Meet Our Team
Flagstaff: Carol Gora
Carol received her Master’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Colorado as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She worked in a small rural clinic in Colorado as a Family Nurse Practitioner until her and her husband moved to Flagstaff in 2007. Since that time, she has worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Flagstaff Medical Center and currently also works at Safe Child Center, where she performs examinations on children who have been physically and/or sexually abused. Carol loves to be outdoors and some of her accomplishments consist of being a children’s ski instructor at Keystone, Colorado and being a certified aerobics instructor. Her current passion is to go for long trail rides on her horse Ebay and enjoy the Arizona country side.
Flagstaff: Sara Pinson
Sara received her Bachelor of Science degree in health science/nutrition option from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Sara traveled across the country and completed her dietetic internship in Salem, Ore. Prior to relocating to Flagstaff she worked as the dietitian for the San Carlos Apache Tribal Diabetes Prevention Program. She is looking forward to visiting with you soon, helping you be healthy from head to toe! Her famous last words are "eat those vegetables!"
Verde Valley: Megan Anderson
Megan received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her internship in Flagstaff. Before joining the Fit Kids Program, Megan had a diverse background cooking in kitchens around the country. She even spent time cooking at the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World. Megan enjoys combining her passions for food and nutrition in a way that will inspire those around her to have a healthy relationship with their meals.
Flagstaff: Molly Sutton
Molly is the program counselor for Fit Kids in Flagstaff. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and English. She then received her Master’s of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Prior to joining Fit Kids, Molly worked in Chapel Hill, NC as an in-home therapist for at-risk children and their families. Her internships include experiences working in various settings, including an assisted living facility, juvenile center and a children’s hospice. In her free time Molly enjoys painting and reading, watching movies, hiking, cooking and practicing yoga on a regular basis.
Verde Valley: Sherry Villas
Sherry is the program counselor for Fit Kids in the beautiful Verde Valley. She has been a teacher, counselor and principal for 28 years. Sherry retired this year and is excited to be counseling children. Sherry has a Master’s Degree in teaching, administration and counseling with an emphasis in reality therapy. She and her husband, Ray, have three children who also live in the Verde Valley. Sherry is a fifth generation Arizonan with ties to Miller Valley in Prescott. Kids are her thing!
Flagstaff: Cynthia Walton
Cynthia is the exercise physiologist for the Fit Kids clinic in Flagstaff. She graduated from Texas A & M University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science and is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist. Prior to joining Fit Kids, Cynthia worked in Reno, Nev., for the Healthy Hearts program at the Children’s Heart Center of Nevada. She is excited about the opportunity to improve children’s lives through exercise as part of Fit Kids of Arizona. Cynthia is an avid college football fan and enjoys running in her free time.
Verde Valley: Sara Nelson
Sara is the exercise physiologist for the VVMC Fit Kids program. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology. Prior to joining Fit Kids Sara completed her clinical internship at the University of Michigan’s pediatric weight management program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In her free time Sara enjoys running, reading, and exploring all of Arizona’s wonderful hiking trails. Sara is excited to share her love of health with kids and their families as part of the Fit Kids of Arizona team.
Flagstaff/Verde Valley: Hiliary Smith
Hiliary is the Community Outreach Specialist for Fit Kids of Arizona. Her background is in communication and education, and she received her Bachelor’s degree in public relations from Missouri State University. Prior to joining Fit Kids, Hiliary worked at a public relations firm in St. Louis, Mo., working with clients in education, healthcare, animal nutrition and urban gardening. Most recently, she served as a volunteer for 10 months in Encarnación, Paraguay teaching elementary students, working in a small health center and doing pastoral outreach. In her free time Hiliary enjoys running, reading, volunteering and exploring new places and cultures.
Flagstaff/Verde Valley: Matthew Leversee
Matt is the Fit Kids of Arizona program manager. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and specialized in Health Promotion from Michigan State University. Matt has been educating people on exercise, nutrition and wellness for the past three years in a corporate environment and used to work with the MSU Strength and Speed Olympic Program. Now he is busy coordinating activities for Fit Kids participants and the overall expansion of the program.
Flagstaff: Grace Gonzalez-Galloway
Grace is the Office Coordinator for Fit Kids of Arizona. She is a long-time resident of Flagstaff and enjoys working within the community. Grace facilitates the relationship between the patients and the providers within the office setting and wants everyone to have a positive visit at the clinic. She is bilingual (English and Spanish) and is proud to be able to apply her skills to help others.
Tori has lived in the Verde Valley for 20 years. She recently graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Public Management. She worked at Yavapai College and assisted students registering for classes as well as planning all the student events on campus. Tori keeps both the Fit Kids office and the Verde Valley Medical Center education office running smoothly. She schedules appointments and keeps track of all the paperwork for patients.
Verde Valley: Tori Scott