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

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. 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, pediatric nutrition, diabetes, renal nutrition and cardiac health. She is a member of the Denver Dietetic Association and Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.


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


Emily Zans, RDN, Certified Diabetes Educator

Emily Zans earned her Bachelors of science degree and completed her accredited internship through a coordinated program at the University of Missouri. She then obtained a Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Emily is passionate about helping others achieve their health goals. She specializes in counseling those with diabetes, cancer, heart disease or have had weight loss surgery. She is also interested in nutrition and mental health.


Email: emily.zans@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


Lauren Henke, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Lauren Henke earned her bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University and completed her accredited dietetic internship at Iowa State University. As a Registered Dietitian, Lauren has diverse experience in acute care as well as outpatient nutrition education and counseling. She specializes in diabetes management, weight management (adult and pediatric), renal nutrition, cardiac care, cancer care and gastrointestinal disease. Lauren has a passion for prevention and believes that leading an active lifestyle and making healthy food choices are the key to a long life.


Email: lauren.henke@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.

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


Beth Rawley, Registered Dietitian

Beth Rawley joins the team with more than 10 years' experience in nutrition. She has provided inpatient nutrition counseling for a wide variety of disease states & patient age groups. Her experience also includes outpatient cancer centers, corporate wellness programs, home tube feeding support, & foodservice management. In her spare time she earned her 200 hr. yoga teacher certification and relaxes by cooking and painting.


Email: beth.rawley@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


Shannon Demaree, Administrative Assistant

Shannon is new to our team, and new to the administration world, as well! She is a recent Johnson & Wales graduate from the Culinary Nutrition program. Shannon lives, eats and breathes nutrition, and one day hopes to become a Registered Dietician. She is very excited to be able to shadow the RD team here, and learn as much as she can.


Email: shannon.demaree@sodexo.com
Phone: (303) 779-9355


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