ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS: post rehab, pain management, arthritis, athletic training.
HUMAN PERFORMANCE: body composition, endurance, strength, focus Assess nutritional needs; develop, implement and manage care plans to outpatients with various complex acute and chronic illnesses.
Independently and accurately obtain and document a problem-oriented health and nutrition history with emphasis based on nutrition status/risk and medical history.
Create individualized plan for medical nutrition therapy in accordance with the client's medical program goals and beneficial outcomes.
Order and interpret relevant laboratory tests.
Develop and revise patient education materials.
Developed and presented seminars on Oncology Nutrition (Walter Reed Hospital 2014) and Impact of
Nutrition on Mood and Brain (Fort Belvoir Community Hospital 2015).
Perform fitness assessment and programming for network bariatric patients.
01/2010 to 01/2013
Dietitian/Health EducatorEVERCARE HOSPICE &PALLIATIVE CARE – Reston, VA
Provided nutrition assessments and support for patients in home, nursing homes or assisted care facilities.
Calculated nutritional requirements; provided support for supplement use (including enteral/parenteral feeding) and identified drug/nutrient interactions and necessary diet restrictions.
Developed and presented in-services to staff, nurses and all medical providers in hospital, long-term care and rehabilitation facilities.
Served as a consultant to dietitians for hospice and palliative care.
Assisted with exercise rehabilitation.
Developed and presented in-services and workshops on end of life nutrition, aging and digestion,
nutrition and brain health, stress management, fall prevention in Parkinson's Disease, dysphasia,
wound healing, and nutrition in pain and inflammation to medical staff and residents.
Researched and provided options for new nutritional supplements for patients.
01/1991 to 01/1993
Dietitian/Fitness DirectorTOTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS, Falls Church – Fairfax, VA
01/2010 to 01/2013
Supervised development and administration of fitness protocols and testing procedures, including anthropometrics for entire staff.
Oversaw programs for individuals with special needs such as pre-natal, cerebral palsy and professional athletes.
Taught weight management and group exercise classes (yoga, step and water aerobics) in private, public and corporate settings.
Facilitated eating disorder support groups for teenagers.
Co-authored articles for journals.
Incorporated wellness coaching as a tool.
Presented five seminars on healthy retirement to government employees (2011-12).
Scripted and co-starred in Healthy Habits Exercise show, Fairfax, VA cable channel 38 (1990-91).
Taught undergraduate nutrition and fitness class, George Washington University.
01/2006 to 01/2007
Dietitian (Inpatient/Outpatient), DOMINION HOSPITAL – Falls Church, VA
Sole dietitian in psychology hospital setting.
Coordinated nutritional care with other mental health care providers and clients' families.
Participated in patient care rounds and interdisciplinary teams.
Re-established nutrition component of eating disorder program and support groups for all patients.
Created and facilitated nutrition and wellness classes for children, adolescent and adults.
01/2002 to 01/2008
Health Educator/Dietitian, MEDMARK INC. /MOLINA HEALTH CARE – Fairfax, VA
Assessed and educated patients with ethnically and socio-economically diverse backgrounds.
Provided wellness support to medical providers.
Areas of focus were diabetes, cholesterol, renal, neurology and gastro-intestinal nutritional management.
Developed culturally relevant educational material.
Regularly provided nutrition in-services to staff on current trends.
Collaborated with physicians and other health care providers regarding patient management relative to nutritional needs and status, and when necessary, referred patients and families to other health care personnel as appropriate and to outside agencies and resources.
Position required fluency in Spanish.
Consulted with Elizabeth Edwards to provide support for her recommendations for implementation of
more healthful school lunches (2005).
Contributed statistics and commentary to Fairfax newspaper article on obesity in adolescents (2004).
01/1997 to 01/2001
VP Health Systems, NOREN CORPORATION – Arlington, VA
Supervised US and Istanbul offices for the research, formulation and purchase of health, nutrition and medical products for exportation to Europe and Asia.
Spearheaded team effort to legally register 100 health and cosmetic products for sale in Turkey.
Prepared executive summaries on health and marketing issues and trends.
Created digital video for marketing.
Awarded Outstanding Senior Executive for contributions to research and sales (2000).
Managed staff of 22 in Istanbul, Turkey, office of operations and marketing.
Conceptualized and formulated private line of 40 nutritional supplements, including enzyme capsules
for digestion (2001) and 12 "liquid spray" products with liposomal technology (1999).
01/1993 to 01/1997
Fitness Director/Worksite Wellness CoordinatorGWU HEALTH PLAN – Washington, DC
Directed implementation of fitness and wellness programs for HMO and employer groups.
Devised and edited fitness, ergonomics, stress and time management protocols/materials for HMO, corporate seminars and state and local government health fairs.
Perform anthropometric measurements and physical exam, assess growth and nutritional deficiencies/status, compare to appropriate standards, and interpret findings.
Awarded Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Care Sciences.
Taught nutrition and nutrition/fitness classes for George Washington University Masters in Public
Health students and medical interns.
Performed grand rounds on obesity at George Washington University Hospital (1994, 1995 with Dr.
Arthur Frank) and stress management (1996).
Researched and wrote manual on ergonomics and presented seminar on the implications with respect
to work productivity.
Saved employer group $50,000 in legal and medical fees (1996).
01/1995 to 01/2015
Nutrition/Exercise Specialist/Health Coach
Evaluation of client's fitness level and nutrition status, and design of individual programs.
Created exercise and fitness plans for clients and groups.
Worked with patients in their homes.
Mentored Dietetics students.
Created and presented workshops on Family Nutrition: Burke Racquet and Swim Club (1996 - 2015)
and Pro-Aging: Virginia Association of Activity Professionals (2011 - 2015).
Served as Wellness Coach for IBM Health Fairs (2007).
Presented Athletic Nutrition Seminar to Thomas Jefferson Institute of Science & Technology (2006).
M.S: Dietetics (Nutrition and Physiology Kent State University - Kent, OH Dietetics (Nutrition and Physiology 4.00 Thesis: A Content Analysis of Popular Bodybuilding Magazines
B.S: Geology Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH Geology