Dietitian Andrea Ryder

Andrea Ryder

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Andrea Ryder graduated with Honours in Dietetics in 2004 and later did her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education, before joining the Black Swan Health team in January 2016. Previously, she has worked in community dietetics and enjoys having the time to get to know her clients and work with them on their own health goals.

Andrea loves to lead group education programs as she sees the considerable benefits for clients participating and learning in a group environment for their physical and mental health. Andrea is experienced in a wide range of conditions, but for the past 10 years has maintained a focus on clients with diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Andrea’s health tip: Vegetables, vegetables, vegetables! Increasing vegetable intake can benefit your weight, bowel health, cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels, nutritional status, gut bacteria and cancer risk.


Olwyn Fleay

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Combining a love for food, cooking and how the body works made becoming a dietitian an easy choice.

After graduating as a dietitian Olwyn worked in a country hospital as a generalist dietitian for several years before returning to Perth.

Olwyn has a keen interest in supporting people to understand and manage pre-diabetes, diabetes and cardiovascular health through sustainable improvements to their eating and relationship with food.  

She understands that improving nutrition is very personal and depends on where you are starting from, and that everyone has different barriers to improving their eating.

Olwyn's health tip: Stop, observe and take note of what, when and how much food leaves you feeling comfortable, satisfied and with the energy you need. This will allow you to prepare and plan to feed yourself regularly and well. Allow yourself time to make many small changes which will add up in the long run.


Helen Baugh Dietitian

Dayna Jaeschke

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Dayna uses an individually tailored approach to address each of her clients’ unique needs. Using her expertise in diabetes and nutrition, she enthusiastically and persistently supports her clients along their journey to managing their health and wellness with confidence.

As a Credentialed Diabetes Educator Dayna has a keen interest in helping people with type 1, type 2 and pre-diabetes to manage their condition. Dayna also has considerable experience with helping people to manage their weight, develop healthy relationships with food through mindful eating practices, manage high cholesterol or high blood pressure to improve heart health, and manage food intolerances/allergies and IBS.

Dayna’s health tip: Plan ahead! Spend a little time planning, purchasing and preparing ingredients for healthy meals that you will eat over a few days. Not only will this help you to make a healthy choice when you are hungry, but it will also save you time and money, too!

Helen Baugh Dietitian

Karyn Avalos

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialed Diabetes Educator

It was Karyn’s passion for health and education that led her along her unique career pathway to become a dietitian.

Karyn completed a Bachelor of Exercise & Health Science, followed by a post graduate degree in Teaching at the University of Western Australia in 2003.

Pursuing her interest in nutrition, she then went on to complete her nutrition and dietetic qualifications at Curtin University in 2007.

To improve her knowledge and skill in the area of diabetes Karyn completed a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes at Curtin University in 2015, qualifying as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator. Karyn undertook further training, completing the FlexIT course by Baker IDI to support her growing interest in diabetes. More recently, Karyn has completed a course with Monash University in the use of the low FODMAP diet for clients with IBS

Since qualifying as a Dietitian, Karyn has worked in various clinical settings and has gained experience in ICU, neurology, neurosurgery, bariatrics and diabetes.

At Black Swan Health, she focuses on preventing and managing chronic conditions through tailored education. Karyn’s academic background contributes to her ability to address lifestyle changes in her clients and utilise a team environment to help the clients achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.

Karyn's health tip: Slow down and be more mindful of what you are eating. This will help you to get more enjoyment from your food and even address unhealthy eating patterns.

Helen Baugh Dietitian

Stacey O'Brien

Accredited Practising Dietitian 

Stacey graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Nutrition and Masters of Dietetics from Curtin University and began her career as a private practice dietitian in the community.

Stacey enjoys working collaboratively with clients to achieve their desired health goals by helping clients to build their own self efficacy and self manage their conditions.

In her spare time, Stacey loves to cook and try new recipes for friends and family.

In her work life, Stacey has a keen interest in working with those with coeliac disease, IBS and other gastrointestinal conditions.

She also has experience in helping clients with a variety of chronic diseases, weight loss, irritable bowel diseases, vegan and vegetarian eating and food allergies and intolerances.

Stacey really enjoys the variety of work that comes along with being a Dietitian in the community.

Stacey's health tip: Changing your lifestyle and eating behaviors takes time and effort which can seem overwhelming. Start by making small and achievable changes. All these small changes will build up to helping you achieve your bigger health goals. 


Andrea Gracie

Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Andrea grew up in the south-west where she was lucky enough to experience seasonal fruits and vegetables as well being shown hearty and nutritious home cooking skills. Prior to moving into dietetics she spent over a decade in the corporate environment which over time made her stressed and tired. This lead her on the path towards Nutrition and Dietetics to learn how best to nourish her body and mind. It is through the change and adaptability of Andrea’s past that she shows true empathy, compassion and understanding towards her clients. 

Following completing her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics she undertook further training in Advanced Dietetic Management of Eating Disorders; CBT-ED; CBT-AR; and Non-diet approach for Dietitians. She currently holds membership with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA); Australian & New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the Butterfly Foundation. 

Some of her specialty topics include: 

  • Eating disorder behaviours – anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; binge eating disorder; avoidant/refusal food intake disorder 
  • Food intolerances and gut health 
  • Women’s health and wellness – PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause, Fertility 
  • Oncology 
  • Diabetes 

Andrea's health tip: My health tip is to ensure you eat regularly and not skip or avoid meals. Our working and dietary culture often encourages us to skip breakfast or have large gaps between our main meals, this in turn causes us to overeat and not be intune of our food choices. Instead we should aim to have regular meals and snacks that are well balanced with lots of vegetables and salads.