Our Team


Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND is widely-known as one of the nation’s leading experts on nutrition, aging, and long term care. She is an innovative change leader who inspires people into action. Dedicated to advocating for excellence in nutrition care, her work has optimized health for hundreds of thousands of older adults for over 30 years.

Clinical Managers

Marcy Cook, RDN, LD, Director of Clinical Services

Marcy has 20 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian and 10 years with Becky Dorner & Associates Consulting. She has worked in various aspects of clinical nutrition, including long-term care, acute care, and assisted living. Other experience includes marketing, education, menu development, and health and wellness programs.

Marcy graduated from Youngstown State University with honors. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of medical nutrition therapy and a thorough understanding of food service operations. She willingly assists clients and co-workers whenever called upon. Marcy is passionate about food and nutrition and the role it plays in clients’ well-being.

Leigh Sliwinski, RDN, LD, Clinical Manager

Leigh provides excellent and caring support services to our staff and clients. She is always prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty to serve residents, families, staff and fellow professionals.

A 25 year veteran of the profession and a 10-year veteran with Becky Dorner & Associates Consulting, Leigh graduated with honors from Kent State University in 1993, and worked with the Area Agency on Aging (AaoA) for 10 years. Her role at AAoA included one on one counseling, nursing home visits, menu planning/approval, and overall supervision of quality of nutrition care and services. In addition to her many experiences with AAoA, she worked in roles in both acute care and long term care positions as both an RDN and DTR.

Office Support Managers

Joni Kelly, Office Manager

Joni has been with Becky Dorner & Associates Consulting since 2001. She serves all of our customers and staff with outstanding care. Joni assists with staffing and facility coordination, providing information to customers, and fulfilling a multitude of customer needs.

Joni is often your first point of contact. She will take good care of you while directing your concerns to the appropriate staff.

Tom Dorner, Business Manager

Tom joined the team in 2010. Tom is an essential member of our management team – we are as good as our employees – we are really good!

Tom’s experience includes recruiting and headhunting.

Caryn Heller, RDN, LD, Professional Chef

Caryn joined our team in 2015. Her background includes experience as a American Culinary Federation trained chef, Nutrition and Dining Services director, RDN, menu and recipe  specialist, cost containment specialist, food service expert and trainer in sanitation and food safety in the restaurant, food service and health care fields.

Caryn works with our continuing education courses and webinars. She may also be your point of contact for other products and services.

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