This results oriented leading public health nutritionist built her career on developing sustainable programs to help people improve their health. Her experience ranges from initiating community-wide school-based peer nutrition education programs; to state-wide programming that increased fruit and vegetable consumption in Head Start Centers in Connecticut through Captain 5 A Day - to national level programming where she expanded state capacity for the National Fruit and Vegetable Program at both NCI and CDC. She brings people and programs together to get things done that have made a difference at community, state and national levels.
Doctoral course work completed:
Department of Nutritional Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
MS, Community Nutrition, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
BS, Foods and Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Certificate of Training in Child and Adolescent Weight Management, CDR of ADA Certificate of Training, Girls Circle; a program promoting Resiliency in Adolescent Girls Training, Coaching: A New Horizon; Theory, Emerging Evidence & Practice
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Director, K C & Friends, LLC, Wellness Programs for Women 2008 – Present
Initiates wellness programs for teens and adults and most recently using a team approach, initiated a mobile dental health clinic for the uninsured.
Public speaker for timely Nutrition/Public Health issues.
Garners funding to develop and implement interactive nutrition intervention programs for the Old Saybrook community.
National, regional, and state keynote/commencement speaker, group leader and media spokesperson
Testified before National and State Committees on revisions for food labeling regulations and ending childhood hunger.
American Dietetic Association, Child and Adolescent Weight Management Certificate Program, Moderator, 2005 - 2011.
Connecticut Certified Dietitian and Nutritionist: certification #000070
Past President, Delegate, Executive Board Member
Commission on Dietetic Registration #R475159, Past Chair
American Dietetic Association, member
Past Board of Directors, House Leadership Team, Nominating Committee
RECENT NATIONAL HONORS
ADA – Medallion Award 2008