Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is granted to outstanding SHRS alumni who have distinguished themselves through their academic, professional and humanitarian accomplishments. Their commitment to professional excellence and dedication to serving their communities through scholarship, education and advocacy exemplify the core values of SHRS.
Helen Agresti (Clinical Dietetics & Nutrition, BS '00)

BS – Gannon University, Biochemistry/Nutrition, 1997
BS – University of Pittsburgh, Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, 2000

Helen Agresti is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in private practice and founder of Professional Nutrition Consulting, LLC. She provides personal nutrition coaching and counseling (both in-person and via telehealth). Her services also include cooking demos, lunch & learns and corporate wellness presentations.

Agresti has educated the public on healthy eating for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition program. 

She has a passion for assisting children and adults achieve a healthy weight, seek pain relief, experience a better night’s sleep and feel more energetic. Her main goal is for them to respect their bodies by fueling it regularly and nutritiously. 

Through the Adults with Autism Waiver (AAW), Agresti coaches adults with Autism (Asperger Syndrome). She provides her expertise in conjunction with the patient's health care team from all areas of the state including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. 

Agresti is also a certified Pilates instructor. She teaches weekly Pilates reformer classes at a local fitness and wellness center, an experience she uses to cross-promote healthy eating and exercise. 

A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, along with her husband and their five children, she enjoys traveling and taking part in local races throughout the year with her family. You can find Agresti’s healthy recipes and nutrition advice on various online publications including Thrive Global and HuffPost.