Teresa D.

Program Development | Registered Dietitian

Profile

Business professional delivering program development and execution relying on food science expertise for corporate, clinical and community settings. Eager to impact health by shaping change in food and nutrition industry. Strong track record of collaboration and team building to deliver quality services within budget.

Key Skills & Competencies

● Program development and community relations
● Public speaking and media
● Sales and marketing (Traditional and Digital) for key programs
● Strong community and professional network ● Tech savvy

Professional Experience

Nutrition Solutions for Life, LLC , Canton, CT, Solepreneur ( Pioneered nutrition consulting business) 10 years
● Develop marketing, collateral and tactics targeting area healthcare providers, fitness centers and companies
● Design healthy eating plans for medically-complex clients ● Present nutrition and wellness topics in community and business settings



Seabury Life Community Bloomfield, CT, Registered Dietitian, Current
● Provide nutrition consultation and wellness programs for residents


Healthtrax Fitness Avon and Bristol, CT, Program Manager, 1 year
● Develop nutrition services to compliment exercise memberships
● Provide 1:1 and group nutrition couching


Ovation Benefits, Program Coordinator | Federal Grant Recipient , Farmington, CT 3 years ● Acquired Grant from Cardiovascular Disease Prevention ● Delivered to Health Navigator Risk Reduction goals
● Launched "Building Healthy Families" Program ● Recruited experts to collaborate in physical and psychological motivation aspects ● Established partnership with Town of Canton and Farmington Valley Health District
● Launched successful Teen Iron Chef program for schools


University of Saint Joseph, Program Coordinator for SNAP-ed Nutrition Grant , 4 years
● Championed the benefit of nutrition interventions for low-income(SNAP) clients in cities throughout CT
● Grew program from 20 to 200 partners and 2 to 12 staff.
● Mentored students and nutrition educators through training and modeling behavior

Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT
Nutrition Clinical Resource Consultant
● Starting Point: Obesity Treatment program coordinator ● Developed Performance Improvement Tools and interdisciplinary Peer Review System
● Established an interdisciplinary Clinical Advancement Program

Community Experience

Farmington Valley Health District-Community Health Assessment Advisory Board
Farmington Valley Hunger Action team
State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) obesity subgroup
Member CT Partners for health
Canton League of Women Voters- Voter services chair ADA Leadership Institute and Officer training, President
Canton Chamber of Commerce, Member

Education

BS Dietetics Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT
MS Health care management University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT
Certificate in Training in Adult Weight Management
American Dietetic Association(ADA), Leadership Institute
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ADA) Public Policy Workshop

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

● CT SHIP Chronic Disease
State Regulatory Specialist, Public Policy
● Connecticut Dietetic Association, President's Award
● Connecticut Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietitian
Nutrition and Interdisciplinary publications and presentations
● Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration

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