Our Team

Our team believes you don’t have to spend a fortune to eat healthy. That's why our affordable end-to-end service has you covered. We all work hard to ensure your nutrition comes first.

About Us

Mary J. Sharp RN

Owner, Medical Team,

Certified Wellness Coach

Since 2019

I did the Ideal Protein protocol in Avon in 2010. I lost 40+ pounds and 48 inches in 5 months. It is not just about the number on the scale, it was about successfully completing the program and maintaining my weight loss since 2011. After having phenomenal success, I became a Certified Wellness Coach and member of the medical team in 2011. As a Registered Nurse, I, with our other medical team members, review client’s medical histories and interacted with physicians, as needed, to ensure their safe and successful outcomes on the Ideal Protein protocol. I have witnessed hundreds of clients who report decreases in medicines and improved health related to issues cause by being overweight. The science of Ideal Protein’s weight loss protocol is sound and internationally recognized by the medical community for over 40 years. Our new protocol not only is for weight loss but also for long term success. Andrew and I purchased Ideal Healthy Weight Loss LLC in 2019. Together we operate weight loss clinics in Avon and Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Andrew H. Sharp

Owner, Certified Coach, Manager

Since 2019

I have co-owned Ideal Healthy Weight Loss with my wife Mary since 2019. I handle many of the managerial functions of IHWL, and also coach. An attorney for 30 years, I stepped away from law to co-manage IHWL because of my belief in the Ideal Protein protocol and the critical need it fills. In addition, I work as Deputy Program Director for the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, a non-profit that helps high school students navigate the college application process.

Avon Team

Nancy Muench

Certified Wellness Coach

since 2011

"I enjoy helping people feel good about themselves. It's amazing how people unfold and blossom once they shed their extra weight along with issues that come with extra weight. It's been very rewarding to work with clients to a healthier happier life."

Chris Whitten

Certified Wellness Coach

since 2016

"Prior to finding Ideal Protein I was able to lose weight but I could not maintain my weight long term. Ideal was a game changer for me. The weekly videos and coach recommendations helped me maintain my weight and provided the nutrition. I was thrilled to be asked to be a coach. As a coach I enjoy helping our clients on their weight loss journey."

Tara Schuerman

Wellness Coach

since 2022

Rita Lavalle

Certified Wellness Coach

since 2019 (Seasonal)


Glastonbury Team

Beth Jarm RN

Medical Team,

Certified Wellness Coach

since 2018

"I was introduced to Ideal Protein by a nurse who was caring for my Mom. I went to a seminar and felt they were talking about me. I joined that night it was June 2014. I lost initially 80 plus pounds. After retiring from a medical sales career, I was approached by Jackie my Coach in Glastonbury, she asked me to become a Coach in 2018. It was short lived at the beginning between health issues and then the pandemic hit! We all came back in 2020 and the rest is history! I thoroughly enjoy working with clients to reach their personal best!"

Jackie Fontaine

Certified Wellness Coach

since 2014

"I had a wonderful, and eye opening experience as a client in 2013. When I decided to accept the package offered from the airline I had been with for 35 years, I asked my coach if she felt there was room for me as a coach. I was interested in working with people and hoping to share with them this exciting way of eating and getting healthy. The rest is history. I have never looked back, and I am still tremendously enjoying being a wellness coach."

Luba W

Wellness Coach

2014

"After trying many weight loss programs only to find my weight return, my husband’s orthopedist recommended Ideal Protein to lose weight before hip replacement surgery. We both attended the one hour seminar and though I hadn’t planned on doing the program, I jumped at the chance to join him in his journey. As a couple we lost 110 pounds combined. I had such success with the Ideal Protein protocol, I could not stay silent. Not only did I want to be part of the amazing transformations of others, it brings me great joy to see others maintaining their weight goals and optimum health."

Carol Adams

Certified Wellness Coach

2013 (Seasonal)


Administration

Joan Kate

Administrator

since 2011

"I Lost 37 lbs in 2011. Since 2011, I have done several restarts to keep those unwanted pounds off.
As part of the administrative team, I enjoy supporting the coaches and being part of a team that helps our clients achieve their weight loss goals."

Adrianne Kate-Sanchez

Administration, Certified Coach (Inactive)

since 2015

"I had a wonderful, and eye opening experience as a client in 2013. When I decided to accept the package offered from the airline I had been with for 35 years, I asked my coach if she felt there was room for me as a coach. I was interested in working with people and hoping to share with them this exciting way of eating and getting healthy. The rest is history. I have never looked back, and I am still tremendously enjoying being a wellness coach."