Interest

Family, Nutrition, Health, Wellness, Cooking, Travel, Music, Bicycling, Walking, Reading, Writing, Learning

Objective

My goal is to positively impact every program I work with.  As a community health educator, it is my responsibility to stay on the cutting edge of the healthcare field, which I accomplish by taking CE classes, becoming an active member of organizations and attending national health conferences.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

President

The Health Magnet

Focus on health, wellness, prevention and disease management for individuals, families, groups and corporations.  Effective health coach and skilled resource and referral guide.  Help clients make gradual, lifelong changes that enable them to reach current and future health goals. Run wellness retreats in Huntington Beach.

2011 - Present

Branch Leader

Gluten Intolerance Group of NA

Provide resources for the local gluten free community including individuals, corporations and manufacturers. Individual phone counseling, design local programming and run support and educational meetings to best serve our group. Ran the local Chef-to-Plate restaurant educational program.

2013 - Present

Founding Partner

Coastal Corporate Wellness Consultants

Part of a dynamic group of health coaches whose primary goal is to help employers create a better work environment, improve employee productivity, improve morale, reduce absenteeism and create a corporate culture of health and well being while reducing overall health costs and closely monitoring the ROI. Our proprietary Healthy Business Traveler program brings wellness to your employees, no matter where in the world they are.

2011 - 2013

Founding Partner

Southern California Health Coaches

A group of health coaches, working cooperatively, for the benefit of our corporate clients.  We implemented effective comprehensive wellness programs in corporations.

2010 - 2012

Account Executive

People Growers of America

Partnered with corporations to positively impact the health of their employees by running Health Expos, Lunch N Learns and other educational programs.  Implemented biometric screenings and health risk assessments to best help each corporation assess the health needs of their employees. Networked with health care practitioners and innovative health product manufacturers to put the best services and products in front of employees. Worked with practitioners in their offices to teach them how to effectively  market to and service the corporations.

2009 - 2010

Account Executive

San Francisco Bay Area Pet Guide

Responsible for locating and evaluating the best pet products and services to promote in the Bay Area.  Primary concentration was in the area of pet health. Located areas for distribution of the educational materials and programs.

2003 - 2004

Coordinator Mental Health Players, Jr.

Mental Health Association of New Jersey

An interactive improv troupe that presented mental health issues (bullying, drug & alcohol abuse, etc.) and solicited solutions from the audience. Successfully created, coordinated, interviewed and led the youth division which was determined to have a greater impact when dealing with schools, youth groups and youth troupes.

1988 - 2003

President

LRS Consulting

Established independent software consulting firm.  Involved in all aspects of the sales, installation and marketing of software designed for long term health care clients. Assessed the client needs to be sure we sold in and implemented the best possible solutions. Selected as a charter user of IBM Storyboard, the precursor to Powerpoint which positively impacted our sales and marketing strategies. Certified as a Woman's Business Enterprise.

1981 - 1987

Regional Manager

AIMS

Installed and sold IBM/AIMS mini computer software solutions to a variety of long-term health care providers. Effectively created training tools that helped even the most resistant users learn the computer system. Represented the New York based company at trade shows, IBM meetings, and government (Medicare/Medical) policy meetings nationwide.

Education

Education
1977 - 1981

BS

University of Massachusetts

Community Health Education Concentration

Certification, Peer Sexuality Educator

Assistant Peer Drug & Alcohol Educator

Certifications

Certifications
2010 - Present

Corporate Wellness & Healthcare Reform

The Corporate Health and Wellness Association
2010 - Present

Diabetes Conversation Mapping

Healthy Interactions
2010 - Present

Health Coach

Institute for Integrative Nutrition
1998 - Present

CHt, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist

The Institute of Hypnotherapy
2000 - Present

Interactive Guided Imagery

Academy for Guided Imagery
2012 - Present

Health Coach

Transition Lifestyle Management