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Dietary Consulting Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

dietary consulting, food service nutrition, public health, sanitation, food preparation, malnutrition, diet, health, safety, health care

Expert Witness No.2757

California

Education

M.S. in Food Service & Nutrition, Framingham State, MA

Dietetic Traineeship (qualifying internship for Registered Dietitian) at Boston City Hospital, MA

Certificate of Advance Graduate Study, Secondary/Adult Education U Mass/Boston State, Boston, MA

M.Ed. U Mass/Boston State, Boston, MA

B.S. in Food and Nutrition, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Extensive Training during employment with California Department of Public Health (formerly called Department of Health Services), including federal CMS training, partial list:   

Coalition of CMS, CDPH, Providers: Bridge to the Future-Culture Change

CMS: Advanced Acute Care Training, Revised Regulations

CMS: ESRD & Renal Training 

CMS: Care Plan Deficiency Identification & Documentation

National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training Specialized Advanced Program

CMS: R.A.I. Manual Update

CDPH: Non-Accredited Hospital Training

National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training Basic Program

Qualified to be ServSafe Instructor (for training Certified Food Protection Managers), National Restaurant Association

CDPH: Dialysis

CMS: ICF/MR Clinical Practicum

CDPH: Pressure Sores and Nutritional Implications 

CMS: Basic Acute Care Training 

CMS: Basic Health Facility Surveyor   Training

CMS: Nursing Home Survey Protocol and Enforcement Training

CDPH: Correctional Treatment Centers

CDPH: Academy for New Surveyors

Employment

2007-present, Owner: Consulting Company, California

Expert Witness, Presenter/Educator & Quality Assurance Reviewer Mentor to RD & Dietary Supervisors to ensure compliance to regulations. Instructor at local College in Dietetic Service Supervisor Program/Advisory Board              

1994 – 2007: Public Health Nutrition Consultant III, California Department of Public Health, Licensing  and Certification, Sacramento Nutrition Consultant Unit, Office in Southern California

Specialty Dietitian Surveyor/Expert, testimony and research for state and federal cases, informal dispute resolution, appeals, & immediate jeopardy

Ten years as trainer in CDPH Academy for New SNF Surveyors (Teaching over 1,000 new surveyors  in areas of  Sanitation, Kitchen Review, Dining)

Consultation & in service training to CDPH surveyors in all dietary/nutrition related areas;
           
Specialty surveyor on challenging surveys, state projects, & review of program flexibilities and alternate methods of dietetic service

State dietitian surveyor  on initial survey team for all small Critical Access Hospitals and  Correctional  Treatment Centers (Prison Hospitals)

Presentations to public/providers of health care, College/internship seminars on government regulation and inspections

CMS Federal workgroup to revise the F 371 Sanitation’s Interpretive Guidelines and new Survey Protocol (for Kitchen Observation) for Long Term Care Facilities

1994: Food Service Director/Campus Dietitian, Remington Club, Continuing Care Retirement Center

1993-1994: Part time Consultant Dietitian to Long Term Care facilities, mainly Southern California

1991- 1993: Director of Dining Services, Casa de Las Campanas, Continuing Care Retirement Center (99 bed SNF)

Sept 1984-Oct 1991: Director of Dietary Services/ Campus Dietitian, Fredericka Manor Continuing Care Retirement Center (176 bed SNF)

1982-1984: Associate Professor in Dietetic Division, Laboure College for Allied Health Care, MA

1984-1993: Part time instructor in dietetics at several local colleges

Professional Associations

2000-Present: Advisory Board of Local College Dietetic Service Supervisor Program

1989-90: State Legislative Chair (CDA)

1988-89: President of San Diego District (CDA)

1987-88: Chair of the San Diego Consulting Dietitians in Health Care Facilities

1984-Present: California Dietetic Association (CDA)

1982-Present: American Dietetic Association

Publications and Presentations

Available upon Request

Groups