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Innovation Director



The Senior Lifestyle Improvement Movement (SLIM) Project ran from April 2013 to August 2014 and was a special innovation project funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. SLIM was a weight-loss project that targeted African American beneficiaries in Tampa, Florida.

  • Responsible for all aspects of the program including intervention design, implementation, managing and training community health workers.

  • Directed the workflow and completion of the contract and all activities.

  • Facilitated the Technical Expert Panel Monthly meetings and lead presented during the CMS COR Project Report Meetings.

  • Monitored work plans, budgets, and Internal Quality Control activities.

  • Responsible for progress toward goals, meeting budget constraints, timely meeting of all deliverables.

  • Maintained communications with CMS.

  • Oversaw consultant activities and deliverables and supervised five community health workers (CHWs).

  • Provided curriculum and program training for CHWs.


Key Achievements:

  • 100% on-time and within budget monthly, quarterly and annual contract deliverables and reports.

  • 300% recruitment rate of participants for weight-loss program. 


  • – Phase I overall participation, aggregating all

  • communities, was 92.9%. Goal was 90%

 Weight Loss

  • – 96.7% of the beneficiaries lost weight and are moving toward the goal of losing 15 pounds

  • – 38.5% lost at least 15 pounds over the course of the project

  • – 56% lost eleven pounds or more.

  • – 82.4% lost over 6 pounds while participating in the project.

  • – Only 3 participants stayed at their baseline weight.

Physical Activity

  • – 48.4% met goal and increased their activity level by 50% RIR or over 6,000 steps

  • – 69% increased their activity level by 25% or over 5,000 steps.

  • – 82.4% are moving toward the 50% RIR or over 6,000 steps per day.

Caloric Reduction

  • – 96.7% of participants reduced their caloric intake by 200 calories or less per day

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