I wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy in my early school years. I had the belief that medicine could cure all diseases. I was working as a certified pharmacy technician for 9 years after I received an Associates of Arts degree in pre-pharmacy from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. I learned during these years that diet and eating habits play a key role in disease management (role sometimes as important as medicine). With a healthy diet, most diseases can be prevented or the onset of a disease may be delayed. I was very interested and eager to learn more about the dietetics field and decided to pursue a career as a dietitian/nutritionist. I received a Bachelors of Science in dietetics and nutrition from the Florida State University. I completed my dietetic internship at the Good Samaratin Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
My new career started as clinical dietitian conducting medical nutrition therapy for a wide variety of patients. To ensure safe and competent patient care, I rely on clinical judgment, collaboration with the health care team and credible, evidence-based resources. I am also a Corporate Health and Wellness dietitian at TriHealth
I have a unique combination of strengths in nutrition/dietetics, communication, counseling, customer service and pharmacology. My expertises include: surgical & non-surgical weight management, Bariatrics, diabetes management, nutrition support, clinical nutrition & health education. I am also a certified leader in multiple programs for weight management.
I’m a professional member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2003, I am also a member of Weight Management and Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Groups.