Meagan L. Grega, MD, FACLM, DipABLM, DipABFM
Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Meagan Grega is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kellyn Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice. Kellyn provides school-based healthy lifestyle education and “Garden as a Classroom” programs; supports access to nutrient-dense produce via the Eat Real Food Mobile Market; engages participants in hands-on, plant-based cooking classes in community settings and offers intensive therapeutic lifestyle change interventions for individuals and families.
Dr. Grega earned her MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and spent several years as a medical officer in the United States Navy. She is honored to serve as faculty for the St. Luke’s University Health Network Anderson Campus Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency programs, Clinical Assistant Professor for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and as the faculty advisor for the LKSOM/SLUHN medical student Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group. She serves as a member of several national task force groups dedicated to the expansion of evidence-based lifestyle medicine services and is the current conference chair for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Annual Meeting. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, serves as a Director of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and is board certified in both Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.
Eric J. Ruth is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kellyn Foundation. The well-being of children raised in today's world has been a significant influence in his life. Raising three children, teaching thousands more and seeing the habits, pressures and influences on our children and families, has led Eric to co-found the Kellyn Foundation.
Mr. Ruth is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. Eric served fifteen years in the accounting field focused on the management and operational side of business, rising to C-Level positions. Eric took that knowledge base into the fledgling Internet industry, where he spent ten years with a strong emphasis in developing relationships with customers, primarily in the healthcare arena. The combination of a strong management, financial, and marketing background provides Eric with unique, wide-ranging business expertise.
Eric is responsible for providing the vision and the resources to sustain the initiatives for Kellyn. He also loves spending time in the neighborhoods with community members or interacting with groups of children or families. In partnership with co-founder Meagan Grega, MD, they provide the leadership for the Kellyn “Healthy Neighborhood Immersion Strategy”
Currently, Mr. Ruth is the co-chair of the Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council and serves on many of the task groups of that entity. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Easton
Director of Culinary Medicine, Healthy Lifestyle Instructor
Amanda Pietrobono is the Executive Chef of Kellyn Foundation. She is a magna cum laude graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, where she obtained an Associates Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and two Bachelors Degrees; one in Applied Food Studies and the other in Business Management.
A longtime lover of food, Amanda has spent several years in the food industry and has become frustrated with our societies current relationship with what we eat. She believes the food that nourishes our bodies should taste just as amazing (if not more so) than “The Standard American Diet” and be enjoyed with the people that we care about. She looks forward to changing everyone’s expectations on plant based food in Kellyn Kitchens by bringing together local farmers, community partners, medical students, and the residents of the Lehigh Valley to improve the health and vitality of our surrounding community, one plant based meal at a time.
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.
An experienced foodie with the passion to drive himself and others to new heights. Andrew graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, and set on a journey to procure knowledge pertinent to running a successful culinary business. Andrew has worked in many restaurants throughout his life and occupied jobs at some of the biggest names in the customer service industry including Wegmans and Walt Disney World. With his 10+ years experience in the culinary world, Andrew now strives to make healthier food not only the easiest choice, but also the best tasting option on the table. He looks forward to an exciting future as part of The Kellyn Team!
Healthy Lifestyle Instructor, Mobile Market Manager
Patrick Henning is a native Lehigh Valley resident who has worked with the Kellyn Foundation since 2016 as a healthy lifestyle educator, school garden coordinator, and mobile market manager. His interest in health and wellness has been motivated by his effort to live as healthy as possible with autoimmune diseases and their associated ails, applying this experience in hope of helping others.
Healthy Lifestyle Instructor, Garden Coordinator
Adrian Bachman has a background in the healthcare field and is currently furthering her studies in Bio-Behavioral Health. While volunteering with Kellyn in 2019, she took an interest in community and public health which led to her joining the Kellyn Team as a staff member in 2021. She enjoys the preventative side of the healthcare model and enjoys collaborating with people in her community. Adrian believes strongly in the education, connections, and the overall support that Kellyn implements and initiates with individuals out in the community. Adrian enjoys connecting and collaborating with all of the community members that Kellyn partners with and she hopes to be a growth catalyst for others in taking action towards a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Lifestyle Instructor, Inventory Coordinator
Timothy Cinoa is one of Kellyn Foundation’s Healthy Lifestyle Educators and Mobile Market Specialists. He joined the Kellyn Team in the fall of 2020 after graduating from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Timothy grew up in nearby Easton, PA and has always had an interest in assisting those in his surrounding community. He looks forward to continuing to provide fresh & healthy food, education and support to everyone in The Greater Lehigh Valley so that they can live their healthiest and best lives.
Lead Line Cook, Mobile Market Specialist
Trevor Smith is Kellyn Kitchen’s Lead Line Cook as well as one of the Mobile Market Specialists. He joined the Kellyn Team full time in the spring of 2021 after working with both the kitchen crew and mobile market team during summer breaks since 2018. He grew up in the Lehigh Valley and has always had an interest in food as well as helping out those in need. He is excited about continuing to experiment with plant-based foods in Kellyn Kitchen as well as educating those around him on how best to live a healthy life.