At Ford Wellness, our goal is to help everyday people alleviate and prevent chronic disease, get to and maintain a healthy weight, and improve their overall quality of life!
Our team of nutrition professionals, health coaches, fitness trainers, psychologists, and other health practitioners, accomplish these goals by teaching people how to eat better, showing them how to exercise effectively, and coaching them on how to make lifestyle changes over the long-term so that their results last a lifetime!
By addressing multiple factors that affect overall health, we are able to provide a more holistic approach to achieving wellness!
We see most of our clients virtually. We also see clients for medical nutrition therapy in our office located at:
8115 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Suite 350
Fulton, MD 20759
We pride ourselves on our core values…
Commitment to health and wellness
Commitment to research and education
Care for the community
Sincerity and compassion
…and we consider our work a reflection of these values
Meet Our Team
JONENE FORD – FOUNDER
Jonene is a self-proclaimed health junkie and fitness enthusiast who has devoted her life to helping others achieve health and wellness. Her education and life experiences led her to her calling to the field of clinical nutrition, and for the past 15 years, she hasn’t looked back.
Jonene is a functional nutritionist & educator, health and wellness coach, and fitness trainer. She facilitates workshops and presents lectures in the areas of nutrition, wellness, and women’s health. She is committed to life-long learning, and enjoys passing her knowledge on to her clients and to the community around her!
Family & Consumer Sciences Education – University of Akron
Human Growth & Development – University of Akron
Administration & Supervision – Bowie State University
Nutrition & Integrative Health – Maryland University of Integrative Health
Clinical Nutrition – Maryland University of Integrative Health
CATRICE BALLARD – VIRTUAL FITNESS COACH
Catrice has a true passion for fitness, rehabilitation, and overall wellness. She has been engulfed in fitness and wellness since 2001. Her previous work experience includes Fitness Management, basketball coach, Strength and Conditioning coach at a Division I institution, Certified Athletic Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Personal trainer. Catrice also has extensive experience working in Physical Therapy clinics, in which she guided patients through rehabilitative exercise.
Behavioral Sciences w/ Athletic Training Concentration – North Carolina Central University
Physical Education – North Carolina Central University
IZABELLE MENDEZ – SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT SPECIALIST
Izzy is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and holds a B.S. in Biology. She’s currently pursuing additional education in dietetics with the intent of becoming an RDN (registered dietician nutritionist). Izzy has a passion for fitness and healthy living. Through her course work, she has gained knowledge about enhancing motor development and fitness for individuals, including those with disabilities. She has years of work experience as a fitness instructor.
Biology – University of Maryland College Park
Nutrition & Food Science: Dietetics – University of Maryland College ParkAFAA Certified Personal Trainer
CARIN CLINGAN – VIRTUAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION COACH
Carin Clingan is a wife and mother of 4 children – an 11 yr boy and triplet 9-year-old girls. Carin received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Ithaca College in 2000. Upon graduation, she went into corporate fitness and personal training. After having children, she moved to personal training part-time. Eventually, Carin went back to school to obtain her master’s degree in human clinical nutrition and graduated in 2019. Carin loves being able to merge both of her passions in her career.
Exercise Science – Ithaca College
Human Clinical Nutrition – Maryland University of Integrative Health
DR. KRISTI HALL – MENTAL WELLNESS COACH
Dr. Kristi is a licensed clinical psychologist and member of the National Register of Health Psychologists. She studied health and neuropsychology as a concentration during her graduate program at the American School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Kristi has always held a strong interest in brain repair and executive functioning. Through her vast array of clinical training, she became adept in the assessment of psychological and neuropsychological assessments. Her training and experience cover the developmental lifespan from assessing and treating young children with behavioral and learning problems to geriatric clients and competency evaluations (forensics).
IRIS SMITH – EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Iris Smith is very interested in health and wellness because she comes from a family history of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. She practices a plant-based lifestyle and occasionally will add fish and eggs.
Iris believes that fitness (exercise) and good nutrition, a positive outlook, and faith help her experience good outcomes. Body, mind, and spirit – take care of the whole person!
Biology – University of Cincinnati
General Studies – Cuyahoga Community College
TIFFANI SMITH – VIRTUAL ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR
Elementary Education – Bowling Green State University