Dietitians

Holly Barbee, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

Holly Barbee RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at Esperanza Health Center. She attends Calvary Chapel of Delaware County. Growing up as a military child, gave her a love for others and different cultures. She loves working at Esperanza because it allows her to share the love of God and learn new cultures while teaching others how to take care of themselves nutritionally.She enjoys reading, cooking, grocery shopping, and watching Alabama football.

BS: The University of Alabama
Internship: Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis
Licensures Certifications:
• Pennsylvania License: Dietitian-Nutritionist
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Sites where Ms. Evans sees patients: Hunting Park

Christina Chong, RD, LDN, CDE

Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator

Christina Chong, RD, LDN, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and board certified Diabetes Educator at Esperanza Health Center. She attends Renewal Presbyterian Church of West Philadelphia. She had opportunities to travel to Venezuela, Mexico, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, where God grew her love for the Spanish language and different cultures. She enjoys reading, cooking, and sharing meals with others.

BS: Cornell University
MS: University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Dietetic Internship Program
Licensures/Certifications:
• Pennsylvania License: Dietitian-Nutritionist
• Board Certified: Diabetes Educator
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Korean
Site where Ms. Chong sees patients: Kensington

Katharine DeSouza, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Katharine DeSouza, RD, LDN, joined Esperanza in 2020 as a Registered Dietitian. She likes to be associated by her nickname ‘Kitty’ since she has gone by that name since kindergarten. Kitty grew up in a small town in the mountains of New Hampshire, and describes her childhood as being “surrounded by God’s majesty.” Her decision to work in nutrition came after experiencing how food insecurity affects the holistic wellbeing of a person. Kitty’s passion is to use food to help people feel well and whole while lowering their chances of chronic illness.

BS: La Salle University
Licensures/Certifications:

  • Pennsylvania Licensed- Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Registered Dietitian
    Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
    Site where MS. DeSouza sees patients: Kensington