Richmond Hill: Faculty


Debbie Allen, DSHomMed, R.H.N.

After graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Debbie opened her own nutrition practice in Aurora, Ontario. After working as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional for five years, she went to the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine to become a Homeopathic Physician. Presently Debbie has a thriving homeopathic and nutrition practice in Aurora. She also teaches at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine and she does public and corporate speaking across Ontario. Debbie has an excellent approach to optimal health by combining holistic nutrition, homeopathy, supplements and lifestyle counselling.

Cindy Bentley, R.H.N.

After graduating from Seneca College in Marketing Administration, Cindy worked in the corporate world for several years before taking “time off” to raise her two children. She enrolled at CSNN in 2006 to pursue a lifelong interest in nutrition (she still remembers creating menu plans in high school for willing participants!). Since graduating, she has worked in the health food industry as well as consulting with individual clients. However, after presenting numerous seminars on a wide range of health and wellness topics, Cindy discovered that her real passion is teaching, which led her back to CSNN where she currently teaches.

Julie Carrique, R.H.N.

Julie is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She has her own practice in Bradford and is the in-house nutritionist at a fitness center in Newmarket. She teaches Wellness Management at a post-secondary institution, regularly conducts nutrition seminars and cooking classes for various organizations and municipalities, and has been a guest lecturer at the Ontario Police College. Julie is also a Certified Personal Trainer and avid runner. She regularly lectures on nutrition at various Running Room locations and has successfully completed a number of half and full marathons. Julie teaches at CSNN in the Greater Toronto Area.

Caroline Marie Dupont, M.Sc., R.H.N.

Caroline has been exploring, living and teaching an integrated approach to physical and spiritual health for over 25 years. In addition to being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional, she is a certified yoga teacher, energy worker, spiritual counselor and meditation teacher. She is the author of the book “The New Enlightened Eating” and various health-related CDs and DVDs. Through her company Health & Beyond she leads the year-long Deep Healing Program, ClearBeing Retreats, and various other courses.

Debora Palmieri, BASc., R.H.N.

Debora is a food and nutrition expert with a passion to help individuals achieve optimal health through food, nutrition and a balanced lifestyle. As an educator, her purpose is to encourage and support others to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. Debora graduated from Ryerson University with her Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition (BASc.) and went on to graduate as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Debora enjoys sharing her passion for health as a certified natural nutrition teacher and leads seminars/workshops on a variety of topics in nutrition. Debora teaches a variety of courses and practicals at CSNN, including Preventative Nutrition, Chemistry, Cellular Biology, Allergies, and Case Study Preparation.

Lorene Sauro, BA, R.H.N.

As a member of Knives and Forks – Advocates of Organic Agriculture, Lorene has been working with farmers and promoting organic agriculture for twelve years. As a Cordon Bleu graduate, she has worked in the food industry for 17+ years as a chef and a product developer for many corporations. She is currently working as a holistic nutrition professional, teacher, and product developer. She teaches at the Greater Toronto Area branches of CSNN.

Carley Simandl, R.H.N.

Founder of “The Health and Beauty World”, Carley Simandl, has over 10 years of progressive experience working intimately with the skin as a Senior Make-up Artist. Setting a goal early in her career to work on 10,000 faces and achieving that, Carley started to notice patterns of malnutrition that were consistently revealed by the skin. This is what brought her to the CSNN where she attended as an eager student and graduated an aspired Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional.

Carley works with all natural products and teaches the integral functions of the skin. We expect it to age gracefully but we do not consider how to support overall health which will optimize a youthful appearance and help us age more gracefully. Alongside of being an advocate of clean cosmetics Carley works with clients who suffer from eczema, psoriasis and acne with much success offering holistic protocols that entail both internal and topical solutions. The skin is a fingerprint of what is going inside and often symptoms connect to a particular organ of the body. “Love the skin you are in”.

Patty Stalteri, B.Sc., R.H.N.

Patty Stalteri is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional with a background in health promotion management and adult education and training. In addition to facilitating a variety of fitness, nutrition and wellness workshops, Patty writes for local health and wellness publications and consults at Canada’s largest natural products retailer, Nature’s Emporium Wholistic Market. As a weight loss coach, Patty specializes in the emotional aspects of achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. Her current interests include the link between nutrition and mental health.

As a self-diagnosed science geek, Patty especially loves to share her love of all things biology and chemistry through the Chemistry & Biochemistry and Cellular Biology courses she teaches at CSNN.

Michelle Waithe, BaSc., R.H.N., PTS

Michelle Waithe holds a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition from Ryerson University, is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional, a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and a Can-Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer. In the course of healing her body from numerous imbalances as a result of living with Type 1 Diabetes Michelle began pursuing a deeper exploration of wellness which led to a career in nutrition. With a wealth of experience in the health and nutrition industry she is passionate about living the best life possible and awakening others to unlimited possibilities through her professional practice, Awaken Your Life Holistic Health and Wellness, which has a specialized focus in natural diabetes management. Michelle is an instructor at CSNN, teaching a variety of courses at the Richmond Hill branch.