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We are pleased to announce the inaugural Sports Nutrition Care Manual® Board of Editors!

These content experts have been appointed for a three-year term and will assist in the annual content updates for the sports manual. Members of the SNCM® BOE were selected for their stature in the field of dietetics, their experience providing evidence-based care while using the Nutrition Care Process, their own clinical nutrition publications, a thorough understanding of evidence-based nutrition care, an appreciation for the application of the science of dietetics, and expertise in a particular area(s) of dietetics practice.

SNCM® Editor-in-Chief

Kate Davis MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN


Kate Davis MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist who is board-certified as a specialist in sports nutrition (CSSD). She is the owner of RDKate Sports Nutrition, where she works with athletes and athletic teams both in-person and via video chat across the United States. Kate has previously consulted with middle school, high school, NCAA Division I, II & III, Olympic, Paralympic, NFL and NBA athletes. She sits on the CSSD Exam Review Board. She has been quoted in several media outlets and was an expert reviewer for the 6th edition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Sports Nutrition A Handbook for Professionals. Kate received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics and her master’s degree in human nutrition with an emphasis in exercise physiology from Michigan State University.



SNCM Board of Editors Members

Board of Editors Member Bio

Linda Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Linda Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and serves as Director of Sports Dietetics – USA, a sub-unit of SCAN.  Linda works in the Athletic Department at Northwestern University, consulting with their student athletes, and has been the Nutrition Coach for NU’s Triathlon Team for 10 seasons.  In private practice, she has specialized in Ironman nutrition for 12 years.  

For the past 5 years, Linda expanded her practice to work with top ranking Professional Boxers in Chicago with Sam Colonna, and California with Virgil Hunter.

As a GSSI Consultant, Linda works with the NBA’s G-League (Windy City Bulls), and GSSI’s Sweat Test Team, testing and analyzing collegiate/professional sports teams across the nation.  Using the data, she develops individualized hydration/fueling plans.

Linda’s BS in Dietetics is from Andrews University and her MS in Dietetics from Mount Mary University.

Lara Gray, MS, RDN, CSSD

Current Position: Senior Director of Education, Drug Free Sport International, Kansas City, MO

Gray is a board-certified sports dietitian working in sport drug-testing, an industry that keeps her on the forefront of ongoing concerns related to performance-enhancing drugs and substances of abuse. Gray specializes in educational programming for athletes and performance staff on supplement safety, sports nutrition, and substance abuse deterrence. She continues to research sports supplements and advises athletes and sports professionals on associated risks and concerns related to manufacturing, labeled or hidden ingredients. Prior to sport drug-testing, she worked as a consultant sports dietitian for Colorado State University Athletics as well as in private practice. Gray received a bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University in Human Nutrition and Fitness, and a master’s degree in nutrition from Tufts University at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, where she also completed the coordinated dietetic internship at Frances Stern Nutrition Center.

Heather Mangieri, MS, RDN, CSSD

Current Position: Food, Fitness and Nutrition Consultant, Heather Mangieri Nutrition, Pittsburgh, Pa

Mangieri is the owner of Heather Mangieri Nutrition where she offers food, fitness and nutrition consulting services to companies, organizations and individuals. She writes, speaks and consults extensively, providing guidance for registered dietitians, athletic trainers, coaches, parents and athletes on how to properly fuel for growth, development and sports performance, as well as disordered eating in sport, and fueling busy lifestyles.

In 2017, Mangieri authored Fueling Young Athletes (Human Kinetics, 2017.) She’s written publications for the NCAA Sport Science Institute, Today’s Dietitian, Food and Nutrition Magazine and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She’s been a board certified specialist in sports dietetics since 2009, and served as an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson for 8 years. In 2012, she received the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Keystone Award  for demonstrating outstanding professional standards.

Mangieri received her bachelor of science in nutrition from the Pennsylvania State University and her master’s in wellness and human performance from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jennifer Ketterly MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Ketterly is a sports dietitian with over 18years of practice across collegiate & professional sports, athletic medicine, and the food & beverage industries.  She was the founding director of the sports nutrition departments at the Universities of Georgia and North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is a certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) and regularly lectures on sports nutrition, foodservice operations, and clinical nutrition topics for a variety of classrooms and professionals.  Jen is currently the sports dietitian for North Carolina Central University Athletic Department and works alongside the providers at the School of Medicine’s Sports Medicine department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is a founding principal of Performance 365, a sports nutrition consulting group and the current SCAN DPG Chair.  Ketterly received her BS in nutritional sciences from Cornell University and her master's degree from the University of Kentucky.

Susan Kitchen, MPH, RDN, CSSD  


Owner and founder of

Susan is a USA Triathlon Certified Level II Endurance coach, IRONMAN Certified Coach, Slowtwitch Certified swim coach, is on the US Olympic Sports Dietitian Registry and serves as a subject matter expert (SME) on the CSSD exam review. She is a competitive age-group endurance athlete, as well as a published author. Her current focus is working with athletes to achieve optimal health, fitness and performance gains through balanced nutrition, fueling and hydration, and creating personalized training plans for her athletes.  

Kitchen received a BS in Foods and Nutrition from Meredith College, and Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Namrita Kumar Brooke, PhD, RDN

Current Position: Owner, Forty11 LLC, Atlanta, GA

Brooke is a full-time dietitian and endurance sports coach advising active individuals, amateur, and professional athletes using an evidence-backed and educational approach to fuel personal bests and top performances. Brooke has instructed nutrition courses at Georgia Institute of Technology, has been a panelist and speaker at the US Olympic Committee’s International Sport Nutrition Conference, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainer’s Annual Conference, and gave the Keynote address at Today’s Dietitian 2019 Spring Symposium. She also started a Division 1 Collegiate Cycling program and coached the team to three Individual National Championship titles and 13 National Championship medals in two years. Brooke received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Michigan,  completed her M.S. Nutrition and dietetic internship at Georgia State University, and her PhD in Applied Exercise Physiology at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her doctoral research focus was in hydration and sports drink research, and the interaction of nutrition, physical activity, and the brain.

D. Travis Thomas, PhD, RDN, CSSD, LD, FAND

Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences

Thomas’s current focus is on applied nutrition and exercise strategies to maintain skeletal muscle metabolic function. He studies the impact of vitamin D repletion and aerobic training on skeletal muscle lipid packaging, partitioning and oxidative metabolism.

Thomas served as the lead author on the 2016 Nutrition for Athletic Performance Academy Position Stand. He has served as a co-author on sports nutrition textbooks and has previous leadership experience on SCAN’s executive committee and SCAN’s Nominating Committee. Dr. Thomas currently serves as the Sports Dietetics Specialist Commissioner to CDR and is the Director of the Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition for Human Performance at the University of Kentucky.

Thomas received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in nutrition from East Carolina University. He earned a PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Kansas Energy Balance Laboratory.

Jackie Buell

Jackie Buell is an expert in Sports Nutrition at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.  As an athletic trainer/dietitian, Jackie has worked with athletes all of her career with about 20 years of focus in sports nutrition.  As a registered dietitian, she holds the advanced practice CSSD credential, and currently sees athletes of all levels from the community as part of OSU’s Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Center.  She teaches in Medical Dietetics in the College of Medicine, and her current research program includes nutrition and bone density studies in athletes as well as metabolic syndrome issues in larger athletes.  Jackie has served as the lead author for the National Athletic Trainers Association position statement for the Evaluation of Dietary Supplements for Performance Nutrition.

Jacque Scaramella, MS, RD, CSSD

Current Position: Sport Dietitian (contractor), United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Chula Vista, CA

Scaramella currently works with summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic sports. She supports the nutrition needs of Team USA athletes traveling domestically and internationally for training camps and competitions, including the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. She is currently the Treasurer for the international sports nutrition organization, Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES) and is a Level 2 ISAK Anthropometrist. She has authored a book chapter on nutrition for amputees in the 2nd edition of Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes and co-authored several professional publications on nutrition for para athletes. Scaramella received her Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science from California State University, Long Beach and is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Kelly Pritchett

Current Position: Associate Professor in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Central Washington University

As a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, she has consulted with both elite and collegiate athletes as well as with active individuals. While in college, she competed on the swimming and diving team at the University of Alabama. Pritchett serves on the leadership committee of the Academy's Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group as the Education Coordinator, and served as a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Pritchett is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She has authored research articles for scientific journals and presented at regional and national conferences. Her current research interests include post exercise nutrition for recovery, vitamin D and the athlete, and energy availability in spinal cord injured athletes. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her three active boys.

Kathleen Woolf, PhD, RD, FACSM

Current Position: Associate Professor, New York University, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies New York City, NY

Kathleen Woolf focuses her work on the integrated role of nutrition and physical activity for lifelong health throughout the lifespan. She has expertise in the assessment of nutrition and physical activity patterns in healthy individuals and individuals with chronic disease. She has designed and implemented randomized clinical intervention trials and is a co-investigator on a Social Cognitive Theory-based behavioral intervention (diet, physical activity) using technology-based self-monitoring for patients with complex chronic disease.

Dr. Woolf has held leadership positions within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the local, state, and national level.  She also serves as an Editorial Board Member for the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Dr. Woolf completed her undergraduate education at Arizona State University (ASU) with a degree in nutrition and dietetics.  Next she completed a dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Her Master’s degree was completed in nutritional sciences through the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Woolf received her Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program in exercise science from ASU.

Are you an expert in a sports nutrition equations? Click here to apply to the SNCM® Board of Editors today!


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