Sarah B. Reynolds, MScN

E-mail sarahreynolds701@gmail.com

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High achieving, goal oriented, strategic-minded professional with diverse expertise in research, management, fundraising, grant writing and nutrition education seeks a position where my collaboration, relationship development and customer service skills are utilized to improve community health outcomes.

Experience

Nutrition Consultant, July 2018 – Present

Portland Timbers, Portland, OR

  • Create personalized nutrition plans for Timbers T2 and Thorns second team players.
  • Teach culinary skills, meal planning and shopping on a budget.
  • Provide cultural assimilation and familiarity with new cuisines as well as access to home country traditional staples.
  • Advise Timbers Academy staff on meal preparation and nutritional improvement.
  • Established Thyme Wellness; a personalized nutrition services business.

Chef Instructor and Food Pantry Demo Chef, July 2013 – Present 

Cooking Matters Program, Oregon Food Bank – Portland, OR         

  • Teach six-week basic cooking skills and nutrition classes for low-income participants.
  • Develop lesson plans using Cooking Matters curriculum and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with volunteer teams in diverse program settings.  Locations include Multnomah County Health Department Rockwood and La Clinica de Buena Salud, Alder Elementary, Ritzdorf Court Apartments, and Independent Living Resources.
  • Create recipes incorporating food pantry staples; inspire participants to try new foods.

Research Intern, Spring 2017

The OHSU Bob & Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness – Portland, OR                

  • Conducted extensive research on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD).
  • Developed “Building Human Resilience” educational materials; a free on-line platform offered to high school and college instructors.

Grant writer, October 2014 – May 2015

The Curriculum of Cuisine – Portland, OR          

  • Initiated, created and submitted strategically focused private and corporate foundation proposals in support of burgeoning nutrition education program for high school students.

Executive Director, May 2008 – May 2013

The Stimson-Miller Foundation – Portland, OR 

  • Oversaw all aspects of a small, private non-profit foundation.  Served as the primary employee and reported to a nine-member board of directors.
  • Established strong working relationships with applicants, board, and financial and legal advisors to assure program objectives and fiscal goals were met.
  • Screened all applicant submissions and collaborated with over 200 agencies to guide their application process.
  • Analyzed applicant budgets and managed grant-making process through high-level research and synthesis of information.
  • Ensured compliance with Foundation’s annual process, fiscal and regulatory matters.
  • Set annual budget and worked within budgetary guidelines.

Development & Auction Director, October 1996 – July 1999

Metropolitan Family Service – Portland, OR

  • Cultivated a broad donor and volunteer base, and managed outreach efforts.
  • Coordinated all fundraising activities for $2.2 million social service agency.
  • Planned and organized multiple board and committee meetings annually.
  • Managed all event details for largest annual fundraiser. Increased revenues 138% over 3 years.
  • Established an agency-wide marketing and communications plan. Collaborated with staff to implement plan and promote organizational mission.
  • Managed development assistant and office volunteers.

 Professional Affiliations

Nutrition Council of Oregon, July 2018 – Present

Member

Oregon Women’s Health Network, July 2018 – Present

Steering Committee Member, Health Outcomes Advocate

Education

 “Reframing Racism” Intensive, October 2018

Center for Equity & Inclusion

Master of Science in Nutrition

The National University of Natural Medicine – Portland, OR

B.A. Sociology

Colby College – Waterville, ME

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