Meet Livingston's Staff
Nathaly is the Office Coordinator at the Livingston location. She has an extensive background in nutrition, nutrition education and weight management. Her passion for helping others become and stay healthy and knowledge of the business has facilitated in her ability to manage her employees efficiently and respectfully. Since meeting her employees 3 years ago, they have become like her second family. The patients are her priority; their happiness is key! Don't be surprised if you find her asking her patients about their recent vacation, their child's birthday party or where they get their hair done! It's important to her to build relationships with her patients so that they feel welcomed here. Happy patients = successful patients! During her time off, she enjoys cooking, baking, watching ALL the shows on Bravo and taking care of her puppy, Timmy!
My name is Alba and my passion is to make people happy. After high school, I was clueless to what I wanted to study. I started noticing that my family was suffering from diabetes, so I felt that the medical field was where I belonged. I completed the Medical Assistant program at Branford Hall in July of 2017. I did my externship at Medi Weight Loss Clinics and was hired as soon as I finished my hours. Working here has taught me a great deal about weight loss and chronic illnesses like diabetes. This has also helped me fulfill my passion in making others happy!
Dara Ofner, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, is a 2013 graduate of Monmouth University where she graduated with honors and earned her M.S. in Nursing. She was accredited and board certified by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) in 2013 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dara completed clinical rotations at Riverside Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ and at Saint Peters Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. At Medi-Weightloss Dara enjoys helping patients reach their weight loss and health goals and assisting them along their weight loss journey as patients become a healthier version of themselves.
Davya Newby, PA-C graduated from Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences in 2015 with her M.S as a Physician Assistant. She has a passion for wellness, preventative medicine and her patients. Davya joined the Medi team and has a success story of her own. She continues to the next chapter helping patients achieve their own weight loss success story and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through positive and encouraging reinforcement.
Marianne is a 2016 graduate of Rutgers University where she earned her doctorate in nursing. In 2016, she was accredited and board-certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Marianne previously received her bachelor’s in nursing from New York University in 2012. Marianne is very passionate about preventative health. Joining Medi-Weightloss® has allowed her to help individuals reach their personal health and weight goals through guidance, medical advice, and nutritional support.
Dr. Michael Stracker is a 1995 graduate of The John Hopkins University where he earned his B.A. in Biology. He earned his degree in 1999 at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York, where he received honors in several clinical rotations and severed as a Teaching Assistant in Anatomy. He completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, where he was the recipient of the Resident Teaching Award as a Chief Resident. Dr. Stracker has a passion for health and wellness. He enjoys helping his patients reach their goal weight and live healthier lifestyles. At Medi-Weightloss he assures that his patients have the absolute best care they can receive. Dr. Strakers bedside manner is one of the best of New Jersey, as highlighted in the NJ’s Top Doctors magazine.
Brittney grew up in Paterson, New Jersey. Since she was a young girl Brittney has been interested in the health and well-being of others. In May of 2013 she enrolled at Anthem Institute to become a Medical Assistant. While at Anthem Brittney participated in the annual health fair doing vital screenings and blood draws. Her Externship was done at Medi-Weightloss Livingston from February to April of 2013. She loved greeting the patients and helping them start their weight loss journey. I am happy to say Brittney was hired by Medi-Weightloss in April 2013. "At Medi-Weightloss I have not only improved my skills as a Medical Assistant but have become educated on the nutritional part of the program as well. In the future I will continue my education and will focus on receiving my Bachelors in Nursing." -Brittney Willams