About Us


  • Michelle Berman, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Amy Reynolds, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Kalyn Williams, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Lauren Artise, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Kendal Shanks, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Paul Berman – Director of Operations
  • Erika Candidato – Senior Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Yomaira Mincica – Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Dominique Campbell – Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Sara Wallace – Accounting Assistant
  • Stacey Greene – Accounting Assistant
 

Michelle Berman, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


In 2006, Michelle established her nutrition practice to provide personalized information to help patients achieve their health and nutrition goals. As the practice grew, Michelle shared in her patients’ successes and healthful outcomes. She saw the need for more dietitians to provide the same high-quality, evidence-based nutrition information. In 2012, her practice became The Nutrition Professionals. 

Michelle is passionate about nutrition and feels that nutrition is the foundation for health and wellness. She realizes it takes a commitment to be healthy and fit. She practices what she teaches by eating healthfully, running, and practicing yoga. She enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and eating out. Michelle is a life-long learner and studies nutrition in her spare time. 

Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Family and Consumer Studies from California State University, Long Beach. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and Foods at Arizona State University. Michelle has worked in the field of health and nutrition in the Phoenix area since 1990. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Michelle is a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Certifications:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators, Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Fellow of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration, certification in Adult Weight Management
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Certificate of Training in Chronic Kidney Disease Management
  • Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, Leadership Certification

Organizations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
    • Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group
    • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group
  • Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Amy Reynolds, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Amy graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. After graduating, she taught nutrition and culinary skills to children in Virginia. She also worked for a year teaching Health, Nutrition, and Biology in Honduras before completing her dietetic internship through the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Since that time, she has worked in various clinical settings, including: acute/critical care, oncology, and renal.

Amy loves teaching people about nutrition and working with her patients to find the balance between proper nutrition and the enjoyment of eating.

In her free time, Amy enjoys playing sand volleyball, kayaking, cooking, and hanging out with her dog-child, Andy.

Kalyn Williams, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Kalyn received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from Arizona State University. After earning her degree, Kalyn completed her supervised practice through the Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Dietetic Internship and became a CDR-certified Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. She has worked in many different care settings in the health and nutrition field in the Phoenix area, including inpatient and clinical settings.

Kalyn’s background includes working with people who have eating disorders. These experiences have confirmed the importance of individualized care when helping others meet their health and nutrition goals. She is passionate about teaching others how to find balance in their life through good nutrition.

In her own life, Kalyn carries out the health and wellness principles she teaches by cooking nutritious recipes, practicing yoga, and running. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the Phoenix area by hiking with friends and trying new restaurants across the valley.

Lauren Artise, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Lauren graduated from the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. She moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she completed her accredited dietetic internship with the University of the Incarnate Word, which emphasizes diversity of nutrition care. Lauren has worked with sports performance nutrition and has served as a food service operations manager.

Lauren likes to spend her free time hiking, playing soccer, and trying out new restaurants with friends. She enjoys using her knowledge in nutrition to help others develop healthy lifestyles and reach their individual goals.

Kendal Shanks, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Kendal was born and raised in the beautiful state of Arizona and considers herself an “Arizonan.” She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Afterwards, she completed her dietetic internship through the University of Arizona Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway to become a certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Kendal worked in the health nutrition and dietetics field in the Tucson area for 5 years before joining the team at The Nutrition Professionals in the summer of 2017. She has a background in eating disorder prevention, body acceptance, school food service, and inpatient clinical nutrition.

Kendal is passionate about helping people develop and nurture a healthy relationship with food. Following an individualized approach, she strives to empower all people to feel confident in their own bodies as they pursue their health and wellness goals.

On the weekends, you can find her: spending time with family and friends, hiking, trying new restaurants, road tripping to the beach, or cheering on her favorite football and basketball teams. Go Wildcats and Go Packers!

Kendal enjoys cooking, reading, snowboarding, swimming, and recently started running. She cannot live without the gorgeous Arizona sunsets, guacamole, ripe strawberries, and juicy watermelon.

Paul Berman – Director of Operations


After over 10 years in the hotel business, Paul joined The Nutrition Professionals in December of 2012. Paul’s role at The Nutrition Professionals is to manage the administrative side of the practice and expand the practice in order for the registered dietitians to see and help more patients. During Paul’s tenure, the practice has grown to four Registered Dietitians while adding additional support staff.

Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Arizona State University. In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, 1-year-old son and two dogs, hiking, trying new restaurants and watching sports.

Erika Candidato – Senior Medical Administrative Assistant


Erika was born and raised in the Philippines. She migrated to the United States in 2008. She can speak fluently in both languages (Tagalog and English.)

Erika received her Associate Degree in Health Information Technology from Central Arizona College. She loves to hang out with friends and watch TV shows in her spare time.

Yomaira Mincica – Medical Administrative Assistant


Yomaira “Jo” was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up in Washington Heights in New York City. Go Yankees!

Jo speaks fluent English and Spanish and recently went back to school to pursue a career in Dietetics. In her spare time, she loves to write poetry, craft, listen to music, and spend time with her husband and two children.

Dominique Campbell – Medical Administrative Assistant


Dominique recently moved from Los Angeles, California, to broaden her horizons and experience a new environment. After being part of the Track and Field team for 1 year at California State University of Dominguez Hills and then attending the Academy of Art University for an additional year, she decided to finish up her bachelor’s degree in Arizona.

She has a passion for mentoring people, especially adolescents, who hold a special place in her heart. Dominique loves reading, writing, exercising, playing the piano, and just about anything that involves having a good time and being able to laugh! She is very close with her family in California, and she and her husband are looking forward to building a family here in Arizona.

“You’ll never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Sara Wallace – Accounting Assistant


Sara was born and raised right here in Mesa, Arizona. Although she considers herself to be an Arizona native, she briefly lived in Northern Virginia. Sara is diligently working towards her associate’s degree in social work and plans to transfer to ASU to obtain her bachelor’s degree in 2018. She also plans to apply for nursing school in 2018 as well.

The medical field is her passion, and she plans to work as a social worker in a hospital or as a nurse practitioner working in acute care. Sara has a wide variety of experience levels outside of the medical field. She has worked as a financial advisor for potential bankruptcy candidates and is currently an ordained minister in good standing.

Even though she is busy with work and school, she still finds time for fun. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, exploring new places, and trying new things. Her main goal in life is to live each day like it is a new beginning to the rest of her life.

“If you don’t follow your heart, you might spend the rest of your life wishing you had.”- Brigitte Nicole

Stacey Greene – Accounting Assistant


Stacey has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and has worked in a variety of settings with multiple specialties and health plans. She has worked with both solo practitioners and large physician groups to assist them with auditing, coding, billing, and reimbursement issues. She graduated from North Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, with a Certification in Medical Management.

Stacey joined the Nutrition Professionals in 2017 and is involved in the day-to-day operations of the billing department.

She enjoys learning about different cultures, and she travels as much as possible. Spending time with her family is her passion, especially spoiling her three boys!

About Us


Michelle Berman, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Michelle Berman, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Family and Consumer Studies from California State University, Long Beach. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and Foods at Arizona State University. Michelle has worked in the field of health and nutrition in the Phoenix area since 1990. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Michelle is a Certified Diabetes Educator.

In 2006, Michelle established her nutrition practice to provide personalized information to help patients achieve their health and nutrition goals. As the practice grew, Michelle shared in her patients’ successes and healthful outcomes. She saw the need for more dietitians to provide the same high-quality, evidence-based nutrition information. In 2012, her practice became The Nutrition Professionals. 

Michelle is passionate about nutrition and feels that nutrition is the foundation for health and wellness. She realizes it takes a commitment to be healthy and fit. She practices what she teaches by eating healthfully, running, and practicing yoga. She enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and eating out. Michelle is a life-long learner and studies nutrition in her spare time. 

Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Family and Consumer Studies from California State University, Long Beach. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and Foods at Arizona State University. Michelle has worked in the field of health and nutrition in the Phoenix area since 1990. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Michelle is a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Certifications:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators, Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Fellow of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration, certification in Adult Weight Management
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Certificate of Training in Chronic Kidney Disease Management
  • Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, Leadership Certification

Organizations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
    • Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group
    • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group
  • Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Amy Reynolds, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Amy Reynolds, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Amy graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. After graduating, she taught nutrition and culinary skills to children in Virginia. She also worked for a year teaching Health, Nutrition, and Biology in Honduras before completing her dietetic internship through the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Since that time, she has worked in various clinical settings, including: acute/critical care, oncology, and renal.

Amy loves teaching people about nutrition and working with her patients to find the balance between proper nutrition and the enjoyment of eating.

In her free time, Amy enjoys playing sand volleyball, kayaking, cooking, and hanging out with her dog-child, Andy.

Kalyn Williams, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Kalyn Williams, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Kalyn received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from Arizona State University. After earning her degree, Kalyn completed her supervised practice through the Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Dietetic Internship and became a CDR-certified Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. She has worked in many different care settings in the health and nutrition field in the Phoenix area, including inpatient and clinical settings.

Kalyn’s background includes working with people who have eating disorders. These experiences have confirmed the importance of individualized care when helping others meet their health and nutrition goals. She is passionate about teaching others how to find balance in their life through good nutrition.

In her own life, Kalyn carries out the health and wellness principles she teaches by cooking nutritious recipes, practicing yoga, and running. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the Phoenix area by hiking with friends and trying new restaurants across the valley.

Lauren Artise, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Lauren Artise, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lauren graduated from the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. She moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she completed her accredited dietetic internship with the University of the Incarnate Word, which emphasizes diversity of nutrition care. Lauren has worked with sports performance nutrition and has served as a food service operations manager.

Lauren likes to spend her free time hiking, playing soccer, and trying out new restaurants with friends. She enjoys using her knowledge in nutrition to help others develop healthy lifestyles and reach their individual goals.

Kendal Shanks, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Kendal Shanks, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Kendal was born and raised in the beautiful state of Arizona and considers herself an “Arizonan.” She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Afterwards, she completed her dietetic internship through the University of Arizona Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway to become a certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Kendal worked in the health nutrition and dietetics field in the Tucson area for 5 years before joining the team at The Nutrition Professionals in the summer of 2017. She has a background in eating disorder prevention, body acceptance, school food service, and inpatient clinical nutrition.

Kendal is passionate about helping people develop and nurture a healthy relationship with food. Following an individualized approach, she strives to empower all people to feel confident in their own bodies as they pursue their health and wellness goals.

On the weekends, you can find her: spending time with family and friends, hiking, trying new restaurants, road tripping to the beach, or cheering on her favorite football and basketball teams. Go Wildcats and Go Packers!

Kendal enjoys cooking, reading, snowboarding, swimming, and recently started running. She cannot live without the gorgeous Arizona sunsets, guacamole, ripe strawberries, and juicy watermelon.

Paul Berman – Director of Operations


Paul Berman – Director of Operations After over 10 years in the hotel business, Paul joined The Nutrition Professionals in December of 2012. Paul’s role at The Nutrition Professionals is to manage the administrative side of the practice and expand the practice in order for the registered dietitians to see and help more patients. During Paul’s tenure, the practice has grown to four Registered Dietitians while adding additional support staff.

Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Arizona State University. In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, 1-year-old son and two dogs, hiking, trying new restaurants and watching sports.

Erika Candidato – Senior Medical Administrative Assistant


Erika Candidato – Senior Medical Administrative Assistant Erika was born and raised in the Philippines. She migrated to the United States in 2008. She can speak fluently in both languages (Tagalog and English.)

Erika received her Associate Degree in Health Information Technology from Central Arizona College. She loves to hang out with friends and watch TV shows in her spare time.

Yomaira Mincica – Medical Administrative Assistant


Yomaira Mincica – Medical Administrative Assistant Yomaira “Jo” was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up in Washington Heights in New York City. Go Yankees!

Jo speaks fluent English and Spanish and recently went back to school to pursue a career in Dietetics. In her spare time, she loves to write poetry, craft, listen to music, and spend time with her husband and two children.

Dominique Campbell – Medical Administrative Assistant


Dominique Campbell – Medical Administrative Assistant Dominique recently moved from Los Angeles, California, to broaden her horizons and experience a new environment. After being part of the Track and Field team for 1 year at California State University of Dominguez Hills and then attending the Academy of Art University for an additional year, she decided to finish up her bachelor’s degree in Arizona.

She has a passion for mentoring people, especially adolescents, who hold a special place in her heart. Dominique loves reading, writing, exercising, playing the piano, and just about anything that involves having a good time and being able to laugh! She is very close with her family in California, and she and her husband are looking forward to building a family here in Arizona.

“You’ll never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Sara Wallace – Accounting Assistant


Sara Wallace – Accounting Assistant Sara was born and raised right here in Mesa, Arizona. Although she considers herself to be an Arizona native, she briefly lived in Northern Virginia. Sara is diligently working towards her associate’s degree in social work and plans to transfer to ASU to obtain her bachelor’s degree in 2018. She also plans to apply for nursing school in 2018 as well.

The medical field is her passion, and she plans to work as a social worker in a hospital or as a nurse practitioner working in acute care. Sara has a wide variety of experience levels outside of the medical field. She has worked as a financial advisor for potential bankruptcy candidates and is currently an ordained minister in good standing.

Even though she is busy with work and school, she still finds time for fun. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, exploring new places, and trying new things. Her main goal in life is to live each day like it is a new beginning to the rest of her life.

“If you don’t follow your heart, you might spend the rest of your life wishing you had.”- Brigitte Nicole

Stacey Greene – Accounting Assistant


Stacey Greene – Accounting Assistant Stacey has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and has worked in a variety of settings with multiple specialties and health plans. She has worked with both solo practitioners and large physician groups to assist them with auditing, coding, billing, and reimbursement issues. She graduated from North Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, with a Certification in Medical Management.

Stacey joined the Nutrition Professionals in 2017 and is involved in the day-to-day operations of the billing department.

She enjoys learning about different cultures, and she travels as much as possible. Spending time with her family is her passion, especially spoiling her three boys!

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