Dr. Armillay is a member of numerous professional organizations and has served on various Boards of Directors’ over a career that spans more than thirty years.
Dr. Armillay has provided clinical services as a medical nutrition therapist and eating disorder specialist for nearly ten years. Earlier in her career, Dr. Armillay served as an administrator for Children’s Behavioral health programs for New Hope and Salisbury Behavioral Health. Prior to her work with New Hope Dr. Armillay was responsible for the operation and management of the Aristotle Group, an outpatient psychiatric and counseling practice. Dr. Armillay trained professional staff in interdisciplinary models that have garnered accalades in the Northeast region of PA. Before her work with Aristotle, she was a Director of Wyoming Valley Health Care System’s Health Awareness and Staff Enhancement Departments. In this role she oversaw a team of educators dedicated to increasing community and corporate awareness about enhancing physical and emotional health. At WVHCS, Dr. Armillay developed and directed the Nutrition Center, The Program for Women’s Medicine, and the Diabetes Center.
Dr. Armillay received her Doctorate of Education from Temple University in January 1985, after earning a Master of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition from Marywood University and a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition, magna cum laude, from Misericordia University. She also completed an Internship in dietetics at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Armillay is a well-known regional nutritionist. She serves as a consultant for various local agencies and organizations and is a frequent program presenter and lecturer for community groups and professional organizations. Dr. Armillay
has contributed to numerous television programs and newspaper articles with regard to nutrition and eating disorders. She was selected by the Journal of Nutrition Education to complete a book review and join the editorial review
board for its “Worksite Wellness” issue, in addition to being selected twice by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to serve on the review board of the Academy’s position paper on Eating Disorders.
The ultimate goal in nutrition rehabilitation is the identifications and resolutions of psychological, family, social and behavioral issues.
As a Nutrition Therapist, Dr. Joy Armillay encourages the team approach and coordination of behavioral and medical health professionals.