Meet the team

Meet the team

We are a group of experienced NYC certified nutritionists and registered dietitians. We believe:

 

  • Food, and food traditions, should be celebrated.
  • Everybody deserves to live a life of health and wellness.
  • With guidance, you can develop sustainable, healthy habits to last a lifetime.
  • Every body should be honored and respected and seen. We are advocates for body diversity, working with people of all ages, shapes, sizes,  genders, and nutrition needs.
  • Our patients have the right to take an active role in their nutrition program.
  • Medical nutrition therapy can be instrumental in the treatment and prevention of  chronic conditions (GI and digestive disorders, diabetes and endocrine issues, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular health and more).
  • Each weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance program must be individualized.
  • Health begins before birth, and the right pre-natal and post-natal nutrition can make a big difference in your, and your baby’s lives.

 

Many claim to be a nutritionist. But only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) meets rigorous academic requirements with clinical training, holding a degree from an accredited university. Our RDNs stay informed of guidelines set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to provide our patients with expert nutrition counseling.

 

You will be paired with the best Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for your needs. We can’t wait to work with you and be part of your journey of health.

Eat Right - Registered Dietitian in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx.

Adiana Castro, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Adiana founded Compass Nutrition with the belief that everyone has the right to access medical nutrition therapy and accurate information. She works with patients of all medical nutrition needs has worked as a clinical dietitian at Weill Cornell’s Medicine’s Gastrointestinal, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery program since 2011. She’s a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru, and graduate of Stonehill College and Boston University.

 

Languages: English, Spanish

Nikita Kapur, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Nikita, a graduate of UC Davis and Tufts University, is the practice manager at Compass. Her comprehensive approach to nutrition honors each patient’s traditions, culture, and history with food. She has vast experience in weight management, bariatric surgery, gut health, food sensitivities/intolerance, eating disorders, maternal and general nutrition. She works with patients ages 13 years and up.
Languages: English, Hindi

Laura Kahn, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Laura’s holistic nutrition approach to living a healthy lifestyle helps patients develop sustainable, nutrition habits. She graduated from Syracuse and New York University, she has extensive experience in weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bariatric surgery, hyperlipidemia, and digestive diseases, working with patients ages 13 and up.

 

Languages: English

Patricia Pauyo, MS, RDN, CDN

Balance, moderation, and approaching each patient’s nutrition needs from a place of listening and understanding are hallmarks of Patricia’s style. A graduate of Dominican College of Blauvelt and Brooklyn College, Patricia works with patients, 18 and up, of all medical nutrition needs, with a special focus working with patients with renal disease.

Languages: English, Haitian Creole

 

Melissa Sirolli, RDN, CDN, CNSC, CLT, LDN

Melissa bases her practice on developing individualized, attainable, and sustainable health and lifestyle goals with each patient. Nutrition education is a key piece of medical nutrition therapy. She’s a graduate from Pennsylvania State University and specializes in cardiovascular disease, weight management, & digestive health.

 

Languages: English

Julianka Bell, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Julianka is known for her compassion and attentiveness, understanding how difficult it is to make health a priority in a hectic world. She works with patients to build attainable, sustainable lifestyle changes, specializing in weight management, digestive health, and hormone imbalances. She’s a graduate of Temple University and Tufts University.
Languages: English

 

Erika Jacobson, MS, RDN, CDN ,CNSC, CLT

Empowering patients with the knowledge they need to live their healthiest life is Erika’s passion.  Together, with patients, she creates individualized treatment programs for all nutrition needs. A graduate of New York University, Erika works with all medical nutrition needs, specializing in weight management, diabetes/renal, and wellness nutrition.

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Languages: English

Darlene Regueiro, RDN, CDN, LDN

Darlene believes the most effective nutrition therapy is based on empowering patients to take charge of their health through nutrition education while creating individualized nutrition plans that fit into each person’s hectic life. A graduate of Florida International University, she has extensive experience in weight management, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
Languages: English, Spanish

Farah Lakhani MPH, RDN, CDN

Farah believes that the relationship she develops with her patients is key to sustainable lifestyle and nutrition habits. Building trust, meeting patients where they are, and establishing achievable goals together is her approach. A graduate of California State Polytechnic University and Loma Linda University, she specializes in cardiovascular disease, weight management, and public health. (Patients 18 and older).

Languages: English

Our approach is simple: eat what you like, learn to moderate certain foods and make informed food decisions. Start today!