Lisa Rosen, Psy.D
Founder and President
Lisa Rosen, Psy.D, is the founder and President of Oh My Girls! LLC. Lisa received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and both her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in New York. After completing her Doctorate, Lisa was hired as a rehabilitation psychologist at the world renown Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation in New York City. There, Lisa worked with patients of all ages suffering from the psychological effects of physical injuries, illness and chronic pain. This work inspired her to teach others about the importance of the mind-body connection, as it relates to overall well being. Over the last ten years, Lisa has become a strong advocate for fitness and nutritional health for maturing girls. Her passion for fitness, healthy eating and the mind-body connection were the inspiration behind Oh My Girls! With a vision of providing a fun and fantastic space where girls can feed their bodies and fuel their minds and spirits, Lisa has created the first healthy living center of its kind where tween and teen girls can develop into vibrant, grounded, healthy and successful young women.
Co-Founder and Vice President and Zumba® Instructor
Claire Lieber-Saul is a Certified Life Coach, attorney and licensed Zumba® instructor. Since childhood she has studied dance, yoga, meditation, stress-management and nutrition. Claire has a special interest in the external and internal physiological benefits of stress management, particularly as it relates to healthy childhood development. In addition to her formal dance training in ballet, jazz, modern and tap, Claire also studied ballroom and Latin dance at various social dancing schools both in New York and California. Claire's love for Latin and jazz dance comes through in her Zumba® classes, where she fuses funky dance steps with fitness-oriented movement. Her special passion is turning young children onto the rhythmic beauty of Latin music and building their self-esteem through developing a lifelong love of physical self-expression. Claire’s passion for dance, physical fitness and wellness clearly comes through in her compassionate, creative, inspiring and informative teaching style.
Debra Nathanson Giaime - Administrative Director / Program Director
Debra Giaime has been involved with adminstration and management for many years. She brings to Oh My Girls! a vast experience in working with girls and running a fitness facility as a prior director of a gymnastics center in Huntington, New York. She is the Founder and current President of the Bagatelle Civic Association, Inc., created several years ago to address local community concerns. Over the past quarter of a century, her humanitarian and caring nature has led her to dedicate much of her personal time to extensive volunteer, including active involvement with the Mazer Family Foundation and multiple positions with the Half Hollow Hills School District PTA (Chair and Editor of the Newspaper Committee, the Council Budget and Facilities Committees and Co-Chair of Council Community Awareness Committee.) Debra studied Psychology at Boston University and Fine Arts in Environmental Design at Parsons School of Design. She lives in Melville with her husband and three children. She is thrilled to be part of the Oh My Girls! team and Oh My Girls! is so lucky to have her. Debra's personality is one that the girls find both incredibly welcoming and infectious. One cannot help but smile in Debra's kind, warm and joyful presence!
Alyson Crispi - Senior Chef
Alyson “Aly” is a Health Supportive Private Chef, Caterer and Health Consultant. She graduated in 2004 from the prestigious Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan and, thereafter, co-founded The Little Catering Company. As a private chef, she cooked for the actor Michael J. Fox and his family. Aly has enjoyed teaching teen girls how to make healthy, low fat meals to optimize their weight and wellness and looks forward to bringing this experience to Oh My Girls! Her hip, young and fun style is sure to be enjoyed by everyone from the youngest of jr. jems to the oldest of jewels at Oh My Girls!
Inga Voloshin - Chef
Chef Inga trained at the Institute of Culinary Education, a classical culinary arts school in New York City. Her multifaceted nature has enabled her to do everything in the food world from catering to media to restaurant work. Her passion for wellness through diet, has now led her to even further studies: as of the Fall of 2012 she will be enrolled in Brooklyn College's nutrition program. Ever the artist in presentation and food design, it is no wonder that Inga also holds a BA in Film Studies from Hunter College. Her articles and recipes have been published in Hemp.com, Bromography.com, and Chile Pepper Magazine and she loves to share her own obsessions with "all things food, health, and motherhood" on her blog: ingasindulgence.blogspot.com/?m=1. Inga adds her own "sweetness" to every recipe she cooks, making her food delicious for our OMG! girls to eat and her company wonderful for our them to be in!
Jane Ronis - Chef
and learn more about Chef for a Night on her website coming this month at www.Chefforanight.net.
Janine Odell - Chef
Chef Janine holds a Masters Degree in Nutrition from C.W Post College and for many years headed up the cooking program at a local children's cooking school. In addition she is a TA in a Special Ed classroom in ACDS, Plainview. With a specialty on GI disorders and cross contamination, Chef Janine has an very strong grasp of issues such as gluten intolerance and food allergens, two very common areas of concern in the OMG! kitchen. She is a fanatic when it comes to using and finding the best ways of cooking to suit each individuals needs and has created an abundance of specially tailored and delicious recipes accordingly. Janine's incredible sensitivity, understanding and love of children comes through loud and clear in the kitchen where she establishes an instant rapport with our OMG! girls.
Jenna Vanek - Chef and Fitness Instructor
Chef Jenna is a Certified Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, with a specialty in Nutrition, Food Science and Child Development. Jenna is one of those people that truly "walks the walk": her love of cooking, fitness and positive outlook are a part of her every day, healthful lifestyle which tends to be very is contagious to all around her. Jenna's joyful, warm and super energetic nature, combined with her enthusiasm for working with children, makes her a wonderful addition to both the OMG! kitchen and fitness room.
Bhavani Jaroff - Chef
Bhavani Jaroff has over 30 years experience as a natural foods chef. She started her career in natural foods restaurants both in New York City and Boston. Recognizing the need for an alternative to standard catering, Bhavani founded Morningstar Catering, a full service natural foods catering company which she ran for 12 years. Next, she transformed the traditional cafeteria lunch program at the Waldorf School in Garden City which has now become a holistic, food service program, serving mostly organic foods. She brought that experience to a local public school, Wheatley High School of Old Westbury, where she helped lead the cafeteria committee in developing healthy, economically feasible alternatives. iEat Green, Bhavani’s most recent venture is an educational and consulting organization that assists schools, corporations and families to prepare and serve delicious and nourishing foods in an environmentally-conscious manner. She is currently co-chair of Slow Food Huntington, a non-profit, international organization dedicated to good, clean and fair food. In addition to her background as a chef, Bhavani has a Masters in Education and is a trained Waldorf school teacher. She is thrilled to bring her passion for healthy cooking and sustainable living to Oh My Girls! Bhavani's cooking programs promise to teach OMG! participants how to turn the most basic, healthy foods into delicious dishes that will not only nourish bodies, but will also keep minds sharp, skin glowing and the planet greener!
Lori Zwick - Yoga Instructor
Lori is a NY State Certified N-6 teacher who has been teaching for 15 years – 7 in elementary school and the past 8 in preschool. She began her yoga practice 5 years ago and was hooked by the profound sense of calm and openness that she felt from practicing. After introducing yoga to her preschoolers and seeing them beg for it again and again, Lori decided that she wanted to teach yoga to children. After an 18 month process, she is now a Certified YogaKids Facilitator (CTYKF). For the last 5 summers, she has been happily bringing the gift of yoga to children at the summer camp program where she teaches during the year, as well as in afterschool programs at two private schools on Long Island. In addition to fitness benefits, her classes offer children the tools to navigate the hurry-up world we are living in as well as helping them develop a sense of well-being and connectedness to each other and the natural world that surrounds them.
Alie Klein - Yoga Instructor
Alie earned her Master’s Degree in Education in 1998 and has been a middle school counselor in the Carle Place Schools for the past 13 years. Combining her passion for yoga and working with children, Alie earned her certification to teach kids yoga through the Yoga Rocks! Kids program in 2006. Thereafter, in 2009, she earned her 200 hour adult certification with Yogaworks, NYC. Alie began teaching at the former Yoga Rocks! Studio in Oyster Bay and in various schools. She currently teaches children of all ages and has helped establish a yoga program at The Danc’in Place in Carle Place, NY. Alie also began a children's yoga program at The Cold Spring Harbor Library. Alie’s light-hearted teaching style encourages students to move forward in a safe environment, while experiencing their connection between body, mind, and spirit. She is quick to find the humor in any situation, a quality that is always a bit hit with our OMG girls and we are so lucky to have such a qualified and compassionate children's teacher and counselor in our fitness room.
Diana Vargas-Singh, 200-RYT, C-YRKT - Fitness Instructor
Diana is a certified Yoga Instructor trained in Family Yoga and Special Needs Yoga. She teaches children's yoga classes through The Nassau County Girl Scouts, Nassau BOCES, and multiple private schools across Long Island. Diana's classes focus on breathing exercises, yoga stretches and stress and life coping tools that many tween and teen girls so need. Diana's personal use of yoga for stress management while practicing law instilled a strong conviction that yoga can dramatically change your inner life. She shares this conviction gently and wonderfully with our OMG! girls. It is a testimony to how wonderful a teacher (and mother) she is that all three of Diana's children love to practice yoga with her.
Leah Bank - Zumba® Instructor
Leah is a licensed Zumba® instructor and is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a group fitness instructor. She is a Dean’s List Hofstra University student, majoring in Exercise Science, Class of 2013. Leah initiated and established a high-energy Zumba® program on campus at the Hofstra Fitness Center. Leah’s full-of-life and fun teaching style is clearly borne out of her many years working with children of all ages. She serves as a positive role model as a camp counselor and assistant in youth and peer development programs. Leah practices and performs the extraordinary art of flying trapeze and aerial arts, demonstrating an incredible level of fitness and passion for excitement. Oh My Girls! is looking forward to sharing Leah’s enthusiasm and commitment to fitness with all her future Oh My Girls! Zumba® students!
Nicole Pastorelli - Zumba® Instructor
Nicole began her training at the age of 3. Studying at various dance studios growing up, she deepened her study at Broadway Dance Center and majored in dance at Nassau Community College. From 2003 to 2006, she worked in the dance department of USDAN Center for the Performing Arts, where she had the opportunity to dance with Savion Glover. She has been an instructor and choreographer since 2002, winning national competitions as both dancer and teacher. Nicole is a certified Zumba® and Zumbatomic® instructor.
Colleen Moore - Cardio-Dance Instructor
Colleen "Miss Twist" turns dance into a workout! Driven by rhythms and music, she incorporates the most current dance styles with a fitness regimen that has never been seen before. Her dance skills have earned her recognition from the professional community making her a successful choreographer/dancer who has worked with artists such as Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, Will Smith, Mariah Carey, and many more. In addition to teaching at numerous prominent gyms throughout New York City, she has taught dance to children in numerous places including the New York City School System and the Boys and Girls Club of America. Oh My Girls! is thrilled to have “Miss Twist” on their staff as she is sure to have our Oh My Girls! leaving class feeling not only exuberant, but confident taking their new, cool moves to their next Sweet 16, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or other dance party!
Danielle (Danni) DiMeo - Pilates Instructor
Danielle (Danni) DiMeo began her love affair with Pilates at the young age of 12, by age 13 she was already helping out at a Pilates studio. As soon as she was of age to do so, she obtained her teaching certifications in both beginner and intermediate Pilates Mat work through Power Pilates. Her love of Pilates is matched by her passion for working with children of all ages. She has an enthusiastic, feminine and playful way of teaching this unique and results-oriented exercise to young girls that is born out of her own positive experience of Pilates at such a young age.
Jane Golub - Registered Nurse
Jane Golub is a Registered Nurse and educator based on Long Island. Her professional experience is in adolescent risk behavior prevention, counseling, school health education and research. She conducts programs for parents and for students of all ages on health related topics such as positive parent-child communication, father-daughter and mother-daughter relationships, girl empowerment, body image and self-esteem, relational aggression (female bullying), gender bias, sexuality, relationship skills, conflict resolution and peer pressure. Jane has an extrememly kind, compassionate and very "real" way about her that will make all OMG! girls feel wonderfully at ease while discussing these most important subjects. Oh My Girls! is so pleased to be able to offer Jane's unique and most important work to their offerings.
Randi Zimmerman, LCSW-R - Licensed Social Worker
Randi Zimmerman, LCSW-R is a seasoned clinical psychotherapist treating children, teens and adults. She has extensive experience with a wide variety of issues and disorders such as, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, trauma, sexual assault, relationship and behavioral issues. Randi is considered a specialist in field of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder and overeating. Her approach is highly individualized, interactive and relational. Randi earned her Masters degree from New York University’s prestigious Shirley M. Ehrenkranz School of Social Work in Manhattan. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), and a former founder and co-chair of the Parent Action Resource Committee (PARC). Randi has been awarded a listing in the 2011-2012 Emerald Executive Registry of Who’s Who. She brings a joyful and funny approach to her signature workshop: Not Just Any Body, YOUR Body: Learning to Love It. This interactive and transformative workshop, on improving self-esteem and body image, is guaranteed to help our OMG! girls feel great about themselves.
Michael Starr - Self Protection Expert
Oh My Girls! resident self-defense expert, Michael Starr is a former Recon Marine and Founder of Think Self Protection. He was recently inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame and honored as the “Self Defense Instructor of the Year.” For the past decade, he has applied his diverse background in psychology, education, sales, marketing, and martial arts training to the development of his unique self-defense program. He trains a diverse clientele, from executives to college-bound teens. He has custom-designed a fun and highly effective personal protection and self-defense program for Oh My Girls! teens that will help empower them to be aware and remain safe in a variety of situations. Michael is the father of a tween girl and has a truly gentle and endearing way of interacting with his clients, and will easily and quickly become a favorite instructor at Oh My Girls!
Dr. Debra Skopicki - Dermatologist
Oh My Girls! is so pleased to welcome Dr. Debra Skopicki as our in-house dermatology guru! Dr. Skopicki, a native Long Islander, received her collegiate and M.D. degrees in the combined-degree program at Brown University, where she was selected as the "Outstanding Female Graduate". After completing a medical internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, she trained in Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She served as chief resident her final year and was awarded as an "Outstanding House Officer" by the medical school graduating class. Dr. Skopicki next completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology at the Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Hospital program. Dr. Skopicki has been in private practice since returning to New York and continues to serve as faculty, training the dermatology residents at New York University Medical Center. She is a diplomate of both the American Boards of Dermatology and Dermatopathology. Among Dr. Skopicki's many areas of expertise, she has a special interest in pediatric dermatology and acne treatment/prevention. Dr. Skopicki is a very hip, energetic and young mother of three girls and has a wonderful bedside manner. Her special way of conveying the importance of good skin care habits to all her patients is sure to be well-received by the youngest of jr. jems to the oldest of jewels! She looks forward to leading workshops and seminars at Oh My Girls! on skin health and preventative skin care. With Dr. Skopicki on board, Oh My Girls! are sure to have the best skin care regimens to help them look and feel their best!
Dr. Joanna Dolgoff - Pediatrician
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. is a Pediatrician, Child Obesity Specialist, Official Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Author of Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right (Rodale, 2010). Her exceptional child weight loss program has been featured on Today, Nightline, CNN, GMA Health, 700 Club, Extra, Lifetime, Discovery Health, and most major news outlets. Dr. Dolgoff attended Princeton University, NYU School of Medicine, and completed her Pediatric Residency training at Columbia Presbyterian's Children's Hospital of New York. She previously worked as an aerobics instructor and a private practice pediatrician. Dr. Dolgoff loves working with children of all ages and is the Official Doctor for Camp Shane, the nation’s longest-running weight loss camp. In turn, Dr. Dolgoff’s professional and still accessible and caring manner is adored by all and has resulted in her treating patients from 45 different states, as well as Canada. Dr. Dolgoff looks forward to holding workshops and giving lectures at Oh My Girls! for all age groups and Oh My Girls! is thrilled to have her on board!
Dr. Jeffrey Rosen - Adolescent Sports Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Rosen is the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine consultant to Oh My Girls! and has been instrumental in the creation of our fitness program. For the first decade of Jeffrey's career, he was the Director of Child and Adolescent Sports Medicine at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and served as the orthopaedic consultant for an extensive list of athletic organizations and performance artists. Since 2008, Jeffrey has been the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at New York Hospital Queens. He is Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and has written and lectured extensively on orthpaedic disorders and injuries. Jeffrey is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine, specializing in the study and treatment of disorders and injuries of the knee and shoulder. He completed his undergraduate education at University of Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases-Orthopaedic Institute in New York and received fellowship training at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. As a team physician for professional performers with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, De La Guarda Dance Company and the Broadway casts of "Wicked" and "Fame Becomes Me", as well as many professional sports teams, Jeffrey is very familiar with the specific type of injuries and overuse problems faced by female athletes, dancers and performers. As a father of two active girls, he is also no stranger to the preference that many young children have to sometimes use their bodies in a way that can put their joints at risk. Oh My Girls! is so lucky to have him on board as a consultant to help direct our fitness program and to help the fitness staff ensure the best exercise experience for your Oh My Girls!
Dr. Judy Mittleman - OB/GYN
Dr. Judy Mittleman is an obstetrician gynecologist on the North Shore of Long Island. She earned her MD degree from the State University of New York, Health Science Center of Brooklyn in 1993 and went on to do a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Long Island Jewish Hospital. Upon finishing her residency in 1997, she joined a private practice at LIJ, where she remained for ten years. After giving birth to their fourth child, Dr. Mittleman took four years off to raise her family. She has lectured locally on the topics of infertility, rape and sexual abuse, medical ethics pertaining to ob/gyn, and the topic of women in medicine. She is currently in the process of starting her own practice in gynecology.