Marlisa is president of Total Wellness Inc., for more than 20 years working with more than 18,000 clients specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight loss, gastrointestinal disorders, celiac disease, medical nutrition therapies personal development, nutrition/culinary programs, corporate wellness and more.
Over the past 22 years Marlisa has given hundreds of presentations and some of her clients include the NY Jets, The Kennedy Space Center, Pratt and Whitney, Honeywell, Hofstra & Adelphi Universities Lilco, Guardian Life, Brookhaven National Labs, Goldman Sachs, Guardian Life, Tiffany, Dean Witter Reynolds, Pall Corp, Bank of New York, Sony, Liz Claiborne, and Ethicon and more. In addition Marlisa worked at the corporate office of Lackmann Culinary Services as their Wellness Coordinator for over a ten year period.
Marlisa has made numerous television appearances including Fox 5, Fios, CNN, 5 years on “International Healthy Cooking” for The American Heart Association where Marlisa wrote and appeared on every show and she has recently piloted a diabetes cooking show on foodytv “Defeating Diabetes in Your Kitchen”, in addition she has been a member of the dLife TV Professional Council.
Marlisa has a bachelor’s degree in marketing 1982 and a graduate degree in nutrition 1994 from C.W. Post/Long Island University, and she has also studied at the Culinary Institute of America.
Marlisa is author of “Gluten-Free Hassle Free”, “The Gluten-Free Hassle-Free Cookbook” and “Easy, Gluten-Free” and has a new book “Marketing is Like Fishing” due to release in November 2016. In addition she has contributed to many publications including, Salute, Scholastic, Shape, Food Service Management, Newsday, Parenting Magazine, Weight Training for Dummies, and Sports Nutrition Medicine and Rehabilitation . She has also written and contributed to many programs including, Richard Simmons’ Food Mover Program, cookbooks, recipe cards and web site, Kathy Smiths’ Project You II for Diabetes, Jorge Cruises’ The 3-Hour Diet Cookbook, and Leslie Sansones’ Walk Away the Pounds, (green,yellow,and red meal plan).
Marlisa has served as an officer on many boards including the nutrition chair for the International Association of Culinary Professionals, BOD member of The Gluten Intolerance Group of Long Island and past president, media representative, and public relations chair of the New York State Dietetic Association. Marlisa is a recipient of the 2011 Diabetes Educator of the Year from the DCE of The American Dietetic Association, The Emerging Dietetic Leader Award from the American Dietetic Association, Dietitian of the year from The Long Island Dietetic Association, Best Nutritionist Long Island from the L.I Press, and the Community Service Award from C.W. Post/Long Island University.
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