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M.D. – University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2008
Memphis, TN

B.S. – University of Memphis, 2004, Summa Cum Laude
Memphis, TN; Major: Biology; Minors: Chemistry & Spanish


University of Tennessee Family Medicine, Jackson, TN, (7/2008-5/2011)


Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners– 9/14/2009


American Board of Family Medicine


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), 8/2011

Certified Health Care Interpreter (Spanish), 2005
University of Tennessee College of Allied Health Sciences, Memphis, TN


University of Tennessee Family Medicine (6/2012-present)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Jackson, TN

CrossFit Jackson (9/2011-present)
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Jackson, TN

Northside Medical Clinic, P.C. (8/2011-6/2012)
Physician in an outpatient Family Medicine clinic, Jackson, TN

University of Tennessee Family Medicine (7/2008-6/2011)
Family Medicine resident in Jackson, TN

Medicos Para La Familia (8/2006- 9/2010)
Work Study Program in a Family Medicine clinic, Memphis, TN

Draper’s Catering of Memphis (1/1996- 6/2008)
Lead server for weddings, banquets, and special events, Memphis, TN

Baptist Memorial Hospital (11/2001- 4/2002)
Health Care Technician, pulmonary unit, Memphis, TN


Medical School and Residency:

  • Exceptional Model practice Award- UT Family Medicine Center 2010
  • Outstanding Community Service Award- UT College of Medicine 2008
  • Outstanding Student in Family Practice Award- TNAFP 2008
  • The Imhotep Society for Leadership and Service at UT- 2006
  • AAFP National Conference: First-time Student Attendee Award- 2005


  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Student of the Year- 2004
  • Adult Scholarship- 2003-2004
  • M.E.D.I.C.O. Daryl Collier Scholarship- 2003
  • Phi Kappa Phi- 2003
  • Mortar Board- 2003
  • Golden Key International Honor Society- 2002
  • Gamma Beta Phi Society- 2002
  • Chi Beta Phi- 2002
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta- 2001; President 2003-2004
  • Early Scholars Scholarship- 1996-2003


Medical School:

  • Child Family Health International, September 2007
  • Tropical Medicine and Rural Health on the Coast of Mexico Program
  • Medical, Eye, and Dental International Care Organization (M.E.D.I.C.O.)
  • Week-long medical mission trips to Honduras:
    – April 2011- Laguna del Pedernal, Lempira
    – June 2007- San Bartolo, Lempira
    – June 2006- San Jose de Jalisco, Cortés
    – June 2005- Rinconada & La Jagua
    – July 2004- La Hermita & Jalaca, Talanga, Francisco Morazán
    – March 2004- Hacienda Rosalila, Copan
    – March 2003- Lepaera, Lempira
  • Southern Cross Humanitarian, June 2007
  • Eleven-day humanitarian expedition to Sunflower Children’s Home, Peru
  • Council for International and Area Outreach (CIAO)
    -President: 2006-2007; MSEC Representative: 2005-2006;
    -Class of 2008 Representative: 2004-2008
  • Clínica Esperanza
    -Clinic Coordinator/Leader: 2005-2008
    -Student volunteer and interpreter: 2005-2008
  • Advanced medical Spanish class instructor: Spring 2005


  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Memphis
  • Wish Granter, 2001-2004
  • Two years of full-time missionary service (1998-2000)
    – Mexico Puebla Mission (7/1998-1/1999)
    – Ohio Cincinnati Mission (5/1999-11/2000).


  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians
  • Tennessee Medical Association


Spanish– fluent in speaking, writing and reading


Travel, CrossFit, snowboarding, skiing, cooking, and reading

CATHERINE M. DRAPER, M.S., R.D., CF-L1Cathy Draper, RD


M.S., Clinical Nutrition – University of Memphis, 2011
Memphis, TN

B.S.Ed. – University of Memphis, 2010, Magna Cum Laude
Memphis, TN; Major: Education; Health & Sports Sciences /Dietetics


Northside Medical Clinic, P.C., Jackson, TN, (10/31-11/18/2011)

(Included as part of combined internship/residency/master’s program)


State of Tennessee, Board of Dietitian/Nutritionist Examiners


Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, May 10, 2012

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), March, 2012

CrossFit Kids Trainer, October, 2012

FEMA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training, City of Bartlett, April, 2011

ServSafe Certification, December, 2009


WellFit Medicine and Nutrition, Memphis, TN (President, WellFit Nutrition, PLLC)

Registered Dietitian responsible for Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Education for
member patients and patients referred from area physicians. Patient assessment, individual and
group patient counseling, plan and execute community education classes, cooking demonstration
classes, weight management programs, and community service events. Share input/coach as
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer as needed.

Metabolic CrossFit, Memphis, TN

CrossFit Level One Coach responsible for gym management and administration.

Draper’s Catering of Memphis, LLC, Memphis, TN (October 1989 – present)
Oversee operation and management of business and bakery; custom cake designer.
Develop creative menus and event packages; custom design work on wedding and grooms’
cakes, customized recipe formulation for catering, restaurant and bakery; hired and trained
management staff for restaurant and bakery, planned and implemented construction of physical
layout and design elements of facilities; prepared staffing guidelines, job descriptions, and
procedures manuals; procured vendors for equipment, food items, and supplies.

University of Tennessee Nursing Research, Memphis, TN (9/2010-5/2011)
Graduate Assistant through University of Memphis. Research Assistant to Dr. Ann Cashion.

Research projects with kidney and liver transplant populations, including research, data
collection, preparation of educational materials, program outlines, and collection of dietary
recalls. Master’s Project research conducted at UT.

Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN (June 2009, 120 hours)
Student Intern, Clinical Nutrition Practicum


  • Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, Memphis, TN, Public Health, Fall 2011
  • St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN, Clinical Nutrition Management, Fall 2011
  • St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN, Bariatric Nutrition, Fall 2011
  • UT Boling Center, Memphis, TN, Pediatrics, 5/30-6/3/2011
  • St. Francis Hospital, Bartlett, TN, General Hospital, 6/6-7/1/2011
  • DaVita Memphis South, Memphis, TN, Renal, 7/4-7/15/2011
  • Refugee Empowerment Program (REP), Memphis, TN, Community Nutrition Education, 7/18-7/22/2011
  • Delta Medical Center, Memphis, TN, Diabetes Education, 7/25-7/29/2012
  • St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN, Food Service Management, 8/1-8/12/2011
  • LeBonheur Hospital, Memphis, TN, Pediatrics, 8/15-8/26/2012
  • DeSoto School Nutrition, Hernando, MS, School Nutrition, 8/29-9/2/2011
  • Memphis Jewish Home, Cordova, TN, Long-Term Care, 9/5-9/9/2012
  • Baptist Hospital, Memphis, TN, Culinary, 9/12-9/16/2012
  • Church Health Center, Memphis, Community Nutrition, TN, 9/19-9/30/2012
  • Regional Medical Center, Memphis, TN, Nutrition Support, 10/3-10/28/2012
  • St. Francis Hospital, Bartlett, TN, Staff Relief, 11/21-12/5/2012


  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, November, 2009 – Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, March, 2010 – Present
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, October, 2007 – Present
  • Outstanding Student in Health and Sport Sciences, April, 2010
  • Outstanding Senior in Dietetics, 2010
  • University of Memphis, Student Research Forum, Poster Presentation, 2010
  • Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Presenter, February, 2010
    – Research Project: “Nutritional and Visual Enhancement of Pureed Food Products”
  • Recipient: University of Memphis Adult Student Scholarship for 2009-10


“Fruit and vegetable consumption and weight gain in kidney transplant recipients within the first year of transplantation”.
[Abstract, September 2012, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; accepted for Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) poster session October 2012]


  • Young Women Camp, Food Coordinator, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, July 2012
  • Instructor, Long-Term Food Storage, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, July2012
  • Shelby County Medical Reserve Corps. Volunteer, 2007 – Present
  • Methodist University Hospital Student Volunteer, June 2009 – July 2010
  • Student Dietetic Association President, June 2009 – May 2010
  • Shadowing Opportunity: Nadine King, PhD, RD, Nutrition Consultant, July-Sept. 2009
  • Student Health Fair Committee Member, August – October 2009
  • Down Syndrome Conference, Presenter, Nutrition Education, April 2009
  • West Tennessee Family Solutions, Nutrition and Cooking Instructor, January-April 2008
  • Early Morning Seminary Teacher, Grades 9-12, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, September 1998- May 2009
  • Preparedness Instructor, Week of the Family, Memphis, TN, Fall, 2007


  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Tennessee Dietetic Association
  • Memphis District Dietetic Association
  • Memphis Area Nutrition Council
  • Dietary Practice Groups:
    – Food & Culinary Professionals
    – Nutrition Entrepreneurs
    – Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition
    – Weight Management
    – Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine
    – Diabetes Care and Education
  • National Association of Catering Executives
  • Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce


Grandparenting and spending time with family, travel, CrossFit, cooking, and reading.

Kimba KeelKimba J. Keel, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, FPMHNP


Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2008, Memphis, TN

Post Master of Science Certification – Family Nurse Practitioner – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2006, Memphis, TN

Master of Science in Nursing – Education Tract – Union University, 2002, Jackson, TN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Union University, 1997, Jackson, TN


Advanced Practice Nurse (Tennessee, License number APN0000013420), State of Tennessee, Board of Nursing

Registered Professional Nurse (Multistate, License number RN116453), State of Tennessee, Board of Nursing


State Certified Handgun Instructor, State of Tennessee, Department of Safety, 1995-Present

N.R.A Certified Handgun Instructor, National Rifle Association of America, 1995-Present


WellFit Medicine and Nutrition, Jackson, TN (Current)
Family Nurse Practitioner

Madison Family Walk-In Clinic, Jackson, Tennessee (2010)
Current- Family & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Quinco Community Mental Health Center, Jackson & Lexington, TN (2008-2010)
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Quinco Community Mental Health Center, Jackson & Lexington, Tennessee (2007-2008)
Registered Nurse Clinician

Life Plans Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts (2004-2006)
Long Term Care Insurance Underwriting, History & Physical Evaluations

Western Mental Health Institute, Bolivar, Tennessee (2004-2005)
Unit Nurse/Charge Nurse, Psychiatric Acute Care Men’s/Women’s Units

Union University School of Nursing, Jackson, Tennessee (2003-2005)
Adjunct Faculty Psychiatric & Community Health Clinical Instructor

Progressive Residential Services, Jackson, Tennessee (2003-2004)
Medical Services Coordinator

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, Tennessee (1997-2000)
Staff RN, Cardiac Step-Down Unit/Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit


Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Nu Lambda Chapter (1997- Present)


PowerPoint Presentation:  Union University, Jackson, TN, (12/2002)
Native North American Indians: Blending cultural values, beliefs, and practices with modern healthcare issues

Poster Presentation: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN (3/2007)
Evaluating the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in post traumatic stress disorder


Grandchildren, Family, CrossFit, Reading, Dogs, Hummingbirds

National Rifle Association, Member/Certified Handgun Safety Instructor

State of Tennessee Certified Handgun Safety Instructor