Our Team

Myriam Michel, Executive Director


Myriam A. Michel brings a wealth of expertise to Healthy Waltham from running her successful event planning business for over a decade. As a longtime Waltham resident, she hopes to use her many years of event planning experience, creativity, and nonprofit background to grow the organization’s footprint to the most needed.

Prior to opening M&M Elite Events, Myriam served as the Program Development Manager for Boston University’s African Presidential Center. In that capacity, she planned and executed the logistics for annual policy conferences focusing on increasing capital flows to Africa, which were held throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa. She also managed fundraising efforts to secure a $4 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of the Center’s programming.

Myriam holds a BA in History from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is involved with various non-profit and political efforts throughout the Greater Boston area. Myriam is a devoted wife to her husband Donald and a loving mother to her children and dog Simon.

Maria DiMaggio, Communications & Development Director


Maria DiMaggio is a Waltham resident with two children in the Waltham Public schools. An enthusiastic cook, gardener, and community volunteer, she worked previously in Corporate Communications and Marketing in the financial services industry for over 15 years. Maria was a founding member of “I to I” Waltham, a cooperative playgroup and parent support group. Maria earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University (CT) with a major in German, and received a Fulbright award for a year of study in Germany.  In addition to communications and development, Maria also coordinates our Waltham Connections for Healthy Aging initiative. Other interests include serving on the board of the Friends of the Waltham Public Library.


Rebecca Toutant, MA, RD, LDN, CDE, Nutrition Educator


Rebecca has worked in the field of health, wellness, and disease prevention for over a decade. She is a registered dietitian, personal trainer, and certified diabetes educator with special training in autism, celiac disease, diabetes, disordered eating, and sports nutrition. Her work focuses on helping children and adults develop positive and rewarding relationships with food and movement. Rebecca began her career as a personal trainer, helping clients achieve fitness goals and also leading adapted exercise (programs for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities), before furthering her education as a dietician and educator. At Healthy Waltham, Rebecca runs our program “Fearless Foodies” in partnership with the Waltham Public Schools. Rebecca’s kid-friendly food tastings, using delicious and innovative recipes and fun stories, encourage students to explore new foods and learn how these foods fuel growing bodies. Rebecca blogs at www.nourishingbitsandbites.com.