Meet Our Team
Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP
Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP attended University of Illinois, receiving a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduation, she worked for several years in public relations, and started her family. Rachel returned to school after her children were born, attending Trinity College of Nursing in Rock Island. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse while attending the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University, where she also received her Masters of Science in Midwifery. She has been practicing midwifery in the Quad Cities since 2006.
Rachel’s areas of interest include Integrative Healthcare focusing on nutrition, exercise and stress management. She heads up the Weight Management Program at The Group, offering medically managed meal replacements as well as one-on-one counseling to help patients achieve their optimal health.
Rachel and her husband Rob have four nearly grown children between them and share a love for adventure travel activities like hiking, rock climbing and scuba diving.
Taylor Streitmatter, The Group’s Nutritionist, earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from Illinois State University in 2016. As a rural Sparland, Illinois native, she is excited to be helping patients close to home. As an integral part of the Weight Management Program team at The Group, she enjoys teaching patients about proper nutrition, particularly preventative nutrition education, to be the healthiest versions of themselves. Taylor’s favorite part about working at The Group is helping patients progress toward goals they never thought they’d be able to achieve.
When she’s not at The Group, Taylor loves cooking and baking, going to the gym, and playing guitar. She’s a St. Louis Cardinal fan and spends as much time as possible outside.
Come visit Taylor and learn more about Weight Management at The Group. She’ll specifically work with you on your unique weight loss goals and obstacles.
Allison Elfline, Personal Trainer
Allison Elfline, a Midwest native, has had many life experiences leading to her current role as trainer, leader, and coach. Allison attended Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, obtaining a degree in Musical Theatre, graduating in 1999 with honors. In 2002, she and her husband moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Allison enjoyed a career in semi- and professional theatre for many years. With a move home to the Quad City area, Allison focused her studies on obtaining a Masters of Science in Education, with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Health. She graduated with honors in May 2014.
Over the years, Allison discovered a passion for combining her love of helping others with a love of nutrition, fitness, and general wellness. As an employee for Weight Watchers International since 2010, Allison has helped thousands of members achieve their health and fitness goals. In addition to leading weekly meetings, Allison enjoys her role as Leader Coach with Weight Watchers, training new leaders on how to be successful in the meeting room. Allison also recently finished her education with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, becoming a Certified Personal Trainer, with specializations in Fitness Nutrition and Women’s Fitness. In her spare time, Allison enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family. She lives in Rock Island, Illinois with her husband Rob, their daughter Violet, and two dogs.