The Smartte Expert Team

The following amazing women are on our Smartte Expert Team.  These amazing women are helping us provide you with the ultimate life skills experience that will truly help you Live Your BEST Life NOW!


Valerie Stuut Valerie Stuut, MBA – Founder and CEO of Smartte
With her corporate finance background, Valerie is a successful entrepreneur for over 20 years and is passionate about providing positive, role model programs for women and girls. Her company has enriched the lives of over 35,000 girls with various leadership and fitness programs in Broward County Schools.
Lucille Beseler Lucille Beseler MS,RDN, LDN,CDE – Smartte Nutrition ExpertLucille is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator and professional speaker. She founded the Family Nutrition Center of South Florida in 1991. FNC is a comprehensive practice providing in office consultations, as well as nutrition services to hospitals and other community organizations with a proven track record of providing nutrition counseling with cost effective outcomes to children,teens, families, and individuals in South Florida.
Lucille is a professional speaker, sought after for her motivational upbeat approach. She has spoken at national and state meetings, and corporate events. Her media experience includes television and radio. As an author, her book- Nurturing with Nutrition: The essential guide for feeding infants and toddlers- is a 200 page how to book for parents on the principles of feeding their infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. The impetus for her book came from working with children and their families for the last 27 years. The book receives rave reviews from parents, grandparents and everyone who cares for children. She is the Nutrition Consultant for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital – Hollywood, FL for the Craniofacial program and the Cystic Fibrosis Center.
Volunteer Positions:
Lucille was elected in 2011-2014 by her colleagues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics represents 75,000 nutrition professionals.
• President of the Florida Dietetic Association
• Member of Dietetic Nutrition Practice Council of the Florida State Licensing Board for 9 years and 7 years was Chairman.
• Chairman of the AND Political Action Committee.
Awards and recognitions:
• Florida Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietitian 2010
• Florida International University Miami, Florida: Recipient of the Path of Public Health Award in Dietetics 2009 for community work in the area of Childhood Obesity
• Florida Dietetic Association Public Service Award 2007
• South Florida Health Care working group appointed by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2007 to 2013

Education: New York University -New York City, N.Y. – Masters of Science Nutrition


Elizabeth Swann

Elizabeth Swann, Ph.D., ATC – Smartte Fitness Expert

Associate Professor, Athletic Training Program Director Nova Southeastern University Division of Math, Science, and Technology -  Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

Her areas of expertise include: heath care administration, professional development in athletic training, interpersonal communication in clinical education, assessment of learning outcomes and CAATE accreditation


Rachael Needle

Dr. Rachel B Needle, PsyD – Smartte Relationships Expert

Licensed Psychologist, Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University, and Executive Director at Whole Health Psychological Center

The WHPC is a clinical psychology group practice that provides psychological services to the community of Palm Beach county. The WHPC is an outpatient psychological full service practice which is multidimensional in its services. We provide therapy, neurofeedback, testing and assessments for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Each therapist in our center brings a unique specialty to our services combined with exceptional skills and experience along with a very caring and committed approach to each of our clients. We have the ability to be flexible with scheduling appointments to include evenings and weekends, which is helpful for those with very busy schedules and family commitments.

Joy Lainez

Joy Lainez – Smartte Leadership, Team Engagement and Events Expert

Current CEO of Joyful Times Events – corporate events and community service programs. Joy was also a District Team Leader for Target and left with over 22 years of retail experience and is well know for managing in-store events, community out reach events and employee engagement programs.

Bonnie Gesualdi Chao Bonnie Gesualdi-Chao – Smartte Employment and Benefits ExpertCurrent Managing Partner of HR Strategic Solutions Group, a full staffing company. Bonnie was the HR Manager for American Express and is well know for her award winning contributions to building solid benefits, training and engagement programs.



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