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.
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 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
Cristine Del Pizzo, RD, CDCES, CDN
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