Terri Payne

Terri Payne


  • American Dietetic Association
  • Central Valley Dietetic Association
  • Student Dietetic Association - ADA Liaison


  • Recent experience in the field of clinical and community nutrition
  • Highly motivated, reliable and organized with a positive attitude
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Supervisory and leadership skills


Position in Clinical Dietetics

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2009 - Present

Nutritional Services Volunteer

Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Assist kitchen dietitian  in assigning used-by dates to stored refrigerator foods. 
  • Conduct inpatient menu surveys.
  • Conduct outpatient nutrition counceling surveys.
May 2008 - Aug 2009

SFSP Site Monitor

Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission

Worked both summers May to August of 2008 and 2009 in the Summer Food Service Program with 75 operating sites.  As the key link between the sponsor and site personnel I made sure that the sites operated smoothly in accordance with the USDA program guidance and requirements to ensure children received nutritious meals. 

  • Developed and maintained open communication and cooperative relationships with site supervisors and staff. 
  • Corrected site problems and gave additonal training as necessary  to include review of all site records and reconciliation of meal counts with site supervisor.
  • Relayed site problems to sponsor with corrections and recommended solutions.
  • Conducted pre-operational visits for new and problem sites.
  • Prepared reports of site visits.
  • Initiate new procedures.
  • Assumed Program Coordinator's position during last 2 weeks of program including all closing reports and site closures.
Jan 2008 - Sep 2008

Food Pantry Assistant Volunteer

Hope Lutheran Food Pantry
  • Assist in preparing food to be distributed to local community members


Aug 2007 - Present

California State University, Fresno
  • CADE Didactic Program
  • Minoring in Gerontology
Aug 2004 - May 2007

Associate in Arts

Fresno City College
  •  Emphasis on Nutrition



Leadership skills

FCEOC - Conducted personnel training.  Filled in for Program Coordinator when she was absent and assumed the operation of 150 personnel and 75 SFSP lunch sites. Held many church leadership roles in youth and womens programs. SDA club officer

Problem Solving

 FCEOC -  Assessment and resolution of problems at SFSP sites while maintaining open communication and positive relations.  Initiated program to keep track of site records. Solved disputes between site personnel.  Resolved concerns and problems with incoming phone calls from SFSP sites.

Nutrition Assessment

Used nutrition assesment skills at the campus farmers market inculding BMI, weight., height, blood pressure and 24-hour recalls.


Dec 2007 - Dec 2012

ServSafe Certification

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation