We are advised by top nutritionists, behavior, medical, 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 are advised by and employ experienced professionals in nutrition, fitness, wellness and behavioral therapy. Our trusted staff are friendly, caring 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.
Dan Fenyvesi, M.S., R.D.
Dan is a Fulbright Scholar with a Masters Degree in nutrition from Bastyr University. A Registered Dietitian for Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts for several seasons, Dan now serves as an Advisor to Shane and is on the Nutrition Team for Camp Shane. Dan has taught college courses on nutrition, health and stress and has worked as a chronic disease specialist in public health clinics in the United States and Nicaragua.
Dan is the proud author of “Food Sobriety”, published in 2018. Food Sobriety is a whole foods approach to weight loss inspired by traditional Central American diets. It is available on Amazon. Dan also has documentary short on YouTube, “A Faustian Bargain: Obesity in Nicaragua.” Dan’s film follows one family’s struggle with weight. Educators, including Peace Corps Nicaragua, are using the documentary to start conversations about diet and disease.
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Meet Ziporah Janowski
Ziporah's passion for and involvement in the weight loss and health world is well established. Her husband David Ettenberg is the owner of Camp Shane, the country's oldest weight loss camps for children. Wanting to bring Camp Shane’s formula for success to adults, Ziporah founded Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts for adults in 2008 after a successful career as a corporate attorney. Ziporah is so committed to delivering a life changing program, she became a certified wellness chef in 2016, graduating from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. An avid believer in living a healthy lifestyle, she strives to promote better fitness, nutrition and long-lasting change in both her work life and personal life.