Leave it to the Shane experts
We employ the top nutritionists, medical advisors, wellness & fitness coaches in the weight loss community.
When you arrive at Shane, you can be confident you’ll be getting the best experts in the field of weight loss at your disposal. We only employ experienced, highly trained and accredited professionals in nutrition, fitness, wellness and behavioral therapy. Our trusted staff are friendly and compassionate and they’re only goal is to change your life in dramatic ways.
Dr. Kara Nance, MD FACP
Dr. Nance graduated from Princeton University in 1996 with honors as a molecular biology major and a concentration in neuroscience. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she graduated top in her class in 2000. After completing her internal medicine residency in 2003 at the University of Chicago, she practiced primary care medicine in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Dr. Nance embarked on an intensive study of nutrition and weight management, and passed the American Board of Obesity Medicine exam in November 2012. Dr. Nance opened her current practice, Wellessence MD, with the objective of providing personalized care in a highly progressive environment. Dr. Nance strives to empower individuals to adopt lifestyle changes that can keep them well and limit the need for prescription medication or expensive medical treatments.
Dr. Michelle Maidenberg, Ph.D
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPIST EXPERT
Dr. Maidenberg directs the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program at Camp Shane and Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts. She is the President/Clinical Director of Westchester Group Works, a Center for Group Therapy in Harrison, NY where she provides treatment to children, adolescents, teens and adults, and she also maintains a private practice.
Dr. Maidenberg teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy graduate courses at New York University and she is a consultant at Fordham University, training practitioners to work with families. She is also the President and Cofounder of “Thru My Eyes”, a nonprofit 501c3 organization that offers free clinically-guided videotaping to chronically medically ill individuals who want to leave video legacies for their children and loved ones.
Dr. Maidenberg has written articles that have appeared in The New York Times, Fitness, Shape, The Daily News, Health and Ladies Home Journal.
NUTRITION & CULINARY ADVISOR
Diane is a culinary expert, personal chef and registered dietitian on a mission to teach America how to cook and eat well. Her passion for food, nutrition and exercise has framed her life and career. Cooking has always been Diane’s passion since the time she began to notice people were equating eating healthy with boring, bland food, which she became dedicated to changing.
In 2005, after years in private practice, Diane self-published a cookbook and started Diane’s Daily Dish, her personal chef and catering business. “Any dish can be revamped to be good for you”, she says, “it just takes a little education and finesse.” Diane has appeared on several television spots and has became the go-to food, healthy cooking and nutrition expert for national television, print and on-line media.