What we do

Detoxes and diets are dead-ends when it comes to making real changes in your wellness. At Culina Health, we know that getting healthy is a multifaceted and oftentimes difficult journey. That's why we provide trustworthy support and resources to help you understand and overcome the physical, mental, environmental, and behavioral challenges that get in the way of being healthy. 



Tired of feeling powerless, confused, and frustrated about your health?
Eating should be easy, right? 

we're here with a smarter approach to reaching your health goals

Our personalized nutrition coaching and science-based online education helps take the stress away from eating so you can transform your health and live a balanced life. 

Our goal is to help you understand your body, change your relationship with food, and build healthy habits so you can get results that actually last.

We respect the role of family, community, and culture in shaping health behaviors, and celebrate the diversity of the human condition and experience regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual preference, body size, or health condition. 

inclusive

We honor the fact that you know your body better than anyone else. That's why we work WITH you to find a plan that works for your unique needs.  We support you along the way by respecting you and your decisions, and providing non-judgmental and mutually collaborative care that emphasizes communication, empathy, and positivity.

collaborative

As Registered Dietitian Nutritionists our care plans are rooted in our professional training and continued education in nutrition, health and behavioral science. Our coaching methods and education are always informed by science, research, and clinical experience.  

SCIENCE-BAsed

We help our clients feel empowered in all facets of their life. We provide the tools and support so that you can take an active role in your health and keep doing the work when we're not around.

EMPOWERMENT

We strongly believe that food is medicine, and that what we eat can have a powerful impact on so many aspects of life - physical health, mental and emotional health, stress management, work performance and relationships. That's why all of our work is centered around these core values:

Our core values

Nutrition has been a part of Mary’s life for almost as long as she can remember. Mary herself
began working with a dietitian at a young age, and grew up with a first-hand understanding of
how food choices can impact both physical and mental health.

registered dietitian

MARY MATONE,ms, RD

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With sights set on business since she was a little girl, Robyn landed a position that had her traveling around the world. Though taste-testing international cuisines was a huge perk, it just wasn’t worth the exhaustion and frighteningly high cholesterol levels...

registered dietitian

robyn ziemba, ms, rd

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Anthea believes that how and what we eat can influence the way we feel, think, and live. She learned this firsthand
while struggling to find a healthy relationship with food in college. She was also reminded of the power of food during...

registered dietitian

Anthea Levi, MS, RD

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Vanessa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the co-founder of Culina Health. With over 10 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian, Vanessa also serves as the dietetic intern director at New York University. Essence Magazine named Vanessa as one of the top nutritionists that will change the way you think about food...

CO-Founder

vanessa rissetto, ms, rd

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Tamar is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the co-founder of Culina Health. Her unique and holistic approach integrates functional medicine, positive psychology, and behavioral change techniques. Well + Good named her one of the top holistic nutritionists in New York City...

CO-Founder

tamar samuels, ms, rd

OUR TEAM OF DIETITIANS

OUR TEAM of dietitians

amanda holtzer, ms, rd

Amanda is a registered dietitian with a passion for healthy and yummy food, and firmly believes that the two are not mutually exclusive. She works with her clients to create sustainable habitual changes that both help them achieve their goals...

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registered dietitian

amanda holtzer, ms, rd

mary matone, ms, rd

Charlotte shron, MS, rd

registered dietitian

Charlotte found her love for nutrition after years of weight
fluctuations and confusion around food all while trying to balance a
tough corporate job. After working with a dietitian herself...

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charlotte shron, ms, rd

jason levee, ms, RD

registered dietitian

Jason was always the kid who was teased on the playground for being overweight. Through his personal experience, Jason learned the link between good nutrition and how we feel and how we perform at work or school...

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Jason LEvee, ms, rd

After years of stomach aches and skin problems getting in the way of her life as a college student, Jennifer started to investigate how basic, good nutrition could actually heal some of her biggest problems (without any medication!)...

Jennifer Cole, MS, RD

registered dietitian

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jennifer cole, ms, rd

meredith rofheart, ms, rd

registered dietitian

Meredith grew up an athlete who learned the hard way that eating 5 plates of pasta before a big
game was not the way to help her reach her goals. After years of struggling with health and body
image...

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meredith rofheart, ms, rd

elizabeth tallerico, ms, rd

registered dietitian

After graduating with an English and History degree, Elizabeth was unsure of her next career step. A summer internship, led to a research position and her decision to complete her pre-health coursework. Bye-bye Shakespeare, hello organic chem. 

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elizabeth tallerico, ms, rd

Annamaria Louloudis, MS, RD

After years of stomach aches and skin problems getting in the way of her life as a college student, Jennifer started to investigate how basic, good nutrition could actually heal some of her biggest problems (without any medication!)...

After years of stomach aches and skin problems getting in the way of her life as a college student, Jennifer started to investigate how basic, good nutrition could actually heal some of her biggest problems (without any medication!)...

Having grown up in a Greek-American household and having spent every summer living the Mediterranean lifestyle, Annamaria learned from a young age that food is not just fuel - that it’s a huge part of culture, tradition, and nourishment for the body, mind and soul...

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jennifer cole, ms, rd

jennifer cole, ms, rd

Annamaria Louloudis, ms, rd

registered dietitian

Rachel Kelley, ms, rd

Rachel grew up on a farm in South Carolina and started cooking from a young age. She has always been interested in the way food affects our health and is on a mission to prove that healthy eating can taste REALLY good! 

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rachel kelley, ms, rd, ld

Rachel Brief, ms, rd

Rachel’s optimistic approach to nutrition will help reshape and optimize the way you’ll think about your long-term health. Born and raised in New York, she grew up in the heart of incredible food and always had her finger on the pulse of the latest and greatest health trends. 

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rachel Brief, ms, rd

Alexandra Allaire MS, RD

Having struggled for years with digestive issues and managing several autoimmune disorders, Alexandra was fed up with hearing from doctors “there’s nothing else we can do for you”. So she he took matters into her own hands and started to look more closely at her lifestyle habits, including what she ate, to heal her body. 

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registered dietitian

registered dietitian

registered dietitian

Alexandra Allaire, ms, rd

CO-FOUNDER

tamar samuels, ms rd

steve kuyan

CO-FOUNDER

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

leadership team

Marta moreno

CO-FOUNDER

MARTA MORENO

VADIM PINSKiy

VADIM PINSKYI

vanessa rissetto, MS. RD

CO-FOUNDER

CO-FOUNDER

tamar samuels, ms, rd

CO-FOUNDER

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