QHC II Professionals
Ria M. Gilday, ND., CN
Ria M. Gilday, N.D., C.N., is the director of Queen’s Health Center II. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Muhlenberg College. She then continued with graduate studies in the field of Immunology at the University of Penn. Ria is a Certified Nutritionist and a Traditional Naturopath.
Her work experience in the area of nutrition is quite extensive. It includes research at the world renown Fox Chase Cancer Institute in Philadelphia, PA., where she conducted nutritionally-related cancer research.
Currently Ria is the proprietor of Queen’s Health Store and Queen’s Health Center II in Souderton, PA. She also hosts her own radio talk show “LET’S TALK HEALTH WITH RIA GILDAY” on WNPV, 1440 AM every Thursday 11:10 AM ET.
Ria has published tapes on a variety of illnesses and their nutritional connections as well as a video on cooking for health. She authored books on weight control and the personal empowerment book — Yes I Can... Yes I Will...
She was recognized for her contributions to the nutritional industry by being nominated as a life member of WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA. She has also been nominated for membership in WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN EXECUTIVES.
Ria is a member of American Association of Nutritional Consultants (AANC), Society of Certified Nutritionists, American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization which focuses on issues of children.
She brings years of experience to the Queen’s Health Center II — a premier wellness place, where she and her staff provide guidance and education regarding the Optimum State of Wellbeing.
Traditional Naturopath — Canyon College, Idaho (2002).
Certified Nutritionist — American Health Science University, AZ (1997).
Bachelor of Science — Biology, Muhlenberg College, PA (1974)
Studied Immunology at University of Pennsylvania, PA (1980)
Cancer researcher specializing in full life animal study investigating the role of nutrition in cancer development. Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA (1974-1980).
Supervised 35 natural food stores with 135 employees. Was voted the #1 supervisor to work for two consecutive years. (1980 – 1982).
Who’s Who In America — commitment to the natural health industry (1998)
Who’s Who Of American Women Executives — excellence in business (1999)
Woman Of The Week — contribution to the community (2005)
Be Kind To Yourself: weight loss guide book (1990)
Let’s Cook Right: healthy cooking video (1990)
Audio tapes: Alcoholism, Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disorders, Diabetes, Digestive Distress, Immune System, Hypoglycemia, Menopause, Osteoporosis, PMS, Stress Management, Weight Management, (1991)
“Yes I Can…Yes I Will…” a personal empowerment book (2002)
• American Naturopathic Association
• American Association of Nutritional Consultants
• American Association of University Women
Queen’s Health Center
Full-service wellness facility since 1995
DIRECTOR/OWNER since 1995
Provide services for local physicians to send their patients to with confidence
Formulator of Supplements
Ria Recommends Brand 2009- present
Private label sold at fine natural food stores and on line
“Let’s Talk Health with Dr. Ria”
HOST OF RADIO SHOW Since 1995
“Let’s Talk Health” weekly, live, call in radio show for the purpose of entertainment and education.
Gilday was the first Traditional Naturopath to be invited to deliver a scientific presentation to medical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA for CME.
- Born in Czechoslovakia; completed 1-11 grade in Czechoslovakia; skipped 12th grade before entering Muhlenberg College in US.
- Speaks fluent English, Slovak, Russia and Czech; Understands Polish
- Vegetarian, non-smoker, in superb physical condition
- Loves life
Shana Burns, C.N., C.M.T.
Shana completed the Philadelphia marathon at a personal best time.
Certified Nutritionist, American Health Science University, 2002
Primary Group Exercise Certification, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, 1999
• Practicing Certified Nutritionist for Queen’s Health Center, Souderton, PA (2002-2005)
• Group Fitness Instructor at Hatfield Athletic Club, Hatfield, PA (1999-2005)
• American Association of Nutritional Consultants
- Nutritional Guidance for overall health utilizing most current information regarding food, supplements, and exercise
- Specializing in weight management — incorporating eating habits, activity, mental and emotional balancing
- First Line Therapy — The science-based concept that lead to development of the First Line Therapy program is this: Adopting habits of living that are healthy can delay the onset of illness in old age and increase the years of good health
Maggie Argue, R.N.
Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, RN diploma program, Allentown PA, 1978
Doylestown Hospital, telemetry course, Doylestown, PA, 1980
Grandview Hospital, critical care course, Sellersville, PA 1987
Allentown Hospital, Pediatric Unit, including critical care patient, (1978-1980)
Doylestown Hospital, Geriatric floor, Cardiac Step Down Unit (telemetry), ICU/CCU, (1980-1987)
Grandview Hospital, predominantly ICU/CCU; also as part of their float pool for geriatrics, pediatrics, telemetry… (1987-1991)
Dr. Sussman Family Practice, staff nurse (1991-1993)
Dr. Landua & Gordan Urology Practice, staff nurse, procedure assistant, (1993-1999)
Certified in First Line Therapy. The science-based concept that lead to development of the First Line Therapy program is this: Adopting habits of living that are healthy can delay the onset of illness in old age and increase the years of good health
Noninvasive procedures specialist