"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.