Where: Willard 006
When: Monday, September 9th at 7:00 pm
A Pennsylvania native, Irene moved to Delaware in 1996 where she is currently President & CEO of Dietary Directions, Inc.
Irene is contracted by the State of Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Services for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities to provide monitoring and technical oversight of the senior nutrition programs throughout Delaware. In addition, she is an instructor of nutrition at the University of Delaware and previously taught at Penn State University’s Abington Campus / Aria School of Nursing. She is employed by Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Delaware with the School Based Wellness Center at Cape Henlopen High School and the Dr. Dean Ornish Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Irene is an active member of the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, currently serving as President and has held previous positions as President-Elect, Delegate to the Academy’s House of Delegates, State Policy Representative and acting Public Policy Coordinator. Irene is a 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year from the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a 1993 recipient of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year from the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association.
She received her BS in Nutrition from Penn State in 1986 and completed her Dietetic Internship in 1987 at York Hospital. She returned to Penn State, completing her master’s degree in 1995 with thesis: ‘Nutritional Supplementation in Elderly Adults at Nutritional Risk: The Effect on Dietary Intake’ and is currently a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG), credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.