Meet Our Consulting Team

Our team of highly skilled and caring RDNs and NDTRs is dedicated to providing innovative food, nutrition and health care services to patients and residents. Becky Dorner & Associates Consulting has been a trusted and valued provider for more than 35 years in Ohio and surrounding areas.

When you partner with Becky Dorner & Associates Consulting, our team becomes a part of your own! As registered and licensed professionals, we combine clinical knowledge and food service experience with advanced training in nutrition, education and business to help you provide the best possible nutrition care to your residents/patients/clients.

Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND – President

Becky is widely-known as one of the nation’s leading experts on nutrition, aging, and long term care. Dedicated to advocating for excellence in nutrition care, her work has optimized health for hundreds of thousands of older adults for over 35 years.

Becky is an experienced consultant, speaker and extensively published author focused on practical education and resources for health care professionals. She is President and Founder of Nutrition Consulting Services, Inc. (dba Becky Dorner & Associates Consulting) and Becky Dorner & Associates, Inc. Her team of dedicated RDNs and NDTRs have served health care facilities in Ohio and surrounding areas since 1983; and her educational programs and resources reach an international audience.

Becky is a nationally recognized and award winning leader in the field of nutrition and dietetics with active involvement including past board positions in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy), Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals, National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, Dietetics in Health Care Communities, Academy Foundation; and volunteer positions for the Ohio Health Care Association, and the Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes & Housing for the Aging. Honors include: Academy Medallion Award, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy Award of Excellence in Business and Consultation and DHCC Distinguished Member Award. She has been an Associate Member of the Ohio Health Care Association for over 20 years.

Meet Our Clinical Managers

Marcy Cook, RDN, LD – Director of Clinical Services

Marcy has more than 20 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian. 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 client’s 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, 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.

Meet Our 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 as our Business Manager. Tom manages all of our day to day accounting needs, coordinating billing and payments.

His experience includes accounting, recruiting, headhunting and website design and maintenance. His skills in technology have won accolades from his colleagues.

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 development specialist, cost containment specialist, food service expert and trainer in sanitation and food safety in the restaurant, food service and health care fields.

Caryn can help with menu and recipe customization. You may also talk with Caryn about other services and products to meet your needs.

Why Partner with Becky Dorner & Associates Consulting?

Established in 1983 by Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND, the organization has grown into a full-service nutrition and health care consulting firm specializing in healthy aging for adults and older adults. We provide nutrition services for facilities in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and nutrition education, coaching/counseling and medical nutrition therapy for individuals and groups.

Becky Dorner, President/Founder is a nationally recognized and award winning leader in the field of nutrition and dietetics with active involvement including past board positions in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy), Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals, National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, Dietetics in Health Care Communities (a dietetic practice group of the Academy), Academy Foundation; and volunteer positions for the Ohio Health Care Association, and the Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes & Housing for the Aging.

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