Sports Medicine - Staff
Katherine Stephens-Bogard, MS RD CDE RYT
Katherine Stephens-Bogard, is a registered dietitian with a BS in Exercise Physiology from Miami University, and a MS in Nutrition Science from Case Western Reserve University. She practices as a registered dietitian/diabetes educator at Washington Health System Washington Hospital, teaches a Sports Nutrition course at Waynesburg University, teaches group fitness classes, and has published several articles in both scientific journals & lay magazines on supplements. In her ‘spare time’ she trains for marathons & triathalons, having 8 marathons & numerous triathalons, including Lake Placid Ironman, under her belt. If she’s not pounding the pavement or gliding through the water, she can be found lifting weights with her husband, a former amateur bodybuilder.
Jacqueline Clemons, RD, LDN, Nutritional Counselor
A licensed, registered dietitian, Jacqueline works with clients of all ages to create individualized approaches to healthy nutrition. She also focuses on helping competitive athletes improve their strength, endurance and muscle tone through proper food choices and hydration techniques.
A native of Washington, Jacqueline earned a degree in dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also completed Pittsburgh's Adagio Health Dietetic Internship, a community-based program which provided intensive experience spanning all areas of dietary practice. Jacqueline serves on the board of directors for Washington's farmers' market and participates in Penn State's Master Gardener Program.
Kendra graduated from Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She is a certified Health Fitness Instructor (HFI) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a certified instructor in Mad Dogg Spinning. Originally planning on becoming a personal trainer, Kendra realized how diverse her options would be with a degree in exercise science, so she joined the Wellness Center after graduating. "I absolutely fell in love with what I do here and all of the peoples' lives I touch every day." Kendra enjoys working with people of all ages and personality types. When she’s not helping clients meet their health and fitness goals, she concentrates on her own training for fitness and figure competitions. "I am a very competitive person and I'm always looking for a challenge to put myself through."
Matt Guarino, DPT
Matt graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree. Matt has extensive experience in treating orthopedic injuries in children, adolescents, teenagers and adults. He has presented numerous educational programs to the community on a variety of sports medicine topics. In addition, Matt has extensive experience and training in aquatic therapy and incorporates it into many of the outpatient treatment programs.
Roger Marino, MPT
Roger graduated from Chatham University in 2000 with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. During his nine years of experience, Roger's primary focus as a clinician has been treating orthopedic patients, both in a Level I Trauma Center and at the outpatient level. Roger has an extensive manual therapy background with specialization in treating both shoulder and spine injuries. Roger is part of Washington Health System Washington Hospital management team and is the manager of outpatient rehab services at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center.
Jackson Momplaisir, MS, ACE, Exercise Physiologist
Originally from Queens, New York, Jackson attended West Virginia University where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise physiology. As part of WVU’s strength and conditioning staff, he worked with members of the school’s football, baseball, women’s basketball and crew teams. Jackson earned his personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Before joining the Wellness Center, he worked in Morgantown as a personal trainer and managing children’s camps. A personal trainer at the Wellness Center, he also is closely involved with the Ultimate Sports Training (UST) program designed to help student athletes maximize their potential. He advocates a holistic approach that incorporates strength, power, speed and agility training. His sports training philosophy is based on sports training from Mike Barwis, the former strength and conditioning coach at UVW now at the University of Michigan.
Nathan Romesburg, DPT, CSCS
Nathan graduated from Slippery Rock University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree in 2007. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Nathan's professional interests include sports medicine, orthopedics and manual therapy.
Danielle Violette, MA, ATC , Certified Athletic Trainer
Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Danielle has extensive experience working with athletes of all ages on injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. As part of the Wellness Center’s sports medicine outreach efforts, she’s committed to working with student athletes and other physically active people in the community. Danielle graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and earned a master's degree in exercise and sport science from the University of North Carolina. Most recently, she worked in Nashville for Vanderbilt Sports Medicine, supervising the healthcare needs of athletes on the Belmont University women’s soccer, softball, volleyball and golf teams. Danielle has also been involved in research on a range of training and conditioning topics, including knee injuries, concussions and diabetes in athletes.