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Meet Our Team

Kim Bayes, R.N., BSN, CDES (Certified Diabetes Care and Educational Specialist), Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBSCR)

  • Kim is responsible for maintaining the MBSAQIP database, one of the requirements our program fulfills to maintain our accreditation.

Jennifer Braden, Patient Office Coordinator

  • Jenny is responsible for managing referrals to the Weight Loss Center and scheduling appointments. She is one of the first faces that will welcome you to our center.

Tammy Denton R.N., CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Educational Specialist), Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS Coordinator)

  • Tammy has been part of the Surgical Weight Loss Program since 2008. She assists in center development, managing the accreditation process and ensuring continuous compliance with MBSAQIP requirements, patient education, and education of relevant staffing of the various aspects of the metabolic and bariatric surgery patient with a focus on patient safety.

Gillian Downs, M.S., R.D., L.D.

  • Gillian is a registered dietitian who has been part of the Weight Loss program since 2021. She provides nutrition education to patients in the Surgical Weight Loss program. She sees patients before and after surgery to ensure they have the tools they need to be successful in all stages of their journey.

Savannah Fraley, R.N., Surgical Weight Loss nurse educator/insurance facilitator

  • Savannah's responsibilities include verifying insurance benefits, insurance submissions and providing patient education.

Lisa Huff, MSW, LCSW

  • Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker who has been with the program since 2004. In addition to the initial psychiatric assessment, Lisa also provides education and support to individuals on emotional eating as well as learning new and breaking old eating behaviors. Lisa also provides education on possible post-surgery complications including relationship challenges, mental health challenges, self-esteem and transfer addiction.

Christy Morrison, RD, LD, CDCES

  • Christy has been a part of the Weight Loss and Diabetes programs since 2020. She provides. She provides education and support to assist patients in leading healthier lives.

Eden Zachariah, MS, RDN, LD, CPT

  • Eden is a registered dietitian and certified personal rrainer with joined the Weight Loss Program in February 2023. She consults individually with those are interested in the Clinical Weight Management Program. She also assists in seeing patients who are interested in surgery for their initial dietitian appointment.