Heather Cherry, 303-514-9894, Registered dietitian, and nutritionist

Heather C. Cherry
(303) 514-9894
heather@strengthfromwithin.net

OBJECTIVE
Continuing to educate clients with maximum professionalism.  Giving the client the greatest
nutrition therapy possibly with medically reliable and up to date nutrition education.  
    

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan. 03 – Present        Strength from Within, LLC                        Denver, Colorado
Co-owner

  • 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.
Contract Dietitian
  • Perform nutrition assessments and conduct weekly one on one nutrition consultations for
    weight management.
  • 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
Contract Dietitian
  • 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
Research Aide
  • 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
Dietitian Technician
  • Performed initial nutritional assessment of new admits and prepared Dietitian for weekly
    meetings.
  • Performed quarterly and annual assessments.

EDUCATION
  • 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.
    • 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.

Methodist Health Care System Community/Clinical
Dietetics

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
    dinning.
    • Performed assessment and nutritional consultations for the Methodist Renal Annex
    weekly.
    • 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
    conferences.
    • 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
Management/Community Dietetics

Supervising Preceptor:  Bonnie Berube, MS, RD, LD
    • Performed pt screening, assessments, and documentation in several nursing home
    facilities.
    • 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.

Davita Medical Center Dialysis:  Clinical/Community
Dietetics

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
    Venofer.
    • 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.