Meet our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

Transform your health with registered dietitians from Culina Health. Tailored virtual nutrition care from diverse providers for a vibrant, joyful life.

We make it easy to find the right dietitian. Whatever your reasons for seeking nutrition care, you deserve to be heard and understood. Our diverse, multilingual team offers a variety of specialties and counseling styles, so you can partner with the best nutrition coach for your unique health journey.

Supportive one-on-one sessions.

We reject the one-size-fits-all approach and embrace personalized nutrition care that honors your unique health history, lifestyle, schedule, culture, tastebuds, and relationship with food. Our dietitians provide culturally affirming care, so you can rest assured that your care plan will respect your personal values and lived experience.

Available when you need us.

Making sustainable changes to your health takes more than one session. Our insurance-covered telehealth format allows you to meet with your dietitian from the comfort of your own space. Sessions are offered on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. You can stay in touch with your dietitian between sessions through our patient portal to ask questions or schedule your next visit. 

Already scheduled your first RD meeting? 

Visit our patient onboarding page for tips on how to prepare for your session.

Patient Onboarding Guide →

We’re proud to be your co-pilot on this journey, and are committed to making the process approachable and rewarding. Your dietitian will help you identify where you can make small, sustainable tweaks to your routine and support you in achieving your goals not just for a few months, but for a lifetime.

- Elizabeth Tallerico, Culina Health VP of Care Delivery

Inclusive care is at the heart of our approach to virtual nutrition care. Culturally-affirming care providers acknowledge and respect the diverse backgrounds, traditions, and values that shape each individual's relationship with food—because we know that to achieve sustainable, lasting well-being, your care must fit into your life (and not the other way around). 

Our RDs understand that cultural influences play a crucial role in dietary habits, and we embrace and integrate these unique aspects into your personalized care plan. We take the time to learn about your cultural background, food preferences, and traditions, ensuring that our recommendations align seamlessly with your lifestyle and what matters most to you.

Our commitment to culturally-affirming care

Diversity matters.

Studies show that racial and ethnic minorities receive inferior care from healthcare providers compared to white people — even when their insurance status, income, age, and health conditions are the same. Research also shows that every 10% increase in Black provider representation can extend Black people’s lives by nearly 31 days. 

That’s why we’ve built a team of RDs that mirrors the diversity of our patient population. By providing inclusive, culturally affirming care to patients of all identities and backgrounds, we can improve quality of life, eliminate healthcare disparities, and reduce the total cost of care. 

At Culina Health, we believe that all people deserve access to clinical nutrition support regardless of age, income level, cultural background, gender identity, or ability. 

To ensure that our registered dietitians are equipped to provide affirming care to all patients, we partner with Violet, a platform focused on training healthcare professionals in health equity.
Through Violet, our registered dietitians are trained and empowered to deliver culturally competent, highly personalized care to BIPOC, LGBQ, and TGNC communities.

Training modules include Cultural Competence, Health Equity, Implicit Bias, and a variety of nutrition specific courses focused on equipping our providers with the tools to approach care with curiosity and humility.

Trained providers ensure culturally-sensitive care

Advice From Our RDs

Conditions We Treat

Our registered dietitian nutritionists meet with patients virtually to support their nutrition care for a variety of health diagnoses and conditions, including patients with chronic diseases and presenting with multiple conditions. We always take into account patient lifestyle, culture, environment, schedule, and other preferences in our care plans.

What our patients say

“When I first met my dietitian, I was struggling and making bad decisions despite my best intentions. She was able to create a program that matched my goals, and, more importantly, she was able to integrate good nutrition into my existing lifestyle rather than changing it completely.”

Suzanne H.

“Seeing my dietitian has honestly changed my life. She made it easy as it was not about overhauling my life, but about implementing subtle changes until I developed better, healthier habits.”

Jackie U.

“I came across Culina Health on Instagram and decided to give it a try. I had no idea my insurance would cover 100% of my sessions! I thought working with a dietitian was a luxury for the financially wealthy — I'm glad I now know better!”

Etoyia H.

FAQs

What is a registered dietitian?

Registered dietitians (RDs) or registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are nationally-recognized food and nutrition healthcare professionals who are uniquely qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT). RDs complete extensive nutrition education and 1,000+ hours of clinical training. They must pass national board exams for licensure, and stay up-to-date on current evidence-based guidelines with mandatory continuing education credits.

How do I get matched to a registered dietitian? 

Our care team considers a variety of factors when pairing patients with dietitians, including your location, health goals, and preferred medical nutrition therapy approach in addition to any referring physicians or chronic conditions that might have brought you to us. Many of our dietitians have areas of specialization that particularly qualify them to assist patients with certain health concerns. 

How much does it cost?

93% of our patients receive insurance coverage for their visits. If you have health insurance, your sessions will most likely be covered under your plan. See our insurance page for how to verify your coverage with your insurance company.

If you’re not covered by insurance, we're still committed to helping you fit registered dietitian sessions into your budget. Check out our affordable memberships or reach out to our support team at info@culinahealth.com or 917-647-1665. 


Will I have to follow a specific diet?

Short answer: no. Because our care is personalized, we don't subscribe to any single diet or eating trend; instead, we work with you in 1:1 sessions to develop sustainable plans tailored to your individual background, preferences, and needs. (And if the plan isn’t working for any reason — we change it!)

Once you schedule your first session, you’ll gain access to the Culina Health app. This will be your home for meal tracking, recipes, and other healthy eating tips week to week (plus you can chat with your registered dietitian in real time).




What happens during a typical session? 

The process is slightly different for everyone, but generally your sessions will include discussions of your eating habits and goals, troubleshooting for any struggles you may be having, and planning for the week ahead. 

All of our registered dietitians are trained to deliver culturally competent, identity-centered care. Your conversations will be judgment-free, and your dietitian will take care to respect your individual background. 


What if I have to change my appointment time?

You can cancel and reschedule your appointment up to 24 hours before with no penalty!

What if I don’t click with my registered dietitian?

We want you to have the best support possible. If it’s not the right fit, we'll help you rematch.


Meet Our Team of Dietitians

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  • Autoimmune Inflammation Nutrition
  • Cancer Care Nutrition
  • Diabetes and Prediabetes
  • Endometriosis
  • Exercise & Sports Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal Digestive Health
  • General Healthy Eating / Lifestyle
  • General Healthy Eating Guidance
  • Health Bariatrics
  • Healthy Eating & Wellness
  • Heart & Cardiovascular Health
  • Hormone Health
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutrition For Eating Disorders
  • Pediatric Family Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Prediabetes, Diabetes & Gestational
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Nutrition
  • Relationship with Food & Disordered Eating
  • Sustainable Weight Loss Nutrition
  • Other Specialties

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Austin Bou

Austin Bou

RD, CDCES, ACE-CPT

Rebecca Donnenberg

Rebecca Donnenberg

RDN, CSO

Kirsten Yili

Kirsten Yili

RDN

Dustin Mesick

Dustin Mesick

RDN, LDN

Natalie Coppola

Natalie Coppola

RDN, LD

Scott Davis

Scott Davis

MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES

Jessica Shapiro

Jessica Shapiro

RDN, CDE/CDCES, CDN

Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson

RDN, LD

Tara Maurice

Tara Maurice

RDN, LDN, LD

Lauren Rudy

Lauren Rudy

RDN, LDN, CD, CNSC

Punnya Andrews

Punnya Andrews

MSc, RD

Noelle Armstrong

Noelle Armstrong

MS, RDN

Katelyn Faith

Katelyn Faith

RDN

Jordan Ball

Jordan Ball

MS, RDN

Paola Arturo

Paola Arturo

MS, RDN

Nicole Plath

Nicole Plath

RDN, LDN

Phoowanai (Phoo) Ektheerachaisakul

Phoowanai (Phoo) Ektheerachaisakul

RDN

Nahyeli Perpina

Nahyeli Perpina

MS, RDN, CNSC

Danielle Daee

Danielle Daee

RDN

Dana Rosenfeld

Dana Rosenfeld

MS, RDN

Annamaria Louloudis

Annamaria Louloudis

MS, RDN

Amy Dahl

Amy Dahl

MS, RD

Alyssa Janel Marrero

Alyssa Janel Marrero

MS, RD

Alison Macchi

Alison Macchi

PhD, RDN

Ann Brooks Arnold

Ann Brooks Arnold

MS, RDN

Gabriella Hamann

Gabriella Hamann

MA, MS, RDN

Stacey Wiesenthal

Stacey Wiesenthal

MS, RD

Cesar Sauza

Cesar Sauza

MS, RDN

Jamie Kesmodel

Jamie Kesmodel

MS, RDN

Amanda Dolan

Amanda Dolan

MS, RDN

Paige Heiden

Paige Heiden

MS, RDN

Rosa Ochoa Andujo

Rosa Ochoa Andujo

BS, RDN

Danielle Wolf

Danielle Wolf

MS, RDN

Carmen Bell

Carmen Bell

MPS, RDN

Melissa O’Shea

Melissa O’Shea

MS, RDN

Lakisha Crumpler

Lakisha Crumpler

MPH, RDN

Jasmine El Nabli

Jasmine El Nabli

MS, RDN

Steven Ho

Steven Ho

MS, RDN

Jan Zimmerman

Jan Zimmerman

MS, RDN, CDN, CPHQ

Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May

MS, RDN

Chandra Nelson

Chandra Nelson

MS, RDN, CNSC

Rakhi Roy Chowdhury

Rakhi Roy Chowdhury

MS, RDN

Hayley Ruff

Hayley Ruff

BS, RDN

Priyanka Jonnalagadda

Priyanka Jonnalagadda

MS, RDN

Rachel Vetter

Rachel Vetter

BS, RDN

Mallory Onaindia

Mallory Onaindia

MS, RDN

Laura Tarberry

Laura Tarberry

BS, RDN

Quin Kelly

Quin Kelly

BS, RDN

Ruth Clark

Ruth Clark

MS, RDN

Tanisa Spencer

Tanisa Spencer

BS, RDN

Hilary McMahon

Hilary McMahon

BS, RDN

Jen Thompson

Jen Thompson

MS, RDN, CNSC

Mary Matone

Mary Matone

MS, RDN

Lizzie Odvarka

Lizzie Odvarka

MS, RDN

Noel Julian

Noel Julian

MS, RDN, CNSC

Melissa Connor

Melissa Connor

MA, RDN

Alexandra Allaire

Alexandra Allaire

MS, RDN

Sophie Alfieri

Sophie Alfieri

MS, RDN

Morgan Graham

Morgan Graham

MS, RDN

Rachel Kelley

Rachel Kelley

MS, RDN

Molly Cleary Chanzis

Molly Cleary Chanzis

MS, RDN, CDCES

Alex Balbontin

Alex Balbontin

BS, RDN

Julia Steinway

Julia Steinway

BS, RDN

Lauren Koffler

Lauren Koffler

MS, RDN

Samantha Luft

Samantha Luft

MS, RDN

Meredith Rofheart

Meredith Rofheart

MS, RDN

Vivian Schemper

Vivian Schemper

BS, RDN

Rachel Brief

Rachel Brief

MS, RDN

Paul Nocco

Paul Nocco

MS, RDN

Nadine Bradley

Nadine Bradley

BS, RDN, CNSC

Tanya Lucia Bernard

Tanya Lucia Bernard

MS, RDN

Melissa Alazraki

Melissa Alazraki

MS, RDN, CDCES

Megan Dan

Megan Dan

MS, RDN

Anne Cook Carroll

Anne Cook Carroll

MS, RDN

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