Sara Rivera, RD is a registered dietitian, wife, mother to two small children, and author whose calling in life is to help her client's live healthy, fulfilling lives through proper nutrition and positive lifestyle modifications. Sara received her Bachelors of Science from Montclair State University in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed her Dietetic Internship thorough the University of Houston where she completed rotations at Hackensack University Medical Center, St. Joseph's pediatric outpatient clinic, a school food service setting, and a private practice with a Naturopath practitioner. Sara is the author of The Gestational Diabetes Cookbook and co-author of Dash Diet for Renal Health. Sara has a holistic approach to nutrition where she believes the Standard American Diet is contributing to Americans poor health and that we all need to be eating more real and whole foods. Sara founded Whole Nutrition Center to help you find freedom from chronic health conditions and harmful fad dieting by developing tailored nutrition plans to meet your individual needs and counseling focused on behavior modifications. Sara has worked with hundreds of clients and provides them with realistic solutions and nutrition plans consisting of real, whole foods- the way nature intended to feed us! She specializes in weight loss, disease prevention and wellness, bariatric surgery nutrition, and pregnancy and postpartum. She sees patients with various medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and digestive issues. Sara believes in the power of mindful eating and that healthy relationships with food can truly allow you to transform your lifestyle and wellbeing.
Enzo Rivera, MPH, CHES has a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Masters of Public Health with a community health education concentration from Montclair State University. He believes that real, whole nutrition plays a key factor in staying healthy and preventing disease. Enzo co-founded Whole Nutrition Center to help people achieve the healthiest version of themselves, while taking into consideration that there are many factors that can impact our health including the environment, economic stability, education, healthcare, etc. Enzo is the Chief Nutritionist at the City of Passaic's Women, Infant and Children's program (WIC). He specializes in pediatric, pregnant, and postpartum nutrition counseling. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, trying new recipes, and exercising.
Meet Mary Jean Monk
Mary Jean Monk has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2001. In 2007 she got her certification in Ha-Tha Yoga Method with Delia Quigley. She has been teaching since 2008 in a variety of settings- gyms, homes, and corporate for both small and large groups. Mary Jean discovered her passion for yoga once she realized the physical practice of it helps to ease the mind of anxiety and depression. She learned many unhealthy habits can be replaced with the practice of yoga. When your head is in a good space, you can think clearly and are better physically. Mary Jean has a passion and understanding for healthy food through the practice of yoga. Her goal is to help her clients feel their best both physically and mentally.
Jessica Dominguez, MPH, RD is a registered dietitian who earned her Bachelors of Science in Foods and Nutrition from the College of Saint Elizabeth then received a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Administration from Monroe College. She completed the Sodexo Dietetic Internship at Baptist Hospital with a concentration in Critical Care/Medical Nutrition Therapy. Jessica has experience working with individuals with different health conditions including but not limited to diabetes, renal disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, eating disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and cancer. She also has experience in pediatric, prenatal, and postpartum. Jessica believes in a “proactive” rather than “reactive” approach in healthcare, emphasizing the importance of proper nutrition for disease prevention and progression. Her goal is to educate individuals on nutrition and health so that they are able to utilize this newly found knowledge to live healthier lives. Jessica is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.
Wendy Wither, MPH, IBCLC, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, who received her Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics from Montclair State University, and her Master of Public Health degree from Montclair State University. She has been working as an IBCLC since January 2017. Wendy previously worked as the Lactation Supervisor for the Women, Infant, and Children’s program (WIC) where she aided hundreds of mothers feed and connect with their infants. Wendy has experience helping mothers breastfeed infants who are premature, jaundiced, twins or more, tongue tied, and have difficulty latching. She specializes in neonatal, pediatric, prenatal, and postpartum nutrition. Wendy believes that every woman should be given the opportunity to reach their breastfeeding goals. While breastfeeding is the biological norm, every woman’s journey is extremely different and her goal is to help the mother and baby pair overcome any and all obstacles that may present.