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Brad Andress, M.S.
Brad Andress is now the head strength and conditioning coach for major league baseball's Colorado Rockies after serving 10 years in the same capacity for the Detroit Tigers. Andress joined the Tigers after working as the assistant strength coach at the University of Michigan and strength coach for its 1989 NCAA champion Wolverines basketball team. Andress earned his master's degree in kinesiology at the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science in exercise physiology at Pennsylvania State University.

Leslie J. Bonci, M.P.H., R.D.
Leslie Bonci is the director of the Sports Medicine Nutrition Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There she develops clinical, community and academic nutrition programs, and serves as a nutrition consultant to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the University of Pittsburgh athletic department. A media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association since 1986, Leslie often is consulted by national and local television shows, radio programs and publications, and is a contributing writer for Pennsylvania Health and Fitness magazine. She holds a masters degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh.

Kirk Brumels, A.T., C., M.A.
Kirk Brumels is a professional athletic trainer with a masters degree in Athletic Training and national certification qualifications from the National Athletic Trainer's Association. Brumels earned his bachelor's degree in biology and physical education from Hope College in Holland, Michigan where he also served on the medical staffs for the football, basketball, baseball and field hockey teams. He earned his masters from Western Michigan University and has been working in the athletic training since 1989. Brumels currently works with the New England Patriots.

Declan Connolly, Ph.D.
Dr. Declan Connolly is the director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Vermont where he lectures on exercise physiology and kinesiology. Dr. Connolly was recently appointed to the Vermont Governor's Task Force for Physical Activity Guidelines for Year 2010 and served as a physiological consultant for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He is an executive committee member for the New England branch of the American College of Sports Medicine, an editorial board member for the Journal of Sports Medicine and a reviewer for several scientific journals including Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Connolly has published numerous articles and abstracts in those and other major scientific journals. He received his doctorate in exercise physiology from Oregon State University and continues to specialize in the areas of anaerobic performance, strength training and temperature regulation.

Charles W. Foster
World-class hurdler Charles Foster is the sprint, hurdles and relays coach for the Clemson University track and field team, and has been a member of the United States Olympic Committee's prestigious Coaching Committee since 1996. Foster, an 18-time All-American, set a world record in the high hurdles, and was U.S. national champion in the hurdles for four consecutive years (1974-77). He was also a member of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team in 1976, the U.S. World Cup team in 1977 and the U.S. Pan Am Games team in 1979. He was captain of the Philadelphia Pioneer track club from 1973 to 1985, track and field coach at the University of North Carolina from 1986 to 1992 and has served as technical advisor and coach for the Olympic teams of nine countries in preparation for the 1984 Games. Prior to joining Clemson, Foster worked with the Special Olympics world games organizing committee and the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, where he managed the operations of five of the 26 Olympic sports. Foster received his masters degree in recreation administration from the University of North Carolina.

Bob Glover
Bob Glover is America's best-selling running book author. He is founder and president of Robert H. Glover and Associates, Inc., a sports and fitness consulting firm, and has been the director of running classes for the 33,000-member New York Road Runners Club since 1978. More than 3,000 students participate each year in these classes at all levels from beginner to advanced competitive and his Official New York City Marathon Training Program is followed annually by thousands of runners. Glover also directs 1,000 boys and girls aged five to thirteen each year in his City-Sports-For-Kids track and field program sponsored by the New York Road Runners Club. His first book, The Runner's Handbook, is now in its third revised edition and was Publisher's Weekly's number one best-seller of all trade paperbacks when first released in 1978. His latest title, The Competitive Runner's Handbook was released in 1999 in its completely revised third edition. A high school (Dansville, NY) county champion at two miles and a three-time gold medalist at the Hue Sports Festival during the Vietnam War, Glover has competed for nearly forty years in distances ranging from the quarter-mile to the 50-mile ultra-marathon,and has completed over 35 marathons. With over thirty years' experience coaching all levels of runners, Glover has trained more than 50,000 men and women through his classes and nearly a million runners have followed the training program in his books.

Tracy Stopler Kasdan, M.S., R.D.
Tracy Stopler Kasdan is president of Nutrition E.T.C., Inc. in Plainview, New York, a private health consulting firm that offers nutrition and exercise programs for individuals. She is a registered dietitian with a master of science degree in nutrition from New York University, and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise. Stopler Kasdan lectures as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University in New York City on nutrition and human performance. She also serves as a guest faculty member for the ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Workshop and as a guest clinician at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York. Stopler Kasdan has published more than 40 scientific abstracts, papers and book chapters on the topic of nutrition and exercise. She is the associate editor of Total Nutrition: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D., C.N.S., FACN
Dr. Susan Kleiner is the owner of the consulting firm High Performance Nutrition in Mercer Island, Washington and an affiliate assistant professor in nutritional sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Kleiner serves as a nutrition consultant for the Seattle Sonics and is a member of the advisory board for Shape magazine. She is the author of Power Eating and High-Performance Nutrition: The Total Eating Plan to Maximize Your Workout and the co-author of The Be Healthier, Feel Stronger Vegetarian Cookbook and The High Performance Cookbook. Dr. Kleiner has contributed chapters to medical textbooks and entries to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and is widely published in fitness magazines like Men's Health, Men's Fitness and Muscle & Fitness. She earned her doctorate in nutrition at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Jim Kovach, M.S., P.T.
Jim Kovach is the director of Rehabilitative Exercise at the Renal Research Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, where he designs individualized exercise programs for dialysis patients and conducts research in the area of renal rehabilitation. As a medical exercise specialist, Kovach also serves as a personal trainer in Mount Kisco, NY, specializing in injury prevention and rehabilitation, functional strength training and exercises for sports specificity. Kovach received his master of science degree in physical therapy and bachelor of science degree in health science from Mercy College in New York, and also holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and certification in medical cytogenetics from the University of Connecticut.

Lori P. Marcotte, M.P.H., M.S., R.D.
Lori Marcotte is the director of food and nutrition programs for Tufts University's Center on Hunger and Policy at the School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Marcotte, a registered dietitian, designs educational nutrition programs for schools and families with young children. She teaches nutrition at Emmanuel College in Boston and is author of A Guide to Universal Free School Breakfast Programs, as well as several articles on nutrition and health. Marcotte received both a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Communications and a Master of Public Health degree from Tufts. She is also a marathon runner who has completed the Boston Marathon twice.

Malachy Paul McHugh, Ph.D.
Dr. Malachy McHugh is the Research Coordinator at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he has worked for the past ten years. Dr. McHugh has published more than 30 articles and abstracts on exercise physiology in scientific journals including the American College of Sports Medicine's Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. McHugh earned his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Wales in England and his Masters Degree in Physical Education and Sport from New York University.

Russ Rose
Russ Rose has been coaching Penn State University's Women┬╣s volleyball team since 1979, and he was recently recognized as Coach of the Year by Volleyball magazine. With a .845 overall winning percentage, Rose guided Penn to the 1999 NCAA National Championship title. Rose has been a member of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee and the NCAA representative to the United States Volleyball Association Rules Committee.

Michelle Scheule, Ph.D.
Michelle Scheule, Ph.D., is the director of Performance Enhancement at the Ironman Institute for Fitness and Rehabilitation. As director, Scheule conducts exercise and sports psychology workshops, develops fitness and nutrition protocols, and helped coordinate the Institute's College of Fitness and Sports Education. Scheule received her doctorate in educational and sports psychology from Florida State University, and holds a Masters degree in sports psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

Judith Seifer, Ph.D., R.N.
Judith Seifer, Ph.D., R.N., former president of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (the credentialing organization for human sexuality professionals), is one of the country's leading sex experts. Seifer is the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg and a professor of sexual health at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (I.A.S.H.S.) in San Francisco. She has appeared as a guest expert on television talk shows such as Oprah, Good Morning America, and Today. Seifer received her Ph.D. from I.A.S.H.S. and her R.N. from St. John's College in Springfield, Illinois.

Daniel Vigil, M.D.
Dr. Daniel Vigil, is a team physician for both the US Olympic Track and Field and Triathlon teams. He is also a staff physician at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he acts as director of the Sports Medicine Clinic. Dr. Vigil is affiliated with the American College of Sports Medicine as well as the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Barry Weinberg, M.A.
Barry Weinberg, Head Athletic Trainer of the St. Louis Cardinals, has more than 20 years experience in Major League Baseball. Weinberg joined the Cardinals in 1998 after 16 seasons as head trainer for the Oakland Athletics. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association and served as the American League athletic trainer for the 1987 and 1993 All-Star games. Weinberg received his Masters degree from Indiana University.
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