Diabetes Learning Center Staff


Anne Carroll, RN, CDE has been employed as a Diabetes Educator since 1999, however, (unofficially), she has been educating people about diabetes all her life, having been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at two years of age. She enjoys the challenges of assisting people come to understand their diabetes and demonstrating how good life can be, despite the added challenges a chronic disease can impose. Anne has a supportive husband, 3 sons, 10 grandchildren and 2 cats.  She enjoys travel, Words with Friends and serving in her church and community. Her mantra:  Life is Good!

Amanda Edwards, RN

Lori Gardner, RD, CDE is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.  She was born and raised in Seattle and then attended Central Washington University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science.  Lori started her career at Kadlec in 2003 working in the hospital for several  years before transitioning to the diabetes learning center.  She enjoys working with patients with diabetes, as well as those with nutritional concerns such as food allergies, pediatric and adult weight management, and kidney disease.  Lori enjoys cooking, hiking with her dog, snowboarding, and time spent with family. Unloading the dishwasher is her least favorite chore. 

Katrina McCauley, RN, CDE is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator who has worked in the diabetes education department at Kadlec since 2010.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union College in 2005 and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Capella University in 2017.  Katrina has had type 1 diabetes herself since 2001 and has a passion for helping others with diabetes.  Her areas of specialty include insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.  She also coordinates the TrialNet Type 1 Diabetes Pathway to Prevention research study at Kadlec.
Nadine Mitchell, RD, CDE

Nadine Mitchell, RDN, RN, BSN, CDE is a Clinical Dietitian and Registered Nurse at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington.  She earned a degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Utah State University in 1993, after which she achieved extra certifications as a Diabetes Educator and then in adult weight management.  Nadine graduated with her nursing degree from Washington State University in May 2016.  The majority of her 24-year career has been spent focused in hospital out-patient nutrition therapy.  Besides diabetes and eating disorders, her other specialties include kidney disease, pediatric and adult weight management, heart disease.  In addition, she often works with people who have celiac disease, food allergies, and any other nutrition-related problem. She is also bilingual Spanish.  Nadine is married.  She has 2 children, 4 step-children and 8 grandchildren.  She enjoys cycling and playing the piano.  

Jane Shubert, RN, CDE has been educating people about their diabetes since 1996 while employed by the Tri Cities first endocrinologist. She found she loved educating those with diabetes and helping make a difference in their lives. She has been employed at the Kadlec Diabetes Learning Center since 1999. She enjoys working with all age groups, from the newly diagnosed with diabetes to those with insulin pumps.  A special joy is helping mothers with gestational diabetes and pre-existing diabetes have happy outcomes.

Carrie Swift, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE received her BS in Food Science/Human Nutrition and MS in Human Nutrition from Washington State University. Early on in her career Carrie knew that working in diabetes education was the right choice for her. She became a certified diabetes educator in 1990. Carrie later achieved board certification in advanced diabetes management, just three years after the credential was launched. Carrie has a wide range of experience in diabetes and nutrition. Carrie has authored peer-reviewed journal articles, text book chapters, and a book –‘Idiot’s Guides Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes’. She is an active volunteer leader, serving on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and has held many leadership positions for Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group (DCE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Carrie was recognized as Diabetes Educator of the Year by DCE in 2013.  

Caitlin Wright, RN, BSN is a Richland native, born and raised. She graduated from Columbia Basin College with her Associate’s degree in Nursing and has worked as an RN in a variety of specialties, including neuro-trauma, cardiac, wound care, and diabetes education. In 2017, Caitlin received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Oregon Health and Science University. With a family a history of type 2 diabetes, Caitlin is passionate about educating and helping individuals learn how to better understand as well as manage their diabetes within their own lives. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys horseback riding, reading a good book and walking her golden retriever Brody. 


Christina Burrows, RN

Amy Hegarty, RD, MPH, CDE

CDE designates a Certified Diabetes Educator. 

BC-ADM designates Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management.