Our Clinicians

Christine Haas


Licensed Nutritionist


Christine Hanson Haas MS, LDN, CNS, CPT is a licensed nutritionist and personal trainer, founder & operator of Capitol Contours, the weight loss & body contouring division of The Washington Nutrition & Counseling Group™, a large mental health and nutrition counseling group with multiple locations throughout the Washington D.C. Area & Stellar Labs® Nutrition, a protein shake & supplement company. Christine has served as the Nutrition & Fitness Director at multiple bariatric, plastic surgery, GI, fertility & food allergy centers & contributes to various health publications & media. Christine was also the director of nutrition & a personal trainer at Sports Club L.A® in Washington D.C. (currently known as Equinox®), an adjunct professor of nutrition at Montgomery College and was a nutritionist for Medifast®. Christine is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the American College of Nutrition and her education includes Masters Degrees from the American University in Health & Fitness Management & from The University of Vermont in Nutrition Education. Christine received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and studied dietetics at The University of The District of Columbia.

Shelby Grande

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Shelby Grande, MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist supporting patients through the weight management programs at Capitol Contours. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at James Madison University and completed her Dietetic Internship and Masters degree in Nutrition at Marywood University.

Shelby began her career in a rehabilitation hospital focusing on traumatic brain injury, stroke, transplant, spinal cord injury and trauma patients. She moved into a more acute hospital scene where her experience grew, working with a multitude of disease states. Her client population has included diagnoses such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, post gastrointestinal surgery, irritable bowel syndrome, post cardiac surgery, dialysis, chronic kidney disease and the list goes on!

Currently Shelby sees weight loss patients with or with out nutrition related medical conditions.  She is passionate in helping others and believes that nutrition is a preventative and ever changing medicine. She is goal oriented and focuses on developing a strong bond with her patients to achieve their happiest, strongest and healthiest selves. 

Kristen Kunka

Kristen Kunka

Family Nurse Practitioner

Kristen Kunka, NP is a Family Nurse Practitioner who evaluates the health of our patients for various weight loss protocols through weight loss related testing and perscribes weight loss medications and administers vitamin infusions.  Her passion as an individual and professional has been focused on health & wellness, disease, and disability prevention. Kristen spent 5 years in the hospital setting caring for premature infants in a level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Since then, her experience has been working as an NP with adult and geriatric populations in various skilled nursing facilities across Northern VA and has worked in various holestic practice settings administering  various nutrient infusions and perscribing weight loss medications.  Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Nursing from The George Washington University.

Rochelle Castro

Family Nurse Practitioner

Rochelle “Veronica” Castro, board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializes in working with public health, medical/surgical units, and primary care needs of patients of all ages.

She earned a Master of Science in Nursing and has dedicated 9 years of practice to being an Army Nurse providing Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery support services in Army medical units and supporting local practices and clients as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Zuzu Alimova

Cosmetic Esthetician

Zuzu Alimova is a cosmetic esthetician with over 10 years of experience working with patients in the Washington DC area. Zuzu specializes in skin care including but not limited to; dermablading, hydro facials, lymphatic drainage, skin care and body contouring. Zuzu is well trained and very experienced on a variety of  the top of the line FDA- approved body devices including the BTL Emsculpt Neo, Emtone, Exilis, Cutera Trusculpt Flex, and Trusculpt ID.  Zuzu has the unique ability to make all of our patients at our clinic feel comfortable,  She truely cares about people in general, and helping them see lasting results. 

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