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Andrea Luongo MS,RDN,LD

Andrea Luongo is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 12 years of clinical nutrition experience. She holds a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Texas Tech University and Masters of Science from Louisiana Tech University.

She began her career working at St Frances Cabrini Hospital where she focused on Nutrition Support and Pediatric Nutrition. From there her clinical focus shifted to long term care where she worked with Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis patients.

After many years of working in the clinical field Andrea realized that Registered Dietitians make the most difference in Preventative Health.

The mission Andrea has created for Dietitians of Dallas is to provide her patients with Medical Based Nutrition Care that is personalized to each patients needs and lifestyle.

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Riley Connolly, Clinical Coordinator

Riley Connolly is a Clinical Coordinator who has years of experience working with doctor and physicians offices. She has worked with scheduling and coordinating many different aspects of industry for the past 5 years in Tennessee. Her goal is to always make a customer feel heard and provide a smooth experience with our office. Riley and her husband are both Native Texans and just moved back to the area with their two children.

Jamala Christopher MCN, RD, LD

Jamala is a mother, food lover, and Registered Dietitian. She developed a love for nutrition at the early age of 7 while volunteering at her family’s soup kitchen. Jamala graduated with her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Science at Texas Woman’s University and her Masters through UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Coordinated Clinical Nutrition program. She is passionate about working with patients with eating disorders and those with a history of chronic dieting. Jamala believes in a fun, non-judgmental, Health at Every Size (HAES) approach. Jamala cannot wait to walk alongside you as you develop a flourishing relationship with food and your body.

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Brenda Tindall, MBA, MS, RDN, LD

Brenda Tindall is an Advanced Practice Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 17 years of experience. She holds a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, a MS in Nutrition, and an MBA from Texas Woman’s University.

A former board-certified advanced diabetes manager, Brenda has focused her career in diabetes education helping adult and pediatric patients gain self-care knowledge to better manage their disease. Much of her focus has been with helping patients who were using insulin pump therapy and continuous blood glucose monitoring. Brenda has also worked in the corporate world bringing new and innovative technology to market that improves patient outcomes in the diabetes, bariatric, and renal space. Brenda has a personal interest in general wellness with a focus in functional nutrition in women’s health.

Stacie McNabb, Benefits Coordinator

Stacie McNabb has worked in the medical field her entire career and has spent many of those years working as a benefits coordinator. She strives to ensure that patients have a correct understanding as to how their health plan works and what their responsibilities are as a patient. Stacie is a Texas native, married, and has three beautiful children. When not working, she loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

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Lisa McDermott MS,RDN,LD

Lisa McDermott is a Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 7 years of experience. She earned a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University. Lisa is passionate about nutrition and its role in maintaining optimal health. Her goal is to inspire others to take an active role in their health, so they are able to transform their life. Lisa is knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated to helping clients develop a healthy relationship with food because she believes it is never too late to enjoy a happy and healthy life!

Charlie Tapken, MS, RDN, LD,

Charlie Tapken is a licensed registered dietitian nutritionist. She earned her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Texas Tech University and is currently pursuing a Master of Advanced Study in Maternal and Child Nutrition from the University of California, Davis. Charlie has a passion for working with pregnant women and children to achieve optimal nutrition and create a healthy relationship with food from the beginning.

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