Dietary Team

Rebecca DeHamer, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian

Rebecca DeHamer, RD

Rebecca is a registered dietitian and is certified as an intuitive eating counselor, personal trainer, and strength coach. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from California State University, Chico and started her career working as an adolescent health, physical education teacher, and athletic director in Berkeley, California. Continued research brought her to San Diego State University where she earned her master’s degree in Nutritional Science. While at SDSU, she was the recipient of multiple awards, including a science scholarship from the Association for Women In Science in 2013 for research, and has since published multiple papers. While in graduate school, Rebecca worked in Public Health for UCSD, Nutrition Counseling for SDSU, and taught as an Adjunct Professor at Miramar College. She went on to complete a year-long dietetic internship at UCSD Medical Center and then accepted a position with our outpatient program.

Rebecca is a member of multiple local and national nutrition practice groups, and served on the 2015-2016 executive board of the San Diego chapter of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been in the field of athletics and movement for over a decade, and solely in the field of eating disorders since becoming a registered dietitian. With UCSD, she works as a primary PHP and IOP dietitian and as the sports dietitian for our adolescent athlete track.

Breana Janke, RD

Registered Dietitian

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Breana Janke is a Registered Dietitian who has been working for the Adolescent and Adult Day Treatment Program since Fall 2012. Breana earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Diego State University. Shortly after completing her undergraduate work, Breana was accepted into a dietetic internship program where she completed one year of supervised practice experience required to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Breana’s interest in eating disorders developed during her dietetic internship where she received experience treating patients with eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. After earning her RD, Breana worked as a clinical dietitian providing medical nutrition therapy to many different patient populations including oncology, diabetes, renal and liver disease. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and San Diego Dietitians in Eating Disorders Group. Breana is thrilled be a part of UCSD’s Treatment team where she is able to pursue her passion of working in the field of eating disorders.

Krissy Lines, MS, RD, CPT

Registered Dietitian

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Krissy Lines is a Registered Dietitian with the PHP/IOP adult program, a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and co-leads the adult sport and movement groups.

She first discovered her love of the medical field from working as an Emergency Medical Technician in San Diego, CA from 2007-2011. This career led her through kinesiology, nutrition and counseling coursework. She earned both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in human nutrition from Texas State University. She continued with her Dietetic Internship throughout Central Texas, with a focus on clinical and community nutrition. Krissy has additional experience with nutrition research, including published manuscripts on the home food environment of young children. She continues community work with local Food Banks, individual and group education, and advises local athletic teams.

Within her nutrition counseling, Krissy utilizes up-to-date peer-reviewed research to apply medical nutrition therapies for her patients. Further, she incorporates intuitive eating practices, individualized goal setting, and hands-on meal exposure techniques. Krissy is a proud advocate of the LGBT and Health At Every Size (HAES) communities.

As a local San Diegan, Krissy loves spending her time at local beaches. She also enjoys sports, hugging animals, traveling with her family, playing music, and painting.

Samantha Warsh, RD

Registered Dietitian

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Samantha Warsh is Registered Dietitian with the adolescent and pediatric programs. Samantha is originally from Michigan and earned her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University and completed her dietetic internship at Wayne State University in Detroit. Samantha has a diverse background in clinical and community nutrition, with previous work experience at a hospital, dialysis clinic and community outreach program. Samantha was interested in working with eating disorders early in her career and gained experience with this population during her education and internship. Samantha has always enjoyed working with children and teens and was excited to join the team at UCSD in 2016. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys traveling and exploring all things San Diego with her husband and dog.

Kate Ryan

Chef

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Kate is thrilled to have joined the Eating Disorders culinary team in July 2015 after working part time in the UCSD Catering Department for 2 ½ years. She has always worked in the Hospitality / Food & Beverage Industry and it is still her passion.

Kate is a native San Diegan growing up in La Mesa, attending both Helix High School and San Diego State University. However, she has lived in other parts of the country including Colorado for 18 years which is where she met her husband, Tom.

They currently live in Ocean Beach with their two rescue dogs and of course one of their favorite things to do is visit dog beach! Kate loves living close to the water where she can be outdoors enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather year around!!

Miriam Cervantes

Chef

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Miriam Cervantes is a San Diego native and mother of two children, Azul and Luis. Miriam’s experience working in the foodservice industry began at a young age when she started as a hostess for a restaurant in Old Town, San Diego. While she enjoyed being at the front of the house at the restaurant, she felt as if she was meant to do something more, so at the first opportunity, she took a position working in the kitchen. Miriam worked her way up from dishwasher, to pantry worker, to fryer, and so on, to eventually find her way as a line cook at Casa Bandini. After 2 years, she then moved into the hospitality industry where she worked in fine dining at the Sheraton Hotel for 13 years. Finally, she again changed industries and began her tenure in the healthcare industry at Rady Children’s Hospital for 11 years and now working for UCSD Eating Disorder Center. Miriam is proud of her work because cooking is her passion.