Georgia Saler Histon, RDN, Founder
Georgia is an experienced Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has been a Nutrition Consultant for Healthcare Centers since 2006. She believes that food nourishes the whole being. Her mission is to help others create a positive relationship with food and reap all the amazing benefits of eating a variety of whole foods.
For 25 years Georgia has been eating a plant-based diet, and strives to live more sustainably. She lives on a farm in Mullica Township. Along with her family, she raises goats, chickens, and alpacas. In addition, she grows her own vegetables.
Georgia is also a Registered Yoga Teacher from Yoga Alliance and a certified Tri-Yoga instructor in Basics, Level 1 and Level 2. Her passion for yoga and well-being has led her to teach yoga for 20 years to children, moms-to-be, adults and seniors.
In addition to being a yoga instructor, she is Barre Certified by Exhale, and has run 8 marathons.
Nancy Deckard, MAT, C-IAYT, E-RYT-200, Yoga Therapist
Nancy has been teaching yoga for 11 years. She believes that yoga changes lives, and sees yoga therapy as a powerful process that empowers people to progress toward improved health and well-being. As an educator for over 30 years, she brings her teaching talents to her career as a TriYoga teacher and Yoga Therapist.
Her yoga journey began with TriYoga certification in Basics, Level 1 and Level 2. A strong desire to share the benefits of yoga led her to Gilda’s Club of South Jersey where she began a yoga program in 2006 for those touched by cancer. She continued exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga at Duke University School of Integrative Medicine in 2009. She has recently completed the Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Program at TriYoga Boston, fulfilling the requirements of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
And now she is passionate about making a difference in your life through yoga therapy. She is ready to help you to use the tools of yoga to improve all aspects of your health and well-being.
Nancy enjoys spending time by the water with her husband, grown children, and grandchildren. She enjoys early morning walks by the ocean and bayside sunsets, as well as growing her own vegetables and herbs.
Alison Hess, Barre Instructor
Alison, a trained dancer, is one of the best barre instructors in the tri state area. Alison says, “I am a dancer, always have been, always will be! Growing up, all I wanted to do was dance.”
Alison graduated with a BA from LaSalle University and studied the Dance Education Program at U of Hawaii. She became interested in the world of exercise and fitness and began weight training and kick boxing, only to learn that her already strong, dancer-like body was beginning to bulk. In order to reverse these changes, she studied Pilates and became certified in Mat and Reformer Pilates. She studied the Ron Fletcher technique.
As Alison continued to teach dance and Pilates she created a fusion program called Barre Belles. It is a ballet barre based workout, fused with principles of Pilates and a touch of yoga. Alison has a major following in the South Jersey area.
Joy Russomano, Registered Dietitian
Joy is a Registered Dietitian who received her degree from Drexel University in Food Science and Nutrition. She has over 15 years experience in various aspects of Nutrition including community, long-term care and nutritional counseling with a diverse clientele.
Joy focuses on weight loss and wellness. She is proficient in transforming recipes into healthier versions. She has a knack for food styling, dinner party menu planning and serving.
Joy has an affinity for eating out, socializing and cooking with seasonal ingredients. She is a lover of the beach and watching the Food Channel. Her philosophy is one that looks at everyone as an unique individual, each with their own personal goals.
Paul Erbacher, Chef
Paul has an extensive history in the culinary and food industry. From stints in Europe to the Southwest, to here in the Northeast and along the Jersey Shore, there is little territory that Paul has not covered.
Paul’s dedication to the culinary industry is exemplified by his commitment to developing new concepts and ventures. He challenges himself continually and shares his efforts with the community at large. Paul undertakes the roles of restaurateur, teacher, and mentor. He reaches out to the future of the industry as an instructor at the local Community College Culinary Arts Program and as guest chef and speaker at local public schools.
Paul is committed to seeing that nutrition and sustainability become a necessity for all future ventures and hopes his commitment to such practices can influence both the consuming community and the cooking community as a whole.
Sandra Powell, CDM
Sandra’s love of food started when she was 9 years old. Her inspiration came from her grandmother who was a fabulous southern cook. As a child, Sandra would prep part of the supper meal for her mother to finish after work. She then prepared dinner when her mother went to school to become a nurse.
Sandra’s first job was being a short order cook. She then took a job in a nursing home as a Diet Aide. She always wanted to improve on what she was asked to do. Sandra preferred the pop of flavor in foods freshly made, rather than flavors from a jar or box full of preservatives. Sandra had more creative freedom working with chefs in restaurants as they recognized her culinary gift.
Sandra wishes the Community College Culinary Arts Program was available when she graduated in 1976. She studied her cookbook collection and taught herself the basics of different cuisines. Sandra started in healthcare food service management and made that her career.
Kierra Brown, DTR
Kierra coordinates the child and adolescent nutrition programs at Vitality. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of nutrition. Kierra loves working with children and teaching them the many great things about food and nutrition.
Kierra received her Associates Degree (with President’s list distinction) in Dietetic Technology from Camden County College in 2014. That same year, she passed the registration exam for dietetic technicians. Kierra interned in various patient care capacities. Most notably, she transitioned from intern to employee at Shore Medical Center where she previously worked as a dietary aide. She is currently studying Dietetics at Rutgers University to become a Registered Dietitian.
Kierra is an avid sneaker wearer, novice cook, Disney fanatic, and theme park junkie. During her free time she enjoys watching movies, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.