Allen Hospital Nutrition Staff
Kathleen Phillips, MPH, RD, CDN, CHES
Operations Manager, Food and Nutrition
Curtis Fulton, MS, RD, CDCES, CDN
Curtis Fulton started out working in the IT field receiving a MS in Computer Science and worked as a consultant. After working in IT, he decided to go back to school, receiving a BS in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson and Wales University. Curtis completed his dietetic internship here at New York Presbyterian and worked as a Culinary Nutrition Fellow. Currently, he works as a staff relief dietitian at the Allen.
Rafaela Lopez, MS, RD, CDN
Rafaela Lopez is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, and has been working in clinical practice for over 20 years at New York Presbyterian/Allen Hospital. Rafaela completed dual Master/Bachelor of Sciences and Dietetic Practice at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Currently she is responsible for the nutritional care of Geriatric Medicine and OB Patients.
Michelle Li, RD, CDN, CNSC
Michelle Li graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Michelle completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital before becoming a Registered Dietitian at the NYP-Allen Hospital. She enjoys baking, traveling, and discovering new foods from all around the world. Currently she is responsible for covering the ICU and Stepdown units.
Victoria Vershinina, RD, CDN
Victoria Vershinina graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Nutrition Science. Victoria completed her dietetic internship at Iowa State University and is now working on her Master’s Degree in Nutrition at Brooklyn College. Currently, she is responsible for the nutrition care of General Medicine and Spine unit patient populations.