Rajesh Kumari, DSC, RDN is Manager of Clinical Nutrition services for Overlook Medical Center (OMC), Atlantic Health system. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who has worked in the field of nutrition and health care for the past twenty years. Recently, she graduated with Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University.
Recent program initiatives include EHR system diet order rebuild, dietitian diet order writing privilege policy implementation, rebuilding the nutrition assessment documentation, and development of a comprehensive malnutrition identification and care program. She is also a leader for the geriatric task force and NICHE Committee. She led her organization’s MQii initiative in 2018 and is continuing with the initiative planning for 2019. Dr. Kumari had also served two terms with the Quality Leader Alliance working group for the Academy.
An educator at heart, she is also teaching as an adjunct professor in the Nutrition Science program at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She teaches a Master’s program course on integrative and functional nutrition, a true passion of hers, where she discusses the importance of the whole food diet and the use of botanicals as supplements in managing chronic conditions.
Dr. Philip Brown serves as Executive Vice-President and Chief Physician Executive at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Living and practicing in his hometown, Dr. Brown has enjoyed the privilege of serving his community as a General and Vascular Surgeon since 2004.
Dr. Brown completed medical school and general surgery residency at Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina prior to his Vascular Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He has served in numerous leadership positions including present service as Co-Director of The North Carolina Medical Society Foundations Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership.
Dr. Brown, his wife Christy, and their two children are living testaments to what it means to serve others and are strongly rooted in the Wilmington community. In his role as Chief Physician Executive, Dr. Brown leads the health equity strategic initiative at NHRMC. As such, he is charged with leading highly effective teams that identify health disparities within the community and work to eliminate them through data collection and stratification, innovative healthcare redesign, and alignment of community partnerships. Under his leadership, the Food Strategy team has been able to begin breaking down the barriers associated with food insecurity across the continuum of care.
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