Ilene is a NYC-based, nationally recognized Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, and IAYT-certified yoga therapist. A NYSAND media spokesperson, Ilene is a sought-after presenter of CPE webinars, speaking engagements at local and national conferences, and has been featured on radio, local television and in publications including Self Magazine and Yoga Journal.
Throughout the years, Ilene has provided medical nutrition therapy, education classes, and insulin pump trainings in Spanish to Spanish speaking patients across the lifecycle. Ilene has used her fluency in spoken and written Spanish to communicate with over 85% of her patient population in various hospitals, clinics, and diabetes centers in the New York City area, and continues to expand her private practice to reach Spanish speaking clients in need of her services. Ilene also worked for over two years in a pediatric outpatient clinic and two school based health clinics, providing MNT and weight management counseling to Spanish speaking children, teens and their parents.
As a Certified Spanish tutor, Ilene drew upon her experience tutoring Spanish to develop a Continuing Professional Education courses and a webinar series designed especially for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. To date, Ilene has presented various webinars and live presentations on Spanish for RDNs and is excited to bring this topic to dietitians across the country in interactive formats. Ilene is passionate about sharing her Spanish teaching skills with nutrition professionals in all practice settings who want to learn the language to improve communication with their patients and clients, while increasing their professional skills development, career enhancement and marketability in the workforce.