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Dr. Kasturi Sen Ray
   President

(MSc, PhD, Post- doctoral research in school of Medicine, South Carolina and Tuffts University, Boston USA)
  • Retired Associate Professor- and in charge of Sports Nutrition,
    SNDT
    Women’s University, Mumbai.
  • Adjunct Professor- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
  • Former ambassadorial scholar-faculty in Sports Nutrition-University of Solo,
    Indonesia.
  • 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

(MSc, PhD[Food Science and Nutrition])
  • 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

MSc, M.Phil, PhD(Food science and Nutrition)
  • 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

BSc(Chemistry&Botany)Nautilus Certification Program of Health and Fitness(UK),ACSM Certification. Founder- Pro + Fit Functional Fitness Center, Mumbai
  • 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
   Secretary

MSc, PhD (Food Science and Nutrition)-UGC-Net Qualified
  • 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

MPTh, CFT, CMT, FCR, Dip. Football Medicine, Sports Science Sports Medicine (FIFA), CSMT (Aus)
  • 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
   Treasurer

MBBS(Mum) MSc Sports Science(UK).
  • 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

B.Sc(Dietetics), MSc(Sports Nutrition)
  • 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

(PG-Diploma in Sports Nutrition, Certified Diabetic Educator)
  • 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.