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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

    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.


    Emily Biever

    Em E. Biever, MS, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Emily is a senior clinical nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Leonard P. Zakim for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living. Em specializes in facilitating group nutrition courses, and is a sought-after speaker, presenting for Dana-Farber patient forums, as well as nationally and abroad. Her enthusiasm and passion for nutrition have led to interviews for WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, WBZ, Boston’s CBS, Fox 25 News and Boston’s NPR.

    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.

    Anne Chiavacci

    Anne Chiavacci, MA, MS, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Anne brings her personal practice and educational background in spirituality to help support the well-being of her patients. She has experience in the integration and appropriate use of dietary supplements with conventional treatment for cancer. Anne is passionate about coaching cancer survivors in maintaining optimal nutrition through treatment and beyond.


    Hannah Dalpiaz

    Hannah Dalpiaz, RD, LDN, CNSC

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Hannah is a senior clinical nutritionist, board certified nutrition support specialist through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Hannah enjoys working with and developing individualized nutrition plans for patients who require tube feeding and/or TPN (IV nutrition).


    Christina DiSegna, MS, RD, CSO, CNSC, LDN

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center
    Christina is a senior clinical nutritionist, board certified oncology specialist, and board certified nutrition support clinician. She is interested in providing comprehensive nutrition care for cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship, as well as overall health and wellness. She enjoys creating individualized nutrition care plans for patients throughout their treatment course, particularly those requiring specialized nutrition support therapy.

    Stacy Kennedy

    Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

    Stacy is a senior clinical nutritionist, Board-Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and fitness instructor and adjunct faculty at Simmons College, with over 20 years of experience in the field. Stacy is a sought-after international speaker, who is regularly featured in TV, film, radio, print, podcasts, online and social media.

    Stephanie Meyers

    Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Stephanie’s research and clinical practice includes 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.


    Liz Puris, MS, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital
    Liz received her MS in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and completed her training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has a variety of professional interests including oncology, diabetes management, nutrition support, and pediatrics. Liz also has a unique background working in the nonprofit sector as an elementary school garden educator. Her writing has been featured on California’s Farm to School Network.

    Mae Reilly

    Mae Reilly, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

    Mae is a senior clinical nutritionist, Board-Certified Nutrition Support Clinician through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to working with patients who require tube feeding and/or TPN (IV nutrition), Mae enjoys helping her patients achieve and maintain their wellness goals. She has a passion for providing comprehensive nutrition care for cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship. In her free time, Mae enjoys spending time in the kitchen and often helps patients find easy and delicious ways to incorporate plant-based foods in their everyday lives.


    Marla Tryder RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology
    Marla is a senior clinical nutritionist at Dana-Farber/NHOH. She has a variety of experience and has been working in oncology for the past three years. Marla has a passion for helping patients with symptom management during treatment.

    Hillary Wright

    Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN

    Dana-Farber main campus and Yawkey Center
    Hillary is a senior clinical nutritionist with over 25 years’ experience in oncology nutrition. In addition to her work at Dana-Farber, Hillary is the Director of Nutrition for the Domar Center for Mind Body Health in Waltham, MA. As an educator and writer/author, Hillary’s passion is translating complex nutrition concepts into terms people can understand and implement to optimize health and quality of life. She is also frequently quoted in online and print media, and has presented on a variety of nutrition-related topics across the US.