Meet Our Educators

During your journey through diabetes, we’re here to help. As certified diabetes educators, we can show you how to live a healthy, full life with diabetes.

Melissa Zalonis

Melissa ZalonisMelissa Zalonis is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator. She is the program coordinator for the Living with Diabetes program and has worked at North Kansas City Hospital since 1994. She has specialized in diabetes nursing since 2008. She belongs to the hospital’s Speakers Bureau and is a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Rachel Rogers

Rachel Rogers is a registered nurse with a passion for diabetes education. She started working at North Kansas City Hospital in 2016 and soon after joined the diabetes education team. Rachel is passionate about helping patients achieve their health goals and overcome barriers. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners (AMNP), and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).