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Dr. Raquel Garzon is the President and Founder of Revitalize Project. As a speaker and thought leader, she has delivered inspirational and valuable health, performance, and leadership content to thousands of high performers in the areas of business and sports in over 25 countries. She has presented to executive audiences from 35 of the top Fortune 100 companies as well as to 12 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Raquel creates and designs customized programs for organizations to meet the unique needs and demands of each client.
Raquel earned her Doctor of Health Science degree with a concentration in Global Health from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Garzon also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas A&M University. She is a certified ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer.
Dr. Garzon recently served as an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University and as the Wellness Specialist for Cooperative Extension for the state. She continues to consult with the university on a grant for the National Institutes of Health. Her past professional experiences include working 13 years at the Human Performance Institute, a company of Johnson & Johnson, in Orlando, FL as Vice President of Programs and Content for Corporate and Sports Training, Director of Nutrition, and Keynote Speaker/Trainer. There she played a major role in company strategy and in the development of program offerings in current and new markets. Raquel also worked as an outpatient and inpatient Pediatric and Maternal Dietitian for the Department of U.S. Army in Fort Hood, TX, where she was awarded the Commanders Award for Civil Service. She previously worked for a digital health content company developing a nutrition and physical activity program for online use geared to the Hispanic and Latino market. Her first professional position was as a community outpatient dietitian at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, where she provided individual and group nutrition interventions and education to adults and children, including immigrant and refugee communities in the area.
Raquel has served on the Latino Advisory Board and the Blue Ribbon Health and Wellness Advisory Board for PepsiCo as an external advisor. She currently serves on the editorial review board of the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal and authored a journal publication in 2014. Raquel participates in community events, volunteer work, and fundraisers to benefit local and global communities. Raquel has appeared on national and local television as a subject matter expert in health and has conducted local radio health shows for the Hispanic market.
Raquel lives in southern New Mexico with her husband and two children. She is half-Cuban and half-Uruguayan, speaks Spanish fluently, and enjoys traveling with her family. She enjoys Latin dancing, hiking/kickboxing/fitness, and Korean-style karaoke!