Burton, OH *****
May 10, 2018
Dear Summit County Health District,
I am submitting my resume for consideration of Summit County dietitian. I present with diversified clinical and community experience in the field of medical nutrition therapy. As the former WIC Director and grants manager for Geauga County, out-patient clinical dietitian for the Cleveland Clinic and being trained in community nutrition and assessment with my PhD in progress I am exceptionally pleased to submit my resume for consideration as “Dietitian.”
I enjoy public speaking and have radio/television experience along with being published in many health magazines. My creative abilities afford me the opportunity to tailor presentations to age groups with interactive and dynamic educational programs.
I was awarded three new grants in Geauga county including fire safety in collaboration with the local fire departments which became a model for Amish fire safety nationwide. I was a pioneer in school food service operations with the implementation of the first computerized county menu programs sanctioned by the Geauga County Board of Education. I also secured and implemented a nutrition grant in collaboration with Giant Eagle with the fruit and vegetable card in place of their cookie card for a more nutritious option for children. Today Giant Eagle still uses this concept in their stores with fruit and vegetable give away items for children.
I am well versed in the ODH grant management program as I prepared, submitted, managed and fiscally handled all the grants in the Personal Health Services programs. For five consecutive years I was the first WIC grant application to be received by ODH.
Progress reporting to the ODH along with interventions to meet grant goals were timely and effective. Community collaboration with stakeholders resulted in successful grant outcomes. Not only my grants management skills focused on obtaining the funding objectives but my experience with implementation will be carried over to Summit County in my role as Dietitian Coordinator or Public Health Coordinator.
I have extensive education in public health with coursework completed for a PhD in Public Health with an emphasis on community education. With my expertise in time management meeting the needs of the day to day program activities, extensive development of educational materials and serving as an expert in several public health related topics I would revel in this opportunity as well.
My years of medical nutrition therapy and public health experience; my flair for creative educational and promotional materials development and my ability to effectively relate to the public make me the dietitian of choice for this opportunity
Carolyn V Snyder, MPH, RD, LD
Public Health Experience
Former WIC Director
Grants application and management experience for Ohio Department of Health
Implementation of new WIC sites in Geauga County
Exceled in grant fiscal management
Practice as a registered dietitian in a public health setting administrative position where my public health and patient skills can be utilized to further the mission of the institution.
Long Term Skilled Rehabilitation
Continuing Healthcare Solutions
Department head for 140 bed skilled and rehab facility including a vent dependency unit.
Accountable for nutritional assessment of all residents
Responsible for management of enteral nutrition and TPN support
23 employees oversight
Successfully completed ODH and CMS surveys without citations
April 2005 -2013 (8 years)
Responsibilities included patient counseling, urology research, internship preceptorship, submission to national publications, television interviews, electronic medical record charting, development of patient education materials
Received Humanitarian Award from Digestive Disease Institute
Geauga County WIC Director, Community Health Educator and Grants Manager
Geauga County Health District
September 1992 – February 2006 (13 years 6 months)
Director Geauga County WIC program for over 14 years with progressive growth in participants and grant funding
Spearheaded the first WIC farm market program which was later patterned for State of Ohio senior program
Education and program design manager for WIC participants
Developed innovative community outreach projects including Diaper Dash
Ensured all grant compliance and expectations met without penalties
Developed first Amish fire safety program that is a national model for fire prevention
Initiated in-house audio visual lending library for nutrition and health related issues for local schools
First county in Ohio to do computerized nutrition analysis with K-Trac in Geauga County Public Schools
Implemented first health fair at Geauga County and first county fair booth to demonstrate the role of public health
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps nutrition provider
Ph.D. PhD, Public Health
Dissertation: Prevention of Unintentional Injury of Unrestrained Children in Amish Horse Drawn Buggies through
Child Passenger Safety Seats
CUP Dietetics University of Akron
Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine
Master's, Public Health