Niki Wray, MAEd, RDN, Regional Vice President
Niki has been with Nutrition Alliance from the beginning. Niki has over 30 years experience as a consultant and educator. As the Vice President of Nutrition Services, she ensures regulatory compliance and nutrition processes by conducting various seminars and workshops open to clients, completes quality audits and mock surveys. Niki also establishes best practice guidelines based on the latest research. Survey support is a primary responsibility of her position. The go to person for clinical and survey support, she is only a phone call away. Niki is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, President
Anna established Nutrition Alliance, LLC in January 2000. She is well respected in the field of nutrition and dining services. Anna has 30 years experience in various roles as consultant, regional dietitian, food service director, expert witness, author and speaker. A strong advocate of continuous improvement, Anna continues to steer Nutrition Alliance in a progressive direction with regulations, dining programs, clinical processes and menus. She is a leader with various organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietetic in Health Care Communities Network, Arizona American Healthcare Association, Dietary Manager's Association, and Assisted Living Foundation of America, AZ Chapter.
Laurie Dennhardt, MA, VP of Operations
Laurie has been with Nutrition Alliance since day one. She brings a creative spin to the company. Forms that Laurie has helped to create have been published at RD411, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietetics in Health Care Communities publications and the CD, "Best of the Best". Laurie is responsible for the daily operations of Nutrition Alliance.
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Stephanie Sanchez, RDN, CNSC, Regional Vice President
Stephanie joined the Nutrition Alliance team in 2014. She has over 16 years of expertise as a nutritionist-dietitian, manager, wellness facilitator and educator in the fields of health care, behavioral health and community nutrition. As Specialty Care Manager, Stephanie will oversee non-skilled nursing clients and staff. Stephanie is a certified nutrition support clinician and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Evelyn Cisney, RDN, Regional Vice President
Evelyn has over 28 years in Food Service Operations and Nutrition Services. Evelyn's past experiences have been in skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living, as well as multi-site operational manager in School Food Service. In 2013 Evelyn received the APPLE Award for Passion as an exemplary employee of Nutrition Alliance, LLC.