Meet The Team

Raffaele Lauretta

CO-FOUNDER, CEO

Raffaele is an entrepreneur and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Athletic Genetix, a Sports DNA company improving the performance of athletes around the world. After graduating pre-med in college, Raffaele soon became passionate about further broadening his knowledge in the medical field. This, as well as his years of experience in marketing, has given him the opportunity to work closely with practices in the medical field and take these established businesses to new heights. Raffaele, an athlete since the age of 3, also knew he wanted to play an important role in the athletic community. With his hard work and patience, he is ready to use his knowledge to educate athletes in the importance of nutrition for fueling the body, injury prevention and recovery.

Raffaele Lauretta

CO-FOUNDER, CEO
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Raffaele is an entrepreneur and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Athletic Genetix, a Sports DNA company improving the performance of athletes around the world. After graduating pre-med in college, Raffaele soon became passionate about further broadening his knowledge in the medical field. This, as well as his years of experience in marketing, has given him the opportunity to work closely with practices in the medical field and take these established businesses to new heights. Raffaele, an athlete since the age of 3, also knew he wanted to play an important role in the athletic community. With his hard work and patience, he is ready to use his knowledge to educate athletes in the importance of nutrition for fueling the body, injury prevention and recovery.

Christy Phillips 

CO-FOUNDER, CFO
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Christy Phillips is a dedicated, driven entrepreneur with more than 16 years of experience in the accounting field. Over the course of her career, divided between Las Vegas and the New York City area, her expertise in accounting has enabled small businesses in big cities to flourish while gaining the critical knowledge of their financial systems to make the best decisions for growth. In addition to running her own growing business, she is an accomplished professional musician and soon to be published author.

HANIBAL LUIS

 Business Development Manager

Hanibal is a serial entrepreneur whose experience has spanned three continents. He has done operations for the Japanese government, helped startups launch in Europe and worked with startups in New York City and in Silicon Valley. As a lifelong health and fitness conscious person, he’s glad to be onboard the Athletic Genetix team.

HANIBAL LUIS

 Business Development Manager
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Hanibal is a serial entrepreneur whose experience has spanned three continents. He has done operations for the Japanese government, helped startups launch in Europe and worked with startups in New York City and in Silicon Valley. As a lifelong health and fitness conscious person, he’s glad to be onboard the Athletic Genetix team.

NICHOLAS THEILEN

PHD
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Nick has a background in athletics and as a personal trainer and strength coach for diverse populations. Educationally, he received his first master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Exercise Science where he conducted research in neuromuscular fatigue in human performance. After this, he furthered his education by choosing to attend the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he received a master’s degree and a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics. Here, he researched disuse-induced skeletal muscle atrophy and conducted molecular analyses studying exercise and genetic manipulation treatments to prevent atrophy.

Amy Goodson

MS, RD, CSSD, LD
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Amy is a sports dietitian that has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Dallas Soccer, TCU Athletics, and hundreds of middle/high school athletes. She is also a top consultant for Gatorade Sports Science Institute and works in the NBA G-League. Amy also has many amateur and professional golfers that she works with through her years being in sports nutrition. She is a writer for The Athletes Parent Magazine and is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Amy Goodson

MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Amy is a sports dietitian that has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Dallas Soccer, TCU Athletics, and hundreds of middle/high school athletes. She is also a top consultant for Gatorade Sports Science Institute and works in the NBA G-League. Amy also has many amateur and professional golfers that she works with through her years being in sports nutrition. She is a writer for The Athletes Parent Magazine and is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

JOANNE VILLAFLOR

MS, RDN, LD, CSSD

Ms. Villaflor is the current Performance Dietitian for Navy Command Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and was the recent U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment Sport Performance Dietitian. She was embedded supporting Special Operation Forces for three years and was faculty at the University of Texas. She is an active member of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) and the Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES). Ms. Villaflor’s 15 years of experience as a dietitian comes with an educational background consisting of a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and in Adult Weight Management, Cooper Fitness Specialist, TRX and SPINNING program certified. Her recent achievements include the completion of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) diploma in Sports Nutrition from Switzerland and her Level 2 certification as an anthropometrist with the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK).

JOANNE VILLAFLOR

MS, RDN, LD, CSSD

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Ms. Villaflor is the current Performance Dietitian for Navy Command Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and was the recent U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment Sport Performance Dietitian. She was embedded supporting Special Operation Forces for three years and was faculty at the University of Texas. She is an active member of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) and the Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES). Ms. Villaflor’s 15 years of experience as a dietitian comes with an educational background consisting of a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and in Adult Weight Management, Cooper Fitness Specialist, TRX and SPINNING program certified. Her recent achievements include the completion of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) diploma in Sports Nutrition from Switzerland and her Level 2 certification as an anthropometrist with the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK).

Ryan Turner

RD, CSSD, CDN

Ryan provides personalized nutrition coaching to a diverse range of athletes focusing on each individuals performance goals. As one of only a few Certified Specialists in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) in the NYC area, Ryan provides coaching for many professional and collegiate athletes looking to optimize performance, recover from injury, or past athletes transitioning into a new lifestyle. He serves as the sports dietitian for NYU athletics’ varsity teams. Ryan has been grateful for the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience through round table discussions at the United Nations, Facebook, and many other institutions around the city.

Ryan Turner

RD, CSSD, CDN
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Ryan provides personalized nutrition coaching to a diverse range of athletes focusing on each individuals performance goals. As one of only a few Certified Specialists in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) in the NYC area, Ryan provides coaching for many professional and collegiate athletes looking to optimize performance, recover from injury, or past athletes transitioning into a new lifestyle. He serves as the sports dietitian for NYU athletics’ varsity teams. Ryan has been grateful for the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience through round table discussions at the United Nations, Facebook, and many other institutions around the city.

KELLY AHEARN

 MS, RDN, CDN

Kelly is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a specialty in sports nutrition and genetics. She received her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science/Physiology from the University of Southern Maine and her Masters in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics from New York University. She has coached numerous athletes around the world by preparing weekly nutrition plans to meet their training goals. Kelly is the founder of Indigenous Nutritionist® and Pilates Apprentice at Pure Pilates in Dubai, UAE.

KELLY AHEARN

 MS, RDN, CDN
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Kelly is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a specialty in sports nutrition and genetics. She received her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science/Physiology from the University of Southern Maine and her Masters in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics from New York University. She has coached numerous athletes around the world by preparing weekly nutrition plans to meet their training goals. Kelly is the founder of Indigenous Nutritionist® and Pilates Apprentice at Pure Pilates in Dubai, UAE.