrition and public health research with experience in adult weight management, school nutrition and health and wellness. Dr. Kwok-Hinsley completed her doctorate in public health at Loma Linda University School of Public Health with an emphasis in preventive care and healthcare management. She has significant experience in weight management, plant-based diets, nutrition research, and health education for a diverse population.
Currently, Gigi is a clinical nutrition research scientist that aims to deliver evidence-based, high-quality products for everyday consumers for everyday use. She is also an adjunct professor at Mt San Antonio Community College in the Greater Los Angeles area. In the past, Dr. Kwok-Hinsley developed and launched NutriBullet University, a corporate social responsibility program for NutriBullet, aimed to increase fruit and vegetable intake at school, at home, and in the community. She was also a clinical research dietitian understanding weight loss and protein consumption at Veteran Affairs Hospital and a lifestyle educator at Kaiser Permanente.
Karla Alejandra | Nutritionist
Karla has a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition, likes taking time with each and everyone of her patients and is passionate about helping them achieve a better health and quality of life through managing their nutrition. She mostly works with patients suffering from chronic disease such as diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease, gastric and bowel diseases, and autoimmune disease.
She also has a passion for learning, and teaching and traveling. She has been a teacher at the high school level and is now a professor at ITESM university where she works with dietitians in training. She also level and is now a professor at ITESM university where she works with dietitians in training. She also likes research and has participated in nutrition, neuroimmunology and assisted reproduction programs.
Linn Steward MA, RDN, CDN
Linn is a registered dietitian with experience in both clinical nutrition and wellness. She currently owns Gourmet Metrics LLC and runs nutrition stats for website recipe collections and cookbook editors. She has cooked privately in Paris, worked on a farm in British Columbia, and holds a Masters Degree from Berkeley. She blogs and tweets about food, regulatory issues, food labels, and home cooking.
Jean Ronnei | SNS
Jean has been a leader in School Food for many years. In addition to serving as President of the School Nutrition Association (SNA), she led the efforts in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), MN to transform their program to one that received national recognition for: building effective financial systems; designing innovative marketing strategies; and creating healthy menus that honored the diverse student body and drove high participation.
In addition to serving as Nutrition Services Director for SPPS, Jean served as Chief Operations Officer. In that role, had responsibility for Technology Services, Facilities, Safety & Security, Custodial, Transportation and Nutrition Services. This role provided her with valuable insights into K-12 and have her uniquely qualified to assist those in the school nutrition field.