Westchester Behavioral Health Center Nutrition Staff
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.
Cristine Del Pizzo, RD, CDCES, CDN
Supervisor, Clinical Nutrition
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.
Michelle Moriarty, MS, RD, CDN
Michelle Moriarty received her B.S. in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Connecticut and went on to complete her Dietetic Internship and Master of Science degree in Applied Nutrition at Russell Sage College. She has worked with a variety of behavioral health patient populations including eating disorders and geriatrics. In her free time, Michelle enjoys exploring new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.
Dana Koenig, RD, CDN
Dana received her Bachelor of Arts in Nutrition from Yeshiva University in New York and completed her Dietetic Internship with Sodexo at Flushing Hospital. She is currently a candidate for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with a concentration in clinical nutrition at New York University. Dana's areas of interest include eating disorders and women's health.
Jacqueline Spang, RD, CDN
Jacqueline, “Jackie”, earned her BS in Dietetics from Immaculata College in Pennsylvania and completed her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Jackie joined NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center back when it was New York Hospital-Westchester Division as the chief therapeutic dietitian. She later served as co-director of the Food and Nutrition Department overseeing both clinical nutrition and food services on patient units. After leaving to raise her daughter, she started a custom cake decorating business before returning to Westchester Behavioral Health Center as a clinical dietitian covering adult and pediatric populations. In her free time, Jackie enjoys baking, entertaining with dinner parties, taking walks, and caring for her three cats.
Andrea Ventura, MS, RD, CDN, IBCLC
Andrea received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at SUNY Purchase. She then went on to complete her Master’s in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at CUNY Lehman College. After 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 prenatal nutrition and lactation. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, and hiking with her kids and dogs.