Nutrition and Wounds: Implementing an Evidence-Based Plan of CarePresented by Anna de Jesus
Presented by Nancy Munoz
Presented by Megan Norwood
Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN
President, Nutrition Alliance, LLC
Treasurer, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel
Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC, founded in 2000. With over 50 Registered Dietitians, Diet Techs, and CDMs, Nutrition Alliance is the largest provider of these services in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Behavioral Health Consulting Services in Arizona
Anna has a wealth of experience in senior living, acute and behavioral care, food safety, and brand management. She is a dynamic speaker and loves presenting on nutrition and wound healing. Anna has presented for several organizations both locally and nationally. She is currently Treasurer for the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel.
Dr. Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND
Chief Nutrition and Food Services
Southern Nevada VA System
Dr. Munoz is a Supervisory Dietitian, Chief for Nutrition and Food Service for the Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System, where she is responsible for the daily operational activities of the Administrative and Clinical Sections of the healthcare system, providing care to 72,000 Veterans. Prior to this, she was Clinical Nutrition Manager for Genesis Healthcare, where she directed clinical nutrition therapy services to assure high-quality care and compliance with regulatory agencies, including the development, communication, and implementation of clinical nutrition protocols, and supervised over 100 dietitians in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Dr. Munoz received her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers University, School of Health-Related Professions, and her Master of General Administration (with a concentration in Health Care) from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Munoz has authored several scientific articles in journals including Adv Skin Wound Care, Nutr Clin Pract, J Clin Nurs, Crit Care Nurs Clin, and J Am Dietetic Assoc, several books and book chapters covering dietary topics, and several posters presented at scientific meetings including the World Union Wound Healing Societies and the Food and Nutrition Conference Expo. She has lectured extensively in numerous forums and has served as an instructor for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Masters in Public Health Program, the University of Phoenix College of Nursing and Healthcare Program, and Rutgers University School of Health-Related Professions. Awards and honors include the Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (recognizing a lifetime of contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession), a Certificate of Appreciation for the contribution to the development of the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries Clinical Practice Guideline as a leader of the Nutrition Small Working Group, and the Carolyn Sebastianelli Distinguished Member Award from the New Jersey Dietetic Association.
Dr. Munoz has served on numerous committees, including the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, WoundSource, Dietetics in Healthcare Communities, the Healthy Aging Dietetics Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Positions Committee, and several others.
Megan Norwood, MBA, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC
Director, Clinical Nutrition, Supply Chain Solutions
Nashville, TN, USA
Megan Norwood is the Clinical Nutrition Director of HealthTrust Supply Chain Solutions. She is responsible for integrating clinical nutrition in food service and with other clinical operations. Her background as a clinical dietitian and in food service leadership prepare her for this role within HealthTrust. She has a B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler. Prior to joining HealthTrust, she was with Medical City Healthcare in North Texas. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician.
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