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alumni_Kathleen GerrityKathleen Gerrity, MS, RDN, LDN

Class of 2013, M.S. and Dietetic Internship in Nutrition & Dietetics

After graduating from Immaculata University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Kathleen began graduate school and her dietetic internship at Marywood University and was fortunate enough to receive the I.H.M. Graduate Merit Scholarship for the 2011 to 2012 academic year. Kathleen is employed by Morrison Senior Living as a Nutrition Care Manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this role, she manages the daily tasks and staff of the nutrition services department and oversee the nutritional care of the facility’s long term care residents and skilled rehabilitation patients as well as offer outpatient nutrition services to independent residents. She is also involved with Morrison Senior Living’s Dignified Dining Program, which aims to enhance the dining experience for long term care residents with dementia. For more information on Kathleen, please click here.


almuni_Alissa SmethersAlissa Smethers, MS, RDN, LDN

Class of 2012, M.S. and Coordinated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics

Alissa Smethers '12, a graduate nutrition student, answers the question of “What Can You Do with a Nutrition Degree?”. Alissa recently started pursuing a doctor of philosophy degree in nutritional sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. She is currently looking at the impacts of energy density and portion size on childhood obesity. For more information on Alissa, please click here.

alumni_Jessica BuschmannJessica Buschmann, MS, RDN, LDN

Class of 2012, M.S. and Coordinated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics 

Jessica Buschmann graduated from Marywood University in 2012 with a Masters of Science in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science. Currently, she works as a Registered Dietitian for the Sports Medicine Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Also, she works as an adjunct professor at Otterbein University and teaches the upper level nutrition courses. Needless to say- Jessica has very few dull or unplanned moments, but to love what you do is never truly working a day in your life. For more information on Jessica, please click here.

Jeanene FogliJeanene Fogli, RD, PhD

Class of 1998, M.S. in Nutrition

Dr. Fogli is a registered and licensed dietician. Most recently, she was Instructor in the Department of Translational Research of Harvard Medical School. She was also Chief Bionutritionist at the General Clinical Research Centre (GCRC), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, in Boston, MA for seven years. As a bionutritionist, she engaged in collaborative scientific efforts and provided expertise in nutritional biochemistry, metabolism, and anthropometry. For more information on Jeanene, please click here.

Keith J. O'NeillKeith J. O'Neill

Class of 1976, Coordinated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics

Keith was the first male graduate from Marywood's Nutrition and Dietetics Department. He is currently the President of Culinary Solutions, a division of Morrison Management Specialists, in Memphis, Tennessee. The company provides food service operation and management for hospitals. For more information on Keith, please click here.

Anita Vangarelli OwenAnita Vangarelli Owen

Class of 1958, Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics

Anita currently works at the Arizona Department of Health Services where she is Executive Advisor to the Office Chief of Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention Services. For more information on Anita, please click here.