Elizabeth Brandon

Elizabeth Brandon

Research Advisory Board Member

My name is Liz Brandon and I live in Jackson, Mississippi with my husband, our two dogs, and three cats. I’m a Biology teacher at Belhaven University. I earned a Bachelors from Delta State University and a Doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for three years. The thing I love about teaching Biology is watching students get to the point where they learn to teach themselves and become independent researchers. I like to help students assess their strengths and talents and develop a vision for what they want their professional lives to be like. I also like gardening, reading, swimming, biking, and hiking.

Suzanne McDonough

Suzanne McDonough

Research Advisory Board Member

Suzanne McDonough, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Kinesiology at Mississippi College. She received her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion from the University of Mississippi, MS in Exercise Physiology, Mississippi State University, and a BBA in Business Administration from Millsaps College. She is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer™ and has completed the training Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute’s Cancer Exercise Specialist™. Dr. McDonough assesses the fitness level of cancer patients and prescribes appropriate exercise training plans to reduce cancer-related cachexia, minimize fatigue and improve the quality of life indices.

 

Lisa Lycette

Lisa Lycette

Research Advisory Board Member

Lisa Lycette has been a member of the nursing faculty at the Mississippi College School of Nursing since 2012. She taught in the department of nursing at Hinds Community College for one year prior to teaching at Mississippi College. In 2010, Lisa received her Master of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her Bachelor of Science in Nursing is from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Lisa is currently a candidate in the PhD program at the William Carey University School of Nursing. Lisa has been a Registered Nurse since 1981 and has practiced nursing in hospitals in Arizona, Michigan, and Mississippi. Her experience includes medical nursing, as well as maternal and neonatal nursing in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Lisa is certified for inpatient obstetrical care through the National Certification Corporation. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses.

Caryn Hartglass

Caryn Hartglass

Research Advisory Board Member

Caryn Hartglass holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University. She obtained the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and the Food Protection Certificate from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Caryn is passionate about helping people understand the effects of food choices on health and environment. She is the co-founder of the nonprofit organization Responsible Eating And Living (REAL) which delivers easy to use, factual information and services, providing inspiration to take responsibility to nourish, protect and support ourselves, our families and the Earth with whole, plant-based foods and planet-friendly products. Caryn is the co-director of several online nutrition course programs at the Food Revolution Network with Ocean and John Robbins and editor of the Food Revolution Family Cookbook. Prior to REAL, Caryn was the Executive Director of EarthSave International.

An ovarian cancer survivor, Caryn combines science with practical knowledge from real life experiences lecturing around the world about the powerful, healing benefits of a plant-based diet, juicing and meditation. Caryn is a contributor to 25 Women Who Survived Cancer: Notable Women Share Inspiring Stories of Hope, published by Sellers Publishing (September 2016). Other contributors include Robin Roberts, Fran Drescher, Patti LuPone, Alice Hoffman, Sylvia McNair, Barbara Padilla, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Liz Lange.

She has appeared on Dr. Oz, Geraldo At Large, 20-20 and CNN, and currently hosts the weekly It’s All About Food show on the Progressive Radio Network.

Prior to her work in plant-based nutrition, health and wellness, Caryn worked as an engineer in the semiconductor industry for 20 years.

Caryn is a classically trained singer and performs in opera and musicals in the United States and abroad. She has won two international voice competitions (France, South Africa).

Caryn lives with her partner Gary De Mattei who is the co-founder of Responsible Eating And Living. Together they created Hartglass & De Mattei, The Swingin’ Gourmets, the first vegan cabaret musical.  They are the producers of the documentary, The Lone Vegan Preaching to the Fire, which tells the story of Caryn being invited to speak to 250 cattle producers about animal agriculture’s impact on climate change.