Completing her studies at Bastyr University, Karina developed a deep love for research into how the body works and its ability to heal itself from the inside out. As one of the first nutritionists to join Persona, she was instrumental in building the foundation of our research.
Leah Keeney, BSN
Leah's passion for healthy baking is what led her into this career. Getting a scholarship for her innovative thinking around childhood obesity, she continued her passion to help others eat healthier by studying nutrition and food science at Central Washington University.
Brandi Cole, PharmD
Brandi's advanced pharmacy practice experiences include internal medicine, critical care medicine, infectious disease, and independent community pharmacy, with a passion for patient interaction and patient education.
After getting her B.S. in nutrition and food science, Gabby worked at a mental health clinic providing nutrition education and counseling to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, and support patients in their recovery from eating disorders and chemical dependency.
Carielle is a registered dietitian with over 1,200 hours of clinical experience counseling patients and clients using evidence-based research and tools to treat disease and promote health and wellbeing. She's been using that expertise to help us develop nutritional product innovations.
Kimberly Richardson, MS, RDN, CD
MS, RDN, CD
Kimberly loves learning how food and nutrients are utilized by the body, and how food can be used as medicine. She’s been working as a registered dietitian for eight years, still teaching, learning, and researching in her role here at Persona.
Dr. Robin West, PhD
Dr. Robin West is the chairman of Inova Sports Medicine in Northern Virginia, where she directs the program’s clinical, strategic, administrative and academic affairs. She also serves as a physician for the Washington Nationals and the Washington Redskins.
Dr. Harry Oken, PhD
A practicing physician since 1983, Dr. Harry Oken has a private practice in Columbia, Maryland. He is an adjunct professor of medicine at the University Maryland Medical School and is the medical director of the Columbia Association.
Dr. Roizen, PhD
Michael Roizen, MD has more than 40 years of experience as a medical doctor. He is the Chief Wellness Officer, Emeritus, of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. The Cleveland Clinic is rated one of the top five hospitals in America, seeing over 4 million patients per year.
Dr. Barry Lance, PhD
A medical doctor with more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Barry Lance is board-certified in internal medicine, as well as endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.
Dr. Elizabeth Somer, PhD
Elizabeth is a registered dietitian who leans on more than 35 years of experience as a leading nutritional health expert. She’s also an accomplished author and a frequent guest on many popular television programs, such as The View, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show.