About Our Team
Welcome to the Beyond Therapy and Nutrition Team!
Dana Snook (she/her/hers)
Founder, Clinical Nutrition Director, Registered Dietitian
I am an anti-diet, fat positive, Health at Every Size ® (HAES) dietitian who helps clients feed themselves and their children in a less stressful way so everyone can develop a healthier relationship with food and body.
I serve three different clients – adolescents and adults with eating disorders, those wanting to reject diet culture and families of children struggling with body image and feeding concerns.
I have been a dietitian for 20 years and have worked with both pediatrics and adults throughout my entire career. This allows me to see things from a unique perspective. I can understand how a person’s relationship with food and body is impacted by how they were raised with food and body. Having a deeper understanding of how family systems affect your thoughts about food and body can give a deeper understanding to truly healing.
A good relationship with food and body requires TRUST (non-restrictive approach) instead of CONTROL (restrictive approach). This involves not only addressing what you eat, but also how you think and feel about food and your body.
My practice is fat positive and shame-free. This means I am neutral about what you eat and will never pathologize your body. I know how important access to treatment is for those in marginalized bodies and I work hard to provide a safe environment.
I am an active learner and believe we are never done learning.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Anorexia and Anorexia in Larger Bodies
Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)
Body Image Concerns
Child Feeding Concerns
Co-occurring Neurodivergence (ADHD, OCD, Autism)
Dana Snook is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), licensed dietitian-nutritionist and certified intrinsic coach (CIC) for 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She completed a community based internship in Pittsburgh at Adagio Health.
Dana has worked in a variety of settings including clinical work in hospitals and outpatient settings with adults, pediatrics and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She has worked in the community setting both at Women Infants and Children (WIC) and at Joint Base McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst with military personnel. Prior to entering the eating disorder field, Dana held the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist for 5 years and enjoys working with those dealing with diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome. She has spent the last 10 years in private practice providing nutritional therapy to those struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns and child feeding concerns.
Dana identifies as a Health at Every Size ® and fat-positive dietitian providing weight-inclusive care. Dana completed advanced training with renowned feeding therapist Ellyn Satter and the Division of Responsibility of Feeding and Eating Competence Model. She also trained to be an Intuitive Eating Counselor.
She has provided workshops on "Effective Nutrition Education in Schools," for the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD). In addition, she provides training/consultations to group organizations working to provide fat a positive environments in work places, hospital settings, schools, daycares and many more.
Dana learned the most important thing in eating disorder care is clinical supervision. Without supervision she wouldn’t be the provider she is today. She now provides clinical supervision/consultations to other providers who want to grow as an eating disorder provider. After struggling to wrap her head around starting a private practice for more than 15 years, Dana has also successfully started and runs an insurance based group private practice. She knows how hard it can be to get the confidence to start and provides business coaching for those wanting to start up your business, add employees, take insurance, learn how to have a good work life balance and much more.
Meet The Team
About Emma Leister, MS, RDN, LDN (she/her/hers)
Emma is an anti-diet, Health at Every Size ® (HAES) aligned Registered Dietitian. She believes that all foods are morally equivalent, all foods have nutrition, and bodies of all shapes and sizes deserve high quality and non-stigmatizing healthcare.Emma works with a wide range of clients, including people with eating disorders, people looking to break free from diet culture, parents who want to improve their families’ relationships to food and nutrition, and people with diabetes who want to manage their blood sugars without diet restrictions.
Beyond individual client sessions, Emma is an advocate for equity in healthcare. She believes in Health at Every Size ® as a social justice movement. She is an ally of the LGBTQA+ community, and she acknowledges that at the root of diet culture is racism, along with healthism, ableism, and transphobia. She works to understand the complexity of health, and she helps people to manage their health in a way that feels right for them.
Emma will work with you to mute the noise of diet culture, learn to listen to your body’s individual needs, and make peace with food and your body.
About Niki Pillitteri, RDN, LDN (she/her/hers)
Niki is a Health at Every Size ® (HAES) aligned Registered Dietitian that has dedicated her career to helping individuals establish a more balanced and healthier relationship with food and body through the emphasis of nutrition, movement, and self-care. She works with clients to overcome eating disorders, disordered eating and escape diet culture. Through a compassion-centered focus, she provides individualized nutrition counseling to guide clients to shift one’s focus away from weight.
Niki earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics from Rutgers University and went on to complete her dietetic internship at College of Saint Elizabeth with a focus in Nutrition Education and Counseling. She has worked in private practice for almost a decade and absolutely loves working with clients to support them in their journey to finding peace with food and their body.
About Sarah Mann (she/her/hers)
Sarah is a registered dietitian that specializes in working with clients struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and chronic dieting. She practices from a HAES®- aligned perspective and is also an intuitive eating counselor. She aims to help clients create a healthier relationship with food and body through fostering curious awareness and self-compassion. Sarah also supports clients in learning to recognize and reject diet culture as part of their recovery. She hopes to help clients create space to live a more fulfilling life beyond their eating disorder.
Sarah earned her bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Messiah College, then went on to complete a community nutrition focused dietetic internship through Cedar Crest College. She spent 8 years working as a clinical dietitian in various long-term care and rehabilitation settings before deciding to return to graduate school to pursue her true passion, eating disorders. She recently received her Master’s in Health Education and Promotion with a Concentration in Eating Disorders from Plymouth State University and has been working in a private practice setting for since 2021 years.
About Erin Kinley, RDN, LDN (she/her/hers)
Erin is a Health At Every Size® (HAES) informed registered dietitian whose goal is to help individuals break away from the idea that one’s appearance/body shape dictates their overall health. As a dietitian she hopes to help people improve their relationships with food and their bodies by removing the moral value put on foods, being able to include all foods into their diet without judgment, and getting back to a place where one can trust their body to eat by utilizing the Intuitive Eating framework. She believes that everyone deserves individualized care since each person has individual needs and goals.
Erin received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from West Chester University. She went on to complete her dietetic internship and her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at Immaculata University. She has experience working with eating disorders at many levels of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient. In addition to working with eating disorders, she also has experience working with medically complex children. There she became comfortable working with the pediatric population, including children who have severe picky eating. Overall, Erin wants to help people of all ages break free from diet culture and get back to a place where food is not a major stressor.