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Sara Monk-Rivera, RDN

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Sara Monk-Rivera, RD is a registered dietitian, wife, mother to three small children, and author whose calling in life is to help her client's live healthy, fulfilling lives. 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 is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine. 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 a healthy relationship with food and your body can truly allow you to transform your lifestyle and wellbeing.  

Enzo Rivera, MPH, CHES

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 wife and three kids, trying new recipes, and exercising.    

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Julianne Y Chlodnicki, RDN

Julianne received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed a Dietetic Internship from Montclair State University. Her passion and focus are on educating people about living healthy through nutrition, lifestyle and awareness. Julianne believes that food is medicine and that good health starts with knowledge and the consumption of high nutrient dense foods. She provides evidence-based resources and consultations with considerable passion and enthusiasm. Julianne serves as an advocate to help empower people to become active and mindful participants in their own health care and lifestyle. Julianne has 18 years of clinical experience and specializes in nutrition for patients undergoing treatment for cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, weight management, heart disease, hypertension, hypotension, high cholesterol, disease prevention, strengthening/balancing the immune system, auto-immune diseases, decreasing inflammation and maintaining health through diet for all ages. In her spare time she likes to do yoga,  garden, cook and sing. 

 Rhiannon Campagna, MS, RDN

Rhiannon is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion for integrative functional
nutrition. Focusing holistically on the unique individual and striking a balance with healthy
lifestyle modifications including real, whole food nutrition, fun physical activity, restorative sleep, and stress management are at the core of Rhiannon’s nutrition practice. Rhiannon graduated from St. Elizabeth University with a combined Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship after obtaining her Bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University. She obtained her clinical nutrition experience at Morristown Medical Center, outpatient clinic nutrition experience at Newark Beth Israel Hospital, renal nutrition experience at DaVita, and additional experiences in food service, community and retail settings, and integrative functional nutrition practice. Rhiannon has also been an AAHCC certified childbirth educator for the past 10 years, enabling expectant moms and dads to prepare for a healthy labor and birth focusing on the bodies’ natural processes along with prenatal nutrition, exercise, and relaxation. Prior to becoming an RDN and childbirth educator, Rhiannon had a career in human resources working for major financial services firms in NYC after obtaining a Bachelor of Science dual degree in exercise science and psychology from Rutgers University. Due to Rhiannon’s firsthand experience with corporate demands, she enjoys working with individuals to identify solutions to achieving work-life balance, including healthy nutrition and physical activity. With support and guidance, sustainable lifestyle modifications, which incorporate your unique preferences and life demands, become a reality. Rhiannon believes exercise and nutritious eating are easy to achieve when we enjoy them! Rhiannon loves spending time with her family, especially outdoors, as well as traveling, dancing, reading, and enjoying food and wine with family and friends.

Marylou Fernandes, RDN, CDCES

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Marylou Fernandes completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and her Dietetic Internship from Rutgers University in 2018. Her interest in nutrition started in college when she began focusing on ways she could improve her own health as well as the health of her loved ones. Marylou’s passion in nutrition grew as she began helping others achieve a healthier lifestyle by incorporating feasible and sustainable changes in their meal choices to optimize their overall health and wellbeing. After college, Marylou applied her knowledge in a variety of health-care setting including in-patient hospitals, acute rehabs, subacute rehabs, and nursing homes. While working in these settings, she assisted individuals from all ages and backgrounds and worked with many comorbidities including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disease, and cancer. Marylou’s experiences piqued her interest in diabetes education, leading her to become a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). Marylou believes in using food to heal the body and aspires to help clients make healthy changes that fit their lifestyle and continues to provide them with resources to achieve their personal health goals.

Stacey Pennimpede, RDN

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Hi! I’m Stacey Pennimpede registered dietitian, mom and nutrition educator who loves to cook and eat delicious food. I have lived in New Jersey my whole life and enjoy walking, yoga and swimming.  I received my Food and Nutrition Degree in 2018 from St. Elizabeth University and completed my Dietetic Internship in May of 2022.  Since being blessed with a daughter who has a rare metabolic condition that has been maintained primarily with proper nutrition, I have seen firsthand the benefit of living a healthy lifestyle. As a talented leader with experience in food service and creating individualized wellness programs, I am motivated to make a difference in the lives of others.  As a registered dietitian at Whole Nutrition Center I work alongside knowledgeable RDN professionals as part of a team. I have a simple nutrition philosophy; build a healthy lifestyle from a foundation that includes a clear mind, strong body and nutritious foods. My hope is to empower people to make healthy eating a natural and fun part of their lifestyles.

Team Specializing in
Eating Disorders

Emma Hesse, RDN

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Emma Hesse is a non-diet dietitian who specializes in providing medical nutrition therapy for individuals with eating disorders or disordered eating. She completed her undergraduate at Montclair State University in Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics. During her time completing her clinical hours, she focused on eating disorders and disordered eating by actively seeking out experiences to gain experience and knowledge. She practices using a Health at Every Size (HAES®), weight inclusive approach. She is passionate about healing people’s relationship with food and their body. She also uses the therapeutic framework of Intuitive Eating to help individuals improve their relationship with food.

 

She has past experience working at the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels of care for eating disorder treatment. In this setting, she has worked with both adolescents and adults from a variety of backgrounds and different experiences. Emma will work with each individual in a personalized manner and be with you every step through your recovery journey. She understands recovery is not a quick fix, but she believes it is possible for all.

In her free time, she loves hanging out with her friends and family, being outside, and traveling. She also has a Golden Retriever puppy, named Bruce, who she adores!

Katie Hawkins, MS, RDN

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Katie is a registered dietitian who specializes in working with those who struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating. Katie provides medical nutrition therapy through an avidly anti-diet and Health at Every Size® lens. 

 

Katie completed her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics at Ohio University and her Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.  Katie has a background in endocrinology working with those diagnosed with diabetes as well as other endocrine health conditions. Katie then went on to work in eating disorder treatment, she spent several years working at the Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) levels of care as a lead and senior dietitian. Through these experiences, Katie has incorporated a DBT and trauma informed approach to her practice. During this time Katie had the privilege to work with adults and adolescents with a variety of lived experiences. 

 

Sessions with Katie are supportive, empathetic, educational and encouraging- this is her practice philosophy! She is here to walk alongside you on this journey, through all the different types of terrain you might encounter. Katie believes that recovery is possible- whatever that looks like for you. 

 

When not working, you can find Katie at a plant store, outdoors, playing with her german shepherd dogs, or reading! 

Claire Callaghan, MS, RDN

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Claire Callaghan is a Registered Dietitian with a strong educational background, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers University. She completed her dietetic clerkship at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and continued her inpatient clinical experience at Overlook Medical Center, managing various health conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, weight management, and gastrointestinal disorders.

 

Her approach to nutrition counseling is rooted in providing personalized recommendations that are realistic, sustainable, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Claire's passion lies in empowering individuals to make positive long-term changes that promote overall health and well-being. She is committed to helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals through evidence-based practices and compassionate care.

 

Claire is an advocate for leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle. She enjoys staying active through regular exercise, spending time outdoors, and cherishing moments with her loved ones and her dog, Macie.

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