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Mary Dunaway, RD, LD, CDEMary Dunaway, RD, LD, CDE Anders and Dunaway

Mary is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian in the state of Nevada, and a Certified Diabetes Educator. As the sole owner of Anders and Dunaway Consultants, Inc., she has been in private practice since 1999. Originally from Southern California, Mary graduated cum laude from Colorado State University with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has over 20 years experience working in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, long-term care, dialysis facilities, community education, and private consultation.

Fun facts: Mary loves her husband, family, work, golf (has played Pebble Beach, and dreams of playing St. Andrews), NLF football, chocolate, her fur babies, a good cabernet, movies, traveling, and food - making it, eating it, and talking about it!

Personal quote: "Everything in moderation, including moderation!" -- Oscar Wilde
"There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so." -- William Shakespeare

Kelcie Atkin, RD, LD, CDEKelcie Atkin, RD, LD Anders and Dunaway

Kelcie is a third generation native Las Vegan who graduated with honors from University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a minor in psychology. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She has a background in working with preschool and elementary-school age children, clinical nutrition support, bariatric surgery, long-term care and teaching group classes. As a certified diabetes educator, Kelcie specializes is counseling patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes.She is also currencly working on improving her Spanish-speaking skills. You may also find Kelcie moonlighting as a clinical dietitian at a local hospital.

Fun fact: Kelcie spends her free time reading, cooking and is a self-proclaimed "TV-aholic". She also regularly enjoys practicing yoga and Pilates and going on hikes. She is an animal lover and currenty has two cats (Leo and Blue) and a fish (Sharkbait) and is hoping to add a basset hound to the family in the future.

Personal quote: "Comparison is the thief of joy" -- Theodore Roosevelt
"You don't get what you wish for-you get what you work for". -- Unknown

Lisa Contreras, RD, LDLisa Contreras, RD, LD Anders and Dunaway

Originally an educator in the Clark County School District, Lisa merged her passions for teaching and healthy eating to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian. She graduated cum laude in 2015 from University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Nutrition Sciences. Lisa’s experience as a dietitian includes providing medical nutrition therapy to address a variety of conditions in outpatient and clinical settings. Her strengths include client-centered nutritional and weight management counseling and teaching classes to help patients manage diabetes.

Fun facts: Lisa stays fit through Latin ballroom dancing and classical tap, strength training, and yoga. She also enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and the beach. An active fourth-grader, a three-legged Pomeranian and mischievous Huskimo keep her on her toes.

Personal quote: "Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit." -- B.K.S. Lyengar

Adam Cisek, RD, LDAdam Cisek, RD, LD Anders and Dunaway

Adam is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian in the state of Nevada. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015 and completed his dietetic internship with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.

Fun facts: He cannot get enough time with his beautiful wife and 2 young children. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, cooking, and sleeping (wait, what’s sleep?)

Personal quote: “A party without cake is just a meeting.” -- Julia Child

Nakia Addison, RD, LDNakia Addison, RD, LD

Nakia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian in the state of Nevada. Following hurricane Katrina, Nakia moved to Las Vegas and completed her degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a native from New Orleans, Nakia can attest to the love of food and culture, and uses her experiences to the benefit of her patients and clients. Nakia has a diverse background in nutrition, working in hospitals, long-term care, home healthcare, outpatient consultation, and diabetes education.

Fun facts: Nakia is active in her church, loves her family and thinks “her dog is people too!” Nakia is an avid Saints fan (but we won’t hold that against her!)

Personal Quote: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

Daphnne Balizan, RD, LDLeanne Nieto, RD, LD

Daphnne Balizan is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, licensed in the state of Nevada. She has a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from New Mexico State University, graduated Cum Laude from University of Nevada Las Vegas with a second bachelor’s in Nutrition Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Daphnne grew up as an athlete playing numerous sports including 10 years as a competitive gymnast. Health and fitness has always been a part of her entire life and she truly enjoys helping others improve their health and quality of life. Daphnne’s experience includes acute long term care and outpatient counseling.

Fun facts: In her free time Daphnne loves exercising with her husband, traveling, watching movies and being a dog mom of 4.

Personal Quote: “I do not run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.” -Nadia Comaneci

Leanne NietoLeanne Nieto, RD, LD

Leannne (Michelle Leanne) found her passion to serve humanity through providing nutrition services. She obtained her bachelor of science degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduating cum laude. She now serves as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team at a long-term/restorative care facility, as well as providing outpatient nutrition education.

Fun facts: Leanne loves her husband and two crazy doggies, loves music and to sing, and loves to make people laugh and smile daily. One of her favorite people and role models is Hunter "Patch" Adams - due to his belief that laughter and humor are essential for both physical and emotional health.

Personal Quote: "Take care of someone else. Be there for someone else. Bless someone else. A happy life is about giving more that taking." -- Mandy Hale

Andrea Price, RD, LD, CDEAndrea Price, RD, LD, CDE Anders and Dunaway

Andrea is a Spanish speaking Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 7 years of experience in the nutrition and wellness field. Andrea graduated cum laude in 2009 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She holds a certificate of training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Managment from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has also received extentive training in the areas of diabetes management, chronic kidney disease management and bariatric nutrition. Andrea is passionate about guiding and supporting her patients to meet their goals.

Fun fact: Born and raised in Colombia. She loves the constant chaos of being the mother of a toddler. She also loves food, movies, reading and hiking.

Personal quote: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

Karolina Balkenbush, RD, LDKarolina Balkenbush, RD, LD Anders and Dunaway

Karolina is a Registered Dietitian specializing in pediatric nutrition and diabetes management. She graduated magna cum laude from University of Nevada, Reno with a dual degree in Nutrition Science and Biochemistry. Karolina sees patients full time at Children’s Heart Center of Nevada and assists with diabetes education at Anders and Dunaway. She is fluent in English and Spanish and loves to teach interactive group classes.

Fun facts: Karolina enjoys reading about nutrition news and research, exercising with her friends at the CrossFit gym, and falling asleep with her dogs on the couch every night while her husband watches history documentaries.

Martha Hernandez

Martha Hernandez, Anders and Dunaway, Las Vegas NV

Martha is our bilingual office assistant. She earned a certificate in Spanish Medical Language Translation, and is currently working on becoming a certified lifestyle coach.

Fun facts: She loves her kids and Super Heros.

Personal quote: "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." — Lumiére, Beauty and the Beast

Brenda Lopez

Brenda Lopez, Anders and Dunaway, Las Vegas NV

Brenda is a part-time bilingual office assistant, assisting with our Spanish speaking patients. Brenda was born in Mexico and raised in Las Vegas.

Fun facts: She enjoys spending time with her 2 kids, dancing Zumba, and reading in her spare time.

Personal quote: ..."Stay positive, work hard, and make it happen." -- Unknown