MEET THE TEAM
Filomena Vernace-Inserra, Registered Dietitian (RD)
Filomena has supported her clients in achieving their health goals for 30 years.
After experiencing the devastating effects of Type 2 diabetes in her beloved grandmother, she became inspired to further understand the therapeutic relationship between food, diet and disease.
A graduate of the Nutritional Sciences program at Ryerson University (1993) and the Toronto General Hospital Internship Program (1994), Filomena has published two research articles in scientific journals that investigate adherence factors to calcium recommendations in women attending the Multidisciplinary Osteoporosis Program at Women’s College Hospital.
Her passion and commitment as a Registered Dietitian were further explored with clinical experience in the areas of Renal, Cardiology, Women’s Health, Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis.
Jasna Robinson-Wright, Registered Dietitian (RD)
Jasna is a Registered Dietitian (RD) based in Ottawa, Canada. She believes in a non-dieting and non-weight-centric approach. She aims to create an environment where people feel empowered to learn skills and make lasting changes and to heal their relationships with food and with their bodies. Jasna uses intuitive and mindful eating as the foundation for helping clients develop behaviours they feel good about.
Jasna graduated from McGill University with a Masters Degree (MSc) in Human Nutrition and a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Her masters thesis focused on infant feeding in Ghana, West Africa. Since then, she has worked as a dietitian in Canada and New Zealand in the areas of public health, clinical nutrition and community.
Jasna is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (CIEC) and also has expertise in prenatal, postnatal and infant nutrition, disordered eating and emotional eating, and in helping people create a happy relationship with food while managing chronic conditions. Jasna sees eating disordered clients through The Balanced Practice virtual group practice.
Jasna has experience facilitating healthy cooking classes and presenting to small and large groups. She has delivered workshops to health care professionals and taught nutrition to nurses at CPIT college in New Zealand. Jasna has written articles for print and electronic media including Keeping On Magazine and Healthinfo, and she is a contributing author and editor to the textbook Culinary Rehab. Jasna is bilingual in French and English & is offering her appointments virtually and is available evenings & Saturdays.
Ackwinder Gill, Registered Dietitian (RD)
Ackwinder has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) for over 20 years. She graduated from the Nutritional Sciences program at Ryerson University and is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).
Ackwinder has worked in various settings of dietetics including Home Care, Long Term Care, Inpatient and in Outpatient clinics in hospital-based care. She has experience working with seniors, including complex cases that encompass poor eating, multiple health issues such as cardiac, mental health, & kidney dysfunction, requiring dialysis.
Using motivational interviewing skills, Ackwinder also focuses on specific strategies for client success including healthy meal planning for weight loss management & maintenance, overall heath and well-being.
Ackwinder will be offering her appointments virtually and is available evenings & Saturdays.
Zafrin Mundy, MSW, RSW
“Unlock Your Potential for Healing and Growth”. Welcome to the realm of transformative and culturally diverse healing, where your journey towards self-discovery and empowerment begins. I am Zafrin Mundy, a dedicated Social Worker on a mission to empower you through the journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
Over the past few years, my unwavering commitment has been to provide psychotherapy to individuals grappling with an array of mental health challenges. In my role as your therapist, I bring forth a versatile toolbox of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, and Behavior Modification techniques. These rigorously researched & evidence-based approaches are meticulously tailored to harmonize with your unique needs & preferences. Whether you find yourself navigating anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance misuse, or other complexities, I possess the expertise to accompany you on your quest for well-being. I look forward to guiding you on your path to self-care!
Alisha Sohi, Administrative Dietitian Assistant
Alisha is our Administrative Dietitian Assistant. She will be supporting me in my daily operations including program development so that we can make Inner Health Nutrition Consulting the Centre for Nutrition Excellence in York Region! Alisha holds a MSc degree (Masters of Science degree in nutrition) from London Metropolitan University in England, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from Brock University. She brings with her experience and education to support the role.
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