Our Staff

 Dr. Cindy Macer


Cindy Latham Macer, M. D.

Dr. Cindy Latham Macer completed her undergraduate work at Occidental College where she graduated with honors with a degree in Biology.  She then attended the University of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine and graduated with her medical degree in 1986.  She trained in General Medicine and has been working in family medicine for the past 25 years.  Dr. Cindy has a successful private medical practice in Rolling Hills Estates. MediLean started out of this office after she and her dietitian began to pursue safe ways  to help their patients lose their excess weight.  She is married to Dr. James A Macer, an OB/GYN in Pasadena, California.  Doctors Macer have five wonderful children.

Karla Schmidt, R.D. - Nutritional Consultant

Ms. Schmidt graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Foods & Nutrition. Shortly thereafter, she completed her studies to become a registered dietician. Karla has enjoyed over 28 years of experience in the field of nutrition as a nutritional consultant, weight-loss specialist, educator, writer, and public speaker. She is a published author of nutrition articles and regularly speaks at corporate meetings, medical & dental education sessions, universities, local schools and parent groups. Karla enjoys dancing (as her favorite form of exercise) and spending time with her husband and two teenage sons.

Debbie Garner, RN

Debbie Garner has been an RN in Southern California for over 33 years. Specializing inn Maternal Child Health, she has worked in the various areas including Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and Home Health. She has worked at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Cedar Sinai, Tarzana Medical center and currently for Dignity Health. She has also continued her education with the University of San Diego to become a Lactation Educator. Debbie loves learning new things and teaching her patients and colleagues. After years of trying various diets and having the yoyo effect of losing and regaining the weight back she learned about the MediLean diet. She loved the way MediLean rebooted her system to enabled her to lose 17lbs and lock in that weight loss. After seeing the amazing results from MediLean Debbie knew she had to be a part of promoting it to others. Debbie enjoys seeing the pure joy her patients get when they reach their goal weight and in hearing how much healthier they feel. Debbie has three amazing children and one terrific son-in-law. She is looking forward to having some Grandbabies!

Daniella Esquivias, LVN

Daniella Esquivias is an Licensed Nurse. She did her undergraduate work at Mount San Antonio College where she got her degree in Foods & Nutrition. She then went on to nursing school where she graduated with high honors, and as valedictorian of her class. Daniella has had over 11 years of experience in the health & nutrition fields. Mrs. Esquivias loves working for MediLean and helping her patients achieve success in their weight loss endeavors, she herself has lost over 30lbs on the program. In her free time Daniella loves to spend time trying new things and traveling with her Husband.

Kayla Negreros, LVN

Kayla Negreros is a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She did her undergraduate work at Cerritos College and went on to receive her Vocational Nursing license. Kayla’s professional experience includes a wide array of specialties including Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Nutrition with a focus on Weight Loss and Weight Management. As someone who finds great fulfilment in helping patients look and feel their best, MediLean was a perfect fit for her, she was even able to lose 15 lbs on the program. In her free time Kayla enjoys traveling the world, going to concerts, sporting events and shopping.

Sharon Bruckert, LVN

Sharon Bruckert is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and has been in the weight loss industry for over 20 years. Sharon has a B.S. in Kinesiology from UW Madison and has certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and received a diploma in Surgical Technology while in the military. Her passion for health and nutrition has not only allowed her to help many men and women increase LBM and decrease body fat, but also Sharon was a bodybuilder herself. As an LVN at MediLean, Sharon has the unique ability to support and guide our patients through our programs to achieve their weight loss goals. Outside of work Sharon loves to stay active, whether at the beach or in the mountains, she loves the outdoors.