Debbie Pepper-Dougherty RD (Registered Dietitian), LD (Licensed Dietitian), established DPD Nutrition Consultants in 1992. Debbie has always had a passion for food and understanding how the body uses food to maintain health and naturally manage illness. She enjoys working one-on-one with individuals and their families to develop realistic lifestyle plans that support healthy nutrition and improved physical and mental health. Her areas of specialty include eating disorders, adolescents, food allergies, cardiac disease, sports nutrition, and gastrointestinal disorders. Debbie also provides nutritional education to corporate and community groups.

Debbie enjoys time with her husband, two children, and extended family. Her interests include traveling, music, yoga, gardening, skiing, walking, and just being outdoors.


  • Bachelor of Science Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences University of Vermont

  • Dietetic Internship Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Certified in Adult Weight Management

  • Maine Dietetic Association NSPS Chair, Public Relations Chair, Media Representative, Hunger Fundraising Chair

  • 2003 – Maine's Outstanding Dietitian of the Year, Maine Dietetic Association.

  • 1999 – Maine's Young Dietitian of the Year, Maine Dietetic Association.

  • Eating Disorders Learning Collaborative Clinical Advisory Board

  • Southern Maine Eating Disorder Collaborative

  • Nutrition Advisor, Portland Celiac Sprue Support Group 200 I-present

  • American Dietetic Association

  • Featured nutrition specialist, WGME's "Your Fitness" 2000-2003

Kay Mullin RD, LD, CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator), joined DPD Nutrition Consultants Inc in 2000.  She has been assisting clients in meeting their nutritional goals for over 20 years.  Kay has worked in a variety of settings as a dietitian, but truly loves nutrtional counseling.  Kay is an expert at assisting people with their nutrtional needs by helping them look at their current lifestyle, and making successful behavior changes with realistic approaches. 

In 2001, Kay received her Certification in Diabetes Education (CDE).  She provides Nutrtional Counseling for all conditions, with a special interest in Type 1 and 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes and PCOS education.  Kay is also passionate about assisting clients with Celiac Sprue (Gluten Intolerance) as her husband has Celiac Sprue and she prepares many gluten free foods at home. 

In conjunction with DPD Nutrition Consultants, Kay has presented talks related to diabetes, PCOS, wellness and Celiac Sprue at local, state and national conferences.  Through the Maine Center for Diabetes, Kay has presented a poster session at the 5th annual International Conference on Gestational Diabetes. 

Kay loves to walk, rollerblade, hike and ski with her husband and 2 children. 

Michelle Huntley, RD, LD, CDE joined DPD Nutrition Consultants, Inc. in 2001. She also works as a dietitian with the Maine Medical Partners Endocrinology and Diabetes Center in Scarborough. Michelle provides medical nutrition therapy for a wide variety of diagnoses including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal disorders, PCOS, and obesity. Michelle takes great joy in working with individuals and families to identify specific educational needs to effectively provide nutrition information with a realistic plan.

When Michelle is not working, she treasures her time with her husband and children. Her hobbies include bicycling, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and reading.


  • Bachelors in Science, Food and Nutrition New Mexico State University

  • Dietetic Internship, Yale New Haven Hospital New Haven, Connecticut

  • Certified Diabetes Educator

  • Nutrition Instructor to Amistad

  • Nutrition Consultant for Spurwink