Sarah Ellis, MS, RD
Sarah Ellis's strong background in clinical nutrition and preventive medicine
allows her to bring a unique perspective to Toni Bloom & Associates.
She has a Masters degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the University
of Massachusetts and has been involved with the Dr. Dean Ornish Program
for Heart Disease Reversal.
Sarah's main work with Toni Bloom & Associates has focused on the San
Mateo County Employee Health and Fitness contract. As our cardiovascular
expert, Sarah developed the County's cholesterol and hypertension classes
and launched the County's first "5-A-Day" campaign which encourages
eating at least 5 fruits and vegetables daily. Sarah is constantly
learning new things and her most recent work with the County involves Mindfulness
In her spare time, Sarah practices yoga, and is a gourmet chef
and host to many of her friends and family who enjoy visiting sunny California.
Mary Mahoney, RD
Mary brings a wonderful mix of psychology and nutrition to her role as
nutrition counselor because she has Bachelors degrees in both Dietetics
(California State University, Sacramento) and Psychology (Santa Clara University). She
spearheads Toni Bloom & Associate’s contract with Foothill College
where she provides counseling and speaking to staff and students.
Mary is also the Nutritionist for Santa Clara University’s Health Center
and is beginning to work with a local physician who has a high number of
diabetic patients. Mary’s enthusiasm and attention to detail
is what makes her successful with her clients. In her spare time, Mary
enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling with
her husband, and volunteering for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Laurie Steinberg, MS, RD
With undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Colorado,
Stanford and San Jose State University, Laurie brings a strong academic
background to the company. Laurie provides Toni Bloom & Associates
with program and seminar development in addition to servicing the company’s
San Mateo County Employee Health and Fitness contract. In that
capacity, she creates and teaches various nutrition and health classes
on topics ranging from heart disease to weight loss.
Laurie is also a Nutritionist for “Health for Life”,
a Menlo Park health improvement program, a nutrition consultant for
Pacific THERx, and a lecturer at San Jose State University. When
she has spare time, Laurie enjoys spending time with her family and
friends, following Stanford and local professional sports, and walking
in the hills near her home.
Kim has a strong business background with an undergraduate Business
Administration degree from the University of Florida. Her experience
includes time at Deloitte Consulting and Oracle and now she’s completing
her Masters in Nutrition at San Jose State University and assists Toni
Bloom & Associates with the San Mateo County Head Start contract. Kim
evaluates the health status of children enrolled in the program and develops
and delivers nutrition classes to their parents. Kim's strong organizational
abilities keep this contract running smoothly because the 11 school locations
with 30 classrooms demand accuracy!
Kim's outside interests involve coaching soccer, spending time outdoors
and decorating the new home she and her husband just purchased.
Nicole Baggett, RD, ATC, NASM-CPT
In addition to being
a Registered Dietitian, Nicole is a certified personal trainer
through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She
has a Bachelors degree from California Polytechnic State University
and works with local athletes as well as members of the United
States Postal Team and the Nike Farm Team. Nicole’s experience
with Toni Bloom & Associates involves the San Mateo County Head
Start contract in addition to various consulting projects.
Nicole is presently the nutrition coordinator at the Decathlon and
Courtside Clubs in Santa Clara and Los Gatos, CA. For the last two
years she has been busy developing her own nutrition counseling practice, www.nicolebaggettrd.com. In
her spare time, she enjoys being outside and is an avid cyclist.