Dr. Heather Finley, MS, RDN, LD
Founder of gutTogether™
Dr. Heather Finley is a registered dietitian. She helps people struggling with bloating, constipation, and IBS find relief from their symptoms and feel excited about food again.
Heather struggled with her own digestive issues for nearly 20 years and understands first hand the impact that nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset have on digestive health. Gut health shouldn’t be restrictive, stressful, and all-consuming. She developed a simple way that individuals can reduce digestive symptoms and add foods back into their diet.
Dr. Heather has a doctorate in clinical nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Her work has been featured in Mind Body Green, Yahoo! Life, and Very Well Health.
Stacey Chmiel MS, RDN, LD
Lead Dietitian of gutTogether™
Stacey Chimel is the lead Registered Dietitian of the gutTogether™ program and is deeply passionate about helping women find relief from their digestive symptoms using a root cause approach.
Suffering for years from her own digestive symptoms, Stacey felt lost and conflicted about gut health until she discovered functional medicine. She saw first hand how impactful it was to address each client as an individual without a “one-size-fits-all approach,” addressing nutrition in conjunction with other important lifestyle factors. Today, she brings that understanding to her gutTogether™ clients.
Stacey has worked in a variety of settings throughout her career as a dietitian including hospital settings, wellness spas, outpatient clinics, and now the gutTogether program. Stacey earned her bachelor’s degree, internship completion and masters degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University (TWU).
Macy Essman, MS, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian of gutTogether™
Macy Essman MS, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian in the gutTogether™ program and is excited to serve the clients of the gutTogether™ program on their gut health journey.
After struggling with chronic health issues for years, Macy is no stranger to digestive symptoms and spent years searching for answers. After finally uncovering that she was living in a moldy environment and seeking alternative treatment for her health issues, she started to find relief. Part of Macy’s journey included becoming a client in the gutTogether™ program several years ago. Now it is her pleasure to serve other women on their journeys since she has been there too.
Macy received her bachelor of science degree from Texas Christian University in nutritional sciences. She then received her masters of science in nutritional sciences from the University of Kansas Medical Center along with an Integrative Medicine Certificate
Stephanie Olivares, MS
Stephanie Olivares is the lead accountability coach for the gutTogether™ program. She believes in “meeting people where they’re at” and giving clients realistic, achievable action-steps.
When she suffered from her own digestive issues, Stephanie discovered that accountability and support was instrumental in recovery.
Stephanie has her Masters degree and a Bachelors degree in nutritional science from Texas Women’s University and Texas A&M University with an emphasis on disease management and treatment. Her clinical specialties include nutritional therapy for infertility, utilizing medical nutrition therapy to control and reverse chronic diseases (like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and GI concerns), Stephanie lives near Dallas, TX with her husband, daughter, and golden retriever. She enjoys woodworking, board games, puzzles, and hot tea.