Excessive Weight Gain

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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.

Prior to becoming President of Culinary Solutions, Keith was the food service director at Baptist Memorial Hospital. After working there for six years he started his own company, which he later sold to Morrison.

In his own words, "Marywood gave me the skills and confidence to take on the challenges that come from running a large food service department and eventually from the challenges created by starting my own company."

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.

She began her career in public health as Chief of Nutrition for the State of Arizona, where she started the first WIC program in the nation. She later worked at Nabisco Brands, building their healthy foods market. She also served as Senior Vice President of the National Dairy Council.

Anita currently serves on the Board of Overseers at Tufts University and enjoyed nine years on the Board of Trustees at Marywood.

"Marywood taught us to be nurturing, caring, and to have integrity as a person and a professional," she said. "Marywood University is a wonderful place to learn basic values that have been a part of my professional and personal life."

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.

She was a "Recognized Dietitian of the Year" in Massachusetts in 2002. Not only is Jeanene an outstanding dietitian, she is also a marathon runner.

She credits her professors for much of her success and for being excellent mentors.