|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|Nominating Committee National Leader||
|| 1. Serving in a variety of roles with the Academy, WM DPG and CDR has provided me with numerous networking opportunities and expanded contacts within our profession.
2. I am a “systems thinker,” preferring the vision of a big picture before working with the parts- a critical skill when representing our diverse Academy membership.
3. The key to communication is listening. It is important to understand the values, goals, emotions, etc brought to the table in order to work as a team.
4. It is critical to provide leadership opportunities for those who represent the breadth of our membership.
|Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, CA||Health and Well-being Consultant||5|
|University of California irvine, School of Medicine||Program Manager, Weight Management Program||20|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Chair||Commission on Dietetic Registration||2018 - 2019||Coordinated with CDR Executive Director for oversight of CDR committees. Led quarterly Commissioner meetings. Created guidelines for first CDR Nominating Committee as required by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA). Served on Academy Finance Committee.Developed guidelines for submission and approval of funding requests to CDR|
|Commissioner||Commission on Dietetic Registration||2016 - 2019||Served on the Interdisciplinary Obesity and Weight Management Practice Analysis Task Force/CSOWM Committee charged with development of CDR's first interdisciplinary credential. Served as Chair and member of the Weight Management Committee responsible for oversight and revision of CDR's Certificate in Obesity programs. Served on the Specialist Certification Committee, monitoring criteria, statistics and appeals for seven specialist certifications offered by CDR.|
|Chair||Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group||2011 - 2014||Worked with the Academy to negotiate to include RDNs as candidates for Bariatric Manager positions. Petitioned the Council on Future Practice to establish the CSOWM credential, the first multidisciplinary credential offered by CDR, firmly placing RDNs at the table in the evolving field of weight management. Worked with the Academy's PIA office to advocate for the initial Treat and Reduce Obesity Act.|
It is ironic that the opportunities within our profession range from food insecurity to caloric excess. The Academy’s Strategic Plan addresses that diversity with initiatives related to prevention, health care, and food security across multiple population groups. Regardless of one’s unique area of practice, our greatest opportunity is to embrace our strong science foundation, maximize communication skills and collaborate with other professions to magnify the role of food and nutrition professionals in improving health and wellbeing throughout the world.
I’m a big picture thinker who understands the scope of our profession and the necessity of providing leadership opportunities across our diverse membership.