About Schacht & Associates:
Jennie Schacht, Capabilities & Qualifications
HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES & PHILANTHROPY
EMPLOYMENT

PRINCIPAL, Schacht & Associates, Oakland, CA (1991-present)

Provide writing and editorial services, business consultation and technical assistance to the health care and food industries. Research funding sources, prepare grant proposals, design and evaluate programs. Assist foundations to develop and implement RFPs, provide technical assistance to applicants and grantees, and evaluate funding programs.

PROGRAM MANAGER, Education Programs Associates, Campbell, CA (1990-91)

Provided training and technical assistance for statewide Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP). Developed protocols and assessment tools for psychosocial, nutrition and health education services.

PERINATAL DIRECTOR/SOCIAL WORKER, Native American Health Centers, San Francisco and Oakland, CA (1985-90)

Developed and managed CPSP program. Provided and supervised psychosocial services to high-risk caseload.

CONSULTANT, United Way of the Bay Area, San Francisco, CA (1984-85)

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EDUCATION

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW #LCS13747 (1988) (currently inactive)

University of California, Berkeley, Master of Social Welfare, Management and Planning (1985)

San Francisco State University, BA, Psychology (1982)

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, Psychology (1975-78)

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TRAINING AND SERVICE

Post-Master's Clinical Intern, Operation Concern of Pacific Medical Center, SF, CA (1987-88)

Treasurer, Board of Directors, Operation Concern of Pacific Medical Center (1982-89)

Clinical Intern, Pacific Center for Human Growth, Berkeley, CA (1982-83)

Founding Member, Bay Area Network of Health Care Consultants (BANHC)

Founding Member, Northern California Foundation Consultants Group

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HEALTH CARE PUBLICATIONS

Editor and contributing author for California Primary Care Association's Healthy Newborns! Perinatal Education Curriculum and Teacher's Guide, 1999.

Schacht, J. Evaluation Report: Creating Partnerships With Clinic Associations to Preserve the Safety Net, Health Affairs (May/June 1998): 248-252.

Editor and contributing author for Alameda Health Consortium's Implementing Medi-Cal Managed Care: Key Operational Procedures for Community Health Centers, including production of accompanying diskette, 1994.

Schacht, J., Taub, R,. and Silber, R. Installing COSTAR in Community Health Settings: A Workbook for Users, 1992.

Schacht, J and Silber, R. Medi-Cal Eligibility for Infants, Children and Adolescents: A Manual for Community Health Centers in California, October 1991.

Schacht, J and Silber, R. Maximizing Revenues From Medi-Cal's Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program: A Manual for Community Health Centers, March 1991.

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PRESENTATIONS

Presentations on Writing Winning Grant Proposals, Funding for Health Care, Funding for Food and Hunger Programs, California Comprehensive Services Program (CPSP), Medi-Cal Eligibility & On-Site Eligibility, and other topics presented at programs sponsored by University of California Public Health Social Work Institute, Education Programs Associates, Alameda Health Consortium, California Department of Health Services and San Francisco Foundation Center.

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CULINARY WRITING & CONSULTING
EMPLOYMENT

PRINCIPAL, Schacht & Associates, Oakland, CA (1991-present)

Provide business consultation and technical assistance to the health care and food industries. Provide writing and editorial services to chefs, pastry chefs, restaurateurs and culinary businesses. Assist clients to develop and strengthen cookbook concepts and proposals. Provide grant writing services to food and hunger programs.

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, Gayot's Guides (1997-1998)

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, Appellation (1995)

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EDUCATION

Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Certification in Food and Beverage Management (1997)

Workshop for Professional Food Writers, The Greenbrier (1995)

University of California, Berkeley, Master of Social Welfare, Management and Planning (1985)

San Francisco State University, BA, Psychology (1982)

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, Psychology (1975-78)

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TRAINING AND SERVICE

Past President, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, San Francisco Professional Food Society (1995-present)

Member, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, International Association of Culinary Professionals, Baker's Dozen

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CULINARY PUBLICATIONS

Churchill, M. and Schacht, J. Sweet & Skinny. Clarkson Potter, 2011.

Schacht, J. Farmers' Market Desserts. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2010.

Altman, J. and Schacht, J. Without Reservations: Cooking at Home with Joey Altman. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Spring 2008.

Cech, M. and Schacht, J. The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook: Recipes and Pairings for the Perfect Glass of Wine. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.

Farmersí Markets Inspire Sweet Summer Desserts. Edible San Francisco, 2010.

Summer Markets Offer Sweet Inspiration. Edible Marin & Wine Country, 2010.

Pavlovas: A Dessert to Make Your Tastebuds Dance! With pastry chef Mary Cech. Veggie Life, Autumn 2002.

Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are: How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal, Part II. International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Food Forum Quarterly, First Quarter 2002.

Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are: How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal. IACP Food Forum Quarterly, Third Quarter 2001.

Gelato: Italy's Quintessential Outdoor Treat. eOutdoors, 2000.

Let Them Eat Wedding Cake-Outdoors! eOutdoors, 2000.

Home Cooked Stadium Food Scores a Home Run. eOutdoors, 2000.

The Best of San Francisco, 4th Ed. Los Angeles: Gault Millau, Inc., 1998. (contributing editor)

Newsletter Editor, San Francisco Professional Food Society, 1997-98.

Gayot's SF Restaurants and Gourmet Shops for Northern California, 1st Ed. Los Angeles: Gault Millau, Inc., 1997. (contributing editor)

Lessons from La Cucina. Sally's Place, 1996.

Una Bella Mangiata in Italia. Sally's Place, 1996.

Recipes for Comforting Casseroles. Veggie Life, January 1996.

Potluck Potpourri. Veggie Life. July 1995.

The Family Table (column). The Family Next Door, 1994-95.

May I Take Your Order? Veggie Life, 1994.

Where's the Beef? Dining Well in the Bay Area Without It. Bay Food, October 1994.

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PRESENTATIONS

Doubly Decadent: An Exquisite Pairing of Desserts with Dessert Wines. International Association of Culinary Professionals Annual Conference, Montreal, March 2003.

Dessert and wine pairing classes at diverse venues including the California Culinary Academy, COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts, Open Wave Systems, and Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. Appearances on local and national radio, television, and internet.

Presentations on Writing Winning Grant Proposals, Funding for Food and Hunger Programs and other topics to International Association of Culinary Professionals and others.

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