DP2 Program

DP2 is a differentiator for us. It is about being great as students, as athletes, as members of the Dartmouth community. It is a tremendous resource for our coaches and student-athletes.

Buddy Teevens ’79, Head Football Coach

Maximizes each area of performance academic, athletic, and personal.

Gives our student-athletes a competitive advantage.

Dartmouth Peak Performance is an innovative program designed to help every Big Green athlete achieve comprehensive excellence. By integrating the efforts of athletics staff, coaches, and various professionals on campus, DP2 aims to maximize each area of performance academic, athletic, and personal to give our student-athletes a competitive advantage.

The Peak Performance initiative at Dartmouth is one of the most exciting things we’ve attempted in a long time. Our objective is to provide an environment for every student-athlete to reach his or her potential, both on a personal level, an athletic level, and an academic level.

Harry Sheehy, Director of Athletics and Recreation


Drew Galbraith

Executive Director, Dartmouth Peak Performance
Sr. Associate AD for Varsity Sports

Drew Galbraith is the head of Dartmouth Peak Performance, an overarching position in which he coordinates programs designed to position Big Green student-athletes to achieve the highest levels of physical, intellectual, and personal growth. Galbraith also serves as the program administrator for the football team.

Katelyn McPherson

Assist. Athletics Director for Peak Performance

Katelyn McPherson, the Assistant AD for Peak Performance at Dartmouth, provides academic, curricular, and life skills advising to individual student-athletes and athletic teams as part of DP2. She partners with Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center, the Undergraduate Deans Office, and faculty members to develop and deliver programs with an emphasis on academic and personal development.

Ali Hart

Assist. Athletics Director for Peak Performance

Hart fills the role of Assistant Athletic Director for Peak Performance and Director of Career Connections, a professional development service for Dartmouth student-athletes. Aside from teaching the skills associated with post-graduate planning and networking, she also plays a role in DP2’s wing of sport analytics, paying attention to the measurable hard and soft skills to increase the potential for excellence across the student-athlete population. Hart graduated with a BA in English and Sociology from Williams College in 2012 and recently earned a Master’s of Education from the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership program at the University of Washington in Seattle.  

Karen Shu

DP2/Varsity Assistant

Karen Shu joined Dartmouth College as the DP2/Varsity Assistant after spending the last two years with Boston College Athletics as the Administration/Senior Woman Administrator intern. In her role at Boston College, Karen worked with the Deputy Athletic Director and Senior Associate Athletic Director in sport oversight and helped execute Student-Athlete development programming while overseeing SAAC.

A 2014 graduate of Boston College, Karen was a four-year letter winner and senior class leader on the women’s varsity rowing team. She recently completed her Master’s of Science degree in Administration and Leadership from the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College.

Shira Evans


Shira Evans, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, joined the DP2 staff in 2016 as the Sports Nutritionist. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of sport nutrition. Growing up playing sports in high school and college, she had taken personal interest in how optimal nutrition can greatly impact athletic performance and overall well-being. She has cycled across the United States twice, and had the opportunity to educate and train her co-cyclists on how to properly fuel and hydrate during endurance cycling and summer heat. She has also worked with a wide variety of individual athletes, and has provided nutritional support and education on topics such as: fueling prior, during, and after athletic competitions, hydration, bone health, supplementation/ergogenic aids, eating during the off-season, and creating individualized meal plans for daily nutritional needs.

Shira received her bachelors from Ithaca College and completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics to earn her MS and RD from Framingham State University.

Mark Hiatt

Sports Psychologist

Mark Hiatt, a clinical psychologist, serves as the sports psychology resource for DP2. With the goal of improving performance, Hiatt trains Big Green student-athletes in skills like concentration, goal setting, imagery, visualization, confidence, leadership, communication, team building and anxiety control.

Steven Spaulding

Assist. Athletics Director for Leadership

In his role as Assistant Athletics Director for Leadership, Steven Spaulding is responsible for the development and oversight of a four-year leadership model for Dartmouth student-athletes. A former Army Airborne Ranger, Spaulding’s outdoor leadership training in particular has been a valuable asset to the DP2 program.

Dr. Charles Carr

Team Physician, Director of Sports Medicine

Recently appointed the Dartmouth College Director of Sports Medicine through the College Health Service, Dr. Carr also serves as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine and the Residency Program Director at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Orthopaedics. He is an alumnus of Dartmouth, both as an undergraduate (1979) and medical school student (1981).

Michael Derosier

Football Athletic Trainer

Derosier works primarily with the Big Green football team. A certified athletic trainer, he has been a member of the staff at Dartmouth since 2007.

Caleb Crowell

Football Athletic Trainer

Caleb joined us from Ithaca College in New York, where he completed both his undergraduate and graduate work. He received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2008. He then went on to complete his Master of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Psychology in 2010. During this time he also worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for Cornell University. Professional interests include manual therapies, and has completed the Graston Technique Module 1 and Active Release Techniques for the Lower Extremity, and was passed the SFMA certification in the spring of 2014. At Dartmouth, Caleb is working with Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Tennis, and Mixed Sailing. He also assists with Football in the fall term. A native of Cape Cod, Caleb worked with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League as an athletic training student. He spends much of his free time on the Cape, helping to run a charter fishing boat during the summers. In addition to fishing, other interests include skiing and snowboarding.

Bethanie Brann

Football Athletic Trainer

Beth joins the athletic training team working as our Assistant Athletic Trainer for Football. She also covers Softball and Men’s and Women’s Squash. Beth completed her undergraduate education with a BS in Athletic Training from the University of New Hampshire in 2010. She completed her graduate work at James Madison University in 2012 with an MS in Exercise Physiology. During her time with JMU, she worked with the football and cheerleading teams, including the 2012 NCAA National Cheerleading Championship team. After graduation, she continued on at JMU as a part-time instruction for their Athletic Training Education Program before joining out staff. Beth’s professional interests include diabetes management during collegiate-level athletic participation, concussion management, and manual therapies. She has recently become certified in Active Release Techniques for the lower extremity. Beth enjoys traveling, reading, playing basketball, and spending time with family.