Meet Katy Connley

Owner, MSN, FNP-C, BC-ADM

Katy was raised in Boise, Idaho and has lived in Southern Idaho for most of her life. She went to school in Helena, Montana at Carroll College and received a Bachelor of Arts and Nursing with Magna Cumlaude honors in May of 2008.  Katy served as a nurse from 2008 – 2014 working in Orthopedic neurosurgical nursing, a surgical intensive care unit, and electronic intensive care unit. In 2014, Katy received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Idaho State University.

Katy has found a passion working with diabetes management as well as bariatrics care and is excited to open the Treasure Valley’s most comprehensive and innovative clinic focusing on metabolic health.

Along with her extensive career Katy got married in 2014 and is the mother of two beautiful children. Her hobbies include quilting, reading, fitness, genealogy, research and finding solutions to tough problems. She is ready to dedicate herself to finding innovative solutions for her patients by thinking differently.

Meet Jennifer Mahlberg-Grant

MSN, WHNP-BC

Jennifer has always had a passion for all aspects of women’s health and has spent her entire nursing career delivering healthcare to women at different stages throughout the lifespan.  She enjoys building a strong partnership with her patients to provide them with optimal care that will assist them in leading the healthiest life possible.

Jennifer and her husband, Paul relocated from Elko, Nevada in 2019.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012 from Great Basin College and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama.  Additionally, Jennifer completed a Nursing Education subspecialty certificate.  With a strong belief in continuous life-long learning, she is currently preparing to sit for the North American Menopause Society’s Certified Menopause Provider exam.

Jennifer and Paul have four adult children. Her hobbies include spending time with family, exploring Idaho’s beautiful mountains, rivers, and lakes; as well as gardening, reading, baking, and taking her two energetic dogs for walks.

Meet Kirsten Thomas

Registered Dietitian

Kirsten was born and raised in Yakima, Washington. She attended Central Washington University, acquiring a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Science and Nutrition with a specialization in Dietetics. Idaho State University brought her to the Boise area where she completed her post-baccalaureate internship. During this time she experienced a variety of dietetic disciplines but felt most drawn to the diabetic and weight management patient.

Typically, “I am not what people expect from a Dietitian; I hate the word diet and care less about what you ate and more about why you ate it. I aim to guide my patients; helping them explore a new lifestyle or mindset centered on food. I have found that when we better our understanding and more importantly our relationship with food, healthier choices fall into place naturally.”

She understands that food can be emotional. Combining that with a science background, her and owner, Katy Connley, MSN, FNP-C, BC-ADM work together to form a comprehensive team supporting diabetes management and weight loss.

Just as much as she desires food to be nutritious, she also wants it to taste good and spends time in her kitchen being creative with recipes. She would prefer to spend all her days in the mountains, mainly snowmobiling but when she can’t she’ll settle for hot springs, elk/deer shed hunting, and side by siding with friends. If she is forced in be in town you can find her at the gym or swing dancing.

Meet Kristen French

LPC, NCC

Specially trained counselor in weight management. We suggest our patients visit with Kristen at least once in their journey to focus on healthy coping mechanisms and stress management. She provides weekly check-ins, helps with processing underlying issues related to weight, developing skills to defuse triggering events and emotions, and developing greater individual responsibility for weight loss outcomes. Often, patients with elevated BMIs have undiagnosed or undermanaged mental illness and we focus on getting to the root cause of these issues.

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