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Our Dietitians

Carrie LeiranCarrie Leiran
Carrie is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in dietetics and a master's degree in exercise physiology. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with the American Dietetic Association and is licensed (LD) by the State of Iowa. She is certified in Adult Weight Management. Carrie's 30-plus years experience includes extensive expertise in eating disorders, lipid management and sports nutrition. She has also taught classes on weight management and other topics. 

 Kathy Pertzborn 

 Kathy is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in dietetics. She   is a registered dietitian (RD) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, an   American Dietetic Association member, and is licensed (LD) by the State of Iowa. She   is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician by The National Board of Nutrition Support   Certification. With 30-plus years of experience, her specialty is pediatric nutrition   including nutrition therapy for the medically complex child, poor weight gain, picky eaters, food intolerances and tube feedings.  Kathy also completed a Certificate of Training in Functional Nutrition by the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy in June of 2016.


 Ellen Qualls 

  Ellen is a graduate of Iowa State University, with a bachelor's degree in Dietetics and   Food Science. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD), a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)   and is licensed (LD) by the State of Iowa. With 35-plus years of experience, her   specialty is diabetes and renal nutrition. She has also taught classes in weight control   and lipid management.