Meet The Team

Building A Healthy Community

At Your Weight & Health Specialists we believe that by helping people achieve their ideal weight we are making a difference in our community and the world because when people feel better — they do more for their own community. Yeah, it's a "pay it forward" type of thing!

Deb Buchanan

Founder, & CEO

Deb has been empowering people in their weight loss journey for 20+ years while owning & operating her own health clinic. She founded YWHS in 2023 as a way to have an even greater impact.

Valeria Williams

Regional Vice President

Valeria contributes more than ten years of dedicated experience to our team. She derives motivation and inspiration from witnessing the profound transformations people undergo on their paths to wellness. She eagerly anticipates furthering her role in the success stories of individuals working towards a healthier and happier life.

Dr. Dennis barley

Regional Vice President

Dr. Barley focuses on weight management, offering guidance on healthy eating, exercise, and sustainable lifestyle changes.

Dr. dolores zumbado

Regional Vice President

Dr. Zumbado,takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, addressing physical, mental, and emotional aspects to help clients achieve optimal well-being.

Jerry Harris

Regional Vice President

Jerry spent 25 years in the biotech pharmaceutical industry and 12 years in structured medical weight loss. He believes when you marry the science of novel products with patient’s or client’s self-determination, we can all live healthier lives.

D’Ann Harris

Regional Vice President

D’Ann enjoys helping others become successful. Bringing over 25 years of business experience, with 15 of those in the medical field, she is excited to see the growth and development of those working towards a healthier way of life.


Why is a coach important to your success?

A coach can significantly assist you in achieving your weight loss goals by providing personalized guidance and support. They offer tailored strategies, hold you accountable, and keep you motivated throughout your journey. With their expertise and commitment to your success, a coach can be a crucial ally in your pursuit of a healthier and happier life.

How can a health coach help me reach my health and wellness goals?

A coach can assist you in setting clear and achievable health goals, developing action plans, and providing ongoing support and accountability. They can also offer guidance on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and behavior change techniques. Coaches use tools to help you overcome obstacles and make sustainable lifestyle changes.

Is coaching suitable for everyone?

Coaching can be beneficial for a wide range of individuals for those looking to lose weight and learn the tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's particularly useful for people who want to take an active role in their health, set and achieve goals, and make lasting lifestyle changes.

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