Our Team Of Registered Dietitians

All of our nutrition consultants are Registered Dietitians (RD) authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association and licensed to practice in Texas by Department of State Health Services. They have met strict, specific educational and professional prerequisites and pass national registration examinations before they can use legally protected term “dietitian”.

In addition, most of us are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs), board certified in diabetes education by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. This is the highest accreditation of professionals in the diabetes self-management field.

When you schedule your appointment, you will be matched with a nutrition consultant who meets your individual needs and will provide you with the most current nutrition information and interventions.

Shelley Madsen, RD, LD, CDE

Shelley Madsen is a registered and licensed dietitian as well as, a certified diabetes educator. She attended University of Texas at Austin where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and completed the Coordinated Program of Dietetics. Shelley has practiced in the field of nutrition education for 20 years, specializing in assisting people with diabetes, eating disorders, sports nutrition, and many other nutritional challenges to advance their goals for optimal health. When not working, Shelley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and participating in physical activity such as walking her dogs around Lady Bird Lake and working out.

Elizabeth Hanawalt, MS, RD, LD, CDE

Elizabeth Hanawalt is a registered and licensed dietitian, as well as a certified diabetes educator. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where she received a BS in Clinical Dietetics. She received her MS in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She has had Type 1 diabetes all her life and has worked with individuals with diabetes for over 15 years. She has been a pump wearer for 19 years. Her specialties include Diabetes, GI Issues and Weight management. She has experience working one on one with patients as well as teaching classes. Elizabeth enjoys traveling, photography, gardening and stitchery.

Jessica Chen, MCN, RD, LD, CDE

Jessica Chen is a registered and licensed dietitian, as well as a certified diabetes educator. She received her Masters in Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She specializes in diabetes management, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment, and weight-management. She loves working together with her clients to help them find nutrition and lifestyle changes which are effective but also realistic and sustainable. In her free time, Jessica enjoys cooking, meditating, sampling exotic teas, gardening, and playing with her cat.

Stevie Ray, RDN, LD

Stevie is a registered and licensed dietitian working on obtaining her certificate as a diabetes educator. She received her bachelors’ in Nutrition from and completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Texas at Austin. Stevie enjoys working one-on-one with individuals, empowering them to make critical changes that can enhance their lives. She specializes in food allergies (with personal experience), gastrointestinal disorders and ethical eating (such as ethical omnivorism, vegetarianism, and veganism). She understands the importance of having the right knowledge in the vast world of food and the confidence to navigate it successfully. In her spare time, Stevie is happy visiting with loved ones, cooking delicious meals, and learning about the environment and sustainability issues.

Sandi Spicer-Moore, MA, RD, LD, CDE, BC-ADM, CDTC

Sandi is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Pump Trainer. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Arts in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been teaching people of all ages in Central Texas about nutrition, diabetes and insulin pump therapy for over 20 years. Her special interests include diabetes technology, pediatric diabetes management, lifestyle choices for overall health and nutrition for active people. Sandi is also a Certified Yoga Instructor and enjoys cycling, mountain biking, trail running, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Carla Cos, RDN

Carla is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where she received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She has experience in diabetes management, GI disorders, weight management, cancer, kidney disease, pediatric nutrition and cardiovascular disease. Carla loves interacting with people and is excited to be working one-on-one with clients to guide them toward reaching attainable health goals. She also works as a clinical dietitian at St. David’s Medical Center. In her free time, Carla enjoys cooking, playing the piano, experiencing nature, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Jacque Ayoub, RD, LD

Jacqueline is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition through the University of Texas at Austin. Jacque has experience in weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, GI disorders, food allergies, Pediatric nutrition, and vegetarianism. She is also a personal chef specializing in menu planning & recipe development with regard to allergies, plant-focused diets, and multi-diagnosis dietary needs. Jacque loves enlivening others towards healthy lifestyles and believes that nutritious food should be delicious and fun, not daunting. In her free time, she loves swimming, playing in nature, crafting, & exploring cuisines of the world.