Full-Time Sports Dietitians

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] 

Sports Dietitian: A registered dietitian (RD) who is a specialist in sports dietetics and applies evidence-based nutrition knowledge in exercise and sports. RDs specializing in sports dietetics assess, educate, and counsel athletes and active individuals. They design, implement, and manage safe and effective nutrition strategies that enhance lifelong health, fitness, and optimal performance.  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.  Please reference and ultilize the SOP's published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2021 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Sports and Human Performance Nutrition.


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  • Auburn University: Lauren Silvio, MS, RD, CSSD; Marie Pesacreta, MS, RD; Holly McKee, MS, RD
  • Louisiana State University:  Lauren Marucci, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS; Riley Loy, MS, RD; Rebecca Moore, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Olivia Polk, MS, RD, LD
  • Mississippi State University: Pamela Bartz, RD, LD, CSSD, CSCS; Sean Servalish, RD, LD;
  • Texas A&M University: Jonathan Tanguay, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Courtney Gallagher, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Tiffany Iten, RD, LD; Margaret Dahl, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Alabama: *Amy Bragg, RD, LD; Amanda Poppleton, MFN, RD, LD; Rainey Gerald, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Arkansas: Karla Horsfall, RD, CSSD, LD; Julia Zaleswki, MS, RD; Lauren Lyons, MS, RD; Kristina Parrish, MS, RD, CSSD
  • University of Florida: Stephanie Horvath, MS, MAEd, RD, CSSD; Hillary Ake, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Blaire Wolski, MS, RD, LD; Abbie Benson, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Georgia: Jana Heitmeyer, M.Ed., RD, LD, CSCS, SCCC; Maria Williams, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Collier Perno, MS, RD,LD; Sloan Vlahos, MS, RD LD
  • University of Kentucky: Monica Fowler, MS, RD, CSSD; Becky Sauceda, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Mississippi: Alexa Appelman, RD, LD
  • University of Missouri: Liz Fox, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Shelby Johnson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • University of South Carolina:  Kristin Coggin, RD, LD; Caroline Rylant, RD; Julian Franklin, MS, RD; Gabriella Donnelly, MS, RD
  • University of Tennessee: Rachel Pfister, RDN, LDN; Jordan Park, MS, RD, LD; Jonathan Brainard, MS, RD, CSCS 
  • Vanderbilt University: Blair Hitchcock, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD;  Mary Glenn Yort, MS, RD, LD
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
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  • Boston College: Farrell Frankel, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Clemson University: Paul Harrington MS, RDN, LD, CSSD, CSCS; Christina Weston, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CDN, CPT; Kaleigh Best, MPH, RD, LD, CSCS; Michelle Sweeney, MS, RD, LD
  • Duke University: Alyson Leduc, MS, RD, CSSD; Francis Dizon, MS, RD, CSSD; Darius Cammon, MS RD
  • Florida State University: Marisa Faibish, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Jaden Hamil, MS, RD, LD
  • Georgia Tech: *Leah Thomas, RD, LD, CSSD
  • North Carolina State University: Natalie Ford, MS, RD, LD; Katie Best, MS, RD, LD; Allison Keim, MS, RD
  • University of Louisville: Emily Artner, MS, RD, LD; Rebecca Schroeder, RD, MAEd, LDN, CSSD, Emily Lepping, MS, RD
  • University of Miami: Erika Gonzalez-Rebull, MS, RD, LDN
  • University of North Carolina: Kelsee Gomes, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, CLT; Rachel Manor, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • University of Notre Dame: Matthew R. Frakes, PhD, RD, CSCS; Leigh Hullett, RD; Tayler Davis, MS, RD, LD 
  • University of Pittsburgh: Auburn Weisensale, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Taylor Hughes, MA, RD
  • University of Virginia: Randy Bird, RD; Erin Columbia, MS, RD, CSSD; Vincenza Ranallo, MS, RD
  • Virginia Tech: Alyson Onyon, MS, RD, CSSD; Alexandra Bechard, RD
  • Wake Forest University: Tiffany Byrd, MS, RD, CSSD, CBDT, LD; Mackenzie Bowman, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
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  • Indiana University: Isaac Hicks III, RDN, CSSD, CSCS, LDN; Emily Lyday, BS, RD, LD; Kourtney Patrick, BS, RD, LD 
  • Michigan State University: Rob Masterson, RD, CSSD; Amber Rinestine, MS, RD; Sarah Renaghan, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Northwestern University: *Katie Knappenberger, MS, RD, CSSD, ATC; Peter Ritz, MS, RD, CSSD; Lindsay Esposito, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Penn State University: Nick Yonko, RD, LD, CSCS; Leanne Louden, MS, RD
  • Purdue University: Lauren Link, MS, RD, CSSD; Elaine Wanstreet, MEd, RD, CSSD; Allison Scherer, MS, RD, LD, ACSM-CPT; Kate Nese, MS, RD
  • Ohio State University: Sarah Wick, RD, CSSD, LDN; Jordan Jennewine, MS, RD, LD, CSSD; Kaila Olson, MS, RD, LD; Sean Mohney, MS, RD, LD
  • Rutgers University: Katie Salomone, MS, RD; Rachel Rovner, MS, RD; Lauren Duffy, MS, RD; Hannah O'Brien, MS, RD
  • University of Illinois: Brittany Perry, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Palmer Johnson, MS, RD, CSCS, Jade Brinkoetter, MS, RD 
  • University of Iowa: Kira Blum, RD
  • University of Maryland: Colleen M. Carrion, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Paula Karamihas, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN; Lauren Antle, RD, LD; Megan Morley, RD, LD
  • University of Michigan: Caroline Mandel, MS, RD, CSSD; Abigail O'Connor, MS, RD, LD, CSCS; Kayla Lawson, MS, RD
  • University of Minnesota: Tommy Jensen, MS, RD, CSSD, CISSN, LMNT; Rachel Stark, RD, LD
  • 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; Sophie Pomrehn, MS, RD, LMNT, CSSD; Jensen Skinner, MS, RD 
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
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  • Baylor University: Julie Anna Buzzard, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Quiara Gordon, RD, LD; Kristin Fant MCN, RD, LD
  • Iowa State University: Erin Hinderaker, MS, RD, LD; Rachel Lukowski, MS, RD, LD
  • Kansas State: Katie LeMair, MS, RD; Gabrielle Van Hoet, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • Oklahoma State: Lauren Abbott, MS, RD, LD
  • Texas Christian University: Brooke Helms, MA, RDN, CSSD, LD; Jessica Hylander, MBA, MEd, RD, LD
  • Texas Tech University: *Dayna McCutchin, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD; Katie Macha, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Kansas: Natasha Hansen, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Stacey Potter, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Oklahoma: Rachel Suba, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD; Abbie Herkelman MS, RD, LD
  • University of Texas: Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD, CEDRD; Craig Moore, RD, LD, CSSD; Samantha Partida, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Courtney Klema, RD, LD; Sami Fuhrmann, MS, RD, LN
  • West Virginia University: Haley Bishop, MS, RD
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
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  • Arizona State University: Amber Yudell, MS, RD, CSSD; Samantha Liotta, RD
  • Oregon State University: Toni Langhans, MBA, RD, CSSD
  • Stanford University: *Kristen Gravani, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Sebastian Zorn, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Hannah Petersen MS, RD; Stacy Fairey MS, RD
  • UCLA:  Reilly Beatty, MS, RD; Jessica Isaacs, RD, CSSD, Rayanne Nguyen, MS, RD, CSSD, CSOWM, LDN
  • University of California: Alex Bechard, MS, RD, CSSD; Janelle Labiaga, MS, RD; Destini Moody, RD, CSSD
  • University of Colorado: Laura Anderson, MS, RD, CSSD; Dana Bielinski, RD; Colby Wolf, MS, RD, CSCS
  • University of Oregon: Nikki Jupe, MS, RD, CSSD; Holly Anderson, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Southern California: Katie Valdes, MS, RD, CSSD; Krysten McCaughey, MS, RD;  Kyndall Herman, MS, RD 
  • University of Utah: Meredith Price, MS, RD, CSSD; Lisa Everhart, MS, RD, CSSD; Maria Di Iorio, RD, CD
  • University of Washington: Ema Thake, MS, RD, CSSD; Meredith Price, MS, RD
  • Washington State University: Shae Carson, MS, RD; Lindsey Barkley, MS, RD, CSSD
    * Indicates CPSDA Power 5 Conference Representative
 Mountain West
  • Boise State University: Sam Wade, MS, RD
  • Colorado State University: Julie Sinkovitz, MPH, RD, LD; Sammi Gwin, MS, RD, CSCS
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Nicole Kiley, MS, RD, CSSD
  • University of New Mexico: Becky Freeman, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CSCS, USAW National Coach
  • US Air Force Academy: Shelly Morales, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Eastern Michigan University: Allison Mankowski, MPH, RD, CSSD
 
  •  Florida International University: Amanda Fernandez, MS, RD, LD, CNS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
  • Liberty University: Danielle Gillen, RD, LD; Laura Thomas, MS, RD, LDN, CISSN
  • Lipscomb University: Ann Toy, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD
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  • East Carolina University: Kristina Parrish, MS, RD, LD
  • Navy: Scott Maher, RD, CSSD, LD CSCS, Jennifer Vachon, MS, RD, LD 
  • University of Central Florida: Carly Fancher, MS, RDN, LDN
  • University of Houston: Emily England, MS, RD, LD; Sara Sheehan, MS, RD, LD, CSSD; Melissa Harris, MS, RD, LD
  • University of South Florida: Alexa Rodriguez, MS, RD, LD
  • College of Charleston:  Charlotte Caperton-Kilburn, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, FAND, CEDRD
  • James Madison University:  Lauren Hartman, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Delaware: Kelly Rossi, MS, RD, CSSD
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  • Columbia University: Amy Marteney, RD, CSSD, ATC
  • Dartmouth College: Shira Evan, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • Harvard University: Becca Addison RD, LDN, MPH
  • 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
  • Davidson University: Elizabeth Allred, MPH, RD, CSSD
  • Virginia Commonwealth University: Grace Payne, MS, RD
  • North Dakota State University: LaReine Schock, MS, RD
  • Appalachian State University: Samantha Mellert, MS, RD, LD
  • Coastal Carolina: Maggie Melhorn, MS, RD, LD
  • University of Louisiana: Rachel Robbins, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Samantha Hawkins, RD, LD
  • Montana State University: Brittney Patera, MS, RD, CSSD, LN
  • University of Connecticut: Liz Wluka, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD
  • Georgetown: Taylor Barros, RD, LD
  • Limestone College: Emily Logwood, MS, RD, LD
  •  Sam Houston State University: Susana Meléndez-Whiteman, RD, LD
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  • Arizona Cardinals: Jessica Bichler, RD
  • Atlanta Falcons: Steven Benjamin, MS, RD, CSCS, LD
  • Baltimore Ravens: Sarah Snyder, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS
  • Buffalo Bills: Christine Dziedzic, RD, CSSD
  • Carolina Panthers: Kate Callaway, MS, 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; Claire Gilbert, MS, RD
  • Detroit Lions: Katherine Hopkins, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS
  • Denver Broncos: Bryan Snyder, RD
  • Green Bay Packers: Adam Korzun, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Houston Texans: Ladd Harris, MS, RD, CSSD; Jacob Mertens, MS, RD, CSCS
  • Indianapolis Colts: Kirsten Gregurich, MS, RD
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: Mindy Black, MS, RD, CSSD, CPT; Jackie Trance MS, RD, LD
  • Los Angeles Chargers: Paige Crawford, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Los Angeles Rams: Joey Blake, RD
  • Miami Dolphins: John Parenti, MS, RD
  • New England Patriots: Ted Harper, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, ACSM EP-C; Sam Couture, MS, RD, LDN, CPT
  • New Orleans Saints: Jamie Meeks, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • New York Giants: Steve Smith, RD
  • New York Jets: Nicolette Mense, MS, RD, LD
  • Oakland Raiders: Ricky Ng, RD
  • Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Hingst, MS, RD, CSCS; Michael Minnis, MS, RD, CSCS; Stephanie Coppola, MS, RD
  • San Fransisco 49'ers: Jordan Mazur, MS, RD
  • Seattle Seawhaks: Andrea Vanderwoude, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Stephanie Kolloff-O'Neill, MS, RD, CSSD; Jessica Pastuf, MS, RD
  • Washington Redskins: Jake Sankal, MEd, RD, RSCC
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  • Arizona Diamondbacks: Michelle Riccardi, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Atlanta Braves Minor League Affiliates: Patrick  O'Brien, MS, RD
  • Boston Red Sox: Allen Tran, MS, RD, CSSD; Gabriela Alfonso, MS, RD
  • Chicago Cubs: Julia Long, RD; Jordan Brown, MS, RD
  • Cincinnati Reds: Ashley Meuser, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, CLT; Leah Reitmayer, MS, RD
  • Houston Astros: Ally Gallop, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Kansas City Royals: Erika Wincheski, RD, CSSD, LD
  • Los Angeles Angels: Becci Twombley, RD
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Tyrone Hall, MPH, RD, LDN; Kristen DeCesare, MS, RD, CPT
  • Minnesota Twins: Kara Lynch, RD, LD, SENR
  • New York Mets: Emily Kaley, MS, RD, LD; Geordan Stapleton, MS, RD
  • New York Yankees: Sydney Boehnlein, MS, RD, LD; Drew Weisberg, RD, CSCS, Chandler Falcon, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Alexa Scully, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Ellen Rice, RD, LD, CSSD
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Courtney Ellison, MS, RD
  • San Diego Padres: Whitney Milano, MS, RD, CSSD
  • San Francisco Giants: Leron Sarig, MS, RD, CSSD; Adam Rodrigues, MS, RD, CSCS
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Ryan Harmon, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Stephanie Miezin, MS, RD, CSSD; Alex Roth, RD, CSSD, LD 
  • Texas Rangers: Stephanie Fernandes, MS, RD; Emily Barnhart, MS, RD CSCS
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Jeremy Chiang MS, RD, LD, CSCS; Jamey Rice MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Lauren Poole MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Katarina Mangieri RD, CSSD, LD; Kara Terry MS, RD, LD, ATC; Geoffrey Stallman, RD, LD; Trevor Lomax, MS, RD, LD, CSCS
  • Columbus Crew: Kyla Cross, MS, MPH, RD, LD
  • LA Galaxy: Emily Mitchell, MS, RD, CSSD, CDE, CLT; Erica Capellino, MS, RD
  • Minnesota United FC: Angela Bruzina, MS, RD, LD
  • Orlando City SC: Rikki Keen, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • Real Salt Lake: Michelle Meinking, MS, RDN
  • Sporting KC: Kimberly Gaskill, MS, RD
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  • Boston Celtics: Nick Arcuri, RD
  • Indiana Pacers: Jolie Watson, MS, RD
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Ariel St. Julien, RD, CSSD, LD
  • New York Knicks: Erika Whitman, MS, RD, CSSD; Kiley Field, MS, RD
  • Orlando Magic: Zach Kerkow-Provo, RD
  • Phoenix Suns: Danielle LaFata, MA, RD, CSSD, CLT
  • Utah Jazz: Anthony Zamora, RD
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  • Arizona Coyotes: Carl Bombardier, MS, RD, LD, CSCS, ISAK I
  • New York Rangers: Erika Whitman, MS, RD, CSSD; Kiley Field, MS, RD
  • Buffalo Sabres: Christine Dziedzic, RD, CSSD
  • Detroit Red Wings: Lisa McDowell, MS, RD, CSSD, ISAK, METS-1
  • Los Angeles Kings: Kari Oliver, MS, RD
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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
  • Marta Scechura, RD, CSSD
  • U.S. Air Force, Air Education Training Command:
    • Dwight Allison, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
    • Charles Hewitt, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, SCCC
  • U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command:
    • Sarah Chaffee, MA, RD, CSSD, LD, CHES
    • Samantha Leyh, MS, RD, CSSD
    • Stephanie Synhorst, MS, RD, CSSD, LMNT
    • Nicole White, MBA, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • U.S. Army Special Operations Command:
    • Katie Durbin, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CC
    • Christie Achenbach, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
    • Christina Berry Swain, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
    • John Boesch, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS
    • Christina Lapeyrouse, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
    • Crescent Henry, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
    • Clif McArthur, MS, RD, CSSD, CNSC
    • Kate Burks, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
    • Megan McLeod, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
    • Diana Nguyen, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
    • Lauren Thomas, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • U.S. Army:
    • Brian Lehmann, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
    • Reva Rogers, MHA, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS
  • U.S. Army National Gaurd:
    • Jenna Stedman, MS, RD
  • U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program:
    • Kelly Kaim, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • US Army Holistic Health and Fitness:
    • Taylor Lile, MSc, RD, CSSD, LD
    • Kali Gallaher, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, LD
    • Kristina Fauser-Martin, MS, RD, CSSD, CNSC, CSCS, TSAC-F
    • Jessica Anderson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, ACSM EP-C
    • Jordan DeMay, MS, RD, CSSD
    • Leslie Helton, MS, RD
  • U.S. Marine Special Operations Command:
    • Christopher Halagarda, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
    • Chris Burkett, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS
    • Regina Hammond, MS, RD, CSSD
    • Abby VanLuvanee, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • U.S. Naval Special Warfare:
    • Anna M. Eastburn, MS, RD
    • Chelsea Burkart, MS, RD, CSSD
    • Elise Ramirez, MS, RD, CSSD
    • Chelsea Leach, MS, RD, CSSD
Pro-Sporting Organizations
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship Performance Institute: Clint Wattenberg, MS, RD, CSSD; Charles Stull, MS, RDN; Nicole Alai, MS, RD, CSCS, ISAK-1; Levi Maeschen, MS, RD, CSCS
Sport Performance Institute
  • Ascension St. Vincent Sports Performance:  Lindsay Langford, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute: Brett Singer, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Christina Curry King, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • Pro Team Tactical: Anna Turner, MS, RD, CSSD
  • Texas Health Sports Medicine: Brittney Bearden, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD; Kaylee Jacks, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
  • UPMC Lemieux Sports Performance: Jeffrey Lucchino, MS, RD, CSSD

 

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