We are a group of highly-trained Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists and New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionists with specialties ranging from prenatal nutrition to pediatric nutrition to eating disorders.
Though our backgrounds and experiences are diverse, we all share the same expert nutrition knowledge and passion for helping others transform their lives through food and lifestyle change.
Leah Wolofsky, MS, RD, CDN, Esq,
Leah Wolofsky is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, licensed NYS attorney, and an authority in the area of dietetics-nutrition practice and the law.
She started Boro Park Nutrition (now more broadly called The Dietitian Group) from counseling clients out of her living room back in 2014. Her warm, friendly and down-to-earth personality grew an overwhelming clientele and soon led her to expand the business and hire other dietitians.
Leah is a nationally-renowned expert in the area of the practice of nutrition and the law and nutrition practice regulation both within and across state lines as well as in CDR credentialing standards and guidelines.
She is also an accomplished author and speaker. Her speaking engagements have included many well-known dietetic internship programs, college campuses, and community organizations. She has authored her first book, A Brand New You (Menucha Publishers) in 2018.
Leah’s mission is to ensures the dietitian group remains true to its vision no matter how big it grows—to provide a personal non-intimidating atmosphere to help clients surpass their nutritional goals.
When not counseling clients or running the business, Leah enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Dina Schachter, RDN, CDN
Dina Schachter is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, a New York State certified dietitian-nutritionist and a graduate of the Priority Nutrition Care Dietetic Internship program.
Prior to joining The Dietitian Group, Dina worked as a secretary in a medical office. She also worked with individuals with disabilities through Ohel/Bais Ezra. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals through nutrition counseling and motivating clients to make changes.
When not counseling clients, Dina can be found cooking/baking, traveling/hiking, spending time with family and friends, etc.
Brochi Newman, CDN, CPT
Brochi Newman is a highly-respected, results-driven, New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. She has over 8 years of experience servicing adults and children in the Orthodox Jewish Community. Her areas of expertise include weight management, thyroid management, pediatric nutrition, and pre and postnatal nutrition.
In addition, Brochi is a Personal Trainer certified by the American College of Sports Medicine who incorporates exercise and personal training in her approach to achieve and maintain total-wellness.
Brochi resides in the Five-Towns with her husband, two sons and a daughter, and a turtle named Spike.
Elana Sturm MS, RDN, CDN
Elana Sturm is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, a New York State certified dietitian-nutritionist and a graduate of Brooklyn College with a Master of Science in Nutrition.
Prior to joining The Dietitian Group, Elana completed her dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she then began her career working as a clinical dietitian. She specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating, diabetes and pediatric nutrition and is passionate about helping others disconnect from a history of disordered eating, in order to begin a new healthy lifestyle centered around balance, moderation and body positivity.
When not counseling clients, you can find Elana whipping up something tasty in the kitchen, staying active with dance and yoga, playing guitar or piano, or traveling on a new adventure with a good book in tow.
Karen Wright, CNS, CDN, MSHNFM
Karen Wright is a New York state certified dietitian-nutritionist and a graduate of University of Western States with a Master’s in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
In addition to being part of Boro Park Nutrition team, Karen works as a nutritionist at Metro Integrative Pharmacy. Her experience includes working with the fireman, police officers and rescue workers affected by September 11th World Trade Center attacks. She is passionate about helping people transform their health through delicious foods, movement and by detoxifying their living environment.
Karen specializes in environment and functional nutrition and is the author of the book “Is It Mold? A Holistic Approach to Managing a Commonly Overlooked Condition.” Karen actively researches the role that toxins play in the health and seeks solutions to resolve those issues.
When not counseling clients, Karen can be found folding modular origami or continuing with her professional studies.
Chaya Sara Klug/Lehmann, RDN, CDN
Chaya Sara Klug is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, a New York State certified dietitian-nutritionist and a graduate of Brooklyn College.
Prior to joining The Dietitian Group, Chaya Sara worked as a piano and vocal instructor. She has experience in Diabetes and Celiac disease. She is passionate about helping people achieve their health and weight goals.
When not counseling clients, Chaya Sara can be found reading and spending time with family.
Alexander Gavronsky, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC
Alexander Gavronsky is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and a graduate of CUNY Brooklyn College, after which he attended SUNY University at Buffalo to complete his dietetic internship.
Prior to joining The Dietitian Group, Alexander worked as a Lead Dietitian, where he continues to specialize in various aspects of clinical nutrition. His clinical focuses include critical care nutrition, where he participates in the nutrition management of patients admitted to the ICU. He is passionate about finding smart, practical solutions to nutrition problems for clients that help address any barriers they may have in reaching their personal goals.
When not counseling clients, Alexander can be found pursuing his own fitness goals – whether that be jogging the Coney Island Boardwalk or getting his steps in at the park playing Pokemon Go. He enjoys playing the guitar and making music with others whenever he gets the chance.
Estee Pallas MS, RDN, CDN
Estee Pallas is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, a New York State certified dietitian-nutritionist, and a graduate of CUNY Queens College.
Prior to joining The Dietitian Group, Estee worked as a clinical dietitian at a nursing home and also provided nutrition counseling at a doctor's office. She specializes in diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and weight management. She is passionate about seeing people make positive changes in their lives that lead to a happier and healthier life.
When not counseling clients, Estee can be found spending time with family, traveling, and dancing.
Diane Giammarino-Tedaldi, MS RDN,CDN, Cert GAPS Practitioner
Diane Giammarino-Tedaldi is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, a New York State certified dietitian-nutritionist, a certified GAPStm Practitioner and a graduate of New York University.
Prior to joining The Dietitian Group, Diane worked with patients of all ages from pre-natal to pediatrics to geriatrics with conditions ranging from eating disorders to GI conditions to autoimmune disorders and cancer. She worked in a major hospital for over a decade as well as several outpatient settings. Diane is well-trained in functional nutrition and herbal medicine. She is passionate about empowering patients to reach their goals using food as their medicine, helping them realize that they have more control over their health than they think.
When not counseling clients, Diane can be found riding her bike, kayaking with her family and friends, cooking, foraging, and fermenting foods.
Michelle Wolff, RDN, CDN
Michelle Wolff is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and a graduate of University of North Florida.
Prior to joining The Dietitian Group, Michelle interned at Boro Park Center, a rehabilitation facility and as a writer and editor for a nutrition news magazine.
She specializes in eating disorders and intuitive eating. She is passionate about helping others find food freedom and discover the joy of eating again.
When not counseling clients, Michelle can be found trying a new restaurant, writing or hanging out with her dog Beau.
Sima Zilberberg, RD
Sima Zilberberg is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, and a graduate of The University of Alabama and NutrasourceRD dietetic internship.
Prior to joining The Dietitian Group, Sima interned in long-term and acute care facilities was a nutrition counselor for three years. She specializes in counseling children, adults, and seniors. She is passionate about helping people live healthier lives.
When not counseling clients, Sima can be found cooking in the kitchen and spending time with her family.
Racheli Gershenfeld, RD
Racheli Gershenfeld is a registered dietitian-nutritionist and a graduate of University of Alabama and Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship Program.
Prior to joining The Dietitian Group, Racheli had extensive clinical exposure at another nutrition private practice in Lakewood as well as at the Leisure Chateau Care and Rehabilitation, and ShopRite Dietitian Services. She specializes in weight loss counseling. She is passionate about nutrition, and promotes a holistic approach to eating. She cares sincerely for her clients and aims to promote their overall wellness through correct eating and diet. She strives to provide the support and the calm space that they need to feel confident to gain control.
When not counseling clients Rachel can be found spending time with her family and laughing with her 2 adorable little boys . She also loves the outdoors and can be found strolling around the neighborhood whether rain or shine.