Meet the Diabetes Education Team

RN = Registered Nurse
CDE = Certified Diabetes Educator
RD = Registered Dietician
MIT = Masters in Teaching


Abrey Lee, RD, CDE

Abrey Lee is a native to the Pacific Northwest. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Abrey enjoys working alongside patients to educate and empower them to reach their nutrition and lifestyle goals. She believes in creating sustainable changes with her patients and creating healthier habits that will last a lifetime. Her interests include cooking, yoga, hiking, and spending time with her family.


Rachel Montgomery, MIT, RN, CDE

Rachel Montgomery is a Seattle native with a passion for teaching. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from University of Puget Sound, her Master’s degree in Education from Seattle University, and then went on to teach biology and physical science for many years. She now loves teaching the diabetes group classes, and working with individuals to help them learn about diabetes and how to maintain good control. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Seattle and enjoys running, soccer, hiking, skiing, and reading.

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Mariya Shurnene, MS, RD, CDE

Mariya Shurnene is a native of Moscow, Russia, and has lived in the US for 18 years. She received her Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University, where she also completed her dietetic internship. Mariya’s passion for nutrition and diabetes education has guided both her education and professional work. She finds fulfillment in helping patients achieve their health goals. She lives in the Seattle area with her family, two big dogs and a bunny. She loves to travel, take road trips, hike and read.

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Pam Trohimovich, RN, CDE

Pam Trohimovich is a graduate of the Orvis School of Nursing at University of Nevada, Reno, and focused on critical care nursing for the first 15 years of her career. In 2010, she switched her focus in order to help people learn how to prevent the complications associated with diabetes so they can live long productive lives. Pam is involved with her busy family as a Girl Scout leader and volunteers for many school activities.

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Danette Wickman, RDN, CD

Danette Wickman was drawn to the field of dietetics when her father was diagnosed with Type II diabetes when she was an adolescent. She has more than 20 years of experience in the dietetics field, and thrives on helping her patients meeting their health and nutrition goals. Danette graduated from Iowa State University with a BA in Nutrition and completed her clinical dietetic internship at Hurley Medical Center in Flint Michigan. Her passions in life include her family, health and nutrition, running (5 marathons), gymnastics, soccer and sailing.