My name is Shannon Roussy, I am an alumna of the Benedictine MPH program. I wanted to share my current experience with the pandemic response.
I work as a community health center in Washington state as the health educator. Washington, specifically the Seattle area, has quite a large number of cases and in order to better serve our patients we have transitioned all care to telemedicine visits until further notice.
My role has allowed me to reach out to patients, particularly our Spanish-speaking patients, who maybe be under-informed about the pandemic and ensure that they fully understand social distancing measures, the stay home order, and how the symptoms differentiate from the regular flu or common cold.
While I’m not on the front lines addressing the pandemic like our medical staff, I feel that my efforts have helped aid out patient population and community into better understanding the crisis at hand and ensure that they are prepared for what is happening.
Shannon Roussy, MPH, CHES
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2021 Rising Star
MEGHAN DOHERTY graduated from Benedictine University with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. She has a strong clinical nutrition and fitness background. She is skilled in nutrition education, assessment, promotion and meal planning. In addition to focusing on sports nutrition, Doherty is proficient in diabetes, infertility, hypertension, food intolerances, urological disorders, metabolic syndrome and hormonal imbalances.
Her expertise comes from working in a variety of settings, including healthcare, medical weight loss, fitness clubs, food management and as a brand ambassador for numerous nutrition companies. Her array of experience working with a diverse clientele has allowed her to adapt programs for different needs while helping her relate to all ages, genders and ailments.
Doherty’s future endeavors include achieving her Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as becoming a licensed registered dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her philosophy is that every body [and everybody] have specific needs, making it her goal to customize plans that instill healthy habits with her patients. She strives to create balance in other’s lives through nutrition education.
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