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Dr. Kasturi Sen Ray

  • Retired Associate Professor- and in charge of Sports Nutrition,
    Women’s University, Mumbai.
  • Adjunct Professor- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
  • Former ambassadorial scholar-faculty in Sports Nutrition-University of Solo,
  • Former visiting Prof.. Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa.
  • Worked with International Olympic Committee as Founder member of PINES,
  • Expert: FSSAI Working Group on use of supplements for sports persons
  • Author of several books including Methodologies for Fitness Assessment.
  • Lead writer: “The Nutritionist” Digest series of Clinical Nutrition, Over 45
    research papers in peer reviewed national and international journals.
  • Member of editorial board of Journal of Vitamins and Minerals

Dr.Subhadra Mandalika
   Senior Vice President

  • Associate professor and PhD guide at the College of Home Science,
    Nirmala Niketan, University of Mumbai.
  • Elected Convener- Nutrition Society of India.
  • External PhD referee at various Indian Universities. Rotary- Ambassador of Goodwill as a faculty in Nutrition at the University of Mauritius.
  • Research outcome on” Antiestrogenic activity of phytosterols from fenugreek seeds” patented (Patency no: 225689)
  • Co-Author of “Methodologies in Fitness Assessments” and “Nutritional guidelines for Sportspersons” and two reference books. Research published in peer reviewed national and international journals.

Dr. Meena Godhia
   Vice President

  • Former Associate Professor and PhD guide, SVT College of Home Science, Mumbai.
  • Faculty in sports nutrition to under graduate students.
  • Research in the area of micronutrient deficiency and supplementation in iron and iodine in adolescents.
  • Expert panel member for mid- day meal programme- Govt. of Maharashtra and involved in community nutrition projects with various NGO’s in Mumbai.
  • Author of the book published by Lambert. Editor of various journals. Research published in national and international peer reviewed journals.

Rajesh Desai
   Vice President

  • Boxing Gold Medallist- Inter Mumbai University Championship Mumbai- 1996 and Junior State Level Champion.
  • Selected for National Champ from Maharashtra State National Games, 2001
  • Attended Sports Nutrition Safari held by the 16th International congress of Nutrition South Africa, Sept 2005
  • Fitness Partner with Mumbai Football Club, Fitness Consultant for Maharashtra Amateur Boxing Association.
  • Faculty for strength training at Sports Nutrition at SNDT Mumbai.

Dr. Geetanjali Bhide

  • Sports Nutritionist at Army Rowing Node, Lakshya Sports Foundation, Curador- Physio and Sports rehabilitation.
  • Faculty and research guide in Sports Nutrition at various Indian colleges and University.
  • Recipient of Young Scientist-NSI award and IDA award in 2004 for research on Indian athletes.
  • Expert panel member at GSK Human Performance Lab, set up the Sports Nutrition department of Army Sports Institute, Pune.
  • Co-Author- “Nutritional guidelines for Sportspersons” Research published and presented at National and International conferences.

Dr. Nilesh Makwana
   Joint Secretary

  • Consultant Senior Physiotherapist at HEAL Institute.
  • Physiotherapist for I- League teams.
  • Physiotherapist for Mumbai Police Sports Team
  • Ex Lead physiotherpist for sports authority of Gujarat at Vyara Valsad and Surat
  • BCCI accredited Level 1 Physio.
  • Subject matter expert for all India Institute of certified professionals, Mumbai.
  • Testing and training of 200 amateur athlets at Zenith school Sports academy Vadodara.

Dr. Kiran Sangani

  • Consultant: Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation, Qi Lifecare
  • Sports Scientist and Exercise Physiologist
  • Faculty for ACSM Certified Fitness Training and Nutrition Courses at Exercise Science Academy, College of Home Science Nirmala Niketan and other institutes.

Mihira Khopkar
   Joint Treasurer

  • Founder-MARK (Dream, Believe, Achieve)- Sports and Therapeutic Nutrition.
  • Visiting faculty in Sports Nutrition at Nirmala Niketan, Exercise Science Academy and Sophia Center for Women’s studies.
  • National gold medalist in swimming.
  • Works with national and international athletes in varied sports disciplines. Specializes in weight management and holistic nutrition.
  • Writer on health, sports nutrition, lifestyle in B Positive magazine, leading newspapers. Research presented at national and international conferences.
  • Mihira is the lead Sports Nutritionist at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital through which she works with national and international athletes across different sporting disciplines

Pallavi Sawant
   Joint Treasurer

  • Works as Sports Nutritionist and Corporate Nutritionist.
  • Nutrition writer- Lokprabha(leading marathi e magazine) Earlier in webdunia.
  • Nutritales  – Youtube channel owner.
  • Worked with Sports Auhtority of India for Nutritional Assessment of Boxers.
  • Australian Anti-doping agency: Certificate of athletes biological passport- Supplementation in Sports and Athletes
  • Associated with national athletes
  • Presented research in international conference.
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