Technical Information Specialist [Public Affairs and Education]
U.S.D.A., Agricultural Research Service, (ARS)
Beltsville, MD (1994 - Present)
2015 - Present: "Engagement, Outreach and Visitor Programs Coordinator" for the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center - ARS Northeast Area.
2011 - 2014: "Outreach Coordinator" to include exhibiting, podcasting and writing in-house newsletter stories.
1994 – 2011: "Scientific Information Specialist" at ARS National Visitor Center (closed Oct 1, 2011) - included planning and presenting in-depth visitor programs for ag-related delegations from all over the world. See "Oral Communications" section for more details.
U.S.D.A., Human Nutrition Information Service,
Office of Governmental Affairs and Public Information,
Hyattsville, MD (1992 – 1994) - [Agency shut down]
U.S.D.A., Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Labeling Program
Alexandria, VA (1987 – 1992)
Health Information Specialist –
Center for Corporate Health / Travelers Insurance Company
(Part time --1990 - 92)
Corporate Dietitian – Marriott Corporation,
included Chief Dietitian, Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, PA, and John Randolph Hospital, Richmond, VA (1986 – 1987)
Director of Nutrition Education – General Nutrition Corporation,
Pittsburgh, PA (1985 – 1986)
Outpatient Dietitian – VA Medical Center,
Pittsburgh, PA (1982 – 1985)
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative – Norwich-Eaton Pharmaceuticals,
Pittsburgh, PA (1981 – 1982)
Clinical Dietitian – VA Medical Center,
Beckley, WV (1980 – 1981)
Therapeutic Dietitian & Food Service Supervisor – Mid-Island Hospital,
Bethpage, NY (1976 – 1979)
Food Assistance Program Specialist –
U.S.D.A. Summer Feeding Program,
New York, NY (summer 1979)
Summer jobs from 9th grade through college included the following:
A&P supermarket produce man (before digital scales and cashier scanners were invented); general maintenance man and bellhop at Klar Crest Resorts (Moodus, CT); dishwasher at Apollo diner (NY); waiter (catering company); food buyer for Meadowbrook daycamp (NY); short-order cook for Jahn's ice cream parlor (NY); utility factory worker for Instawhip whipped cream factory (NY).
Also, volunteered for "Meals on Wheels" door-to-door deliveries.
Several achievement awards received throughout career.
Maintain four notebooks of letters and other accolades from clients and customers.