School: Boston University School of Medicine
Ph.D. Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA 2004-2008
Emphasis: Medical Nutrition Sciences
Dissertation: Dietary Choline Intake and its Relationship to Cognitive Function and Brain Morphology.
Recipient: Teaching Assistantship, Department of Medical Nutrition Sciences, 2004.
Recipient: “The Julie Fund “Award for Research on Choline and AD, 2008.
M.Ed. Framingham State College, Framingham, MA 1995-1999
Emphasis: Nutrition Education
Research: Dining Room Atmosphere in Long-term Care on Prevention of Malnutrition and Depression.
Recipient: Memorial Education Fellowship from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts, 1995.
B.S. Framingham State College, Framingham, MA 1991-1995
Emphasis: Food and Nutrition
Area of Concentration: Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Recipient: Stuart Foster Scholarship
Honors: Cum Laude.
Salmon Health and Retirement, Northbridge, MA
Director/Coordinator of Clinical Nutrition Services 2005-Present
• Develop and implement programs, education and policies for clinical nutrition care in line with the latest research, State and Federal Regulations, and Good Clinical Practices for the multidisciplinary medical team.
• Work directly with the medical teams throughout the company as the Medical Nutrition liaison between each campus, directing areas of Culture Change dining practice, menu planning; chronic disease management, and reporting on current research trends in Medical Nutrition Therapy .
• Author of company newsletter, policies and programs.
• Present various educational programs, training, and community outreach classes.
Dietitians of New England at Uxbridge Orthopedic & Sports Therapy, Uxbridge, MA
Outpatient RD Nutrition Practitioner/CDE 2009-Present
• Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetic Educator – delivering nutrition education, counseling, and lifestyle modification techniques to an adult and older adult population in an outpatient clinical setting.
• Diabetes educator working with patients at risk for developing diabetes or actively diabetic and related conditions to achieve behavior change goals to improve clinical outcomes and health status. Apply in-depth knowledge and skills in the biological and social sciences, communication, counseling, and education to provide self-management education/training.
• Communicate with the other medical providers on care and treatment approaches. Areas of practice include: Chronic disease management and prevention, diabetic teaching, weight management, food allergies and gastrointestinal disorders.
Consultant/Clinical Dietitian 1998-2006
• Implemented feeding program, hydration pass, and nutrition team meetings; set protocol for QA in nutritional care; met standards on all state surveys.
• Completed Quality Assurance Dietary Reports in Western Mass Region.
• Successfully met all State and Federal survey standards annually.
• Assisted Facilities in meeting the State and Federal Regulations.
Beth Israel-Deaconess Healthcare, Boston, MA
Outpatient Dietitian 1995-1998
• Developed and taught nutrition classes.
• Provided one-to-one counseling to morbidly obese patients.
• Monitored patients in weight study associated with appetite suppressant medications and formula diets.
Metrowest Medical Center, Natick, MA
Inpatient Clinical Dietitian 1995-1998
• Provided nutritional therapy for Coronary Care, Intensive Care Unit, Oncology, Mass- Respiratory Unit, Transition Care Unit and Braintree Rehabilitation.
• Established protocol for nutrition care plans for the Transition Care Unit and Nutrition Support.
Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
Assistant Professor, Department of Consumer Sciences
Course: Geriatric Nutrition: Diet, Functionality, and Disease 2012-Present
Graduate level course examining the changes in nutrient requirements in the geriatric population and the impact of nutrition on age-related diseases. The causes and consequences of malnutrition in older adults and possible interventions are included. Functionality, management of chronic disease, and quality of life as important outcome measures in the treatment and care of the elderly are considered in the context of the nutrition care process and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regulations.
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Adjunct Professor, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Department of Health and Physical Education
Course: Nutrition 101 2009-2010
Course examined basic concepts of nutrition with an emphasis on the role of nutrition in health and disease. Topics included the impact of diet and eating behaviors on the burden of healthcare and society, nutrients (both macro and micronutrients), diets in relation to social and economic situations, local and federal government school meal program and community nutrition issues.
Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Teaching Fellow, Graduate Medical Sciences
Course: Research Clinical & Public Policy Application Spring 2006
Assisted and taught class on principals of geriatric nutrition, and application of current research findings in a clinical setting.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS and ACTIVITIES
American Dietetic Association, Member 1995-Present
Dietetics in Health Care Communities, Member 2007-Present
MA-Dietetics in Health Care Communities, Chair 2009-Present
Massachusetts Dietetic Association Mentoring Program 2011-Present
Certified Diabetic Educator 2011-Present
Serv Safe Certified Instructor/Proctor 2011-Present
IRB BUMC Certification in Human Subject Protection 2005-2013
State of Massachusetts, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist 2003-Present
American Dietetic Association, Registered Dietitian 1995-Present
Certification Stepping up Insulin BU School of Medicine 2007
NIH Human Participant Protections for Research Certificate 2004-2011
State of Rhode Island, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist
Flexible hours including Saturday morning clinics
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans:
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Out of Network
BlueCross and/or BlueShield