Our Nutritionists

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Debra Grossano

MS, RD, CDE

debra@riverfrontnutrition.com

Debra Grossano is a registered dietitian with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Rutgers College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University in New York City. She completed a rigorous internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She has 3 years of clinical nutrition experience in a hospital setting, including dialysis work. She has been in the private practice for 8 years. Debra formed Riverfront Nutrition Associates in 2007 after working in private practice in NYC.

 

Debra is a Certified Diabetes Educator. This is a specialty in diabetes care that involves extensive experience and a nationally certified exam. Debra also is a Certified Insulin Pump Trainer for one of the top insulin pump companies.

Debra is the co author of the 28 Mediterranean Diet for which she appeared on Channel 7 morning news. The book is a collection of meal plans and recipes from a famous long island Mediterranean restaurant. It promotes the Mediterranean lifestyle and foods and transforms it into a realistic, everyday plan.

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Danielle Press

MS, RD

danielle@riverfrontnutrition.com

Danielle Press graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Wanting to combine her skills in psychology with her love and passion for nutrition, she went on to complete a master’s degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University. During this time she completed a dietetic internship with Columbia University’s program, which included rotations at Hoboken University Medical Center, the Renfrew Center in New York City, and New York State Psychiatric. Danielle has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and is working towards her certification in diabetes education.

 

Danielle is also an active member of several professional organizations including The American Dietetic Association and several Dietetic Practice Groups: Weight Management, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, and Behavioral Health.

 

Her nutrition philosophy is based on an intuitive eating or a non-diet approach to ultimately help others develop a healthy relationship with food. She enjoys working closely with her clients to truly individualize a plan for them that will be life-long, realistic, and effective. Danielle believes in setting realistic goals for her clients and integrating behavior modification in her sessions.

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After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University in 2002, Carrie entered the field of advertising. In her quest for overall wellness, however, she developed a passion for nutrition and ultimately decided to change career paths.  With an initial interest in holistic nutrition, Carrie attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City where she was inspired by great speakers such as Andrew Weil and Dr. Walter Willett, and was exposed to unique nutrition philosophies such as raw food, macrobiotics, and Ayurveda. There she honed her counseling skills and learned a great deal about the healing aspects of different foods. Inspired by the program, she continued her nutrition education at Hunter College in 2005, completing a didactic program in dietetics. Carrie then entered a rigorous clinical internship through the food service company Aramark, working at several New York hospitals and ultimately becoming a registered dietitian.

 

Carrie began her nutrition career as a clinical dietitian at Hoboken University Medical Center, where Carrie excelled in providing nutrition therapy to patients with an array of disease states. In 2010 Carrie joined Riverfront Nutrition Associates where she began counseling patients for weight loss, diabetes, heart disease and multiple other conditions. With her husband’s career moving her to Baltimore, MD, Carrie next worked as a clinical dietitian at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. In 2011 she returned to New Jersey, re-joining Riverfront Nutrition Associates and embracing her passion for nutrition counseling.

 

Carrie has completed a certification in Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition.  She has helped countless patients with issues spanning from weight management, diabetes, and high cholesterol to autoimmune conditions.  She has also focused a good deal of her practice on gastrointestinal issues including IBS, IBD, celiac disease and GERD. She listed as recommended dietitian on Kate Scarlata’s website for implementing the low fodmap diet.

 

Carrie believes in formulating nutrition plans specifically targeted toward each patient’s unique circumstances. She recognizes that emotions play a huge role in one’s success and thus incorporates behavior modification into her nutrition counseling process.

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Jacqueline Pollack

MS, RD, CDN

jackie@riverfrontnutrition.com

Jacqueline Pollack graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. With a passion to merge her interests in human psychology and nutrition, she continued on to complete a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University. During this time, she became a Registered Dietitian after completing a rigorous dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

 

Jacqueline has worked with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan providing clinical nutrition services to patients with various nutritional and medical conditions requiring dietary intervention. She was also a contributing writer to TheBeautyBean.com, an online health and wellness publication, where she shared monthly cooking tips, recipes, and strategies for a healthy lifestyle through behavior modification.  Jacqueline has been featured in 201 magazine and holds a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management.  Jacqueline is currently working toward her certification as a diabetes educator.  She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Weight Management and Behavioral Health dietetic practice groups.

 

Above all, Jacqueline cares for her clients and believes that nutrition should be realistic and no one size fits all.  Her passion for promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors and how they contribute to not only medical health but quality of life is what brings Jacqueline joy in her everyday work. With a passion to help others and making food changes easy and relatable, she longs to inspire others to come back to the kitchen and experiment with food. She believes in a non-diet approach, working closely with each client’s personal preferences to design successful, individualized plans that are both nutritionally sound and satisfying.

Hyemyung Kim fell in love with nutrition and wellness after happening upon a nutrition class during her undergraduate years at New York University. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed her internship at the formerly known University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now part of Rutgers School of Health Professions.  She is credentialed as a registered dietitian and as a certified nutrition support clinician.

 

Hyemyung currently works at a prestigious hospital in the metro area, focusing her passion and expertise in pediatric and neonatal nutrition. She cares pediatrics with a variety of conditions including multiple food allergies, irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns/ulcerative colitis), short bowel syndrome, celiac disease. Hyemyung also specializes in counseling for underweight and overweight children.  While Hyemyung specializes in pediatric nutrition presently, she also has extensive experience in adult nutrition counseling, including weight loss and digestive issues.

 

Hyemyung welcomes a non-diet approach to nutrition, and believes in mindful eating. She enjoys helping clients develop a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food, and works closely with them to find their own individualized pathway to nutrition and health that is long-term and sustainable.

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Angela Sullivan

RD
(Fluent in Spanish)

agraciasully@gmail.com

Angela Gracia Sullivan is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  Angela completed her Masters Degree and internship in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and Tisch Hospital in New York City.  Angela’s experience with in patient and out patient Nutrition extends over the last 17 years.

 

Angela’s experience includes designing menus and cooking meals for specific disease populations, as well as counseling for weight loss, diabetes and digestive disorders.

 

Angela’s current passion for nutrition aims to address the special needs of the Hispanic and Spanish speaking populations. She is fluent in Spanish and is originally from Colombia. Her main focus is to enhance cultural and ethnic traditions while promoting healthy eating habits, weight management and overall disease prevention.

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Katie is a Registered Dietitian where she completed her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. She then went on to her dietetic internship at the College of St. Elizabeth. In addition to counseling clients at Riverfront Nutrition, Katie also works at a fast pace hospital providing nutrition support to a variety of health conditions – heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal distress, and weight management.

 

Katie blends together her traditional science background with a Functional Medicine perspective to address each person’s individualized health concerns and wellness goals through three core principles: whole foods, lifestyle/environment, and physical activity. Katie is passionate about working with individuals throughout all stages of life. For Katie, nutrition is about assessing the whole person to make behavior modifications that lead to a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Katie looks forward to supporting you with all your nutrition-related endeavors.

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Sara Monk is a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Montclair State University. She completed her dietetic internship through the University of Houston’s distance program where she experienced a variety of hospital settings, pediatric outpatient centers, school districts, and private practices working with patients with a variety of nutritional needs.

 

Sara is the author of “The Gestational Diabetes Cookbook” which provides carb-controlled and nutrient-dense recipes for pregnant mothers and their growing babies. Sara is also the co-author of “DASH Diet for Renal Health” which thoroughly explains the scientifically proven DASH diet to improve renal function as well as easy-to-follow meal plans and kidney-friendly swaps to your favorite foods.

 

Sara’s mission is to help patients find freedom from chronic health conditions and harmful fad diets by developing tailored nutrition plans to meet their individual needs. Sara has a holistic approach to nutrition where she takes into consideration all aspects of a patient’s life to help them achieve positive lifestyle modifications. Sara believes that eating real, whole foods will nourish and transform your body while improving your overall well-being.

 

Sara satisfies her culinary aspirations by testing and developing recipes to provide her patients with plenty of meal ideas. Sara believes getting back in the kitchen and mindful eating can help patients, and their families, reach their health goals and achieve optimal health.

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Anna has a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Queens College and completed her internship through Long Island University, Post campus with a concentration in clinical nutrition. Her most recent accomplishment is the publication of her book: Living Well with Hemochromatosis. This book is the first to be written by a dietitian on this topic and offers an easy-to-understand overview of the condition, nutrition and lifestyle tips, along with a collection of simple and delicious recipes.

 

In addition to her work with Riverfront Nutrition Associates, Anna is a contributing speaker to the Northwell Health & Center for AIDS Research and Treatment (CART) program and periodically speaks before their patient population on various topics. Her past experience includes working as a high-risk nutritionist at a public health nutrition program for women, infants, and children, a nutrition team lead at LifeTime Athletic, and as a clinical dietitian in a long term care and subacute rehabilitation facility.

 

Anna has a warm and caring disposition which allows her to connect with individuals of all ages. She was excited to join Riverfront Nutrition Associates and to share her philosophy on nutrition; there is no one size fits all. Anna strives to offer evidence-based nutrition therapy in a personalized and approachable way. She helps clients figure out what is the right approach for them and how to make life long, realistic changes to improve their overall health.

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Sandhya Narayanan

RD, CDE

sandhya@riverfrontnutrition.com

Sandhya has an MS in Nutrition and Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She has experience in medical nutrition therapy, diabetes education, obesity and weight loss management. Sandhya gained clinical experience through her jobs working inpatient at Brookdale hospital and as a health educator in the Diabetes Center of Excellence and Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss program at BronxCare Health System.

 

Sandhya has lived and worked in different cities and countries and speaks several languages. Most recently, she has learnt conversational Spanish through working with a primarily Hispanic population in the Bronx.

 

Sandhya has a family and personal history of diabetes and applied this deep connection to co-found  Marjorie’s Fund: A Global Type 1 Diabetes Initiative, where she is heavily involved in establishing strategy, overseeing programs and projects and leading internal operations.

 

Sandhya has a very “eclectic” work history, having previously had a successful career in Human Resources, and is thrilled that her journey has brought her to her present career. She loves working with clients to help them achieve their goals, and she stresses WITH clients. Her approach is to work together to attain realistic results that can be life-long.

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Tslil Golan

RD, CLC

tslil@riverfrontnutrition.com

Tslil Golan is a Registered Dietitian as well as a Certified Lactation Counselor.

 

Tslil graduated from Keiser University in Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, where she also completed her internship program at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Fairwinds Eating Disorder Center.

 

Tslil has worked as a clinical dietitian in prestigious hospitals in Florida as well as in New Jersey, providing care for children from birth through adolescence with various medical conditions such as prematurity, failure to thrive, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, diabetes, eating disorders and more.  Tslil also has extensive experience with adult nutrition counseling, including weight loss, disordered eating, digestive issues, as well as prevention and management of chronic disease.

 

Tslil is fluent in Hebrew, and is originally from Israel where she was born, raised, and served in the Israeli Air Force.

 

Her passion is to help parents feed their children in a balanced, nutritious, stress-free way, so that they grow up to be healthy adults.

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Dana Huber

MS, RD

dana@riverfrontnutrition.com

Dana Huber is a Registered Dietitian with an undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University in New York City.  To round out her education and training, she completed a demanding internship at the New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Since becoming a Registered Dietitian in 2015, Dana has worked to provide tailored nutritional coaching for her clients ranging from pediatrics to adults in both New York and New Jersey.

 

After a 5 year professional career in the advertising/magazine space, Dana decided to follow her gut and go back to school for food and nutrition, something she has always had a strong passion for.  After graduating with her Masters degree in Nutrition, she worked in both clinical and non-clinical settings, which helped her gain confidence working with people with a wide array of medical and mental health issues.  Additionally, Dana became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and has ample experience providing 1-on-1 nutritional counseling and breastfeeding education to pre- and post-natal mothers.  As a mother of two girls herself, Dana comes with first-hand knowledge of breastfeeding, making her relatable to women trying to navigate both motherhood and nutrition through breastfeeding.

 

Before joining Riverfront Nutrition, Dana was most recently working at Bellevue Hospital in New York City in the Center for Obesity and Weight Management. There she specialized in counseling pre- and post-operative bariatric patients in achieving their weight loss and overall health goals.

 

Dana’s approach to food is a “everything in moderation”. She believes there is always room in the diet to enjoy the foods you love while working toward healthy goals. Food is one of life’s necessities, and Dana looks forward to working together with her clients to take care of this relationship to ensure they live a healthy lifestyle for years to come.