Director of Food and Nutrition
Morrison Healthcare at Sutter
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center: Herrick Campus
Top accomplishment this year:
Getting published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and guiding dietetic interns with experience as a registered dietitian.
What would you say you excel at over more seasoned employees?
I’ve been building computers since I was 13 years old, and I spent three years working for IT in college. My proficiency with technology goes beyond even the norm for my generation; in my career, this means I have a better understanding of how technology will integrate with existing systems and am able to articulate specific needs to software developers.
What would you like to accomplish in your career in the short term?
In healthcare, it’s really tough to prove the value of technology unless it’s been demonstrated large-scale somewhere else. I’m at the point where my ideas for integrating technology with the customer experience have been successful at a midlevel facility, and I’m eager to work on adapting it to much larger hospitals.
What would you like to accomplish in the long term?
I would love to see services like Gmail, Slack and Dropbox become commonplace in the foodservice and healthcare industries, like they are at the tech giants surrounding us in the Bay Area. Small improvements in communication can lead to huge differences in productivity, and these services are more than capable of handling privacy concerns.