Dedicated Certified Nutritionist
A versatile and dedicated certified nutritionist who has personally counseled more than 23,000 patients comprised of seniors, adults, adolescents and children for diabetes management, weight loss and good nutrition for a leading non-profit hospital, a for-profit health clinic and a public healthcare organization.
Expertise includes outstanding skills in nutrition counseling, patient and medical staff relations, program development, hiring and training nutritional staff, office management, grant writing, data entry, writing and publishing articles and brochures, and responding to patient nutritional inquires.
Huntington Memorial Hospital, Community Outreach Department, Pasadena, California 2004-2013
Health Program Coordinator, HELP (Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program)
Provided nutritional and dietary counseling to more than 9,900 patients over nine years for a non-profit, acute-care hospital with 400 beds.
Provided curriculum development funded by Uni Health Foundation, Watts Healthcare Corporation and the Good Hope Medical Foundation, as part of a three-hospital program to educate people about the importance of nutrition.
Served as the “go to” person for any nutrition questions from the department’ staff.
Assisted the Manager in hiring and training new staff members.
Presented a “How to Eat Better” program to 360 children.
Taught a “How to Better Control Diabetes through Nutrition” program to 960 outpatients.
Instructed an adult class to more than 360 people on “How to Prevent Heart Disease through a Better Lifestyle.”
Completed ten community nutrition presentations annually to schools, YMCA, religious organizations, companies and senior centers.
Mentored 20 patients in groups twice a month over seven years for adult weight loss and diabetes support.
Responded to phone inquiries about health and nutrition issues.
Wrote specific nutritional brochures and flyers for the department’s adult and non-adult participants.
Wrote and published three different brochures to market the hospital’s nutrition programs to the community.
Entered demographic patient information, including names, addresses, phones, clinical measurements and nutrition histories, into the National Health Foundation’s database.
Contributed nutritional program information for the hospital’s grant proposals department.
Supervised three health educators who taught group classes on nutritional subjects.
For eight years, wrote and published quarterly newsletters about nutrition.
Participated in a variety of health fairs, representing the hospital’s community outreach programs.
Watts Healthcare Corporation, Los Angeles, California 2002-2004
Consulted with 50 patients per week concerning medical nutritional therapy for a Medicare/MediCal clinic.
- Taught 24 diabetes group classes on how to manage blood sugar through nutrition.
Department of Public Health & Social Services, Tiyan, Guam 2001-2002
Conducted 400 nutritional consultations for the island’s only public health services agency.
- Developed and published nutritional brochures for the agency as well as articles for the Pacific Daily News newspaper.
Los Angeles County ValleyCare Clinics, Van Nuys, California 1998-2001
Conducted 6,600 nutrition consultations for three Los Angeles County clinics located in Van Nuys, San Fernando and Tujunga.
California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Master of Science, Nutritional Science (Coordinated Dietetics Program), 2000
University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam
Bachelor of Arts, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Emphasis in Exercise Science and Wellness, 1995
Certified Diabetes Educator, National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, #2081-0028, 2008
Certificate of Training and Weight Management for Childhood and Adolescents, Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2006
Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration, #860057, 1998
MS Word, Publisher, Windows 7, Excel, Outlook
Languages: English and Conversational Spanish