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Did you know that an RD (registered dietitian) has completed at least 4 years of college, a 1 year internship and then passed a national exam?
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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 and Meditation.

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 Wen

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,  In her spare time, she enjoys being outside and is an avid cyclist.
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