As an insightful professional, compassionate listener and executive director of Green Mountain at Fox Run, Alan has devoted his life’s work to helping women free themselves of the tyranny of dieting, food obsessions and poor self-esteem. Starting as a tennis instructor when Green Mountain was in its infancy almost 30 years ago through to his present position, Alan has been a part of Green Mountain. He has not only observed the changing nature of women’s lives during that time, but has contributed his unique perspective to encourage women to take charge of their health, establish realistic goals and strive for them in a supportive way.
Prior to joining Green Mountain, Alan served as Chief, Nutritional Biochemistry Section, Research and Development Section of the Veterans Administration (VA) in Boston. There he oversaw nutrition research undertaken as part of the Normative Aging Study, the country’s oldest longitudinal study of aging. Alan has also served as assistant professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the School of Public Health, at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and as an advisory member of the VA-National Institutes of Health (NIH) committee on Setting Research Priorities in Aging for the Year 2000. He is a founding member of the International Spa & Fitness Association, a former member of its Board of Directors, and has consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies.
He authored over 25 peer-reviewed presentations during his relatively short academic career. Throughout his career, he has been a much sought-after professional speaker but now spends most of his time at Green Mountain, immersed in the field he enjoys.
- PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- MS, Human Nutrition, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University
- BS, Psychology, University of Vermont