Meet our Wellness Council

Meet our Wellness Council

New Chapter is excited to introduce you to our panel of expert voices who help bring wellness to life.

When you’re looking for natural ways to feel your best, there’s something to learn from each of these experts. These individuals are forces of nature who help people meet their wellness goals every day. That’s our kind of dream team! Get to know these strong, smart, inspiring people.

Robyn Youkilis

Certified Health Coach & 2x Bestselling Author

Robyn Youkilis is an AADP Certified Health Coach, author, speaker, meditation guide, and leading expert in holistic digestive health. She is the Founder and CEO of the global health coaching practice, Your Healthiest You. She is the author of the bestselling books, Go with Your Gut and Thin From Within, and she has been featured by The View, The Today Show, E!, The Cooking Channel, The Wall Street Journal, Health, Mind Body Green, Well + Good, The Chalkboard Mag and more.

Robyn currently lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her husband and their daughters, Navy and Dover. She enjoys traveling, music festivals, and eating dessert at fancy restaurants, one intuitive bite at a time.

Dr. Lauren Powell

Family Physician & The Culinary Doctor®

Dr. Lauren Powell, a board-certified family medicine physician, is a media personality and frequently called upon by local & national television, print, radio and online media to give a fresh perspective and new information on nutrition and health. Dr. Powell travels throughout the US speaking at churches, corporations, conventions, and colleges sharing her knowledge and insight regarding disease prevention and cure utilizing food, earning her the title of “The Culinary Doctor” by her peers and patients. Dr. Powell combines practical, responsible academic knowledge with her humor and high-energy personality, making her a highly sought after national speaker.

She has recently joined a private practice in Atlanta practicing primary care.

Dr. Heather Hirsch

Perimenopause & Menopause Expert

Dr. Heather Hirsch is an entrepreneur and board-certified internist who founded the Menopause and Midlife Clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital, worked as the Chief Medical Innovation Officer at Midi Health, a digital telemedicine start-up, and, most recently, launched her private telemedicine practice seeking to revolutionize healthcare for millions of women. She is CEO of Health by Heather Hirsch LLC, a teaching and media company that serves to educate both laywomen and healthcare providers.

Dr. Hirsch released her first book "Unlock Your Menopause Type" in 2023, while advocating fiercely on social media for midlife women's health and providing resources to her hundreds of thousands of social media followers. As a physician and thought leader, Dr. Hirsch has made many media appearances, including as a panelist on Oprah's “Live the Life You Want” Series on managing menopause.

Dalina Soto

Registered Dietitian & Founder of Your Latina Nutritionist

Dalina Soto is an Latina Registered Dietitian who celebrates eating cultural foods without guilt. Having grown up in a Dominican family, she strives to support and inspire others to build nourishing new narratives that don't include depriving oneself of the foods that connect us to our culture.

Through her outspoken advocacy and content, Dalina has garnered a strong social media community of over 250,000 followers and teaches the importance of reclaiming flavors and foods we love (like white rice!) and how to incorporate them into our daily lives. Dalina has spoken on these topics across the country, partnered with advocacy groups, and was invited to The White House to share her insights with key policy makers.

Dalina is a Nutrition and Culture Professor at West Chester University where she teaches the next generation how to approach nutrition through a positive nutrition lens.

Maggie Michalczyk

Registered Dietitian & Food Blogger

Maggie Michalczyk is a Chicago-based registered dietitian and food blogger at Once Upon a Pumpkin specializing in millennial nutrition for women. Maggie is passionate about helping women have a positive relationship with food and their bodies and to discover health and nutrition habits that are attainable for their everyday life. Maggie loves infusing recipes with more nutrition through fun, seasonal ingredients and loves all things pumpkin in the fall!

Dr. Christine Noa Sterling

Ob-Gyn & Sterling Parents Founder

Dr. Christine Noa Sterling is a board-certified Ob-Gyn, mom-of-3 and founder of Sterling Parents, a membership designed to relieve the anxieties and worries of pregnancy + postpartum. With stress being linked to increased risks of pregnancy complications and poor health outcomes, Dr. Sterling is on a mission to reduce the anxieties and worries of pregnancy through education, technology, and community.