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Lisa Dorfman Nutritional Expert

"Reunions provide a rare opportunity to revisit ones' past, relive fond memories in the present-day, and restore relationships for the future."

Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC has been a leader in the health care field for more than two decades as an internationally recognized nutrition expert, psychotherapist and performance coach.Since 2003, Lisa has been the sports nutritionist for the University of Miami athletic department, an adjunct professor in the Exercise and Sport Sciences and is Director of Sports Nutrition and Performance with the Sports Medicine Team. Lisa graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, a minor in psychology and has completed post graduate doctoral work in clinical psychology. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Board Certified Professional Counselor, Diplomat of The American Psychotherapy Association, Certified ISAK (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry) anthropometrist, & a certified T&F and USA Triathlon coach.

Lisa is personal nutritionist for many professional athletes, including those in the NFL, MLB, PGA, USTA, US Boxing, USA Taekwondo and is the US Sailing Olympic and Paralympics Team Nutritionist. In 2008, Lisa was selected to be a member of the inaugural USOC Sport Dietitian Network to assist the United States Olympic Committee in providing nutrition coaching services to the National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) and Olympic/Paralympic Teams.

Since 1983, Lisa has built a diverse portfolio including a clinical career for over 15 hospitals and medical centers; corporate nutritionist at numerous Fortune 500 and major financial, law public and private institutions; consultant with the Federal Correctional System, US Department of Customs, and The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); a culinary dietitian both in tandem and as an educator for chefs and kitchen staff worldwide including: Sandals Resorts, Ritz Carlton, Doral Saturnia, and Bitter End Resorts in the BVI  and at Johnson and Wales University. She has been a featured and popular speaker at meetings and conventions worldwide for the medical & sports community, the public and the press, is Nutrition Editor for SoBeFit Magazine and the author of five books including  her latest, The Reunion Diet: Lose Weight and Look Great for Your Reunion and Beyond (Sunrise River Press, 2010).

As a media spokesperson, she has worked on numerous TV, radio and print campaigns and has represented dozens of public relations and food clients including: SOYJOY, Quaker Oats, Fage yogurt, Frito Lay, Weight Watchers, Tropicana, Gatorade, M&M/Mars, Proctor and Gamble, & Wishbone in Satellite Media Tours (SMT), ground tours (GMT), remote media tours (RMT) and in advertisements worldwide.  Lisa has appeared on 20/20, Dateline, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and ESPN and the NBC, CBS & ABC affiliates and has been featured in numerous publications including: USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Food and Wine, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Muscle and Fitness, Runners World, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Living, Glamour, Fitness and Shape magazines.

A leader in her profession, Lisa was a National Media Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association ’03-’08, and served as chairman for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), Vegetarian Nutrition (VN) and Dietetics in Developmental and Psychiatric Disorders; Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Board Specialty Task Force Committee Member and public relations director for the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN) Practice Groups (DPG). She is a member and ongoing educator, counselor and coach to the USOC, USAT&F, USAT, USTA and The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES). She was selected by her colleagues as Recognized Dietitian of the Year and has been named to Who's Who in American Women.

Known nationally as “The Running Nutritionist™, Lisa is a competitive runner and triathlete who has competed in more than 34 marathons (PR 2:52:32), IronmanUSA Lake Placid, dozens of half marathons and 1/2 ironmans, and hundreds of running and multisport races worldwide. In 2004, she competed for the United States on Team USA at the World Long Distance Duathlon Championships.


Kate Levy Fitness Expert

Kate Levy, a University of Miami graduate with a BS in exercise physiology, is one of the most sought after personal trainers at Equinox, South Beach, reflected by her demand as the first top female producer at that location for the past two years. Kate is a certified ACSM health fitness instructor, certified cycling instructor, EFTI master instructor, and an EFTI pre/post-natal instructor. Working with men and women of all ages, Kate specializes in designing exercise programs for weight loss that simultaneously boost mood, energy, and self-esteem. In addition to working one on one with clients, Kate, a South Beach master instructor, teaches continuing education classes for other South Florida trainers. A native of Fairfield, Connecticut, Kate competed in gymnastics, soccer, and crew in her teen years. She is engaged to her childhood sweetheart, Canadian Ian Sawyer, and currently resides in South Beach, Florida.


Holly Shapiro Fashion Expert

Since 1999, Holly Shapiro, a summa cum laude graduate of The University of Wisconsin and The Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), has been a designer to some of the most well known and respected designers in the industry including Dana Buchman, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Carole Hochman, and DKNY Jeans. She is currently design director for Martin and Osa, a division of American Eagle Outfitters, which is known for its unique, hip interpretation of classic style. Martin and Osa offers clothing and accessories that cater to stylish and adventurous 28 to 40 year old women and men. Holly resides in NYC with her husband Scott, an attorney, and her daughter, Emma.


Susie Perez Reunion Diet Beauty Expert

"Reunions are a wonderful time when you get to meet and maybe see other people and friends that you haven't seen in a long time, be able to converse and share with one another."

Susie Perez, an internationally recognized licensed cosmetologist for more than 20 years has consulted worldwide for television, special events, print and portraits. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Susie is a graduate of the Wilfred Beauty Academy, and has received ongoing training from prestigious experts in her field. A consultant to the stars, Susie was the hair designer and makeup artist for, Univision’s international variety, talk & 40th anniversary TV show Sabado Gigante and Don Francisco Presenta; Premio Lo Nuestro and Premio Juventud Annual Award TV Shows for Spanish-language music artists; and Al Amanecer at sunrise morning newscast; Telemundo’s Cada Dia Segmento de Belleza televised program, & Telefutura’s Que Dice la Gente TV show. Susie is hair designer and makeup artist at Camelot Salon & Spa in Coral Gables, Florida and resides in Miami Beach.  Make an appointment with Susie at http://www.camelotspa.com/.