I live in Eugene Oregon and work just north in Corvallis at Oregon State University. I am a CSSD and specialize in sports nutrition with most of my experience in D1 collegiate athletics. I developed the first list-serve that connected collegiate sports dietitian back in 2003. I am both an RD and have a Masters in Exercise physiology (coincidentally from Oregon State University). I am now the DPD Director at OSU and continue to consult with some of the OSU athletic teams. My daughter Emma is 11 and heading into the wonderful world of 6th grade this next fall. I was the SCAN Lifetime Achievement award winner in 2010. I have just finished a 3 year appointment on the CDR Board of Directors where I also chaired the Speciality Certification Panel and represented the interests of the speciality certifications to the board.
Dr. Jenna A. Bell is the co-author of Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food & Nutrition Guide to Fuel your Active Lifestyle (John Wiley & Sons 2009) and Launching Your Dietetics Career (ADA 2011), Sports Dietitian and blogger for Runkeeper.com and member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Today’s Dietitian. Dr. Jenna’s expertise has been featured in Us Weekly, Self Magazine, Fitness magazine, Pilates Style, Outside Magazine, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, IDEA Fitness Journal, IDEA Health and Fitness Source, IDEA Personal Trainer, other print publications and on the web. She’s been published in scientific journals, and appeared on the Daily Buzz, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates, local and national radio programs and podcasts.
Jenna is a Nutrition Advisor to international sports nutrition companies, and co-founder of Swim, Bike, Run, Eat!. She has provided nutrition seminars at major athletic events like the Boston Marathon, the ING New York City Marathon, Bank of American Chicago Marathon and the Ford Ironman WorldChampionship in Kona, HI. She also has developed relationships as a Nutrition Communications Consultant and media spokesperson with companies that include Unilever, Kraft Foods, Ocean Spray, Nestle, the Tea Council, USA Rice Federation, Cranberry Institute, Ajinomoto and more.
Jenna is a two-time Ironman Finisher and completed three marathons. In addition, she has competed in numerous sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and road races.
Dr. Jenna earned her Doctorate with Distinction in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis on Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico, Masters Degree with Distinction in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at UNM, and Bachelors in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire.
Enette Larson-Meyer is a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist who currently teaches and conducts research at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests focus on how nutrition influences the health and performance of active individuals (particularly females) at all stages of the lifecycle and at all levels of performance--from the casual exerciser to the elite athlete. Enette is also the former sports nutritionist for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers and is the author of Vegetarian Sports Nutrition (Human Kinetics, 2007). Her personal athletic interests include trail running and Irish Step Dancing. She is also the mother of three young vegetarian athletes.
Karla Wright is a performance nutritionist with Core Performance, providing corporate wellness programs that offer improved sustainable health and fitness outcomes. She became a SCAN member while she was a student as Arizona State University and is passionate about nutrition education for performance and wellness. Karla is a board certified specialist in sports nutrition (CSSD) as well as certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Prior to joining the Core Performance team, she worked for 10 years as the Sports Dietitian for the athletic department at Arizona State University and was also the consulting dietitian with Major League Baseball Umpires. She loves to be outdoors and is the mother of two beautiful children.
Hope Barkoukis is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at CWRU. In addition to teaching, and counseling patients, she conducts NIH sponsored research on the use of low glycemic dietary interventions in the older adult. Dr. Barkoukis has been the recipient of many teaching awards including the John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching. Hope has also completed advanced training in culinary arts and taught healthy cooking courses for television audiences, professional and community groups. Prior to joining the faculty she was a corporate nutrition consultant for Fortune 500 companies specializing in wellness and sports nutrition, and a clinical research dietitian.
Director of Member Services
Cheryl Toner, MS, RD
Cheryl Toner runs CDT Consulting, LLC in the Washington, DC area, providing communication and strategy services to organizations with a focus on food, health, and wellness. Cheryl is also serving as a fellow to the Nutritional
Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, working to facilitate enhanced dialogue and research collaboration with food companies. Prior to launching CDT Consulting, LLC in 2007, Cheryl worked for the International Food Information Council (IFIC), in nutrition counseling, and in behavioral nutrition research. She holds a B.S. in nutrition from the University of Houston, a M.S. in nutrition from Texas Woman's University, and completed her dietetic internship at the Houston Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. Cheryl lives with her husband and two daughters in Fairfax, VA.
Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, LDN, is a 2003 graduate of the Penn State University’s Dietetic Internship Program. Kim is a member of sports, cardiovascular, and wellness nutritionists (SCAN), dietitians in business and communications (DBC), and School Nutrition Services (SNS) dietetic practice groups of the American Dietetic Association.
Kim is not only a dietitian, but an avid athlete, serving as team captain of the cross-country team during her time at Penn State University after walking on as a sophomore. Today she retains certifications as a USA Level One Triathlon Coach, Professional Triathlete and runs her own personal sports nutrition counseling and endurance coaching business called “Fuel Your Passion” which stemmed from her love of triathlons of all distances. In July 2011, Kim appeared as a triathlon coach on MTV’s show “MADE” which aired January 2012.
Kim completed her first Ironman triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run) at the World Championships in Hawaii on October 11th, 2008 and most recently placed 6th female overall and first amateur female at Ironman Cozumel and Ironman Lake Placid. The 2012 season will be Kim’s first as a professional triathlete where she hopes to develop as an athlete and continue to achieve her dreams. Kim believes no matter where you are starting - the journey of a thousand miles, starts with a single step.
Kelly White is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition. She has over 10 years of experience in helping athletes of all ages, abilities, and sports improve their performance through proper nutrition. She is currently a Clinical, Sports, and Wellness Dietitian at OCH Regional Medical Center, in Starkville, MS, and consults with the Mississippi State Athletic Department, Mississippi State Triathlon Team, and counsels athletes individually. She is also an adjunct Sports Nutrition instructor at Mississippi State University. Kelly is an avid athlete and has participated in several Ironman Distance Triathlons and marathons.
Karen Collins promotes healthy eating as a speaker, syndicated nutrition news columnist, and consultant. Karen serves as Nutrition Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Her weekly syndicated column, Health Talk, is carried on various websites and in newspapers nationwide.
She is also author of the blog, Smart Bytes™. Karen participates in videos and presents seminars for the general public and cancer survivors, and speaks regularly to a variety of health professional audiences. Based in western New York, Karen conducted a long-time private practice in nutrition counseling. This work with individuals and groups dealt extensively with weight, disordered eating patterns, medical problems such as diabetes and heart health. A long-time SCAN member, Karen holds a BS degree in dietetics from Purdue University and an MS degree in nutrition from Cornell University. Karen was honored with the 2012 SCAN Award for Excellence in Practice in Wellness Nutrition.
Rosie González is a corporate wellness dietitian and health science specialist for HealthFitness, an employee health management company. She supports the ongoing development and maintenance of health assessments, lifestyle programs, seminars, daily health tips, and other engagement tools for the employer population. She also worked in research for about 10 years with a focus on nutrition and cancer prevention in the Latin American population. She became a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and obtained the Certificate for Adult Weight Management in 2000. She has counseled individuals and presented to corporations and professional organizations in the areas of wellness, weight management and cultural diversity. Rosie lives in The Woodlands, Texas and enjoys running, biking and spending time with her husband and teenage son and daughter.
Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered, licensed dietitian, Board Certified as a specialist in Sports Dietetics, and owner of Nutrition Strategies, a nutrition consulting firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio that provides communications, education, and individual counseling specializing in sports nutrition, cardiovascular health, and wellness. Michele is an active member of SCAN and volunteer for over 25 years, including SCAN Chair and Editor-in-chief of SCAN'S PULSE; author of the Soccer chapter in SCAN's 3rd edition of 'Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People' and chapter entitled High Intensity, Intermittent Sports in Sports Nutrition, A Practice Manual for Professionals, 4th ed; the Commission on Dietetic Registration: Board Certification Specialty Panel and the Sports Dietetics Item Writing Panel and a member of Standards of Practice Committee. She authored The Athlete's Guide to Making Weight (2009) and is the sports dietitian for the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team and the Cincinnati Reds MLB team.
Director of the Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders Subunit
Therese Waterhous, Ph.D, RD, LD
I live and work in Corvallis OR where I have a private practice dealing mostly with people who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. I work with individuals of all ages but particularly enjoy working with families who have a child or adolescent with eating disturbances or an eating disorder. I always work as part of an interdisciplinary team and frequently find I am coordinating team efforts and communication. I am currently serving as a professional advisor to FEAST-ED (families empowered and supporting treatment of eating disorders) an international non-profit organization devoted to promotion of current research and best practices regarding eating disorders. I also serve as part of an interdisciplinary group treating eating disorders on the Oregon State University campus and I was lead author of the AND Practice Paper on nutrition intervention in treatment of eating disorders. I enjoy providing education to other health professionals and the community about eating disorders.
In my spare time I like to have fun with my family and work with my horse. Anything outdoors tends to interest me.
Sharon Smalling is currently the dietitian for the Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation program and the outpatient dietitian for Hermann Nutrition Consultants. She provides MNT to patients with cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, and GI diseases. She also provides wellness counseling for weight management, vegetarianism and those just wishing to improve their eating habits. She obtained the Certificate for Adult Weight Management in 2000. Sharon has presented to corporations, professional organizations and at the college level and been interviewed and quoted by television and print media. She is a preceptor for nutrition interns at several universities in Houston. In 2000, she co-authored the book “Meal Solutions for Busy People”.
Alisa received her undergraduate degree in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and her Masters degree in Nutrition from Chicago Medical School. She is the patient food service manager at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and covers two hospitals on the Rochester campus. St. Marys hospital has 1,157 beds and Methodist with 794 beds. Prior to her current position, she was the study coordinator and coinvestigator on the Neat Study (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenisis), She was a co-investigator on the Mediterranean Diet Effects on Markers of Sudden Death: Nutrition Intervention. Alisa began working at the Mayo Clinic with heart and lung transplant patients as the cardiac dietitian. She developed a video, Eating for a Healthy Heart. The video won a bronze award in a national education competition.
Alisa has been on the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) annual planning committee, as the nutrition representative and SCAN liaison since 2005. Alisa received the Excellence in Practice Award for Cardiovascular Health from SCAN in 2012.
Katie began her career working as a clinical dietitian, where she gained a wealth of experience working in the following in sub-acute rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, general surgery, low-risk maternity, colon/rectal, bariatric, ortho/neuro, and joint replacement.
Katie then went on to spend a summer interning in the Nutrition Division of the IMG Training Academy in Bradenton, Florida. There, she conducted large group seminars, small group sessions, and individual consultations with athletes ages 8-22 and adults. Main sports included tennis, soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, and golf. She also consulted with athletes at the professional level. She was then asked back the following summer to serve as the interim head of the Nutrition Division, where she was able to spend more time interacting with professional level football players, including conducting body composition assessment and sweat rate testing, and creating meal plans for body composition changes.
While obtaining her Masters degree, Katie worked as a MSU collegiate sports dietitian for two years, working with varsity athletes at MSU. During that time, she also conducted research assessing cardiovascular risk status in MSU athletes at varying levels of body mass index (BMI) compared to risk status in BMI-matched students who were not athletes. Katie was also a co-instructor for two undergraduate and graduate-level courses during her undergraduate and graduate career.
External Organization Liaison
Heather Mangieri, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
Heather is a registered dietitian and is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics. She owns Nutrition CheckUp, a nutrition consulting practice located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that specializes in sports nutrition, weight management and family wellness. In her practice, Heather provides nutritional guidance and expertise to a variety of clients, from casual exercisers to competitive athletes. She also works with families looking to improve their life with nutrition and physical activity. She frequently writes on sports nutrition and weight management topics and speaks to consumers and professionals on eating right when it matters most.
For the past three years, Mangieri has served as a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, helping translate science into practical messages that can be understood by the public. She has been quoted in hundreds local and national publications including Fitness Magazine, Cosmopolitan, More Magazine, Woman's Running Magazine, ELLE, Woman’s Health Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, La Times and USA Today. She has also been featured on Self.com, MSN.com, ESPNW and Foxnews.com among many others.
Formerly, Mangieri was a part-time faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science at Chatham University and was an instructor at The University of Pittsburgh, Department for Sports Medicine and Nutrition. In 2012, Mangieri was the recipient of the Keystone award, being recognized for her leadership in demonstrating outstanding professional standards to serve and advance the aims of Pennsylvania dietitians. In 2008, she was recognized as Pennsylvania’s Young Dietitian of the Year. Mangieri is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she studied human nutrition. She earned a master’s degree from University of Pittsburgh in Wellness and Human Performance.
Personally, Heather lives a very active & fulfilling life in Pittsburgh with her three children. A proud marathon finisher, she is always up for an outdoor adventure & enjoys running, crossfit and traveling.