ABOUT

We are a nutrition and operations based consulting firm with decades of experience in Child Nutrition.

 

We have refined our approach through creation of cycle menus, training and development of staff, and implementing strategies that take on the task of not only attaining nutritional excellence, but also financial success in the K-12 environment. 

 

Our experience not only supports a school district in meeting all state and federal mandates for implementing the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, but also the menu creation with an eye for detail and meticulous organization. The objective is to quickly and accurately evaluate, analyze and organize a district’s nutritional program to insure compliance and easy on-going maintenance. 

 

Our services are based on the unique needs of your district. Standard or customized packages are available to meet each district's needs and can include anything from completely setting up your Nutrition Program, to supplemental maintenance of it, to training on how to set up and maintain an Healthier US Schools Award Winning Nutrition Program. Our services ensure your district has a compliant Nutrition Program with assessment and preparation for all audits.

 

Our Team
Maureen Pisanick, RDN-LDN
Chief Executive Officer

maureen@pisanickpartners.com

Sarah Carlson, MS, RD-LD
Chief Operating Officer

sarah@pisanickpartners.com

Maureen Pisanick, RD, LD, is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Dietetic Internship.  She has worked in multiple sectors of nutrition to include programs and curriculum at The Health Museum of Cleveland, clinical in and outpatient dietetics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Intensive Feeding Disorder Team at the Shaker campus of the Cleveland Clinic, and the latter half of her career in school nutrition programs as a director and consultant. 

 

Maureen has held office positions for the local and state School Nutrition Association, and is an active member of both SNA as well as the American Dietetic Association.  She is also the regional trainer for allergy management in schools for the Institute of Child Nutrition.  Maureen maintains an active role in local and state school nutrition advocacy through her work and consulting. 

 

Sarah Carlson,MS, RD, LD, has always had a tremendous passion for healthy eating and exercise.  While in college, Sarah decided that she wanted to be able to share her knowledge with others and chose to major in Nutrition and Food Science.   She completed her dietetic internship and master’s degree in Nutrition at Kent State University.


She knew from the first day when she started in K-12 food service as an intern that school nutrition was her calling.  She chose to focus her master’s thesis on the healthy meal modifications made to the National School Breakfast and Lunch meals and how the students perceived these changes.  


Since completing graduate school, Sarah has worked as the District Dietitian for Plain Local Schools, Consultant Dietitian for Stark County Educational Service Center and as a Consultant Program Specialist conducting Administrative Reviews for the Ohio Department of Education.

Suellen Roberts, MS, RDN-LDN
Associate Partner Dietitian
suellen@pisanickpartners.com
Marge Robison, MPH, RDN-LDN
Senior Partner Dietitian

marge@pisanickpartners.com

Suellen Roberts, RD, LD, retired Emeritus, Food Service Director after 26 years in Food and Nutrition Services at Cuyahoga Falls City Schools. Suellen was awarded the Outstanding Director of Food and Nutrition from the Foundation for School Business Management in 2008. All nine schools in the Cuyahoga Falls school district received the Bronze award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in 2011 with the high school being the first in Ohio to be awarded this honor.

 

She, also, served as a clinical instructor and preceptor for the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Akron for 26 years and taught Food Service Management for four years before being employed by Cuyahoga Falls schools.

 

Suellen has a BS in Education and an MS in Dietetic and Nutrition from Kent State University. 

 

Marge Robison, MPH, RD, LD has had a focus on pediatric nutrition throughout her career.   She practiced pediatric clinical nutrition at top rated hospitals including The Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Marge has written papers and given many lectures on topics in pediatric nutrition.  She was also an instructor of nutrition at Lakeland Community College.  


Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University with an emphasis in Maternal and Child Health.  

 

Christina Scalese, RDN, LDN, RYT
Associate Partner Dietitian/Marketing
christina@pisanickpartners.com
Lauryn Palgut, MS, RDN-LDN
Senior Partner Dietitian

lauryn@pisanickpartners.com

Christina Scalese, RDN, LDN, RYT is a graduate of The University of Akron Coordinated Program. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Communications and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

Christina is also a certified yoga teacher.


As a dietitian, Christina has specialized in eating disorder treatment for adults and adolescents. Her expertise lies in assessment, nutrition counseling and nutrition education.  

 

As a mother, she is excited to transition to Pisanick Partners where she can help enrich the nutrition and health of countless children and adolescents.

Lauryn Palgut, MS, RDN-LDN is a recent graduate of The University of Tennessee- Knoxville combined Master's in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program. She received her undergraduate degrees in dietetics and kinesiology with a minor in coaching at Miami University in 2016. Upon culmination of the DI program, Lauryn was selected as the recipient of the Student Award for Excellence in Public Health Nutrition. 

 

Lauryn has taken part in a variety of experiences ranging from food policy in Washington, DC to serving as a counselor at a weight loss camp in the Poconos. However, working as a nutrition educator for after school programs in Tennessee is what led Lauryn to realize her passion for working with children to promote healthy behaviors at a young age. 

 

Lauryn also has an avid interest in sports nutrition. As one of her roles within PPLLC, she plans to use her knowledge of nutrition and fitness to develop educational wellness and performance programs for Pisanick Partners School Districts. 

 

Tina Hastings
Associate Partner Operations

tina@pisanickpartners.com

Tina brings 15 years of front line production experience managing in the food industry/front of house for a large grocery store.  First brought into the team 5 years ago as a school employee working in a Pisanick Partner school district, she excelled at bringing healthy flavorful meals to her customers big and small, with improved participation from staff, students, and through specialty catering events.  

 

Tina specializes  in finding ways to bring kitchens from negative to positive fund balances with a keen eye to key performance indicators, while continuing to ensure quality food service to those she serves.

 

David Sokoll
Associate Partner Chef

dave@pisanickpartners.com

Dave is a local food systems wizard and all things culinary enthusiast!  He is  dedicated to working in partnership with our team and yours to  create a vision for scratch recipes sourced with the best available seasonally fresh ingredients

 
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