Full-Time Sports Dietitians

by fuelvm, September 2, 2014
Below is a list of sports dietitians working directly with athletes for 40 or more hours per week in the major college conferences, with professional sports teams, with Olympic athletes and within the U.S. military.

Have an update? Contact Brittney Bearden (Sports Nutrition Manager at Texas Health Sports Medicine & CPSDA volunteer) at [email protected] 

 Read the sports dietitian job description published in ADA’s Job Descriptions: Models for the Dietetics Profession, 2nd edition, 2008. American Dietetic Association, ISBN: 978-0-88091-420-8.


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  • Auburn University: Lauren Silvio, MS, RD, CSSD; Marie Pesacreta, MS, RD
  • Louisiana State University: Lauren Reagan, MS, RD, CSSD; Lauren Marucci, MS, RD, CSCS, LD; Rebecca Moore, MS, RD, LD
  • Mississippi State University: Kelly White, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • Texas A&M University: Jonathan Tanguay, MS, RD, LDN; Stephanie Kolloff-O’Neill, MS, RD; Courtney Gallagher, MS, RD, CSSD; Erin Columbia, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • University of Alabama: *Amy Bragg, RD, LD; Frank Newell, MS, RD, LD, CSSD;  Amanda Poppleton, MFN, RD, LD
  • University of Arkansas: Karla Horsfall, RD, CSSD, LD; Whitney Stone, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Florida: Liz Fox, MS, RD, LD, CSSD; Collier Perno, MS, RD,LD;  Hillary Ake, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Blaire Wolski, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Georgia: Jana Heitmeyer, M.Ed., MS, RD, LD, CSCS, SCCC; Maria Williams, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Sidney Smith, RD, LD, MA, CSCS; Will Price, MA, CSCS; Sarah Renaghan MS, RD, LD
  • University of Kentucky: Monica Fowler, MS, RD, CSSD
  • University of Mississippi: Kate Callaway, MS, RDN, CSSD
  • University of Missouri: Jessica Beckmann, PT, DPT, RDN, LDN, LMT; Palmer Johnson, MS, RD, CSCS
  • University of South Carolina:  Kristin Coggin, RD, LD; Tommy Jensen, MS, RD, CSSD, CISSN, LMNT;  Taylor Burns, MS, RD; Sarah Weber, MS, RDN, IOC Dip Sport Nutr; Lisa Swearinger, MS, RD
  • University of Tennessee: Stephanie Horvath, MS, MAEd, RD, CSSD; Elise Ramirez, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Rachel Pfister, RDN, LDN
  • Vanderbilt University: Blair Hitchcock, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
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  • Clemson University: Paul Harrington MS, RDN, LD, CSSD, CSCS; Caitlin Davis, MS, RD, LD
  • Duke University: Beth Miller, MS, RD; Alyson Leduc, MS,RD,CSSD
  • Florida State University: Kayli Hrdlicka-Garrard MS, RD, LD, CSSD
  • Georgia Tech: *Leah Thomas, RD, LD, CSSD
  • North Carolina State University: Diana Nguyen, MS, RD, LD, CSSD; Jarid Long, MS, RD, LD, CSSD
  • University of Louisville: Emily Artner, MS, RD, LD; Rebecca Lindberg, RD, MAEd, LDN, CSSD; Nick Yonko, RD, LDN;
  • University of Miami: Megan McLeod, MS, RD, LDN
  • University of North Carolina: Kelsee Gomes, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, CLT; Rachel Stratton, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • University of Notre Dame: Kari Oliver, MS, RDN, CSSD, CISSN; Marta Scechura, RD, LDN
  • University of Pittsburgh: Auburn Weisensale, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Katherine Hopkins, RD, CSSD, LDN, CSCS
  • University of Virginia: Randy Bird, RD; Kelly Rossi, MS, RD, CSSD, Brooke Pearson, MPH, RDN
  • Virginia Tech: Jennie Zabinsky, MAEd, RD; Alyson Onyon, MS, RD, CSSD; Peter Ritz, RD
  • Wake Forest University: Kate Ruley, MEd, RD, CSSD
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
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  • Indiana University: Isaac Hicks III, RDN, CSSD, LDN;  Lauren Simmons-Solomon, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • Michigan State University: Rob Masterson, RD, CNSC, CSSD; Rayanne Nguyen, MS, RD, CSOWM, LDN
  • Northwestern University: *Katie Knappenberger, MS, RD, CSSD, ATC; Christina Weidman, RDN, CSSD, LDN
  • Penn State University: Kayla Matrunick, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Farrell Frankel, MS, RD
  • Purdue University: Lauren Link, RD, CSSD; Lindsay Esposito, RD; Elaine Wanstreet, MEd, RD
  • Ohio State University: Sarah Wick, RD, CSSD, LDN; Sean McMickle, RDN, LDN; Nicole Jontony, RDN, LDN
  • Rutgers University: Allison Kreimeier, MS, RD, CSSD; Scott Maher, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • University of Illinois: Brittany Francis, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Sebastian Zorn, MS, RD, LDN
  • University of Iowa: Nicole White, MBA, RD, LDN, CSSD
  • University of Maryland: Colleen M. Carrion, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Paula Karamihas, MS, RDN, LDN
  • University of Michigan: Caroline Mandel, MS, RD, CSSD; Tiffany Iten, RD, LD; Abigail O’Connor, MS, RD, LD, CSCS
  • University of Minnesota: John Parenti, MS, RD; Leslee Sholomskas, MS, RD
  • University of Nebraska: Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS; Lisa Kopecky, MS, RD, LMNT; Nuwanne Kirihennedige, MS, RD; Jake Blattner, MS, RD, CSSD
  • University of Wisconsin: Nick Aures, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Erin Berg, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
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  • Baylor University: Tim DiLeo, RD; Jeremy Chiang, RD
  • Iowa State University: Erin Hinderaker, MS, RD, LD
  • Oklahoma State University: Charles Hewitt, MS, RD, SCCC
  • Texas Christian University: Brooke Helms, MA, RDN, CSSD, LD
  • Texas Tech University: Dayna McCutchin, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD; Samantha McInerney, MA, RD, LD; John Boesch, MS, RD, LD; Carl Bombardier, MS, RD
  • University of Kansas: Natasha Hansen, RD, LD
  • University of Oklahoma: *Tiffany Byrd-Campbell, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Rachel Suba, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD
  • University of Texas: Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD; Katie McInnis, PhD, RD, LD; Zach Bennett, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, CISSN, LD; Lisa Clarke, RD, LD
  • West Virginia University: Taylor Lile, MSc, RDN, CSSD, LDSina King, MEd, MS, RDN, LD
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
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  • Arizona State University: Amber Yudell, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Oregon State University: Christina Weston, MS, RD, LDN, CDN, CPT
  • Stanford University: *Kristen Gravani, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Mickinzie Lopez, MS, RD
  • University of Arizona: Phil Lewis, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • UCLA: Lauren Papanos, MS, RD; Charles Stull, MS, RD
  • University of California: Kristen Graves, MS, RD; Elizabeth McNear, MS, RD, CSSD
  • University of Colorado: Laura Anderson, MS, RD, CSSD; Dana Bielinski, RD
  • University of Oregon: Nikki Jupe, MS, RD, CSSD; Taylor Hughes, MA, RD; Jordan Sylvester, MCD, RD, LD; Bethany Frieler, MS, RD
  • University of Southern California: Becci Twombley, RD; Charlotte Vance MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Andrea Vanderwoude MS, RD, CSSD
  • University of Utah: Lauren Jones, MS, RD, CSSD; Craig Moore, RDN, CSSD; Ally Gallop, MS, RD, CSSD
  • University of Washington: Ema Thake, MS, RD, CSSD; Meredith Price, MS, RD
  • Washington State University: Sarah Underriner-Weber, MS, RD
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
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  • Colorado State University: Pamela Bartz, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Julie Sinkovitz, MPH, RD, LD
  • Fresno State: Alisha Parker, MS, RDN, LD
  • University of New Mexico: Becky Freeman, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CSCS, USAW National Coach
  • University of Wyoming: Sophie Pomrehn, MS, RD, LMNT; Shae Carson, MS, RD
  • US Air Force Academy: Shelly Morales, MS, RD, CSSD
 
  •  University of Southern Mississippi: Natasha Hansen, MS, RD
  •  Lipscomb University: Ann Toy, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD
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  • University of Houston: Dwight Allison, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Emily Johnson, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Tulsa: Anne Hogan, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Connecticut: Liz Wluka, RDN, LD
  • College of Charleston:  Charlotte Caperton-Kilburn, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, FAND, CEDRD
  • James Madison University:  Lauren Hartman, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Delaware: Kara Feeney, RD, LDN
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  • Columbia University: Amy Connell, RD, CSSD, ATC
  • Dartmouth College: Shira Evan, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • Harvard University: Meg Steffey Schrier, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • University of Pennsylvania: Jill Joseph, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
West Coast Conference
  • Brigham Young University: Rachel Higginson, RD, CSSD, CD
 
  • Tennessee Technical University: Anthony Paradis, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, USAPL, USAW
  •  Liberty University:  Melissa Crowson, MS, RD, CSCS
  • Davidson University: Elizabeth Allred, MPH, RD, CSSD
  • North Dakota State University: Samantha Fuhrmann MS, LRD
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  • Arizona Cardinals: Kali Gallaher, MS, RD, CSCS
  • Buffalo Bills: Christine Dziedzic, RD, CSSD
  • Chicago Bears: Jennifer Gibson, MSc, RD, CSSD, IOC Dip Sport Nutr
  • Cleveland Browns: Katy Meassick, MA, RD, CSSD, LD/N, ATC
  • Dallas Cowboys: Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD
  • Detroit Lions: Sarah Snyder, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS
  • Denver Broncos: Bryan Snyder, RD
  • Green Bay Packers: Adam Korzun, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Houston Texans: Ladd Harris, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: Mindy Black, MS, RD, CSSD, CPT
  • Los Angeles Chargers: Erica Capellino, MS, RDN
  • Los Angeles Rams: Joey Blake, RD
  • Minnesota Vikings:  Rasa Troup, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • New England Patriots: Ted Harper, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, ACSM EP-C
  • New Orleans Saints: Jamie Meeks, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • New York Giants: Pratik Patel, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • New York Jets: Nicolette Newquist, MS, RD, LD
  • Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Hingst, MS, RD, CSCS; Michael Minnis, MS, RD, CSCS
  • San Fransisco 49’ers: Jordan Mazur, MS, RD
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kevin Luhrs, MS, RD, LDN, CSCS
  • Washington Redskins: Jake Sankal, MEd, RD, RSCC
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  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Tyrone Hall, MPH, RD, LDN
  • Kansas City Royals:  Erika Sharp, RD, CSSD
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Ryan Harmon, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • Texas Rangers: Stephanie Fernandes, MS, RD
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Stephanie Wilson, PhD, RD, LDN
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
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  •  Los Angeles Galaxy: Brooke Ellison, MS, RDN
  • Sporting KC: Amy Driks, RDN, LD, CSCS, CPT
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  • New York Knicks: Erika Whitman, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Shawn Zell, RD, CSSD
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Nick Arcuri, RD
  • LA Lakers: Kristen Andrews, MS, RDN, CSCS
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  •  New York Rangers: Erika Whitman, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Buffalo Sabres: Christine Dziedzic, RD, CSSD
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  • Elizabeth Broad, PhD, APD, FSCA
  • Shawn Hueglin, PhD, RD, CSSD
  • Alicia Kendig, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Susie Parker-Simmons, MS, M.Ed., RD
  • Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Liz Fusco, MS, RDN
  • U.S. Air Force Academy: Brooks Ford, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS
  • U.S. Armed Forces Special Operations Command: Lindsey Pfau, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • U.S. Army Special Operations Command: Paul Goldberg, MS, RD, CSCS
  • U.S. Army Special Operations Command: Colette Muller, MS, RDN, CSSD, CSCS, TSAC-F; Katie Durbin, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CC; Christie Achenbach, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • U.S. Army: Brian Lehmann, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • U.S. Army: Reva Rogers, MHA, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS
  • U.S. Army: Clif McArthur, MS, RD, CSSD, CNSC
  • U.S. Army Special Forces: Jennifer Hamlin, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS;  Kate Burks, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • US Army World Class Athlete Program: Kelly Kaim, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • U.S. Marine Special Operations Command: Christopher Halagarda, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis: Kristina Elsaesser, MS, RD, LDN
  • U.S. Naval Special Wafare: Anna M. Eastburn, MS, RD
  • U.S. Navel Special Warfare: Jessica Watson, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • U.S. Naval Special Warfare: Whitney Milano, MS, RD, CSSD
  • U.S. Military Nutrition Counselor: Katie Frushour, MS, RD, CSSD, LD