Describe your current position and what led to your job.
Currently I manage the food service and medical nutrition therapy for Union Hospital. My goal was to obtain dietitian credentialing and have always enjoyed food service. These two objectives led to a management position in food service as well as nutrition.
What has been the most rewarding/challenging moment in your career?
We implemented a spoken menu for our patients which involved the development and implementation of dietary software to support this service. This project took well over a year to implement and has brought the most rewards to my career.
What is the best career advice you have received?
Recognize your niche in a career and stick with it..
What would you recommend to someone interested in working in your field?
To be involved in a variety of food service applications to be well versed in all aspects of a food service operation.
What skills are necessary or what prepared you the most for your career?
Human resource management is the essential element for success. Secondly, I would say to stay current with technological advances.
What professional associations have aided in your professional development?
I am a member of the American Dietetic Association, and participate also with Premier purchasing group.
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