Our team

The people helping build the best you

What is a registered dietitian?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who have met a number of criteria to earn the RD credential. This includes earning a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, completing ACEND®-accredited supervised practice programs, passing a national exam, and completing continuing professional education requirements to maintain their licenses.

our team of registered dietitian nutritionists

Laurie Wasserman
Laurie Wasserman is on a mission to help Americans conquer the obesity epidemic by inspiring people of all ages, health states and fitness levels to feel their best through quality nutrition advice delivered in easily digested, palatable bites. As an entrepreneur, she is the founder of Life Hive Nutrition, a multi-location nutrition counseling firm that helps thousands of clients reach their wellness goals. As an educator, she brings her passion for healthy eating to many large corporations through on- and off-site lectures and cooking demonstrations. She is the founder of the Evolution Challenge,Her ultimate objectives are to amplify her message and extend her reach through various media platforms.
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Pamela Posner
Pamela Posner, RDN has two decades experience helping people feel good from the inside out. She has worked with clients of all ages, mainly focused on weight management and disordered eating. With compassion and expertise, Pamela empowers clients with knowledge and builds confidence to reach individual goals. Pamela knows there is no one-size-fits-all solution to a healthy lifestyle.

She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Syracuse University and completed her Dietetic Internship at New York University and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Pamela belongs to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the New Jersey Dietetic Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Melissa Gosser
Melissa Gosser, RD received a B.S. in Nutrition & Food Science from Montclair State University. She graduated with honors from the Dietetic Internship program at the College of Saint Elizabeth with a concentration in Nutrition Education and Counseling and was the only graduate to receive the 2013 Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement.

Melissa has several years of experience in the nutrition industry with extensive experience in medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education and counseling. Her focus is on prenatal, postnatal, pediatric, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight management and sports nutrition. Melissa is an active contributor in the nutrition community and belongs to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the New Jersey Dietetic Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Jaclyn Giordano
Jaclyn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in the tristate area. Jaclyn attended Montclair State University for her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Science and where she completed her dietetic internship. She then obtained her Master’s of Science degree from the University of Alabama in Human Nutrition.

Jaclyn’s passion for nutrition began at a young age when she was young and involved in sports. Although her relationship with food was not always linear, through food freedom she slowly became stronger, happier, and healthier during her nutrition journey. Nutrition is a way Jaclyn can help others heal their relationship with food and break through all the fad diets found in society today. Jaclyn relies on science based evidence and an intuitive eating approach to counsel her patients on their journey to achieve a healthy and happy relationship with food.
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Jenn Gargiulo
Jenn is a certified specialist in sports dietetics and has a certificate of training in integrative and functional nutrition. She has been in private practice for over 25 years and has helped hundreds of clients achieve their health and wellness goals through a patient centered approach. Jenn has a passion for education and her practice is evidence based.

Through education, her clients gain the knowledge and tools required to empower themselves to make healthful, nutrient dense choices that will ensure optimal wellness and performance. Whether you are a high level athlete, busy mom or someone just looking to improve their health and eating habits, Jenn will help guide you to have a better understanding of your unique needs to meet your goals.
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Beth Conlon
Beth, PhD, RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom of 4 little ones, with over 13 years of experience in pediatric, family, and adult nutrition. Her mission is to empower individuals and families with the knowledge and tools to they need to develop a positive relationship with food, body, and self.

Beth sees patients of all ages, from toddlers to older adults. While she provides nutrition counseling for a variety of issues, her speciality areas include eating disorder recovery, intuitive eating, picky eating, food allergies, gastrointestinal health, and prediabetes and cardiovascular disease management. Beth is trained as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and SOS Approach to Feeding pediatric therapist, using a compassionate, evidence-based approach to nutrition-related concerns.

Beth holds a B.A. in English, Minor in Biology, and a PhD in Biomedical Science. She conducted research in family-based clinical nutrition interventions for pediatric weight management. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and New Jersey Dietetic Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Beth is also completing training hours to be a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD).
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Zoe Paxos
Zoe is a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others find a healthy balance between food, exercise, and life. Using an individualized, evidence based approach, her goal is to serve as a guide along each client’s health journey. She has a strong passion for fitness and sports nutrition and believes that developing a healthy relationship with food and exercise should be the number one priority. Being a former track and cross country athlete, Zoe loves working with those who are looking to optimize their performance in their sport or at the gym. She also enjoys developing and sharing creative recipes to help others meet their nutrition goals.

Zoe earned a B.S. in Exercise Science from the College of New Jersey and an M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the Rutgers School of Health Professions. During this time, she gained experience working with athletes and individuals with eating disorders, diabetes, renal disease, cardiovascular disease, and digestive issues.
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Geanella Vera
Geanella is a Registered Dietitian whose passion is to provide nutritional care to clients from all cultural backgrounds. As a first generation Latina, she understands the importance of culture and family traditions. Her main goal is to help people understand that their ethnic foods can fit as part of a healthy lifestyle and that nutrition does not have to be complicated.

Geanella graduated from Rutgers University and received her B.S. in nutrition and dietetics. She then completed her Dietetic Internship with Sodexo Dietetic Internships. Geanella belongs to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the New Jersey Dietetic Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Hillary Sachs
From a young age, Hillary grew up cooking alongside her grandmother and mother, creating dishes that were not healthy and delicious.  Two things stood out:  First, an undeniable link between what we eat and our overall feeling of health and wellness.  Second. delicious foods and nutrition foods a re not mutually exclusive.  Hillary's cooking hobby evolved into a passion for nutrition as she pursued formal studies on the biochemistry and medicinal value of foods at Cornell University.  Based on this knowledge and training, Hillary devoted her career to helping others live life to their fullest potential through their food choices.

Hillary completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University in Education and Nutritional Sciences. She went on to complete a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University, a dietetic internship at the James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center, and board certification in oncology nutrition through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Her past roles have included Nutrition Manager at Northwell Health's Cancer Institute, Professor of Nutrition at Hofstra University, and owner and founder of Hillary Sachs Nutrition, LLC. Hillary is a regular speaker at nutrition conferences and health seminars.

Hillary has counseled and educated hundreds of people at various stages of their cancer journeys on the impact their nutrition has on their treatment and overall well-being. She works one-on-one with patients post-diagnosis — as well as those looking to optimize their health to prevent cancer — to design and implement sustainable and actionable oncology nutrition plans.
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Alexandra Berger
Alexandra is a Registered Dietitian, passionate about helping individuals create a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Alexandra encourages individuals to find pleasure and enjoyment in food, nutrition, and wellness practices.

Alexandra previously worked at an outpatient eating disorder center in NYC and continues to emphasize an individualized approach when working with clients.

Alexandra received a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University and completed a dietetic internship through Sodexo. She is in the process of completing her M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University
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Luci Perasso
Luciana Perasso, RD, is a Trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a diverse background spanning clinical, community, and private practice settings. With over 400 hours of community volunteering, Luciana prioritizes addressing accessibility and cultural considerations in her approach to nutrition.Her experience includes counseling clients for weight loss, gut health, hypertension, and Diabetes using an all foods fit approach.

Inspired by her firsthand experience of the profound impact of a healthy diet on well-being, Luciana is dedicated to making nutrition accessible and enjoyable. Recognizing the individuality of nutrition needs, she tailors her counseling to clients' specific requirements, lifestyles, and preferences. Luciana is committed to empowering her clients by providing them with the tools and knowledge needed for long-term health.

Luciana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in Dietetics from Florida International University and a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from Nova Southeastern University. Specializing in plant-based diets for over nine years, she conducted groundbreaking research on the effects of a plant-based diet and cross-country running on the gut microbiome for her thesis.

In her free time, Luciana stays active, enjoys quality time with friends and family, explores new restaurants, and creates healthy recipes for home baking.
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Kim Raring
Kim is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in offering nutrition and well-being services to clients.  Her goal is to nourish their whole body, mind, and spirit with food, movement, and connecting with nature along with coaching clients to listen to their inner wisdom and the messages the body sends.  With over 30 years of experience, she offers a unique perspective on cultivating wellness.  She intends to guide and inspire clients to create a life full of vitality and joy.

Kim is an Adjunct Professor at Stockton University teaching college students about the power of real food. She is the owner of Realign & Restore, an alternative and holistic service that offers intuitive soul readings and wholistic wellbeing coaching.

Kim holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Applied Physiology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is a Certified Heartfulness Meditation Coach and Soul Realignment Advanced Practitioner.  She enjoys yoga, hiking, great coffee, local farmers markets, and making delicious homemade soups.
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Denice Hynd
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Denice grew up surrounded by agriculture, ocean fishing and trips across the US border. As the first in her family to be born in the US, Denice was born into a food-universe vastly different than that of her peers. Aunts, uncles and grandparents would always encourage her to eat her "sopa de lentejas" (lentil soup) because it was rich in "hiero" (iron), and to finish her albacore tacos because they were rich in "proteina" (protein). Needless to say, this sparked further interest in the make-up of her food, so she became a dietitian!

Denice earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Diego State University, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Dietetics from Iowa State University. Her academics then led her to South Dakota State University where she earned a Masters in Public Health and her second graduate certificate in Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention.

In the 21 years that Denice has been practicing nutrition, she has spent thirteen of those years at the University of California San Diego where she worked on several grants from nutrition-focused clinical studies looking into the relationship between lycopene and prostate cancer, the intake of cruciferous vegetables and the remission of breast cancer, as well as the meal support side of outpatient and inpatient eating disorders. Her career has allowed her to practice clinical dietetics in intensive cardiac rehab, rural-critical access, as well as a corrections and memory care dietitian. Denice teaches at her local community college and enjoys being an active member in her community.

As a mom of two boys, she volunteers, and substitute teaches at her children's school teaching physical education and nutrition. Her most favorite way to spend her time is reading, paddleboarding and snow shoeing with her husband and taking her two rescue pups on hikes and adventures!

Denice strives to make nutrition accessible, inclusive, and diverse; ultimately improving the health outcomes of the community.
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Work with us

We’re always looking to add more talented nutritionists to our team. We love to meet motivated, healthy, and happy people who love to help others.

Best of all, we are happy to help you tailor your role to fit your your interests and career objectives.

life hive internships

  • Shadow one-on-one medical nutrition counseling sessions
  • Assist with community programs, market analysis and needs assessments
  • Create blog posts and social media reels
  • Teach small group classes
  • Host nutrition table events
  • Research recent guidelines and current health news

Contact Beth Conlon if you’re interested in an interview:beth@lifehivenutrition.com

Are you a program director, dietetic internship, or university looking for a learning experience for your students?

You should know that Lifehive Nutrition:

  • Follows @Ascend guidelines
  • Maintains CDR Registration
  • Actively participates with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics