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Knowledge/Skills

  • Effective communication in both written and verbal form 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish working relationships with multidisciplinary team
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Ability to solve problems, generate ideas, think creatively, organize multiple tasks, establish priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Proficient fundraising skills
  • Competence with word processing and presentation software
  • Cultural sensitivity with an appreciation for diversity

Professional Experience

Jul 2016Present

Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Nutrition Educator

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
  • Create curriculum for this short-term diabetes management and prevention program for Black/African-Americans
  • Facilitate nutrition education workshops that focus on general diabetes education, diabetes meal planning, experiential nutrition activities, goal setting techniques, maintaining health behavior change, and more
  • Collaborate with the program coordinator and other health care and fitness professionals to deliver engaging and effective dietary/lifestyle interventions
Jan 2016Present

Registered Dietitian

Rutgers University
  • Assess the nutritional status of people living with HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases
  • Develop appropriate, individualized medical nutrition therapy interventions
  • Conduct 1:1 nutrition counseling sessions
  • Work with administative/management staff to implement validated nutrition screening tools to generate appropriate interdepartmental medical nutrition therapy/nutritional services referrals
  • Assist with fundraising and social media campaigns to support patient activities and increase the reach of the Infectious Disease Practice
  • Coordinate projects which address food insecurity experienced by patients, i.e. Thanksgiving Food Bag Project
  • Refer patients to community emergency food resources as necessary
  • Collaborate with IT staff to update nutrition assessment and counseling documentation tools in medical record system
Oct 2012Present

Founder

Black Adventuristas
  • Founded this organization whose mission is to provide a safe space of acceptance and support that fosters the spirit of adventure in Black women
  • Refine and articulate the organization's vision to support the well-being of Black women
  • Direct the design, delivery, and quality of programs and services
  • Coordinate various adventure activities for community members
  • Oversee the content, production and distribution of all marketing materials
  • Develop strategies to maximize social media potential and reach
  • Identify action steps to ensure financial growth and viability of the organization
  • Collaborate with other organizations, potential partners, and sponsors 
Jun 2011Jul 2013

Registered Dietitian

Village Care
  • Completed nutrition assessments for people living with HIV/AIDS at this AIDS Day Treatment Program
  • Conducted individual nutrition counseling sessions, assisting clients in reaching their nutritional goals
  • Collaborated with the interdisciplinary team to create appropriate treatment plans for all clients
  • Facilitated nutrition education groups that focused on nutrition & disease, changing nutrition and health behaviors, the health at every size model, and preparing healthy foods that are budget friendly
  • Created and modified the curriculum for all nutrition education groups
  • Coordinated with foodservice staff in developing healthier menus for the day treatment program
Apr 2010May 2011

Registered Dietitian

CAMBA
  • Completed individual nutrition assessments for HIV positive men and women who are engaged in the Living Independently Through Education and Support program
  • Developed, monitored, and evaluated clients' service plans
  • Facilitated nutrition workshops which focus on HIV & nutrition, healthy eating on a budget, managing food stamps when grocery shopping, and weight management
  • Conducted a healthy eating workshop in coordination with the program's cook, demonstrating healthy recipes and discussing various nutrition-related health topics
  • Lead grocery shopping trips assisting clients in making healthy choices on a $25 food voucher budget
  • Completed monthly reports detailing nutrition services
Jul 2008Mar 2010

Registered Dietitian/Case Manager

Housing Works, Inc.
  • Completed nutrition assessments for women, men, and LGBTQ living with HIV/AIDS
  • Worked with the interdisciplinary team to create, monitor, and evaluate comprehensive care plans
  • Designed curriculum and lead group nutrition education and counseling sessions
  • Conducted nutrition education/cooking workshops for children & adolescents as a part of the family grant programming
  • Supervised dietetics interns and nutrition volunteers
  • Worked in coordination with the foodservice staff to ensure healthfulness of meals provided
  • Coordinated the overall interdisciplinary plan of care for a case load of clients
  • Engaged in HIV/AIDS advocacy events which focused on an array of pressing local, state, national and international AIDS issues
Jan 2006May 2007

Dietetic Internship

Howard University

Information regarding the dietetic internship can be provided upon request.

Education

Aug 2003May 2007

Bachelor of Science

Howard University

Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics Emphasis)

Registration & Licensure

Awards & Certificates

  • Current Research in Maternal HIV Care
  • Peer Coaching -- Helping Colleagues with Opportunities and Challenges
  • Update on HIV Antiretroviral Therapy
  • What is Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy?  A Discussion of Core Concepts and Applications
  • Mildred S. Bunton Award for Distinguished Practice in Dietetics
  • Performance Award in Dietetics for demonstration of the competence, knowledge, and practice of an entry-level dietitian

Volunteer Experience

Sante Haiti, New York, NY                                                                             Jul 12 - Present

  • Assist with fundraising efforts to support the organization's mission, "Sante Pou Tout Moun (Health for All)."
  • Prepare for the organization's upcoming annual medical missions to Haiti
  • Provide nutrition consultations for people with hypertension, diabetes, and anemia, as well as pregnant women and growing children
  • Test and interpret blood glucose readings in order to provide individualized nutrition therapy for diabetics
  • Conduct nutrition workshops focusing on disease management and general health and wellness