Food & Nutrition

NewYork-Presbyterian

Inpatient Nutrition

Westchester Behavioral Health Center Nutrition Staff

Patricia King, MBA, RD, CDN

Patricia King, MBA, RD, CDN

Director of Support Services

Patricia King has been with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital since 2007, starting in Clinical Nutrition as a Senior Dietitian at the Weill Cornell campus. Patricia became the Director of Food and Nutrition in 2014 and is now the Director of Support Services, overseeing Clinical Nutrition, Food Service, Environmental Services and Linen Services. Patricia holds a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from Long Island University and a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from Hofstra University.

Laura Cordella, MS, RD, CDN

Laura Cordella, MS, RD, CDN

Senior Clinical Dietitian

Laura Cordella specializes in adult and adolescent eating disorders. She received her BA in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and completed the DPD and Master of Science in Nutrition program at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. She completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian, followed by a 6-month Nutrition Fellowship program focusing on Eating Disorders and Behavioral Health at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center. She is passionate about helping people improve their relationships with food and the complex connection between nutrition and mental health.

Kathleen Ryan, MS, RD, CDN

Kathleen Ryan, MS, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Kathleen Ryan has been with NewYork-Presbtyterian since 2011. She started as a Clinical Dietitian at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. In 2015, Kathleen transferred to NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center. She received her BS in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University and then went on to complete a Dietetic Internship and receive a MS in Nutrition from the College of Saint Elizabeth. Kathleen’s areas of specialty and interest includes Behavioral Health and Culinary Nutrition.

Michelle Moriarty, MS, RD, CDN

Michelle Moriarty, MS, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Michelle Moriarty received her BS in Nutrition Sciences from UConn and went on to complete her Dietetic Internship and Master of Science degree in Applied Nutrition at Russell Sage College. In her free time, Michelle enjoys exploring new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

Cristine Del Pizzo, RD, CDCES, CDN

Cristine Del Pizzo, RD, CDCES, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Cristine received her BA in Dietetics from the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota and also a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Culinary nutrition and the therapeutic properties of food has always been an area of interest. She has been working as a dietitian for over 15 years and has experience with both adults and pediatrics patients with specialty in diabetes. In her spare time she enjoys cooking & eating as well running and being outdoors.

Andrea Ventura, MS, RD, CDN, IBCLC

Andrea Ventura, MS, RD, CDN, IBCLC

Clinical Dietitian

Andrea completed her DI and Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition at CUNY Lehman College. She had previously obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at SUNY Purchase. After initially beginning her career in acute care, her background in mental health made for an easy transition into Westchester Behavioral Health Center. She is interested in the connection between the mind and body throughout the life cycle, with a particular interest in pediatric and prenatal nutrition, as well as lactation. In her free time she enjoys listening to music and spending time with her three boys.