Work History

Work History
Dec 2007 - Present

Consulting Nutrition Analyst

Food IQ
  • Creation of nutrition labels and analysis for recipes developed using ESHA Genesis R&D
  • Provide nutrition expertise to culinary team for recipe development
  • Assist in maintaining nutritional product database
Jun 2011 - Aug 2014

Chronic Disease Health Coach

Nurtur Health, Inc
  • Managed 200+ Medicaid members; Providing evidence-based telephonic diabetes and chronic disease management education, including determination of clinical risk and readiness to change
  • Active in health metrics and outcome improvement efforts
  • Lead pilot program for obesity efforts for State of Indiana Medicaid population
  • Partnered with case managers, benefit analysts, and medical providers to improve members’ health
  • Assist in corporate employee wellness onsite biometric screening and wellness events
  • Use of motivational interviewing to promote behavior change, setting goals and care plans
  • Partnered with health plans to attain HEDIS measures and improve clinical and quality outcomes; NCQA accredited
  • Worked remotely from home office
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Graduate Administrative Public Health Intern

Taney County Health Department
  • Designed and conducted original program evaluation of family planning clinic program to illuminate effectiveness, efficiency and impact of program; presented to key stakeholders
  • Participated in multiple community coalitions and community health plan design and reporting and department management activities
  • Designed scorecard for Community Health Improvement Coalition to use in data gathering for PHAB accreditation reporting
  • Directly participated in quality improvement process and data collection across agency departments
Jul 2010 - Oct 2011

Pediatric Nutrition Consultant

PEDS, Inc.
  • Coordinated and conducted in-home nutrition assessments and ongoing intervention for First Steps, a State funded early-intervention program for physically and/or developmentally delayed children
  • All duties performed independently, partnering with case managers and allied health providers; managed case load of 14 families for bi-weekly or monthly interventions
  • Managed regional territory
Jul 2008 - Jul 2010

FQHC Community Health Educator

Jordan Valley Community Health Center
  • Actively taught group & individual health education classes to patients, employees & community groups
  • Program Manager for CDC heart and stroke prevention program, WISEWOMAN
  • Designed and implemented community programs and employee wellness program
  • Composed weekly wellness newsletters, monthly and quarterly newsletters
  • Involved in departmental grant writing and reporting
  • Federally Qualified Health Center; Primary population served uninsured and underinsured
Feb 2006 - Jul 2008

Assistant Manager

Hogan Land Title Company
  • Supervisory responsibilities when manager not present
  • Conducted real-estate/legal research
  • Working knowledge of real-estate law, extreme multi-tasking and attention to detail in a very fast paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Member of the public relations team, actively involved in company promotion and community events
Aug 2004 - Feb 2006

Clinical Dietitian

Cox Health Systems
  • Performing nutritional assessments, created nutrition care plans and communicated with the health care team to improve/protect the nutritional status of patients
  • Actively educated patients specific to clinical health needs
  • Dietitian for out-patient counseling for high-risk gestational diabetes and cardiac rehab patients
Aug 2005 - Dec 2005

Nutrition Instructor

Ozarks Technical Community College 
  • Actively taught an introductory nutrition class for the Culinary Arts department
  • Responsible for choosing new text, writing full curriculum, and instructing students on the relationship between nutrition and culinary art

Education

Education
2014

Master of Public Health

Missouri State University

Public Health

2003

Bachelor of Science

Missouri State University

Dietetics

Skills

Skills

Interpersonal

Ability to establish positive rapport across teams and with multiple personalities.

Leadership

Ability to create inclusive environment, motivating team members to strive for a common vision and goal through engagement, empathy, and progress.

Concept to Practice

Ability to develop and research concepts, practice models, and evidence-based recommendations and apply them within an organizational culture and targeted to the appropriate audience.

Computer

  • SPSS
  • Epi Info
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook
  • Major national health data sources: BRFSS, CDC Wonder, PRAMS, American Community Survey (ACS), National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS), NHANES
  • CCMS, TruCare, NextGen

Certifications

Certifications
Nov 2004 - Present

Registered Dietitian

Commission on Dietetic Registration
Dec 2004 - Present

Licensed Dietitian

Missouri State Committee of Dietitians
Jun 2010 - Present

Certified Diabetes Educator

National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators
Jun 2009 - Present

Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management

Commission on Dietetic Registration

Professional Development

  • Missouri Public Health Conference, Missouri Association of Public Health, September 2014
  • Health Impact Assessment Training, Human Impact Partners, June 2014
  • Performance Management/CQI Training LPHAs, Journey to Improvement, July 2014
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, CITI Human Research Program Completion, 2014
  • Poverty Competency Training, Nurtur, 2013, 2014
  • Certified Diabetes Educator, 2010
  • Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management, 2009
  • Post-Baccalaureate Dietetic Internship, University of OK Health Sciences Center, 2004
  • Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2004
  • Licensed Dietitian, State of Missouri