Work experience

Work experience
1999 - Present

Dietetic Internship Director

University of Maryland College Park

Responsible for development, implementation and ongoing management including financial accounting of a dietetic internship with information technology concentration utilizing multiple facilities for supervised practice experience.  Awarded multiple grants.  Selected for multiple publications.  Received 2011 Staff Excellence award from University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for cumulative efforts over 10 years.

2008 - 2012

Consultant Dietitian, part-time

Sodexo Long Term Care

Responsible for 35-bed skilled and long term care unit in a Continuing Care Community as well as consultation with Assisted Living and Independent residents regarding diet and food service. Complete monthly and quarterly quality assurance activities for Dining Services.

2001 - 2008

Consultant Dietitian, part-time

Morrison Health Care

Responsible for direct clinical care and/or interim management coverage in a long term care facilities or acute care hospitals

1999 - 2001

Clinical Dietitian

Manor Care

Responsible for all clinical care for 120 skilled and long term care residents in Manor Care Ruxton Nursing Home

1998 - 1999

Clinical Dietitian

Continuum Care at Sykesville

Responsible for clinical care and overall management of food service in 140 bed long term care facility. Developed and implemented food service department improvement program including computerization, new equipment acquisition, on-the-job staff training and creative recruitment.

1995 - 1998

AP4/ Dietetic Internship Director


Responsible for management of the Baltimore-Washington AP4 dietetic internship in multiple facilities.

Provided food service supervisory and clinical staff relief; implemented customer service program.

1984 - 1993

Chief Dietitian, Oncology

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Chief Dietitian, Oncology Nutrition Service, 1986-1993

Responsible for all food service and clinical operations in a 70-bed satellite hospital unit.

  • Trained, developed and managed sixteen professional and hourly employees.
  • Controlled a $500,000 budget always achieving budgetary goals

Acting Chief, Oncology Nutrition Service, 1985

Clinical Dietitian, Oncology Nutrition Service, 1984

1982 - 1984

Instructor, Medical Dietetics

Ohio State University School of Allied Health

Responsible for teaching advanced junior and senior year courses to students enrolled in coordinated undergraduate dietitian training program.  Research activities focused on body composition changes.

1976 - 1981

Oncology Dietitian

University of Chicago Hospitals

Oncology Dietitian Specialist, Surgery Department, 1978-1982

Responsible for providing all aspects of nutrition management to lung and esophageal cancer patients.  Wrote a industry funded grant and completed a lung cancer nutrition project; multiple publications resulted.

Clinical Dietitian, Nutrition Department, 1976-1977


1980 - 1982


University of Chicago
1971 - 1975


Penn State University

Summary of Qualifications

  • Educational Training Expertise in Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate Dietetic Training/Internship Programs
  • Diversified background in program development, research and patient care
  • Capabilities include public speaking, writing, teaching, planning, and assessment
  • Effective leader, facilitator, and problem solver
  • Clinical skills plus extensive experience in oncology nutrition

Professional Accomplishments

  • Selected by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to serve a three-year (2010-13) term on ADA Nutrition Informatics Committee. Committee assigned to develop training and guidelines to move the dietetics profession into electronic health records by 2014.
  • Selected by USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion for Expert Reviewers Panel as technology member assigned to systematically review dietary intake research in children (2010-2011).
  • Multiple practice-based technology abstracts accepted each year for presentation and subsequent publication at the annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association.
  • Selected by the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for Staff Award for Excellence in May, 2011.

Awards and Professional Service

Martha F. Trulson Scholarship (1981): The American Dietetic Association. 

Herbert and Lillian Powell Fellowship (1981): The University of Chicago. 

Clinical Dietetics Division Chair (1986-1988), The Maryland Dietetic Association

State Legislative Committee Chair (1989-1998), The Maryland Dietetic Association

MDA PAC chair (2008-present): The Maryland Dietetic Association.

Member: Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice (2000-2004), appointed by the Governor.

Maryland Medicaid Committee member (1995-1996): The State of Maryland.

2011 Staff Excellence Award: University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


1976 - Present

American Dietetic Association

Commission on Dietetic Registration
1986 - Present

Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist

Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice
2006 - Present

Licensed Dietitian

DC Board of Dietetic Practice