Heather Cherry, 303-514-9894, Registered dietitian, and nutritionist
Heather C. Cherry
Continuing to educate clients with maximum professionalism. Giving the client the greatest
nutrition therapy possibly with medically reliable and up to date nutrition education.
Jan. 03 – Present Strength from Within, LLC Denver, Colorado
- Perform nutrition assessments and diet therapy implementation for weight management,
hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, gout, exercise nutrition, and gastric bypass.
- Perform group nutrition classes for weight management and general health.
Jan. 03 - Jan. 08 Colorado Center for Weight Management Lakewood, Colorado
Owner: James F. Day, M.D.
- Perform nutrition assessments and conduct weekly one on one nutrition consultations for
- Responsible for all aspects of nutrition programs: education material, lectures, health
fairs, weekly reviews, ordering supplements, and updating programs.
May 06 – Present Capitol Hill Internal Medicine
Owner: Dr. Adele Sykes
- Consult patients on type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, hypertension,
low-bone density, and excessive weight
- Billed insurance for dietetic appointments
Jan. – July 02 University of Houston Dietetic Internship Houston, Texas
Internship Director: Sharon Bode, PhD, RD, LD
Successfully completed ADA six-month internship program
- Please refer to detailed attachment for experience description.
Sept. 99 – Dec. 01 Department of Nutritional Sciences at UA Tucson, Arizona
Supervisor: Wanda Howell, PhD, PD, CNSD
- Performed extensive Internet article searches.
- Coded and entered articles into cholesterol database.
April – Dec. 01 Forum: a Marriott Senior Living Community Tucson, Arizona
Supervisor: Evelyn Cisney, RD
- Performed initial nutritional assessment of new admits and prepared Dietitian for weekly
- Performed quarterly and annual assessments.
- Successfully passed registration examination in December of 2002
University of Arizona Nutritional Sciences
- Bachelor of Science 2001
- Minor in Chemistry
Park Plaza Hospital: Clinical Dietetics
Supervising Preceptor: Elizabeth Clarke, RD, LD
• Performed patient screening, assessments, and documentation concerning MNT needs.Methodist Health Care System Community/Clinical
• Following assessment performed in-patient nutrition education including: DM, ESRF
hyperlipidemia, pancreatitis, AIDS, COPD, diverticulitis, low residue, and gluten-free diets.
• On the SICU, MICU, and Surgical floors, performed multiple tube feeding and TPN
assessments and followed through with adjustments.
• Performed as staff relief for one week covering SNF, Surgical, and Rehabilitation units.
• Participated in weekly team rounds with health care staff and food service meetings.
Supervising Preceptor: Karen Brewton, MA, RD, LD
• Participated in weekly meetings for the Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) program
and performed statistical analysis on the program results.
• Participated in several nutritional education health fairs including: sugar busters,
National Nutrition Month, fad diets/body fat analysis, cancer prevention, and restaurant
• Performed assessment and nutritional consultations for the Methodist Renal Annex
• Taught the Cardiac Rehabilitation class for three weeks including the topics of: heart
healthy diet, food labels, and high cholesterol.
Sysco Corporation: Food Service Management
Supervising Preceptor: Karen Brandt Horsely, MS, RD, LD
• Participated in multiple teleconferences, organization meetings, and marketing
• Participated in revising Safeserve educational manuals.
• Performed a mock marketing presentation of IMPAC, one of Sysco’s services, to the
Healthcare Marketing staff.
• Participated in the formation of the National Sysco cycle menus for Fall 2002.
BLB Consulting Inc: Food Service
Supervising Preceptor: Bonnie Berube, MS, RD, LD
• Performed pt screening, assessments, and documentation in several nursing home Davita Medical Center Dialysis: Clinical/Community
• Participated in quality improvement by performing an in-service on sanitation for the
food service staff.
• Performed multiply Internet and library searches to aide in BLB education projects.
• Supervised Palmer Way Station every morning. This involved: inventory, ordering,
cooking, serving, changing menus to fit health requirements, and educating on sanitation.
• Revised menus to comply with an assisted living facility using Nutrition Five software.
Supervising Preceptor: Bruce Smith, MS, RD, LD
• Performed screenings, assessments, and documentations for hemodialysis and
peritoneal dialysis patients in the Nations largest dialysis facility.
• Actively participated in bimonthly medication alterations such as; Epogen, Zemplar, and
• Performed one on one patient education for bimonthly lab results.
• Created several education pamphlets to stimulate patient interest in proper nutrition.
• Participated in team rounds with health care staff and Care Plan Conferences.