About Us

 
Ashley Palatiello, M.Ed.,
RDN, CEDRD-S

 

 Ashley is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds degrees in Psychology and Dietetics. She completed the VCU Health System Dietetic Internship, where she specialized in Pediatric Nutrition and broadened her understanding of the nutritional impact of various disease states.   Ashley has worked extensively with clients suffering from disordered eating, in residential treatment centers and in outpatient settings and has a passion for helping clients gain a healthy relationship with food.

Ashley encourages her clients to improve their relationships with food by preparing individualized meal plans, implementing food exposure and providing nutrition education. Ashley recently completed a Masters of Education in Counseling at George Mason University, which provides her with additional skills in working with clients who have eating disorders. Ashley is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian Supervisor (CEDRD-S).  She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), the  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. Ashley sees clients in both the Herndon and Gainesville, VA locations. 

Specialties

 

Eating Disorder Treatment

Intuitive Eating

Meal Planning

Pediatric Nutrition

Liz Toland, MS, RDN

 

Liz is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds degrees in Psychology and Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. She completed the VCU Health System Dietetic Internship where she specialized in Clinical Nutrition and completed rotations at an eating disorder treatment center. Liz later worked at this same facility, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. 

Liz's passion for nutrition counseling began during her undergraduate studies when she counseled individuals as part of her dietetic course work. Liz's food philosophy is that all foods fit into a balanced lifestyle, and finding the right path to health is unique for each individual. She aims to help clients achieve balance through intuitive eating and eating competence principles.

Liz received her Masters of Science in Dietetics from Kansas University Medical Center and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Liz is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, and the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Liz sees clients in the Richmond, VA office.

Specialties

 

Eating Disorder Treatment

Mindful Eating/Eating Competence

Meal Planning

Health at any size

 

           Melissa Stitt, RDN

Melissa is a graduate of Auburn University and holds a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed the Morrison Chartwells Dietetic Internship with a focus in Clinical Nutrition.

 

After gaining invaluable work experience as a clinical dietitian, Melissa began working at an eating disorder treatment facility. Melissa has worked with clients in the inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. Melissa is excited to work in the outpatient setting to help clients individually to restore their relationship with food.

Melissa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Melissa sees clients in the Gainesville, VA office. 

 
Specialties

 

Eating Disorder Treatment

Menu/Meal Planning

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Amanda Sevinsky, RDN

Amanda is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds degrees in Spanish and Dietetics.  She completed the VCU Health System dietetic  internship where she specialized in clinical nutrition and pediatrics.  

 

After graduating, Amanda worked in Washington, DC at Children’s National Hospital where she specialized in nutrition support and worked on the Bone Marrow Transplant and inpatient eating disorders units.  She developed a passion for nutrition counseling while helping patients eat well for recovery through individualized meal plans.  Since moving home to Richmond, Amanda has worked with both pre-kidney transplant patients and in neonatal intensive care.  

Amanda believes that all foods can play an important role in cultivating health and well-being.  She is thrilled to be in the outpatient setting to help clients achieve their individual health and wellness goals and improve their relationships with food.  She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and sees clients in the Richmond, VA office.

 
Specialties

 

Wellness Nutrition

Pediatric Nutrition

Medical Nutrition Therapy

         

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica Hayes, RDN

Veronica is a graduate of East Carolina University and holds a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She
completed ECU’s dietetic internship in Wilmington, North Carolina with a focus in community nutrition.


After gaining outpatient experience working with athletes and weekend warriors in Wilmington, she
moved to the Northern Virginia area to begin working at an eating disorder treatment center. Veronica
then accepted an opportunity to add to her clinical experience by working in a medical facility in D.C.
She rediscovered her interest in working with patients with a variety of disease states. 

 

Veronica now works in the University sector as a campus dietitian. Through this role she helps students
navigate their college careers while maintaining or improving their relationships with food. She provides
nutrition counseling to students for disease management, avoiding food allergens, and for the treatment of eating disorders. She uses her platform to teach her food philosophy, which is "fuel your mind, body and spirit!"


Veronica is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics. Veronica sees clients in the Herndon, VA office.

Specialties

 

Eating Disorder Treatment

Menu/Meal Planning

Medical Nutrition Therapy

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

Carly Onopa, MS, RDN

Carly is a graduate of Virginia Tech with degrees in Exercise Science, Public Health Studies, and Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. She completed the Northern Virginia - Virginia Tech Dietetic Internship where she cultivated motivational interviewing skills and implemented them in counseling sessions. Carly has spent the first couple years of her dietetic career working in higher levels of care to treat individuals with eating disorders. 

 

Carly has a passion for lifelong health by nourishing the body and engaging in joyful movement. She uses an all foods fit food philosophy and embraces intuitive eating principles to help her clients heal their relationship with all foods. She has a passion for nutrition science and believes in the power of science to help combat eating disorder thoughts. Carly supports her clients on their recovery journey by providing individualized meal plans, conducting exposure sessions, providing nutrition education and exploring relationships with movement. 

 

Carly completed her undergraduate degree at Elon University and her Master's degree and dietetics course work at Virginia Tech. Carly is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). She has also served in several leadership roles for the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (VAND) and the Northern Virginia state affiliate (NVAND). Carly is currently working towards her Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) certification. Carly sees clients in the Herndon, VA office. 

Specialties

 

Eating Disorder Treatment

Food Allergies

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Specialties

 

Eating Disorder Treatment

Food Allergies

Medical Nutrition Therapy

 
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