PROFESSIONAL WORK HISTORY
Health Choice Consultants ?????? 1992-Present
(Formerly Health Choice Nutritional Consultants)
Provide nutrition expertise in corporate/pharmaceutical, Clinical, Outpatient and Community settings. Includes communicating with the public through phone and printed media; editing with application of clinical nutrition skills and knowledge.
Clinical Dietitian???????? 1992 – 2000
Provided medical nutrition therapy in acute care and ambulatory care settings. Patient evaluation and interventions including chart review, clinical recommendations and nutritional counseling.
Medical School: Saint Matthew’s University School of Medicine (Allopathic), Grand 2001-2006
Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Hackensack, NJ ? 1999-2001
Nutrition Coordinator/Assistant to the Director ???????
Directed three staff members who were responsible for site visits and patient interaction. Developed menus, programs and communications for Meals on Wheels and Senior Centers in Bergen County, ensuring appropriate delivery of food, adequate nutrition and nutritionally sound education for the geriatric population.
Researched and developed the BID contract for food service vendor.
Everest Health Care [EHC]/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY ? 1998-1999
Provided medical nutrition therapy and counseling for outpatient hemodialysis patients. Evaluated renal laboratory values monthly and provided dietary and supplement guidance based on these results. Recommended IDPN (Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition) as required and advocated for insurance reimbursement on behalf of the patient.
Hoffman La-Roche, Call Center Clinical Support Dietitian
Marketing support for Xenical, a pharmaceutical non-systemic, weight loss product. Call center manned by RN's, when consumer questions needed more specific answers, advanced to me. Assisted in review of marketing materials as it related to food choices and weight loss.
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of New York??? 1997-1998
Responsible for elderly outpatients that MD or RN deemed necessary to be evaluated and followed-up for nutrition intervention and counseling, in the Bronx borough of NY. Provided nutrition evaluation, counseling and recommendation for supplementation as necessary. Team focus on health care of this patient population.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,MN Executive Studies Program, MPH
Columbia Fawcett Memorial, Port Charlotte, FL???? 1995-1997
Chief Clinical Nutritionist - Marriott Management Systems
Supervised and managed 5 clinical dietitians at– a 220-bed, acute care and 30 bed SNICU -community hospital. [SNIU – step down from acute care]. Responsibilities included scheduling and employee work-hour submission for bi-weekly paychecks, chart review, continuing education of RD’s in Nutrition Support, etc., and quarterly training with Marriott Management Systems.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center [SJMC], Patterson, NJ 1994-1995
Outpatient Renal Dialysis Center associated with Montefiore Medical Center
Evaluated renal laboratory values monthly and provided dietary and supplement guidance based on these results. Recommended IDPN (Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition) as required and advocated for insurance reimbursement on behalf of the patients necessary in the satellite dialysis center located in Wayne, N.J.
Morristown Memorial Hospital [MMH], Morristown, NJ?? 1992-1994
Provided patient evaluation and interventions including chart review, clinical recommendations and nutritional counseling .for cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology and orthopedic inpatients. Developed and presented nutrition classes for patients and their families.
University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ Dietetics Internship
Credential in Clinical Dietetics 1991-1992
University of California, Davis, CA BS Community Nutrition 1982
University of California Department of Nutrition??? 1978-1979
Lab assistant in Dr. Judith Stern's laboratory. Research on dark adipose tissue in rats, as it relates to obesity.
Doctor of Medicine, Saint Matthew’s University School of (Allopathic) Medicine, Grand Cayman Island, 12/2006
Masters in Public Health, Administration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 8/1996
Dietetics Credential, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ, 8/1992
Bachelor of Science, Community Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California, 8/1982