Meet Our Educators

Diabetes EducatorsBack: Melissa Zalonis

Front: Mary Beth Fisher

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.

Mary Beth Fisher

Mary Beth Fisher is an adult nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator. She is the program coordinator for the Living with Diabetes program and has worked at North Kansas City Hospital for more than 25 years. She is passionate about sharing accurate information about diabetes and is a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association. She is a past recipient of the healthcare hero award from Ingram’s Magazine.

Melissa Zalonis 

Melissa Zalonis is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator. She has worked at North Kansas City Hospital since 1994 and 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).