Lana Balvin Frantzen, Ph.D.

Lana Balvin Frantzen, Ph.D.

Vice President, Health and Wellness


Dr. Lana Frantzen has a smorgasbord of specialties, from cultural health issues and breakfast research to food psychology and lactose intolerance. Lana serves as a regional media spokesperson with hundreds of media interviews shared. Lana was raised in San Antonio, TX, where there is a disproportionate rate of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with its potential devastating health consequences. Lana is dedicated to improving the health of our Hispanic and African-American communities across our region by addressing nutrition-related health disparities with cultural relevance and sensitivity. In addition to her Ph.D. in nutrition from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Texas in Austin. Lana enjoys being active outdoors and making memories with her family.  

Favorite health breakfast: 
Huevos Rancheros

Favorite physical activity: 
Inferno hot pilates.

Best advice: 
“Where there is a will, there’s a way.” --Lana’s Dad