My professional life began in San Francisco at Chevron Corporation, where I worked in Human
Resources and daydreamed about having a healthcare practice that provided clinical nutrition and
alternative natural medicine: A place of healing for the body, mind and spirit.
I entered healthcare as a massage therapist practicing Zen shiatsu, sports massage, craniosacral, and
deep tissue therapy. It was during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, and I worked with HIV-positive patients
when virtually no one else would.
In 1997, I received my doctorate from the University of Western States UWS, and for over 23 years, I
practiced as a Clinical Nutritionist and Doctor of Chiropractic in Portland, OR. I owned and operated a
multidisciplinary clinic. I coordinated and managed an interdisciplinary team that offered acupuncture,
chiropractic, physical medicine and rehabilitation, naturopathic medicine, massage therapy, and
nutrition. In private practice, I was adjunct faculty with UWS and provided clinical training for
community-based internship for five years and adjunct faculty for the chiropractic sciences division
teaching physiotherapy modalities and rehabilitation.
I have a Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, a Diplomate with the American
Clinical Board of Nutrition and sat on the DACBN reviewing nutrition continuing education. In addition, I
am a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist and a past BCNS exam writing committee member.
I have been employed as a full-time Assistant Professor and Clinical Nutrition Curriculum Director at
NUNM for four years in the Bachelor and Master of Science in Nutrition Programs. I have demonstrated
leadership skills in developing the clinical track curriculum and authored the Standards of Clinical
Performance and Postgraduate Clinical Internship Guidelines. I also teach nutrition clinical track courses,
supervise CNS candidates, and mentor self-study Capstone students.
In 2021-2022 I was Chair of the Faculty Senate, where I served as the spokesperson for the Senate. In
addition, I worked with the Chief Academic Officer to establish and coordinate activities, presided over
meetings, carried out the policies, supervised Faculty Senate officers, participated in multiple
committees, conducted Faculty Senate elections to select officers and established subcommittees. I
focused on the faculty’s concerns and helped maintain communications between the faculty and the
administration, the student body, and the staff. I dedicated my time and effort to assisting the Faculty
Senate in meeting the mission and vision of the University through shared governance.
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