Susan Linke, MBA, MS, RD, LD, CLT
Susan Linke is a registered and licensed dietitian, Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and Certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP). She received her MBA from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. She is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, and various dietetic practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics including Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), SCAN, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Medical Nutrition Practice Group and Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Diseases (DIGID). She is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Practice Award from the DIFM dietetic practice group.
Susan has received extensive training in immunology, adverse food reactions, and practical application of dietary treatment for chronic inflammatory conditions. Considered one of the most experienced CLTs in the country, she is on the advisory boards for the newly created Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy as well as Oxford Biomedical Technologies, Inc. Since 2006, she has been actively involved in the training and mentoring of thousands of dietitians nationwide who are interested in expanding their scope of practice by incorporating anti-inflammatory protocols through food sensitivity testing and functional and integrative medical nutrition therapy principles. She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, having presented at numerous local, state, and national dietetic association conferences, in addition to radio interviews and contributions to magazine articles.
Susan resides in Dallas, TX where she is the owner of an integrative and functional nutrition-based private practice, and also counsels clients through telecommute.
Jan Patenaude, RD, CLT
Jan Patenaude, RDN, CLT was the first Certified LEAP Therapist and LEAP Mentor and is co-author of the Certified LEAP Therapist training. After 15 years, she still loves supporting her colleagues in this therapy, working via telecommute since 2004. She has been a Private Practice and Consultant since 1986.
She has presented on Food Sensitivity, Inflammation, Telecommuting and/or LEAP at numerous National, State and District meetings, including FNCE 2009 and 2014. She’s given Academy sponsored Webinars, and presented at a PCOS conference, at NKF and AADE Annual meetings and the Loma Linda Medical University Annual Post Graduate Conference.
She was the DIFM (Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine) “Excellence in Practice” Award winner in 2010. In 2014, Today’s Dietitian Magazine listed her as one of the Top 10 RDs of the year. She was also the 2010 “Outstanding Alumni” for the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
Her writing has been published in multiple journals and magazines. She was a New Jersey Media Rep and had her own radio slot for a live talk show in Colorado.
Jan loves encouraging other LEAP Therapists to be proficient at LEAP, incorporating integrative and functional protocols to get clients well. As a mentor, she also provides you with marketing ideas and opportunities, as well as practice, telecommuting, insurance, technology and speaking support.
She brings to mentoring her broad experience including: hospital clinical, outpatient and food-service management; LTC, HHC; rehab; hospice; group homes; HMOs; and WIC. She has worked doing supermarket tours, and in a USDA Human Nutrition Research Laboratory.
She is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), SCAN, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Medical Nutrition Practice Group and Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Diseases (DIGID).
She looks forward to working with you. Reach out to her at Jan@CertifiedLEAPTherapist or 970-456-5086.
Michal Hogan, RD, LD, CLT
Michal Hogan has been a dietitian for over 20 years and a LEAP Mentor for over 10 years. She started in dietary care, doing hundreds of tele-counseling sessions for referred patients in clinics all over the United States, but found the problem of food sensitivities so compelling, she left phone consultations and built her practice Nutrition Results, LLC from the ground up. It is now her goal to recruit dietitians in North America to help meet this growing need. Leaving tele-counseling was scary, and Michal had heard horror stories about reimbursement and hesitant at first to take insurance. Today, Michal now not only is a preferred provider for most major carriers, but also is the author of “Tactical Reimbursement” and could not have created a stable income without insurance support. Other CEU courses Michal offers through Meg Enterprises include “Food Sensitivity Series” and “Menu Planning Live”.
Michal is a public speaker for state dietetic associations and patient expositions around the country and is a strong supporter for dietitian reimbursement, licensure, advancing responsible integrative medicine and evidence-based leadership within the field.
Julianne Koritz, MS RD CLT LD/N
Julianne has always had a passion for good health and strongly believes that without good health, it would be difficult to enjoy our lives. She has a bachelors and master’s degree in Nutrition and exercise physiology. She is a registered, licensed dietitian in the state of Florida. She has worked in many different modality however improving peoples’ health thru Nutrition has always been her drive to building her private practice. She is a firm believer that “Nutrition is the Best Medicine” and should be the first choice in controlling a person’s health before the use of conventional medications.
Julianne’s specialty and passion is in helping clients overcome their health problems associated with adverse food reactions for the last 15 years. Her counseling is practical and can have a tremendous positive impact in her clients’ lives.
Linda J. Bethel, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT
Linda is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, and a Certified LEAP Therapist with a private practice in Florida and nationwide for more than 25 years. She received her M.S. in Applied Nutrition & Nutrition Education from The Ohio State University, and is a member of the American Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (A.N.D.), the Florida and Southwest Florida A.N.D. Affiliates, and the Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine, and Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice groups. She has presented to multiple professional groups and the public, contributed to publications, and conducted research on her LEAP patient outcomes.
Linda has a wide range of clinical nutrition skills, but her specialty and passion is in helping patients overcome health problems associated with adverse food reactions. She has received extensive training in immunology, focusing on hypersensitivities, allergies, intolerances, and related medical conditions over the past ten years. She has personally used LEAP for the past ten years to recover and maintain her health, and has seen amazing results personally and in her patients.
Linda currently reviews the exams and practical activities required to become a Certified LEAP Therapist. She enjoys working with her LEAP mentees to answer questions, guide them in customizing food strategies for patients, and provide practice-building guidance. She welcomes new mentees.
Donna Wolf R.D.N, CLT
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist & Certified LEAP® Therapist
Director of Healthy Directions of Poway
Helping clients achieve optimal nutrition & health is the philosophy Donna Wolf practices by. The newer paradigm of “functional health &wellness” is about looking at the “whole person” and getting to the “root cause” of their health issues, correcting them with solid nutrition & lifestyle modifications. This brings true vitality, wellness, and hope to those who are suffering needlessly.
Donna Wolf is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, with over 30 years experience in dietetics. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s (NY) Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics. Donna is the owner of Healthy Directions of Poway, a private nutrition consulting practice. In addition to counseling clients, she teaches nutrition & healthy cooking classes. She is a speaker & corporate wellness educator. Donna is a Certified LEAP® therapist (Lifestyle Eating And Performance) for identifying and treating delayed food & chemical hypersensitivities often associated with Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraine Headache, and OTHER chronic illnesses. Having done the LEAP program herself, Donna was able to heal her body & bring herself back to full function from debilitating fibromyalgia, and thyroid issues. Donna now focuses on the LEAP Program as the specialty of her practice. Early in this journey Donna also became a LEAP mentor, because she could see how powerful and efficacious this program was. She now helps other Dietitians and health professionals achieve certification and successfully implement the LEAP program. Donna is passionate about reaching more clients with this incredible protocol. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and practice groups: Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine; Food & Culinary Professionals; Nutrition Entrepreneurs; Vegetarian Nutrition; Weight Management. Donna has achieved additional certification in Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Since 2009 she has been studying Functional Medicine & Nutrition. Donna is a published and contributing author. She gardens organically; is an avid hiker, skier & tennis player; & member of many health and nutrition advocacy groups: Label GMOs; Slow Food-San Diego; Weston Price Foundation, & local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). With the grace of GOD, Donna is GRATEFUL to be able to collaborate with colleagues & clients bringing all back to optimal health.
Diana C. Bright, MS, RD, CCN, CLT, CGP, ND
In 1985 Diana acquired her BA Degree (triple major—biology, biochemistry and anthropology) from the University of Colorado and is a 1989 graduate from CSU with a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition. In 1991 she completed her Dietetic Internship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and became a Clinical Registered Dietitian that same year. In 2002 she became a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist.This was done to expand her scope of practice to include integrative, functional medicine, which was always her primary interest. In 2006 she became a Certified LEAP Therapist, specializing in non-IgE delayed food/chemical sensitivities, targeting refractory patients with IBS-Diarrhea, Migraine Headaches and FM. She co-authored a paper on “Clinical Improvements of IBS, Migraines, Fibromyalgia and Arthritis Using Elimination Diets Based on Mediator Release Blood Testing.” She taught nutrition classes at the Metropolitan State College in Denver and the Nutrition Therapy Institute of Colorado in 1996 and 2003, respectively. She completed her Doctor of Naturopathy Program through Clayton College in January 2011 and became a Board Certified Naturopath by the American Naturopathic Medical Association November 7, 2013. She became a Certified Gluten Practitioner in 2011 and completed The Kalish Method 6-month mentorship program in summer of 2014. She is presently self-employed as an integrative nutritional therapist in Golden, Colorado. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, Colorado Dietetic Association, and CNCB (Clinical Nutrition Certification Board).
Diana C. Bright, MS, RD, CCN, CLT, CGP, ND
Bright Integrative Solutions, LLC
12910 W 24th Place
Golden, CO 80401