ONLINE Instructor Course: "Health Professional Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning" . American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Ohio.



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    • Microcomputer Applications: Microsoft Office Software, Certification, Waubonsee Community College , January 2000 - January 2000
    • Network Administrator, Certification, Waubonsee Community College , January 2000 - January 2001
    • Training and Development, Master's Degree, University of St. Francis , United States , January 1999 - December 2003
    • Nutrition and Primary Health care, The Ohio State University , United States , January 1994 - July 1999
    • Diploma, Management of Refugees, Displace Persons and other Disasters, University of Wisconsin-Madison , United States , January 1990 - June 1993
    • Public Health: Maternal Child Nutrition, Master's Degree, Universidad de Antioquia , Colombia , January 1979 - December 1980
    • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics., Bachelor's Degree, Universidad de Antioquia , Colombia , January 1973 - May 1978

    • STATE OF FLORIDA- Certified Nurse Assistant
    • Certified Health Education Specialist- CHES
    • Certified Sexual Educator- AASECT
    • Certified Family Life Educator- CFLE,

Experience Summary

  • Skills, Background, and Experience

      Manage Health education and promotion programs, personal wellness, nutrition education, stress management, smoking cessation, substance abuse, safety, high blood pressure, pregnancy, and diabetes. Provide information to communities in an effort to promote, maintain, and improve healthy lifestyles.
      Educate patients about medical procedures, operations, services and therapeutic regimens, conduct staff training and consult with other health care providers about behavioral, cultural, or social barriers to health; promote self-care; develop activities to improve patient participation on clinical processes. 
      Develop, produce, and evaluate mass media health campaigns, writing educational material, newsletters, public information reports, and grant proposals. 
      My approach applies what has been learned over the last 25 years in health education and adapts innovations from other disciplines including business, behavior change and communications to educate individuals and groups to protect, promote or maintain their health, reduce risky behaviors and navigate the health care system.

      Experience acquired in Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Sudan, Egypt, Somalia, and USA.

  • Areas of Expertise :

      Nutrition, Education, Training and Development, Training of Community Health Workers, and Midwives, Disaster and Relief Management, Train-the-Trainer. Behavior Change.


      ONLINE Instructor “Health Professional Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning”, American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Ohio.  The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. is a, professional organization serving various health care professionals, providing Health Care Certification, Continuing Education, and Fellowship programs in their practice specialty.  Additionally, the American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. offer program approvals for continuing education events, seminars, courses, independent study, and other educational activities based on quality standards.

  • Responsibilities :

    • Recruit candidates
    • Pursue new business
    • Write proposals/grant requests
    • Provide technical advice on projects
    • Conduct research
    • Manage projects in the field
    • Manage projects from the home office
    • Run a company, NGO, or a major department
  • Opportunities I Might Consider :

    • Field assignment
    • Full-time staff position
    • Long-term consulting assignment

Employment Summary

  • December 2011 - Present Program Manager- Chronic Disease Self-Management Program , Minority Development & Empowerment, Inc

    Minority Development & Empowerment implements the free workshops called “Healthy Choices, Healthy Living”. This program is aimed at Haitians, Caribbean and other minorities living in Broward County which have diabetes and or high blood pressure, are at risk to have it or for those who are taking care of individuals which are ill with those conditions. The “Healthy Choices, Healthy Living” is Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (high blood pressure) education program, based almost entirely from Stanford University’s highly regarded “Patient Self-Management Education Program”. The purpose of the program is two-fold: (1) to help clients take day-to-day responsibility for their care and (2) to increase the skills necessary to manage their diseases and work effectively with their health care professionals. In addition they learn problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with a chronic illness. The program consists of free workshops taught in English, Spanish and Creole, given two and half hours at a time, one a week, for six weeks. The classes are conducted by MDE - Community Health Workers who are presently certified by Stanford to offer it. This is not a lecture course; workshops are interactive with discussion encouraged. A stipend is provided to attendants. Subjects to be covered by the workshops are: • Various techniques and methods for dealing with such problems as disease- related frustration, pain, fatigue and feelings of isolation; • Appropriate low-impact exercises for building and maintaining strength and endurance and that will also result in lower blood pressure, lost weight and an increased sense of overall well-being; • The appropriate use of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter; • How to effectively communicate with family, friends and health care professionals; • Nutrition fundamentals and healthy eating; • How to properly evaluate new treatments and serve as an effective self-advocate for one’s own health care. Workshops are held in community settings such as churches, senior centers and libraries. Class size is typically around 12-18 participants. If you would like more information about the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and how it can be offered through your facility, please contact me at

  • January 2011 - July 2011 Coordinator Chronic Disease Prevention, STATE OF FLORIDA- Broward County Health Department

    • Responsible for the coordinating the development and implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive health promotion (chronic disease prevention) program for Broward County, based in Healthy People 2020 Objectives. • Ensures the functioning of the Nutrition and Fitness Task Force of Broward County as a successful vehicle and “core” for health promotion programs and activities in the community (coalition building). · Seeks grant funding and completes grant applications for health promotion programs and activities for the Broward County Health Department and at times in conjunction with community partners. · Coordinates and completes all programmatic reporting (to the Bureau of Chronic Disease and locally), needs assessment, data collection, resources, and reporting requirements and ensures scientific-based evaluation of all program activities and objectives.

  • September 2005 - December 2010 Community Health Educator. , PLANNED PARENTHOOD, West Palm Beach, Florida,

    · Ensuring that all activities of the Reproductive Health Program are implemented in a timely manner, provide technical and training support to beneficiaries, and liaise with donors, government officials and community leaders in the field regarding program activities. · Managing diverse projects on HIV/ AIDS education and prevention, adolescent pregnancy, family health, parenting, and community education. · Overseeing grant management, compliance with all grant obligations, and grant related requests from donors including Children’s Services Council, Title X, donors, and foundations, and responsible for internal and external reporting and budgeting. · Leading and facilitating 250 workshops to Trainers of Trainers on community mobilization, Breast health, STD, contraception, prenatal care, sexual orientation, sexuality and values clarification that reached a total of 7,800 families in the county.

  • October 1993 - February 1994 Prgram Officer, WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL, Baidoa, Somalia,

    · Implemented the Child Survival Program for 40,000 families in the area. · Participated with mobile health clinics, immunizations, control of tuberculosis · Developed and delivered a total of 50 trainings for community health workers and midwives. · Provided technical training to counterparts in the areas of nutrition, vaccination, tropical disease control, maternal care, child growth monitoring, and water sanitation, HIV/AIDS. · Assessed local conditions using qualitative and participative research techniques · Conducted rapid rural assessments and documented the health and nutrition situation in areas previously inaccessible to the international community in Baidoa area.

  • January 1993 - October 1993 Privincial Team Leader, CARE International, Bara, SUDAN,

    · Director of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (Bara, Tayba, Um Keredium, Genejish and Um Dam). Total target was 50,493 women (20%) from a total population of 253,000 women. · Developed and implemented training and support for a total of 1,500 health workers in water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, women’s development, environmental protection, and local economic development projects. · Monitored and gave technical assistance to five project managers and 80 employees in the areas of relief, community wells and sanitation. · Liaison with local non-governmental and governmental organizations: local ministry of agriculture, Agriculture Bank of Sudan, Forest National Corporation, Ministry of Health, National Rural Water Corporation and Ministry of Health. · Managed a program budget over $850,000 per year.

  • July 1991 - September 1992 Health and Nutrition Team Leader, INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS, Menongue, ANGOLA,

    · Trained of 250 community health workers in basic nutrition, proper feeding practices to maintain child health, and maternal education. · Conducted community needs assessments to reduce malnutrition, morbidity rates of children under five years of age and child bearing women. · Established two therapeutic and supplemental feeding centers in the refugee camp of Likuwa and attended more than 500 children (ages 0-5 years old) with several degrees of malnutrition.

  • July 1989 - July 1990 Program Officer, UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS- U.N.D.P, Malabo, EQUATORIAL GUINEA,

    · Monitoring and evaluation of UN Volunteers’ executed projects in health, agriculture, administration, women development, mechanics and computers. The most important UNV executed projects were EQG/88/003 “Support to WFP School Feeding Program” with a total budget of $450,000 and EQG/88/004 “Technical assistance for agricultural development in the Acurenam district” with a total cost of $172,000. · Oversee grant management, and grant related requests from donors including USAID, UNDP and Foundations, and budgeting of the U.N. AIDS Task Force.

  • July 1987 - July 1989 Assistant Program Officer, UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS- World Food Program, San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS

    · Managed the Honduras 2523 project “Feeding of vulnerable groups and promotion of productive activities at family level” with a total cover of 12,000 families (60,000 persons) and Primary Health Care Volunteers, local midwives and Nutrition Field Workers. Distribution of 7,000 Mt of food and goods with a total cost of $5M. · Management of 38 people employed by the project in the area. · Prepare project budgets, periodic monitoring reports and evaluations with government institutions (Ministry of Forestry, Public Health, Public Works, Education, Welfare, etc) · Strengthened capacity of local institutions (Ministry of Forestry, Public Health, Public Works, Education, Welfare, etc) to implement community health programs by training and working closely with health workers, teachers, and community leaders.

  • January 1985 - May 1987 Assitant Field Officer, UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS- High Commissioner for Refugees, HONDURAS

    · Implementation and Evaluation of program activities for 35,000 refugees in four camps in Honduras. · Liaison with other agencies like Medicines San Frontiers, Catholic Relief Services, Caritas, Mennonite Church, etc. · Monitoring and evaluating program activities for the Salvadorian and Guatemalan refugees: by area, by sector, by agency and by camp (4 camps in Western Honduras with a total of 21,000 refugees and 5 non-governmental agencies)

  • January 1979 - December 1984 Rural Community Nutritionist- Public Health, NSTITUTO COLOMBIANO DE BIENESTAR FAMILIAR, COLOMBIA,

    · Traveled to conduct nutritional screenings, workshops, advocacy, to reduce malnutrition of children under five years old and pregnant and nursing women. · Provided on-going technical assistance to local “campesino- peasant” groups to implement community health programs by training and working closely with health workers, agriculture agents, teachers, women and community leaders, including workshops, health and agriculture fairs and other local events.

Supporting Documents

  • UNHCR-description.doc
    Marco MENESES Experience with United Nations in Honduras, Guatemala and equatorial Guinea (File size: 33792KB)
  • UN-CARE-description.DOC
    Experience with CARE in Sudan (File size: 48640KB)
  • ADD.doc
    Marco Meneses- My philosophy (File size: 30720KB)
  • MarcoBio-pic-int.doc
    Marco Meneses-Cover Letter A short description of my skills. (File size: 44032KB)

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  • Upcoming assignment

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  • Employment status

    Employed on a short-term contract
  • Available Anytime
  • Career Level

  • Citizenships and Permanent Residences

    • Colombia
    • United States
  • Total Years of Experience

    20 years
  • Languages

    • Arabic
    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish