Leisa Bryant is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, and the Executive Director of Food and Nutrition Services at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Leisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition from Hunter College, a master’s degree in Community Health Education from Brooklyn College, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston Downtown.
With over 20 years of healthcare experience in Food and Nutrition Services, Leisa has long championed “finding the sweet spot” for quality nutrition, patient and employee satisfaction and business operations. Leisa has national recognition as a leader in foodservice for her transformation of numerous healthcare dining programs and leading her teams to achieve foodservice excellence for patients, customers, and stakeholders.
Leisa has a passion for teaching, learning, and mentoring, and seize every opportunity to do just that. Leisa was an Adjunct Lecturer at Brooklyn College and shares her knowledge as well as learn from her colleagues and industry experts via her active role as a board, professional and/or operator member for organizations such as Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and American College for Healthcare Executives (ACHE).