Carrie Der Garabedian



Residence:      Madera, CA


·         MBA, University of Phoenix, Business

·         BS, California State University, Fresno; Minors: Chemistry and Business

Internship:          Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (Internship)

Professional Experience:

·          Director, CSTCC Nutrition & Dining Services, Thomas Cuisine, 4 months 

·          Director, Morrison Healthcare, CBHC/CSTCC, Fresno, CA, 3 years

·         Executive Success Coach, Don Miller & Associates, Redwood City, CA, 4 months

·         Nutrition Resources Director, Madera Community Hospital, Madera, CA, 13.5years

·         Production/Operations Manager, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, CA, 10 years

·         Non-Patient Food Service Supervisor, Fresno Community Hospital & Medical  Center, Fresno, CA, 6 years

·         Patient Services Administrative Dietitian, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA, 4 years

Leadership Experience:

 State Office(s) Held:

·         Secretary Treasurer 2018-2020

·         Nominating Committee 2017-2019

·         PPC Legislative District Coordinator 2013-2015

District Office(s) Held:

·         Central Valley Immediate Past President (2017) President (2016), President-Elect (2015)

·         Central Valley Public Policy Representative 2003-2015

·         Website Coordinator: 2009-2010

·         Central Valley Employment Opportunity: 2004-2005

 Mission  Statement:   I believe that outstanding customer service is central to the mission of all nutrition and dietetics professionals; it is the common thread as we work with patients, clients, and the public in diverse settings, spanning the entire lifecycle. As a 15+ year Food Service Director Veteran, I practice fiduciary/resource accountability, multilevel multitasking, attention to detail and a daily staffing teamwork approach. I will work closely with CA Academy members to use my skill set to support and encourage greater state-wide dietetic recognition, as well as executive board transparency. Let's move into our second century discovering unprecedented venues for Dietitians & NDTRs to showcase their specialties and strengths in customer service by participating in, contributing to, and enhancing our communities.


Carrie is a dynamic, compassionate, creative leader with a commitment to cost effective, high quality 5-star patient and retail meal services. She has extensive nutrition department leadership and management experience with a focus on outcome measures and increased revenue for multiunit retail operations.  She is an expert in catering services. 

Throughout Carrie's career she has published a book, 77 Ways to Increase Revenue and coauthored over 10 newspaper articles.  She has also made presentations at Academy and California Academy events over the years, most recently at CANDAC 19.  

Carrie has dedicated her life to serving others, as exemplified by the following list of Volunteer positions held:     Secretary-Treasurer, California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, 2018-2020

  •              Nominating Committee, California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, 2017-2018 
  •              District & Council Liaison, Communications Council, California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
                 Past President, California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Central Valley District
  •              Chairperson, California State University, Fresno Food Science & Nutrition Department Advisory Board
  •              Member, CSU, Fresno Dietetic Intern Selection Committee
  •              Northern Area Coordinator, California Dietetic Association Public Policy Council (until 2007)
  •              Past Public Relations Representative, California Dietetic Association Public Policy Panel
  •              District Legislative Representative, Central Valley District, California Dietetic Association
                  Public  Policy Council
  •              Chairperson, California Dietetic Association/California Hospital Association Title 22 Foodservice                                           section revision, 2012
  •               California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference Committee
  •              Central Valley WIC Consortium Dietetic Internship Advisory Council, past member
  •               Legislative Ambassador, Central Valley District

 Due to exemplary work with Dietetics, her colleagues chose her for two awards:

              2011-12 California Dietetic Association (CDA ) Carol Torio Hayes Excellence in Management Award

              2017-18 California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics - Crystal Award

In her leisure time Carrie enjoys making jewelry, baking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, listening to music, caring for her dogs and volunteering.  .