Chef Bill Casaceli has worked with the Kellyn Foundation since 2012 as a school program presenter, school garden coordinator and as the foundation’s Head Chef. He received his Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Northampton Community College, followed by experience in local senior citizen communities as well as at KidsPeace Children’s Hospital. He also worked as a Chef Consultant in the Lehigh Valley, more notably with a twice award winning catering company where he focused on the company’s health care line of meals.
Bill’s focus on personal nutrition studies started in the mid 1990’s to help deal with “life’s changes” and a demanding corporate management life style. This education married well with a culinary interest that started in “Mom’s kitchen” and followed with years of culinary work experience while attending school as a teenager and young adult.
Prior to his culinary focus, Bill’s background comes from an education and 40 year career in health care with a focus on laboratory medicine and biomedical engineering, including a 30 year specialty in Hematology.
Bill now looks forward to an exciting future with the Kellyn Foundation as we expand our reach with the Eat Real Food Mobile Market and the health focused kitchen being established at our Wellness Center located in Tatamy, PA.
Eliza Feltimo Registered Dietician
Eliza Feltimo is a Registered Dietitian and has worked with the Kellyn Foundation since 2011 as a school program presenter and school garden coordinator. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, where she also completed her dietetic internship. Prior to becoming a registered dietitian, Eliza attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Bakery Management.
After living abroad for two years, Eliza returned to Easton, PA with her husband. As her family grew, Eliza became interested in children's nutrition, particularly as it related to health and community. While she has moved from the culinary realm to the nutrition realm, her background in food has helped her approach nutrition-related health conditions with adaptability and flexibility, meeting an individual's needs on a case-to-case basis. Her experience with the Kellyn Foundation, and the many programs they have created, continues to foster the idea that only by approaching the issue of childhood health and nutrition from many proactive directions can we hope to make lasting and meaningful change for our children's wellbeing.
In addition to working with the Kellyn Foundation, Eliza also works as a clinical dietitian at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, and has worked as a retail dietitian for ShopRite Supermarkets. She looks forward to teaching at Cedar Crest College in the fall, as well as continuing with the Kellyn Foundation in all its programs.
Amanda Grega Chef
Chef Amanda Grega joined the Kellyn Foundation in 2017 as a school program presenter, school garden coordinator, and as one of the foundation’s chefs. She received her Associate’s Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts as well as a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a Bachelors Degree in Applied Food Studies from The Culinary Institute of America.
Amanda is looking forward to a fulfilling future with the Kellyn Foundation, especially with the establishment of a Micro Food Hub at our Wellness Center in Tatamy, PA. The goal for this unique kitchen is to bring together local farmers, healthy foods, and the residents of the Lehigh Valley to improve the health and wellness of our surrounding community.
In addition to working with the Kellyn Foundation, Amanda is the Event Coordinator for Llantrisant Retreat & Wellness Center. Working directly with the center’s clients, she manages all aspects of their special events, from conception to clean up. Amanda’s leadership, energy, and education foster strong relationships and connections in all aspects of the job.