Healthy Dining Finder - Team of Nutritionists
 



Our Leadership Team

Our registered dietitians and nutritionists are working to help you make healthier choices at restaurants.


Anita Jones-Mueller, M.P.H.

President and Founder

Anita Jones-Mueller, MPH, is president and founder of HEALTHY DINING. She is a nationally known public health nutrition expert and a market innovator, thought leader and strategist in the healthy eating landscape. As the dynamic leader of a mission that integrates the brainpower, artistry and passion of chefs, restaurateurs, registered dietitians, public health influencers, technology strategists Read More

 

Frank Mueller

Chief Innovation Officer, Engineer

Frank is an engaging and inspiring leader accelerating the strategic development and growth of the “Powered by Healthy Dining” digital health solutions. From web, mobile and IoT, Frank’s role encompasses the customized integration and execution of Healthy Dining’s technologies for our stakeholder clients, spanning the restaurant, healthcare, wellness and wearable industries.  Read More

 

Michael Ki

Vice President of Technology

As the Vice President of Technology, Michael leads the development of Healthy Dining’s digital technology, which fills market gaps in the consumer eating and restaurant menu management/ordering landscape. Michael also builds, leads, and supports Healthy Dining’s technology team as the company grows its digital footprint to world-class status. Having worked previously for both businesses Read More

 

Erica Bohm, M.S.

VP and Director of Strategic Partnerships

Erica has been passionately introducing consumers, restaurants, health professionals, employers, and others to the benefits of Healthy Dining since 1993. With her leadership and keen ability to forge strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, she is a valuable asset to the company’s continuous growth and mission to create a healthier America by helping restaurant guests find the healthiest menu choices.  Read More

 

Nancy Snyder, M.S., R.D.

Director of Nutrition

Nancy has a master’s degree in nutritional science from San Diego State University, where she also completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). She is also a registered dietitian, and completed her dietetic internship through Utah State University. As culinary dietitian, Nancy works with restaurants and food manufacturers to execute nutrition analysis for menu items to help educate and promote healthier options Read More

 

Mary Clare Fraker, M.S, R.D.

Director of Nutrition Strategy

With a passion for food and a background in nutrition research, Mary has a special talent for integrating the scientific and culinary aspects of nutrition. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California at San Diego, Mary narrowed her focus and combined her interests to earn a master’s of science degree in dietetics and nutrition at Florida International University.  Read More

 

Ilana Lemberger, R.D.

Director of Nutrition, Project Management

Ilana works closely with restaurants across the country to help them meet the growing demand for nutrition information and healthier choices. In her role as Director of Nutrition, Project Management, Ilana provides nutrition analysis of restaurant menu items while offering guidance to help restaurants reduce the amount of fat, calories and sodium in their food. Read More

 

Blaire Newhard, MLA, RD

Culinary Dietitian

With a master’s degree in gastronomy and culinary arts from Boston University, Blaire brings to Healthy Dining a passion for food science and restaurant cuisine. As culinary dietitian, Blaire conducts nutrition analysis for restaurants and helps identify allergens as well as vegan and vegetarian items, to enable guests with individual needs dine with confidence. Blaire is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Read More

 

Diana Wiggins, R.D.

Culinary Dietitian

Diana has over 30 years of experience in food service consulting, computerized food management software development, institutional menu planning, recipe nutritional analysis, extensive food service preparation, and conducting instructional healthy cooking and nutrition classes. Providing nutritional consultation with an emphasis on diabetes education has been a driving passion of Diana’s. Read More

 

Kathleen Papandrea, R.D.

Culinary Dietitian

Kathleen began her professional career after graduating from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Witnessing the rise of obesity, she realized an education in exercise and fitness was only part of the solution, so Kathleen went on to complete an additional bachelor’s degree in dietetics. Empowered with knowledge in both fields, she has a stronger foundation for educating others Read More

 

Amber Caswell, M.P.H., R.D., C.L.E.

Manager of Restaurant Partnerships

Equipped with a master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University, a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from San Diego State University, and extensive experience working with Feeding America and WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Amber has committed herself to helping others live healthier and happier lives. Amber’s top priority at Healthy Dining is working with restaurants Read More

 

Olivia Schwartz, MS, RD

Program Manager, Registered Dietitian

As one of Healthy Dining’s culinary dietitians, Olivia’s responsibilities include nutrient analysis for Healthy Dining’s restaurant clients. As program manager, she is also tasked with leading a groundbreaking effort to identify diabetes-friendly menu items from popular local San Diego restaurants on an app. This initiative is part of a pilot research project that could ultimately benefit tens of millions of restaurant-loving Americans Read More

 

Kelly Donahue, BS

Program Manager, Restaurant Nutrition Specialist

Kelly Donahue, a Healthy Dining restaurant nutrition specialist, is an integral part of Healthy Dining’s nutrition team, working with restaurants on their nutrition analysis projects. Additionally, as program manager, Kelly is a liaison to local San Diego restaurants on development of a first-ever app that identifies diabetes-friendly menu items from popular local restaurants – initially in San Diego and later beyond. Read More

 

Danielle Gaffen

Nutrition & Marketing Manager

As nutrition and marketing manager, Danielle assists Healthy Dining’s dietitians with a wide variety of projects. Danielle is currently pursuing the Master of Science degree at San Diego State University (SDSU), where she is also enrolled in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). In addition to being a member of the Student Nutrition Organization on campus, Danielle is the head of a nutritional intervention research study at SDSU. Read More

 

Anjali Patel, M.P.H., R.D.

Director of Research, Project Management

Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Anjali brings extensive education and experience to Healthy Dining: a bachelor’s degree in life sciences research from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; a second bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food from Ryerson University in Toronto; and finally, a master of public health degree in community nutrition from the University of Toronto. Read More

 

Shawna McNally, MScPH, R.D.

Senior Research Manager

Shawna graduated from the Harvard School of Public Health, considered the premier training program for public health leaders in America. Before she received her Masters of Science degree at Harvard, Shawna completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Arizona State University. As Senior Research Manager for the Worksite Wellness Initiative, Shawna is oversees the research component of a groundbreaking worksite Read More

 

Mariana Beleche, M.S.

Research Data Manager

As a research data manager for Healthy Dining, Mariana designs and maintains databases and performs data entry, verification, and organization. She also analyzes qualitative data, prepares research surveys and questionnaires, and conducts literature reviews. A Mexico-native, Mariana started her career in foods and nutrition when she became a food science technician at the age of 18 in her hometown of Tijuana.  Read More

 

Jatin Nahar, MS

Technology Advisor

Jatin is a results-oriented technology industry leader bringing his vast experience in architecting and managing complex software and IT solutions to Healthy Dining. His expertise and energy is helping to drive the company's emerging technology for restaurants including mobile technology and API management. He has a strong background in the creation and management of multi-disciplinary engineering teams Read More

 

Khushbu Patel

Software Developer

Khushbu Patel – a software developer at Healthy Dining – is an integral part of our tech team, working to develop, test and maintain the "Powered by Healthy Dining" innovations. Khushbu grew up in Gujarat, India, and earned her bachelor’s degree in information technology. After landing in San Diego, she enhanced her IT skills through an advanced certification from San Diego State University in web and mobile application. Read More

 

JC Preciado

Accounting Manager

Healthy Dining’s Accounting Manager, JC Preciado, brings a wealth of financial and business experience to the team. With a bachelor of science in business administration from California State University Bakersfield and a background in bookkeeping, human resources and payroll, JC manages all facets of the day to day accounting operations. In his free time, JC enjoys learning more about Read More

 

Suzanne Baligad

Administrative Manager

Suzanne, Healthy Dining’s administrative manager, has a background in many aspects of business, including accounting, finance, business development, administrative, and customer service. She has worked in both the public and private sectors and in many industries, including the restaurant industry. Suzanne is a big asset to the company, using multiple skill sets to support the sales, marketing, and nutrition teams. Read More

 
 
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