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The Nutrition Services Team

  • Meet Our Nutritionists

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has one of the largest outpatient oncology nutrition departments in the United States. Our team is a diverse set of professionals, each with a specialized area of expertise. We have experience and training in oncology and are here to help you manage your nutrition during and beyond your cancer treatment.

    Kathy McManus, MS, RD, LDN

    Director of Nutrition Department
    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center

    Kathy is well known in the nutrition and medical community as an author and lecturer in Boston, across the U.S., and internationally. Kathy has also published numerous research articles on nutrition and health.

    Em E. Biever, MS, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Em brings her love of cooking, fitness and integrative approach to wellness to the Dana-Farber nutrition team. Em’s enthusiasm and passion for nutrition has led to interviews for WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, WBZ, Boston’s CBS, Fox 25 News and Boston’s NPR. She is also a regular speaker for survivorship seminars at DFCI.

    Donna Boden, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital
    Donna has experience in oncology, weight management and diabetes counseling. She is also interested in yoga and preventative health.

    Julie Bosworth, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital
    Julie has a variety of experience and has a special interest in oncology, diabetes, weight management and kidney disease as well as survivorship nutrition.

    Stephanie Cook, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
    Stephanie uses her passion for oncology nutrition, combined with her love for food, to help her patients receive the best plan of care. In addition to working at Dana-Farber, she counsels patients in private practice for weight management and behavior modification.

    Hannah Dalpiaz, RD, LDN, CNSC

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Hannah has a passion for oncology nutrition and uses this to help develop individualized nutrition plans for patients throughout the spectrum of cancer treatment and survivorship. Hannah is a board certified nutrition support specialist and enjoys working with patients who require tube feeding and/or TPN (IV nutrition).

    Michelle Horan, RD, LD

    Dana-Farber/New Hamphire Oncology-Hematology
    Michelle’s special interest in oncology nutrition started in 2000, as she counseled women with breast cancer in the Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS). She’s also a trainer for Motivational Interviewing (MI). In addition to helping dietitians counsel their patients more effectively, Michelle applies her MI approach to guide patients toward behavior changes for a variety of nutrition issues, including chemo-symptom management, weight management, and overall health and wellness.

    Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Stacy is a senior clinical nutritionist and Board Certified as a Specialist in Oncology Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Stacy is an adjunct professor in Wellness and Health Coaching at William James College and sees clients in private practice. Stacy is regularly featured in TV, radio, print, and social media on behalf of Dana-Farber and other organizations. She also conducts educational seminars, workshops and writes for online health websites on nutrition, exercise, weight management, and wellness. Stacy is featured in award-winning documentary films and works as a nutrition consultant for various businesses focused on health and wellness. You can follow Stacy on Twitter and Instagram @StacyKennedyRD.

    Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Stephanie’s research and clinical practice includes the emerging field of mindful eating and cancer survivorship. In addition to her work at Dana-Farber, Stephanie teaches in Department of Nutrition at Boston University. She is a popular public speaker, and has presented educational seminars nation-wide on mindful eating, nutrition for cancer survivorship, and integrative nutrition.

    Sheri Rego, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, CDE

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Milford Regional Medical Center
    Sheri has many years’ experience working with oncology patients, and earned her Master’s degree in Nutrition through the University of Rhode Island. She is a board certified nutrition support specialist and has worked with many patients requiring feeding tubes and/or IV nutrition. She is also interested in diabetes management and recently became a Certified Diabetes Educator.

    Mae Reilly, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Mae has a passion for providing comprehensive nutrition evaluations and evidence-based recommendations to her oncology patients. She loves to cook and find ways to help patients incorporate more plant-based foods with delicious recipes. Mae is a board certified nutrition support specialist and enjoys working with patients who require tube feeding and/or TPN (IV nutrition).

    Lisa Taylor, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Milford Regional Medical Center
    Lisa studied culinary nutrition at Johnson and Wales University. She has worked in oncology for the last five years.

    Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Hillary has worked extensively with patients who have diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses, in addition to cancer. Hillary is also the Director of Nutrition Counseling for the Domar Center for Mind Body Health and is the author of The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.