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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

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 clinical: hospital, long term/acute care and outpatient counseling.

Fun facts: 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 Nieto, RD, LDLeanne Nieto, RD, LD

Leanne (Michelle Leanne) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, licensed in the state of Nevada. 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

Sahar Fayad, RD, LDSahar Fayad, RD, LD Anders and Dunaway

Sahar graduated cum laude with a bachelors degree in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship in Summerlin Hospital. While in college, Sahar worked for a vitamin company for several years and is well-aware of many current diet trends and supplements. Her goal is to earn her CDE credentials in order to help patients prevent and/or manage their diabetes with food and exercise.

Fun Facts: Sahar likes to play all kind of sports and is constantly on the lookout to try new things. She believes life is all about learning, exploring, and most of all-enjoying!

Personal quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”, ~Tim Notke

Brooke Lorenz, RD, LDBrooke Lorenz,RD, LD

Brooke is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian in the state of Nevada. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Sciences with a minor in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has always had a passion for health and fitness and found her way to help others through nutrition. Brooke completed her internship at St. Rose hospitals.

Fun Facts: Brooke loves to hang out with her two fur children and husband. She also enjoys being outdoors (especially the beach), working out, and traveling with her husband. Brooke is a huge Cubs and Vegas Golden Knights fan.

Personal Quote: "Why fit in when you were born to stand out." ~Dr. Seuss

Kori McVeety, RD, LDKori McVeety,RD, LD

Kori is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian in the State of Nevada. After graduating from Idaho State University in 2001, she moved to Oregon. Over the last 15 years she gained a variety of experiences working in hospitals, school districts, and dialysis facilities. Now she is back in Nevada, where she grew up, enjoying the sunshine and the opportunity to work with others and help them reach their nutrition goals.

Fun facts: She likes to cook and plan new ways to add healthy foods to recipes. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, and exploring new places. She enjoys football, but don’t let her pick the winning team for you. She is often rooting for the underdog.

Personal quote: “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.” ~William Shakespeare

Jennifer Derasmo, RD, LDJeffifer Derasmo,RD, LD

Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian who graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Sciences. She was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida, and has lived in Las Vegas for over 13 years. Her devotion and passion lies in helping others treat and prevent diseases and gain control over their weight and eating habits by developing a healthier lifestyle.

Fun facts: Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend and friends, keeping up about health and wellness, helping animals, volunteering and philanthropy, watching sports, cooking and food swapping, exercising, yoga, traveling, or practicing her public speaking.

Personal Quotes: “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome”. ~Booker T. Washington “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” ~Wayne W. Dyer

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.

Sonia Figueroa

Sonia Figueroa, Anders and Dunaway, Las Vegas NV

Sonia is a part-time bilingual office assistant, assisting with our Spanish speaking patients. She also workes part time as a pharmacy technitian, and is a full time college student, with plans on attending Medical School.

Fun facts: Hmmm, my mom is my bestfriend. I love hiking, reading books, painting and napping on my free time?

Personal quote: "...happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light" -- Harry Potter

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