Our Team

Karen Thomas
BHSc (N&D), University of Newcastle
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Accredited Nutritionist

Karen is the owner and Manager of Hunter Dietetics and has over 13 years experience working in hospitals, food service, community and private practice dietetics. As a dedicated “foodie” Karen has a passion for sharing her nutrition and health knowledge with clients of her private practice. Assisting people with; diabetes, obesity and heart disease, Karen also has a special interest in nutrition for children and families. Karen has additional training in counselling and motivation. Karen is married and a mother of two energetic boys. Outside of work she enjoys camping, tending to her veggie patch and keeping fit. Call today to speak with Karen and to make an appointment.

 

Alecia Leonard
BHSc, University of Tasmania
MNut.&Diet., Griffith University
PhD Candidate in Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Newcastle
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Accredited Nutritionist

Alecia joined Hunter Dietetics in May 2011. Alecia has worked as an Accredited Practising Dietitian in private practice and in hospital settings and combines this practice with nutrition research. Through her love of wholesome food and aspiration for continued good health, Alecia finds immense satisfaction in enlightening her clients. Alecia enjoys the diversity of dietetics and has a particular interest in the areas of; weight management, gut health and diabetes. Alecia is passionate about understanding her client’s needs and providing extensive guidance and support to achieve their health goals. Alecia enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping active, cooking and when possible taking trips home to Tasmania.