Kelly Weichsel-Arya, RN, is a Plant-Based Nurse Educator who found out very early on in her career what great lifestyle/nutrition education can do to totally transform a client’s poor health to wellness.

On her travels as a foreign scholar after her Bachelor’s from University of California at Berkeley, Kelly decided she wanted to enter the medical field. Her goal was to encourage lifestyle changes into what she saw as sub-optimal nutrition education for patients suffering from preventable chronic illnesses. She realized that most physicians, including her own father, were not trained in nutrition like Dr. Helen PS, and were not optimally able to guide their patients.

Along with her business partner, Florence, also a Wellness Coach with Dr. Helen PS, she has launched a local consultancy group in New York, offering plant-based seminars to multiple sectors of her community, including her local ambulance corps where she volunteers as a first responder.

Kelly began her plant-based journey almost 12 years ago. She is a member of The American College of Lifestyle Medicine as well as The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. When she can take time from her duties as mother to four kids and wife to spends time singing, which she loves, she likes to spend her time growing organic vegetables and cooking Indian food for her Indian husband. She also enjoys teaching others about the virtues of a plant-based existence!