APK Advisory Board

Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology Industry Advisory Board Members

Stacy Cutrono, Ph.D.

Dr. Stacy Cutrono graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida and went on to earn her doctorate at the University of Miami in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. At the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, she helped lead the formation of a novel exercise counseling program for cancer survivors designed to help patients optimize recovery and quality of life after treatments. In 2018, she made the shift to corporate well-being, joining Ultimate Software as a wellness coach where she designed a global health and wellness program for its 6,000 employees. Today, as an Organizational Development Consultant at UKG, she utilizes her vast experience in coaching and program development to assist executive leaders in optimizing their team’s performance. When she’s not working, Dr. Cutrono enjoys traveling around the world, hiking in the mountains, spending time with her family and snuggles with her dog, Maui.

Ron Forbes

Ron graduated from UF in 1995. He continued working in collegiate athletics at both UF and Stanford for 14 years in the strength & conditioning space. While working with UF, he provided strength & conditioning support to football, women’s soccer, and men’s tennis. He oversaw the strength & conditioning programs for 35 D1 teams at Stanford while serving as the Director of Sports Performance. He now lives in Ocala and runs the Innovative Athletic Performance Institute, working in conjunction with physical therapists to help casual and professional athletes return from injury, prevent injury, and achieve their next level of success. His organization is also an internship host site for APK students.

Dylan Miller

Seven great years and counting within the pharmaceutical industry! Dylan’s work includes a mix of both wholesaler and manufacturer experience across many specialties. He has received multiple awards including Rookie of the Year, #1 Rep in the Nation, and President’s circle. Dylan is currently a Senior Sales Specialist with Teva Pharmaceuticals, responsible for the sales & promotion of Austedo, a VMAT2 inhibitor for the treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia and Huntington’s disease Chorea. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Oklahoma State, and his Master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Florida. During his time at UF, Dylan worked as a Graduate Assistant with RecSports, focusing on staff development and training. He and his wonderful wife, Danielle (also a Gator!), live in Orlando with their two fur babies, Pippa & Beau. Outside of work, Dylan enjoys running, playing golf, visiting local breweries and, of course, College football. Go Gators! Go Pokes!

Dr. Jennifer Reiner-Marcello, DC

Dr. Jennifer Reiner-Marcello has over 20 years of experience in the sports performance industry ranging from the private setting, college, and professional teams. She is currently a consultant for colleges/universities, government, and Major League Baseball organizations. Prior to consulting, Dr. Reiner-Marcello served as the reconditioning and performance therapist for the Minnesota Twins and a rehabilitation specialist for the San Diego Padres. While at the Twins, she created and deployed the reconditioning program including establishing, developing, and executing a systematic approach for coordinating motion-capture data, force-place mound information, video breakdown, strength and conditioning assessments, orthopedic evaluations, movement assessments, and hitting/pitching coaches’ assessments to reduce injury, improve skill, and drive performance. In her years of private practice, Dr. Reiner-Marcello worked in conjunction with Water and Sports Physical Therapy opening 5 multidisciplinary sports rehabilitation clinics in San Diego, California. Prior to this, she served as the team chiropractor for the University of California San Diego for seven years working with over 20 different varsity sports.. Dr. Reiner-Marcello received her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from the University of Florida and her doctorate in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West with a concentration in sports injury. She is a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, a board Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She currently lives in Lakewood Ranch Florida with her husband and two daughters.

Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts, MSc, CSCS, currently holds the role of Vice President of Global Science and Innovation at Therabody and oversees the application of science within the company. Timothy’s academic background is in exercise physiology and biochemistry and his current role includes the development of a world-class R+D function, the execution of research with within Therabody’s own lab and with external partners, and the translation of this knowledge into strategies that elevate the innovation, product development, education, and marketing business functions. Timothy spent 9 years with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) conducting both lab and field research, working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and leading the athlete facing innovation and service, helping athletes and organizations develop strategies that could be applied in their unique situations and environments. In 2018 and 2019 he led the sports science for the NFL’s International Pathway Program, overseeing how they used technology and the scientific method to support the coaches and athletes. His passion is for taking an evidence-based approach to how we understand and use technologies to enhance health and performance in different populations. Timothy completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Birmingham, England and his master’s degree at the University of Tampa, Florida. He is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and is a certified Level 3 Fitness Specialist with the Titleist Performance Institute.

Morgan Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Morgan Smith is a postdoctoral fellow in the genetics department at Stanford University, specifically focused on bridging the gap between molecular physiology, multi-omics, and human performance research in women. She received her Ph.D. from Auburn University, with a research focus on molecular predictors of human performance outcomes in women. Dr. Smith completed her bachelors and master’s degrees at the University of Florida, where she found her passion for research through her academic mentors and a spontaneous summer job in a research laboratory. Outside of research, you can find her going on a hike with her dog Reggie, playing pick-up basketball, checking out all the good food spots in the Bay Area, or running around the city.

Kristen Sowalsky, Ph.D.

Dr. Sowalsky is the Vice President of Product and Medical & Scientific Affairs for Precision Motion at Clario. She is responsible for product strategy, product roadmaps, and she oversees the scientific advisory, data science & biostatistical services for digital measures of human movement in clinical trials and academic research. Dr. Sowalsky has 18 combined years of experience in industry, academic/clinical research, and clinical practice. Her academic achievements include a B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Appalachian State University, Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Neuromechanics from the University of Florida. Passionate about improving the lives of patients and their families, Dr. Sowalsky aims to advance meaningful digital mobility outcome utilization to inform therapeutic innovation and development. ​She resides happily in Bend, Oregon with an active outdoor lifestyle and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Joseph Stauffer, DO

Dr. Stauffer is the CEO and Founder of Alta Life Sciences, LLC., a biotech/investment advisory firm based in Sarasota, FL. He is also the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Antibe Therapeutics, a Toronto based public biotech. For over 20 years he has served in senior executive roles in both public and private specialty pharma/biotech companies. His medical practice and clinical research experience spans over 25 years; having built teams of physicians, scientists, medical science liaisons, regulators, and safety experts in support of clinical development projects, marketed brand drugs and devices. Areas of expertise include acute and chronic pain/inflammation, arthritis, opioid use disorder, oncology supportive care, pruritus, peri-operative medicine, neuroanesthesia and neonatal-adult critical care. Dr. Stauffer is a veteran of the US Navy; honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Commander after serving 10 years as a Naval Medical Officer.

Jackson Whaley

Jackson graduated from the University of Florida in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Jackson was the president of the Student Athletic Training Organization in 2016/17. His aspirations for orthopedics led him down a winding road of pre-medical education and industry exposure. Now Jackson is working with surgeons in the operating room as an orthopedic surgical consultant specializing in sports, trauma, and reconstructive surgery.