Brenda is the Registered Dietitian for our East Valley offices. Brenda is originally from Los Angeles, CA where she attended California State University Los Angeles for her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Science. She began her career with Kaiser Permanente in 2004.
Throughout her professional development, she has worked in Cardiology, including open heart, Renal, including dialysis, organ transplants, and Oncology, including head and neck, radiation and chemotherapy. Within Kaiser Permanente, she specialized in intensive care pediatric and neonatal patients and was responsible for individualizing therapeutic diets based on specific metabolic needs, medical conditions, and cultural preferences.
Her passion for nutrition was developed at a young age and reared by her grandmother who always instilled the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. When her grandmother became ill, Brenda became interested in the impact nutrition played on health ailments and was determined to help her quality of life. Brenda then realized that her calling was to help others understand the impact nutrition plays in disease prevention and for maintaining overall mind and body health. She cared for her grandmother until she passed and has made it her goal to help others achieve their full “nutrition potential” with using a culturally sensitive holistic approach.
Brenda just recently relocated to AZ with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family doing outdoor activity, cooking, working out, yoga, cooking and reading mystery novels.
Please ask your Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers provider for a referral to see our dietary counselors.