Sandra Pinney, MS, RDN, LD, RYT-200
is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who has been in private practice in Washington, DC since 1997. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and weight management in adolescents and young adults. Sandra completed her internship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, where she found that she had a passion for treating individuals with eating disorders. Sandra received her Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Hunter College, CUNY, while working full time as the lead dietitian at Gracie Square Hospital in NYC. Sandra worked with a team that developed the first comprehensive, inpatient eating disorders unit in Manhattan. She also worked at Boston Children's Hospital, where she focused on pediatric and adolescent eating disorders. She was a member of the adolescent psychiatry department at Children’s Hospital and on their adolescent medicine team at Children's National Medical Center when she relocated to Washington, DC. Sandra is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. In 2019 Sandra completed yoga teacher training in Costa Rica and is now a RYT-200. Sandra will bring this new skill into the practice to help clients with body image. Sandra sees clients at our M St, NW location.
Elizabeth Davenport, MPH, RDN, LD
is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who specializes in working with clients with eating disorders. She especially enjoys working with clients with family feeding concerns, picky eating and PCOS. She works alongside her clients to guide them toward a comfortable relationship with food. She was a clinical nutritionist at Children’s National Medical Center, where her clients included children with eating disorders and family feeding issues. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Elizabeth spent several years cooking and baking professionally. She attended graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill, where she received a Masters of Public Health in nutrition. Elizabeth is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Association for Size Diversity and Health and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. Elizabeth sees clients at our M St, NW. location. You can find her writing about family feeding and cooking at www.sunnysideupnutrition.com.
Erin Wolf-Barnett, MS, RDN, LD
My professional mission is to provide compassionate, expert nutrition advice by empowering individuals and families to change habits. I use a Family-Based approach of eating disorders for adolescents and children with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, as well as mindful eating techniques. My role is to empower individuals to make confident, knowledgeable food choices while weighing the balance of internal and external critics. Treatment includes sessions in my office and experiential visits to grocery stores or restaurants. As part of my treatment, I may conduct nutrition assessments, goal setting, food plans and nutritional recommendations. I will communicate with each client’s multidisciplinary team, including medical doctors, therapists and other health professionals.
My background includes eight years working in clinical settings, at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington and at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. In addition to eating disorders, I have worked extensively with cystic fibrosis, neurology and pediatric populations. My non-clinical experience includes working with college athletic teams, providing individual nutritional counseling to student athletes and establishing the sports nutrition component of the strength and conditioning program at George Washington University. I have taught college courses on general nutrition and wellness and on sports nutrition, and I have presented to a number of diverse community health groups as well as at an international conference on the Ketogenic diet.
Master of Science, Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. George Washington University.
Bachelor of Science, Dietetics. James Madison University.
Ashley Palatiello, M.Ed., RDN, LD, CEDRD
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 diseases states. Ashley has worked extensively with clients suffering from disordered eating, in residential treatment centers and in outpatient settings. She encourages her clients to improve their relationships with food by preparing individualized meal plans, food exposure and nutrition education. In addition to working with Pinney Davenport Nutrition, Ashley has a Masters of Education in Counseling from George Mason University, further enhancing her skills in working with clients who have eating disorders. Ashley is a Registered Dietitian Nutrionist (RDN) and a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. Ashley is also a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian (CEDRD). Ashley sees clients at our McLean, VA location and our M St, NW location in DC.
Alison Totta, RDN, LD
is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, and sports nutrition. Alison received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship through Simmons College in Boston, MA. Alison has professional experience specific to treating clients with eating disorders at multiple levels of care, including partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. As a former collegiate rower, she also draws from her personal experience when treating athletes. Alison has a passion for helping clients find their personal path to a healthy lifestyle with a focus on enjoying food and activity. Alison is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ali sees clients at both our DC locations: M St, NW and Tenleytown.
Maureen Gately, RDN, LD, CEDRD
Maureen Gately is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with nearly a decade of experience in treating individuals with eating disorders. Maureen got her start in the field by completing her undergraduate degree at James Madison University and her dietetic internship and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She received her masters degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine in December of 2018 from the University of Western States. Maureen is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Maureen became interested in treating eating disorders during one of her internship rotations when she realized human connection and individualized counseling can make a huge impact on the treatment of these diagnoses. Maureen has worked at several area treatment facilities, including The Renfrew Center. She currently works part-time as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at Center for Discovery in Fairfax, Virginia, which is a residential facility for adolescents with eating disorders. Maureen has also worked in area outpatient practices in different capacities. Having worked in each level of eating disorder treatment, Maureen has a wealth of knowledge and is able to use her experience to tailor treatment for each individual. Maureen's direct yet compassionate approach has led countless clients towards healing and recovery. Maureen sees clients in the Tenleytown and M Street locations.