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Vanessa Johnson Dukes

Vanessa Johnson Dukes, American dietician. Registered and licensed dietitian. Recipient John H. Cromer Memorial scholarship South Carolina Dietetic Association, 1977.


  • Dukes, Vanessa Johnson was born on August 4, 1955 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Rubin and Christena (Weston) Johnson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, South Carolina State University, 1977. Master of Education, South Carolina State University, 1979.


    • Graduate assistant in home economics South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, 1977-1979. Nutritionist Services Council Day Care Center, Aiken, South Carolina, 1980-1983. Food service supervisor III South Carolina Department Correction, Ridgeville, since 1987.

      Teacher emotionally handicapped Charleston County School District, 1987-1997. Diet technician, dietitian Sodexho, Des Moines, since 1997. Food service supervisor, diet technical, Mariott, since 1997.

      Dietary assistant South Carolina Department Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, 1978. Substitute teacher Charleston County School District, since 1985. Nutritionist Franklin C. Fetter Health Clinic, Charleston, since 1988.

      Companion, homemaker Medical Personnel Pool, Des Moines. Assistant food service manager Fountain West Health Care Center, Des Moines, since 1995. Hospitality coordinator Dietary Department Business Service Management, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Registered and licensed dietitian.


    Volunteer Meals on Wheels, Aiken, 1976, Mercy House Diabetic Clinic, 1999—2004. Volunteer Project National Organization of Women Broadlawns Medical Center, 2001. Alternate delegate South Carolina Democratic convention, 1980.

    Voter registrar Aiken, 1980—1982. Member American Dietetic Association, Central Iowa Dietetic Association, Iowa Dietetic Association, Kappa Omicron Phi.



    Reading, creative cooking, gardening, crafts.


    • Married Warren L. Dukes, May 21, 1983.
    • father: Rubin Johnson
    • mother: Christena (Weston) Johnson
    • spouse: Warren L. Dukes
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    Born August 4, 1955
    (age 62)