1991 – 2010
Bridgeport, Waterbury and Hartford, CT
Responsibilities: determining medical and nutritional eligibility and providing nutrition education and counseling to WIC participants. As a CPA (competent professional authority), as defined by WIC federal and state regulations, I assess and document dietary habits and nutritional risk of WIC participants and prescribe appropriate food packages. In addition, I supervise and provide paraprofessional nutrition education training to nutrition aides, volunteers and student interns working in the nutrition unit at the main office and at outreach sites.
WIC Program, Bridgeport, CT
1998 – 2008
Responsibilities: developed curriculum and conducted breastfeeding group educational sessions for expectant mothers to promote breastfeeding, provided individual counseling and support to promote successful breastfeeding outcomes, coordinated promotional
events to encourage breastfeeding with other medical providers and the Bridgeport chapter of La Leche League, and served as (1) liaison to Bridgeport Hospital and St Vincent's Medical Center regarding breastfeeding issues and community events and (2) representative of Bridgeport WIC on the statewide breastfeeding committee.
Acting Program Nutritionist
WIC Program, Bridgeport, CT
2006 – 2006
Responsibilities: assumed program nutritionist duties, including in-state and out-of-state transfers, ordering, dispensing and managing special formula prescriptions, and supervising nutrition staff. These duties were in addition to regular nutritionist duties.
Senior Nutrition Aide
Hartford WIC Program, Hartford, CT
1991 – 1991
Responsibilities: providing nutrition education and counseling to WIC participants in accordance with state and federal WIC policy, reviewing and certifying eligible participants, completing diet histories, reviewing medical records, inputting demographic and medical data into SWIS system and assisting nutritionist in efficiently processing clients.
Food & Beverage Manager
Faber Chain of Restaurants, Chicago, IL
1986 – 1990
Responsibilities: planned, budgeted and managed food purchasing and production and enforced quality food safety procedures in accordance with local and state safe food handling regulations.
North Vigo County High School, Terre Haute, IN
1984 – 1986
Responsibilities: analyzed menu planning and incorporated principles of the effect nutrients have on body and mind in designing dietary plans promoting balanced diets in accordance to the food pyramid as developed by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
Stardust Hotel, Mishawaka, IN
1983 – 1984
Responsibilities: successfully planned and managed internal operations, including housekeeping, personnel, front desk management and food production and service to provide exceptional high quality customer service.
1980 – 1981
Terra Haute, Indiana
Responsibilities: managed cafeteria and kitchen staff and monitored appropriate food distribution to ensure compliance with individual meal plans for patients.