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Expert in Nutritional Science, Infant Formula, Food for Special Purposes

Expert ID: 735649 Pennsylvania, USA

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An accomplished nutritional science professional and corporate consultant inspiring industry to create food and nutrition innovations that will empower consumers to adapt intuitive healthy food choices. For more than thirty years, Expert has helped clients in all facets and avenues of her profession. She has worked with all populations including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, toddlers, adults and seniors. She understands the unique nutritional needs of every age-category in both health and disease. She has attributed her strong clinical background and solid career start as a clinical dietitian at a large metropolitan teaching hospital in Philadelphia, gaining experience in every age-stage and illness. She continued to work directly with patients in various clinical positions such as a long-term care consultant, diabetes educator, and private practice nutritionist providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to out-patients. She has developed and delivered college-level nutrition curriculum to students and work site wellness programs to the general public. Expert has experience managing and monitoring clinical trials for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity and gastroesophageal therapeutic areas for both, Investigator sites and the Sponsor, Wyeth/Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. From 2004 to 2017, she held positions with Wyeth/Pfizer Nutrition and Nestle Nutrition in Global Medical Affairs and Global Scientific Affairs in the infant formula and pediatric fortified-milk business also covering maternal, preterm, and specialty formulations with novel ingredients. Expert has experience working within the guidelines of Codex Alimentarius and the World Health Organization’s Breastfeeding Code and other International regulatory authorities. During this time, she worked end-to-end in R&D on product innovations and renovations. Expert has proven capabilities in scientific writing and government submissions and upholds strong scientific rigor in the development of claims, substantiations, and medical marketing. Expert received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Foods from Drexel University and a Master of Public Health / Integrative Health degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

She has been a career member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and accredited by the Academy’s Commission for Dietetic Registration as a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN). She is also a member of several Academy Practice Groups – Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC), and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM). Expert has cultivated the perfect blend of clinical practice, research, and industry experiences to confidently serve businesses and provide solutions.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, PA - New York City, NY - Reading, PA - Wilmington, DE - Trenton, NJ - Princeton, NJ

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: MPH Subject: Public Health / Integrative Health Institution: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Nutrition & Food Institution: Drexel University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Consultant Officer, Owner Department: Nutritional Science Responsibilities: Chief Consultant for startup nutritional science consulting firm for Food, Nutrition, and Technology businesses and startups - providing short or long-term health science-based consulting to fill imperative business resource gaps. • Combining a strong Global Medical Affairs background in various capacities with therapeutic area expertise in pediatrics, maternal, gut health, immune health, brain health, and endocrinology. I provide clients with a broad set of skills for product support including Medical Information, Medical Communication, Medical Education. Exceptional knowledge in diabetes, cardiovascular, osteoporosis, women’s health and nutrition during pregnancy, lactation, and menopause. Other therapeutic area experience has been in brain, immune, and gut health. • Nutrition expert and counselor in therapeutic diets with ability to provide full-service direction, advice and review on product development.
Years: 2012 to 2017 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Director, Nutrition Science Department: Global Scientific Affairs Responsibilities: Led nutritional scientific initiatives for a global brand of pediatric milk formulations. Provided nutrition landscape strategy, competitive intelligence, gap analyses, novel functional ingredient government submissions, nutrition labeling and compliance, claims development and substantiation, education, training, medical marketing and promotional material review. • Increased business revenue through product launch contributions including a published abstract, scientific rationales, monograph, government dossier, scientific marketing brochures • 5-month mission as R&D Nutritionist in Ohio Nestle Development Center. Drove nutrition product designs to healthier profiles by defining & assessing nutritional parameters & ensuring data quality.
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Pfizer Nutrition Title: Director, Nutrition Medical Information Department: Global Medical Affairs Responsibilities: Led startup of new MI department and managed a team of two that enabled the build-out of a global portal holding business relevant medical documents, communications, tools and programs for a Global Medical Education Curriculum and all successful global product launches for the Nutrition Business. Responsible for the scientifically substantiated responses related to supporting clinical trials, safety, quality, tolerance, and ingredients. Developed standard Q&A for health care professionals • Increased productivity within R&D by noticeably reducing intra-corporate inquiries
Years: 2004 to 2011 Employer: Wyeth Nutrition Title: Assistant Director, Nutrition, Medical Communications Department: Global Medical Affairs Responsibilities: Responsible for nutrient label claim strategy, nutrient structure/function claims, Nutrition Scientific Rationales, ingredient monographs, consumer and health care professional brochures, marketing materials, copy review, and Issues Management Team. • Established the manufacturing criteria for Nutrient Safety Limits / Medically Permissible Limits • Reduced product SKUs by 50% through development of a harmonized nutrient criteria of five major global health authorities – CODEX, Europe, Australia, China, and US, thus allowing Country Affiliates to share recipes and reduce launch costs. Received business recognition.
Years: 1992 to 2004 Employer: Nutrition Interventions Title: Founder, Private Practice Registered Dieitian-Nutritionist Department: Private Practice Responsibilities: Integrative and functional nutrition clniical practice that transformed the lives of patients with personalized approaches to managing their nutiritonal journeys. Experienced practitiioner in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), laboratory interpretations, diet and lifestyle recommendations.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Montgomery County Community College Title: College Professor Department: Faculty, Health Sciences Department Responsibilities: Developed curricula and taught two college-level courses, Nutrition (3 credits) and Health & Wellness Wellness ( 3 credits). Highly skilled in the science of nutrition; ability to layout the basic fundamentals of nutirtion, health and welness to entry-level college students.
Years: 1999 to 2004 Employer: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Title: Medical Research Manager Department: Global Medical Affairs Responsibilities: Managed phase IV clinical trials for esophgeal reflux
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Wyeth Research Title: Clinical Scientist II Department: R&D Responsibilities: Managed, monitored clinical trials for obesity drug
Years: 1994 to 1998 Employer: Medical College of Pennsylvania / Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Title: Research Dietitian Department: Research Responsibilities: Cardiovascular and endocrinology clinical trial coordinator; nutritional screenings and counseling supporting two clinical research investigators
Years: 1982 to 1994 Employer: Consultant Nutrition Services Title: Principal, Consultant Dietitian Department: Nutrition Responsibilities: Built a long-term care consulting business to 12 nursing facilities accounts and managed 4 sub-contracted RDNs; performed nutritional assessments; care plan meetings; dietary in-services; and inspection audits.

Led early inception of Corporate Wellness Programs to local businesses; Preceptor for Community Diabetes Education Classess at Grandview Hospital.
Years: 1978 to 1982 Employer: Einstein Medical Center Title: Clinical Dietitian Department: Dietary Responsibilities: Four year tenure - Conducted nutrition rounds/assessments in chronic and acute care.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2019 to Present Agency: Resources for Human Development Role: Contractor for Toddler Medicaid Recipients Description: Early Intervention Nutrition Consultant

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
MEMBERSHIPS
-Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND)
-Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine
-Dietitians in Business & Communications
-Nutrition Entrepreneurs
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN)
Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN)
Professional Appointments
SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR 2018-2019 for Philadelphia Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (PhillyAND)
Medical / Professional
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
Publications and Patents Summary
1 Published Abstract

12 Nutritional & Scientific Rationales: For infant and young children formula products (for government dossiers)

20 or more scientific brochures for advertising

4 Nutritional Scientific Newsletters for Health Care Professionals

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native

Fields of Expertise

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