Meet the Denver Wellness and Nutrition Team

At Denver Wellness and Nutrition, our objective is to help our clients reach their optimal health. Our Registered Dietitians are highly trained with extensive educational degrees, ensuring specific and thorough knowledge. Registered Dietitians have more clinical training hours than others in the field, which guarantees a more complete understanding of each individual patient's needs. Our wellness and nutrition team members are partners in our client's health, focusing on individualized care; no two patients are the same, and it is our job to provide our clients with the precise care that they need. It is our goal to have every client living his or her best nutritional life in less time, improving their overall quality of life. At Denver Wellness and Nutrition, we navigate the nutritional maze for our clients; we are physician approved and recommended, and are knowledgeable on insurance. Additionally, we are entirely accessible to our clients; with online scheduling, convenient appointment times - in person or on the phone - our team is ready to guide, support, and educate our clients to help them build the foundation of a lifetime of optimal health.

Our Registered Dietitians:

Jessica Crandall, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator
Wellness Center Director

Jessica Crandall earned her Bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and completed her postgraduate work in Oneonta, New York with rotations at Rose Medical Center, through which she is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics formerly the American Dietetics Association. As a Registered Dietitian, Jessica specializes in nutritional counseling in weight management, bariatric education, cardiac diet modification, renal diet guidance, celiac disease, diabetes nutrition counseling, oncology, and also works with children with feeding with special nutritional needs. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Aerobics Instructor. Jessica is the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson.


Email: jessica.crandall@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Hilary Rounds, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator

Hilary Rounds earned her bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and completed her post-graduate work through the VA Healthcare System in San Diego, California. Hilary is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Nutrition Counseling and Education, as well as through the National Academy of Sports Medicine for Personal Training. Hilary has also done consulting and assessment work in nutrition and exercise. As a Registered Dietitian, Hilary specializes in health coaching and outpatient issues including bariatrics, weight management, and diabetes. She is a certified diabetes educator.


Email: hilary.rounds@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Halley Rust, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

In 2008, Halley Rust earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science Nutrition from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. She completed her accredited dietetic internship at Keene State College. Halley has diverse work experiences in community nutrition with extensive experience in nutrition education and counseling, specifically working for the Arizona Woman Infants & Children (WIC) program. Halley is passionate about promoting optimal nutrition by enabling others to make informed food choices. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Halley specializes in weight management, Diabetes, hepatic nutrition, renal nutrition, pediatric nutrition, cardiovascular health & currently focuses on kidney & liver transplant. She is working towards becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator.


Email: halley.rust@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Kali Pearson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Kali was born and raised in Colorado. Kali has always kept very active with being involved in ballet, volleyball, basketball, pom and track. She currently loves to run, ski and play outside and swim with her husband, 3 yr old and 9 month old. She earned her Bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and completed her postgraduate work through the University of Delaware, through which she is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her love for cooking, being physical active and overall love for people provides her with the expertise of guiding those along their journey.


Email: kali.pearson@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Leah Wakefield, MPH, RDN

Leah earned her Master's degree in Nutrition and Public Health at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Through a coordinated Master’s program, she completed three accredited dietetic internships at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC, the Wilkes County Health Department in rural NC, and Sodexo's Denver Wellness and Nutrition. She specializes in weight loss counseling, diabetes, heart disease, and digestive health. Leah loves international travel, hiking, cooking, and staying active through a variety of physical activities. She is a certified barre and yoga instructor and currently teaches classes in Denver.


Email: leah.wakefield@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Christine Patorniti, R.D., M.B.A., Certified Diabetes Educator

Christine received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware, where she majored in Dietetics with a concentration in Weight Management. She completed her dietetic internship with Sodexo, working primarily at the St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. With over 5 years experience in individual and large group nutrition counseling, Christine can offer advice on leading a healthy life with diabetes, cardiac, gastrointestinal or weight issues. Christine has a passion for practical and balanced meal planning for both specific medical conditions and general healthy lifestyles.


Email: christine.patorniti@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Mary Cunningham, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator

Mary Cunningham earned her Bachelor's degree at Michigan State University and completed her postgraduate work at The Detroit Health Department in Detroit Michigan. She has over 30 years’ experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and 20 years as a Certified Diabetes Educator. During her career she has developed and implemented a diabetes disease state management program for an HMO and was the coordinator of a diabetes self-management and training program. She takes a whole person approach to empower people to self-manage their health issues.


Email: Mary.cunningham@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Amanda Harris, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator

Amanda Harris earned her Bachelors of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach and completed her accredited dietetic internship at Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship. Amanda is passionate about finding the root cause of disease and works with clients to adapt healthy behaviors that fit easily into their lifestyle. She also provides inpatient medical nutrition therapy at hospitals in the Denver area. Amanda loves staying physically active and enjoying the outdoors by running and hiking.


Email: Amanda.harris2@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Gina Vega, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Gina received her Bachelor of Sciences in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She completed her accredited dietetic internship through Sodexo Dietetic Internship Program with a concentration in Weight Management. She is also part of a family-owned organic farm in Platteville, Colorado, who provides and participates in local farmers markets throughout the Denver region. Gina has a passion in sustainable food systems and using both practical and mindful eating techniques to empower others to live a full, nourished life.


Email: Gina.vega@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Jacqueline Sosa, Administrative Assistant

Jacqueline recently graduated from Colorado State University with her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science. She has lived most of her life in Colorado and loves being active outdoors, cooking, and learning about nutrition and health. Jacqui is excited to be working as an Admin Assistant, which allows her to shadow our Registered Dietitians and translate Spanish speaking patients. She hopes to continue to grow professionally and become a Registered Dietitian one day.


Email: Jacqueline.sosa@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Jennifer Gibb, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Gibb has many years of experience in the admin assisting field. She loves to be organized and working with people. She worked as an admin assistant for 2 years at a staffing company in Utah and recently moved to Colorado. Jennifer has always had an interest in nutrition, so she is very excited to be a part of Denver Wellness and Nutrition and hopes to one day make a career in this field.


Email: denverwellnessandnutrition.usa@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


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