Mary Easaw - John CV

Mary Easaw – John

Mary Easaw – John is the Chief Dietitian and Senior Manager, of Dietetics and Food Services, of Institut Jantung Negara (National Heart Institute) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She holds a First Class (Hons) Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Madras, Chennai, India, where her practical aspects of nutrition management won her The Fatima Akthar Award in 1983 for preventing malnutrition in a preschooler. She also holds a Professional Diploma in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Sciences with a Distinction from the John Moores Liverpool University, United Kingdom in 2009.
She started her career in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Johor Specialist Hospital, Johor Bahru, Malaysia and moved to work at Selesa Health Farm in Pahang, before joining Institut Jantung Negara. She was trained at the Papworth Hospital in Cambridge and Royal Brompton Hospital in London on nutritional management of heart diseases and heart transplant patients. She managed the nutrition of the first heart transplant patient in Malaysia in 1997.She led her staff to achieve ISO standards and MSQH Accreditation in 2000 and 2005 respectively. She was the team leader and worked with her food service personnel to achieve HALAL and HACCP Food Safety Certification for the department in 2009. In November 2009, as the appointed internal JCI auditor, she led her department to achieve the Joint commission International for IJN.
Mary is currently the Country Representative for Malaysia appointed by American Overseas Dietitians Association, (AODA) in 2004. She is the first Malaysian dietitian recipient of the International Dietetic Network STAR Award bestowed by the AODA for 2005 - 2006. This was a double honour, being the first Asian, as this award recognizes leadership skills and promoting nutrition and dietetics, locally and internationally as a country representative. She has been appointed to the Board of American Overseas Dietitians Association as the as the Country Representative Chair (June 2007- 2008). She was the conference chair for the American Overseas Dietitian Association Conference, which went down in history for the first time held in an Asian Country, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 23 to 25 April 2009. For hosting a successful conference, she was awarded the AODA Service Award 2009, by the American Overseas Dietitian Association at the conference.
Mary is one of the authors and editors of two other healthy recipe books Resipi Sihat, Pilihan Bijak (Healthful Recipes, the wise choice) Volume 1 and Volume 2. She authored the third cook book with Berita Publishing titled Meals without Guilt.   She hosted her own cooking show on Malaysian TV1 in the Sarapan Pagi Series in 1996.
She is a much sought after speaker and has made numerous presentations at seminars and conferences on various issues of nutrition and food services locally and internationally. She is a key opinion leader in matters of nutrition and serves as an advisor in nutrition for pharmaceutical and food companies in Malaysia. She served as a consultant for special meals for Malaysian Airline and Cathay Pacific Airlines. She frequently appears as a nutrition authority on television and radio and has been interviewed by many leading health and women’s magazines.
She was the chairperson of Guidelines for Dietary Management of Hyperlipidemia 1999 and Medical Nutritional Therapy Guidelines for Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension 2004. Mary also conducts wellness workshop for corporate organizations.

Mary likes to read, travel and advocates healthy cooking.  END