Our health center in The Woodlands is conveniently located off I-45 North in the Sam Moon Shopping Center. With easy access on and off the interstate, this center is a quick drive from North Houston and Spring all the way up to parts of Conroe and Willis.
Lead Medical Assistant
Elizabeth was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Houston, TX. She is a registered medical assistant. Shortly after graduating high school, Elizabeth attended Westwood College and where she graduated as a medical assistant. As a child she had aspirations of being a part of the healthcare industry and throughout her years of patient care, this has become her passion.
Elizabeth joined DiabetesAmerica in 2010 and has gained much knowledge during her time here. During her first few months of working for DiabetesAmerica, Elizabeth became aware of the complications of this progressive disease when not managed properly and encouraged her parents to get tested for diabetes. Both of her parents were then diagnosed with diabetes. Elizabeth understands the day to day struggles of patients with diabetes as she has witnessed her parents battle them everyday. She thrives to inspire patients along with her parents towards better diabetes management in order to avoid serious complications. Elizabeth takes pride in being part of a team that provides great comprehensive medical care and patient support, which is equipped with the knowledge and tools towards improved diabetes management.
During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and her lovable dog Missy. She is now in pursuit of continuing her education to become a nurse. Her favorite sport is basketball and is a Lakers fan.
Kateryna Komarovskiy, MD
Dr. Komarovskiy moved to the Houston area in 2011 and joined the DiabetesAmerica team in early 2012. She is double board certified in Endocrinology and in Internal Medicine, specializing in diabetes care. She is proud to be a third generation physician in her family. At the age of 14, Dr. Komarovskiy entered nursing school and then continued onto medical school where she worked as a nurse during her summer breaks. In 2002, she made the moved to the United States from Ukraine to start a family and complete her medical training in Staten Island, New York. She went on to finish her specialty training in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also served as chief resident.
She choose to specialize in diabetes therapy because it is a disease that currently affects one in every four individuals after age 65 and it has already had an affect in her family. Dr. Komarovskiy sees my role as a physician as a guide for patients to help control or prevent diabetes. She believes that in order for a patient to follow advice, he or she must understand the reason behind it or why it is important.
Jamie Rey was raised in Conroe, Texas and was introduced to diabetes when her father was diagnosed with late onset Type 1. She attended Baylor University to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Biology. She then returned to Conroe and attended Sam Houston State University to obtain her Secondary Teaching Certificate in Biology and Chemistry. Her first teaching job was as a Chemistry Teacher at the Woodlands High School in the Woodlands. After that, she briefly stayed at home to have her two children before returning to teaching at Caney Creek High School in Conroe.
Jamie has a passion for learning and decided to leave teaching to return to school and obtain her Associates in Nursing at Lone Star Kingwood College. During her second semester in nursing school her daughter as diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was from that point on that Jamie knew her focus and attention was to be focused on management and education of diabetes, not only to her daughter, but those that surrounded her.
After graduating from Lone Star Kingwood, Jamie went on to study at the University of Texas in Arlington to begin her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Jamie began with DiabetesAmerica in 2012 and is passionate and focused on helping patients manage and take control of their diabetes.
Jamie is family focused and spends her free time enjoying the company of her husband and two beautiful children. They spend frequent time at their beach place with their friends and family. She enjoys working out at the local YMCA and frequently attends various cycling and 5k running events.
CJ grew up in the big sky of Central Montana. She returned to her native Iowa to attend Iowa State University where she earned her BS in nutrition. After completing her one year of dietetic internship in New Haven, Connecticut, she moved to Kansas City to start her career in nutrition education and public relations for the dairy industry. While in Kansas City CJ earned her MBA at University of Missouri-Kansas City. The wheat foods industry beckoned her to Washington, DC to establish national education and communications programs. A new opportunity presented itself, and CJ became a co-owner and manager of a preclinical drug development laboratory in Maryland for 10 years. Moving to Texas in 2002, CJ reestablished her roots in nutrition and diabetes education focusing on training people on the insulin pump. CJ joined DiabetesAmerica in January 2009 and brings her enthusiasm for helping others achieve a quality of life - their whole life through education, support and understanding.
CJ lives with her husband in The Woodlands where she continues to enjoy landscaping and creating new culinary delights for family and friends. CJ is happy to be a part of the DiabetesAmerica team.
Cheryl Winter, MS RD, MS APRN, CDE, FNP-BC
Starting out in the healthcare arena as a masters-prepared registered dietitian, Cheryl has always been professionally driven by the mantra: “Food is Medicine and Medicine is Food.” After a 7-year career as a registered dietitian mostly working in the intensive care units of Houston’s Texas Medical Center, Cheryl concluded that becoming a nurse would help her empower her patients to understand the medicinal properties of food, in treating their health conditions. Therefore, Cheryl obtained a second bachelor’s degree and became a registered nurse. After many years of working as an intensive care nurse and treating the sickest of the sick, Cheryl became even more determined to reduce the significant suffering she witnessed and help prevent people from ever getting sick and requiring hospitalization in the first place. She therefore combined her nursing and nutrition credentials and forged her career in the outpatient diabetes arena to become a certified diabetes educator, working to keep people healthy and out of hospitals.
In 2006, Cheryl was fortunate to land an exciting job as a diabetes educator at a facility on the cutting edge of treatments that improve people’s lives. This facility was DiabetesAmerica. While working here, Cheryl knew she had found her calling in the area of diabetes and wanted to again further her knowledge by becoming a family nurse practitioner. Cheryl briefly left DiabetesAmerica to pursue this educational goal, but soon returned in September 2010 after her graduation with her second master’s degree. She is excited to be at DiabetesAmerica, practicing as a healthcare provider, where she is able to continue her mantra, “Food is Medicine and Medicine is Food,” since treatment with food is always her first choice in treating people with diabetes, along with individualizing care with other medically necessary treatments.
Cheryl lives with her husband in The Woodlands/Conroe, Texas area. They have two daughters, one a musical theater devotee living in New York City, and the other a meteorologist, working on a graduate degree at Rice University. When not working, Cheryl enjoys exercising, boating, painting, interior design, and spending quality time with her amazing family.