Meet Our Experts.



Meet our team of Else experts who stand with us on our journey to revolutionize baby nutrition and meet the gold standard for nutrition in everything we do. 


Else Advisory Board


Jon Vanderhoof

Former Vice President, Global Medical Affairs at Mead Johnson Nutrition. Pediatric gastroenterologist at Boston Children's Hospital, Senior Lecturer in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. 


Prof. Raanan Shamir

Professor of Pediatrics at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and the Chairman of the Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel.


Prof. Ron Shaoul M.D.


Head of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Institute, RAMBAM Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, Clinical Associate Professor, Technician, Faculty of Medicine.


Michael B. Montalto, PhD

Former Director in R&D, Medical Education and Medical Affairs at Abbott Nutrition, Pfizer Nutrition and Metagenics. PhD from Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences. Currently Principal at Montalto Consulting Services in Health Sciences.  





Else Pediatricians and Nutritionists


Dr. Leah Alexander

Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., F.A.A.P. began practicing pediatrics at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of NewJersey in 2000. She has been an independently contracted pediatrician with Medical Doctors Associates at Pediatricare Associates of New Jersey since 2005. After graduating from Kalamazoo College and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she completed her pediatric residency at Overlook and Morristown Memorial Hospitals. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. Outside of the field of medicine, she has an interest in culinary arts.  


Nicole Silber

Nicole Silber, RD, CSP, CLC & mom is a registered dietitian, board certified specialist in Pediatric nutrition, and certified lactation counselor. Nicole has worked with hundreds of children and families with chronic medical conditions, food allergies, and picky eating. Prior to her current roles she was a clinical nutritionist at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.


Robin Kaiden

Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN is renowned for helping people of all ages embrace a healthier lifestyle through nutrition and fitness counseling As a Licensed Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer, her smart and sensible approach to pediatrics, weight loss, sports nutrition, allergies, cardiovascular health, pre/post natal, and other areas of clinical and lifestyle nutrition has resonated with hundreds of people across the United States. Robin received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Cornell and Columbia Universities.   


Ana Reisdorf

Ana Reisdorf, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and freelance writer with 13-years of experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She is the author of three books, including the Anti-Inflammatory Diet One Pot Cookbook. Through her writing she demonstrates her passion for helping people achieve ideal health and make transformational changes in their lives.  


Lauren Panoff

Lauren specializes in plant-based living and vegan and vegetarian diets for all ages. She specializes in writing about parenting and a wide variety of health, environmental, and nutrition topics. 


Markita Lewis


Markita is a clinical dietitian with a passion for the biological, social, and cultural aspects of eating. She enjoys writing about nutrition and wellness, food justice and policy, cultural food ways, and the psychology of nutrition.


Melissa Mitri


Melissa is a health writer with over 12 years of experience in the field of nutrition.  She specializes in helping women move away from restrictive habits that lead to vicious yo-yo weight cycles.  Melissa enjoys writing about health, nutrition, and fitness with the goal of simplifying complex health topics for the reader.