Leah Evert, MS, RDN
Medical Expert Contributor
Leah Evert is a wellness expert, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist with over 15 years of experience in employee health, wellness, and engagement. She also served as a medical officer in the US Army Reserve where she engaged in several humanitarian health missions targeting low-income communities across the United States.
Leah currently works as Global Wellbeing Lead at McCormick & Company. Prior to that, she was Director of Global Associate Wellbeing at Marriott International, overseeing programming and promotions for over 700,000 employees worldwide. She also served as a Senior Director at Wellness Corporate Solutions where she worked as a corporate wellness consultant to over 30 companies including Hilton Worldwide and ExxonMobil.
She holds an MBA from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Sports Nutrition & Exercise Science from Marywood University, and a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from James Madison University.
At the age of 36, Leah was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and given two years to live. Despite the grim prognosis, she refused to quit and crafted a strategy of resilience to help her reach total remission. Her formula for success using nutrition, exercise, and mindset has helped her to beat the odds although her chances of survival were assessed at one to four percent. Her experience, as well as those of others who have thrived despite adversity, were detailed in her book, Nourishing Resilience: The Thriver’s Guideboook.