Eduardo Cervantes

Chief Executive Officer


Caesare Assad

Chief Operating Officer

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Kim Blum

Vice President of Nutrition


Nikkole Turner

Program Manager, Tennessee


Melissa Rouse

PR and Communications Manager


Paige Bossart

Lead RD and Audit Manager


Sarah Friedkin

Growth Manager


Abigail Hueber

REAL Registered Dietitian (RD) - Boston, MA

Dianne K. Polly, JD, RDN, LDN

REAL Registered Dietitian (RD) - Memphis, TN

Simone Harounian, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

REAL Registered Dietitian (RD) - New York, NY

Amy Fenzel, RD, LDN

REAL Registered Dietitian (RD) - Nashville, TN

Mary Carathers, RD

REAL Registered Dietitian (RD) - Knoxville, TN

Lauren Cromer, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC

REAL Registered Dietitian (RD) - Nashville, TN

Caitlin Ratten, MS, RD, LD

REAL Registered Dietitian - Trenton, ME

Krista Ulatowski, MPH, RDN

REAL Registered Dietitian - Seattle, WA

Laura Poland, RDN, LD

REAL Registered Dietitian - Westerville, OH

Board of Directors

Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL

Chief Science Officer

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Jordan Shlain, MD, FACP

Chairman of the Board

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Alan Glazer

Secretary, Board of Directors


Lawrence Williams

Member, Board of Directors + Eat REAL Founder


David Faigman, MD, JD

Member, Board of Directors

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Jim Warren, BA

Director of Compensation Committee, Board of Directors

Russell Hirsch, MD, PhD

Member, Board of Directors

Ben Katz, MBA

Chief Financial Officer, Board of Directors


Nadja Pinnavaia, PhD

Member, Board of Directors

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