Lindzi S. Torres, MS, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LD, ACSM-EPShow Bio
Lindzi currently serves on active duty at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as the Director of Performance Nutrition, for Battlefield Airmen (US Air Force Special Forces Operations) training courses for all performance nutrition education and training. She is also the Co-Chair of the USAF Human Performance Nutrition working group and the USAF lead consultant dietitian on the DoD Performance Nutrition working group. Lindzi has experience in various areas of dietetics, to include health promotion, public health nutrition, clinical dietetics, disordered eating, and sports/performance nutrition. She managed the largest overseas USAF health and wellness center nutrition program and deployed for 6 months to Afghanistan in support of Operation: ENDURING FREEDOM as the sole dietitian for all US military and coalition forces in theatre.
Lindzi has been involved in various research projects, most notably in a grass-roots research project focusing on decreasing protein-calorie/energy malnutrition through plant based nutrition in rural Tanzania and also in a study investigating cardiovascular biometrics and their relationship to vitamin D status with the Houston Texans football team. She earned a BA is physical education with a minor in psychology and coaching at the College of Idaho, a MS in nutrition at the University of the Incarnate Word, a MPH in health promotion and behavioral sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center, and completed her dietetic internship with the United States Military Dietetic Internship Consortium at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Cheryl Toner, MS, RD
President, CDT Consulting, LLC
Cheryl’s nutrition practice focuses on cardiometabolic health, sports performance, and wellness, and expanded into high school athletics through the SCAN Sports Fueling Project. As President of CDT Consulting, LLC, she coordinates health research programs for The Cranberry Institute, and serves on the Health Professional Network of the California Walnut Commission. Other projects have included consumer research, strategic dialogue facilitation, partnership building, writing, and presenting. Cheryl completed a fellowship in the Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, where she helped to guide the public/private partnership project, “Enhancing Translation of Nutrition Science from Bench to Food Supply.” Prior to launching her consulting practice, she was Director of Health Communication for the International Food Information Council. She earned a BS in nutrition with a minor in Spanish at the University of Houston and a MS in nutrition at Texas Woman’s University, and completed her dietetic internship at the Houston Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.
Lynn Cialdella Kam, PhD, MA, MBA, RDN, CSSD, LDShow Bio
Jennifer Ketterly MS, RD, CSSD, LDNShow Bio
Jen received her undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University and her master's degree from the University of Kentucky with an emphasis in sports nutrition and wellness. A multisport athlete growing up, Jen played basketball while at Cornell and has coached women's basketball at the high school and AAU levels. Her kitchen has now become a fueling station for her daughter and she’s temporarily traded her golf swing for a baby swing!.
Sherri Nordstrom Stastny, PhD, RD, CSSD, LRDShow Bio
Sherri Nordstrom Stastny, PhD, RD, CSSD, LRD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences at North Dakota State University. She has been a full-time member of the dietetics faculty at NDSU since 2002, and has developed and led research studies and classes in sports nutrition, and all aspects of foodservice management for over a decade. Currently her research team is evaluating the association between dietary protein intake and muscle and bone quality among females across the lifespan; and how the amount of physical activity impacts this relationship. Dr. Stastny is a gerontologist and has an overall interest in healthy aging and has volunteered for Food and Culinary (FCP) policy and position statement recommendations for the Academy. Dr. Stastny is a mentor for graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and has involved students in editorial and content updates for the Well/CV SCAN Facts Sheets. She is board certified specialist in sports dietetics and has led workshops for dietetic associations, coaching and other professional groups, college residence life groups, physician groups, retirement communities, and college faculty. The ability to apply everyday foods, snacks, and beverages to the most current nutrition strategies is emphasized in sessions, and individual participation is encouraged. Use of whole, local, non-processed foods are emphasized whenever practical. Stastny is active in 10K races, bicycle commuting, and skiing when life allows it.
Director of SD-USA Subunit
Elizabeth L. Abbey, PhD, RDN, CDN
Assistant Professor, Whitworth University
Co-Director of Well/CV Subunit
Mark S. Hoesten, RD, LDNShow Bio
Mark in currently a wellness coach for Novant Health, Corporate Health and provides wellness coaching for a major government clients in North Carolina. Prior to becoming a wellness coach he specialized in preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation assisting patients manage heart disease and its associated comorbid conditions, obesity, diabetes, and weight management. At Novant Health, Heart & vascular institute he established and lead the bariatric surgery dietary team. At The Ohio State University he established the dietary component of the preventive cardiology program, and started the first dietary clinics for heart failure patients. Mark earned his degree in Clinical Dietetics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, School of Nutrition, in Dallas Texas.
Co-Director of Well/CV Subunit
Director of Events
Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSMShow Bio
Director of Communications
Cara Harbstreet, MS RD LDShow Bio
Director of Member Services
Dr. Karen Reznik Dolins, EdD, RD, CSSD, CDNShow Bio
SCAN Delegate to Academy HOD
Jean Storlie, MS, RD
President, Storlietelling LLC