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Debbie Petitpain, MBA, RDN

Petitpain photoCharleston, S.C.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Disease Prevention
  • Fad Diets
  • Food Insecurity
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Nutrition

Petitpain is the associate director in business development for Compass One Healthcare, where she pursues opportunities to deliver food and support services to hospitals and health care systems. Previously, she was a business advisor for the Veterans Business Outreach Center and served as the chief operation officer for Synergy Health Tech where she used metrics and data to advance health equity. While at the Medical University of South Carolina, Petitpain developed the university's first culinary health class to teach future clinicians how to prepare healthful food. She created one of the nation's first hospital-based, summer feeding programs that provides free meals for children during summer break, for which she was honored with a "Hero of Everyday Life" award from the Sodexo Foundation in 2016. Petitpain is a graduate of the College of Charleston. She earned a master's degree in nutrition from Boston University and a master's in business administration from the Citadel.

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