|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|Commission on Dietetic Registration Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)||
|| 1.Started in 2010 with an item writing workshop. Volunteered for many work groups and CDR committees. Served as a member of the Practice Audit Task Force. 2.Devoted to the process of serving the public, by making serving to maintain scope of practice and protecting the credentialing process, as well as being the Chair of the MO State Committee of Dietitians.
3.CDR workgroups & Program Reviewer-ACEND 4.CDR/ACEND are credentialing and competency arms of our profession with independent authority.
|University of Missouri||Assistant Teaching Professor||10 as adjunct; 5 as title above|
|Boone Hospital Center||Clinical Dietitian - Certified Diabetes Educator||8|
|Jefferson City Medical Group: Weight Treatment Clinic||Clinical Dietitian||2|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Missouri Dietetic Association Annual Meeting Conference Co-Chair||Missouri - Acadmey of Nutrition & Dietetics||2010 - 2011||Organization of committee members tasks as they obtained speakers to meet the Nutrition Marketplace theme. Through my travels with MU's Italy study abroad program I was able to obtain an internationally known speaker from Florence, Italy, as well as securing well known professionals at the top of their disciplines.
Based on the revenue generated the Conference was deemed a success.
|Committee Chairperson||State Committee of Dieteitans Licensure Board||2011 - 2019||Elected Board Chair 7/2017; Working to protect the scope of practice for RD(N)s in Missouri, as scope creep can jeopardize jobs and professional influence. Also working to protect the citizens of Missouri and enhance the public perceptions of the RDN.|
|Missouri - State Licensure Liaison||Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2011 - 2012||Worked with the states executive board to train affiliate members about state licensure. I attended regulatory conferences through the Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic to craft messages for the membership, with the objective of helping Missouri RD's see why licensure is a professional priority of the Academy; the responsibilities of the States Licensing Board; how & why RD’s need to take professional responsibility.|
|Regional Coordinator||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2013 - 2014||NOBIDAN-Develop a network for African American practitioners in several states throughout the nation in an effort to increase membership and mentorship.|
|Dietetic Simulation||University of Missouri||2015 - 2019||Lead MU Coordinated Program, incorporating Dietetic Simulation into curriculum. Content Facilitator: Today's Dietitian: July 2018, Vol.20 No 7 – Using Simulation in Dietetics Education; Association of Standardized Patient Educators Annual Conference 2018-Innovations in Dietetics Education: New Kids on the Block – Poster Session; FNCE 2017: FNCE– Preconference workshop.|
Educating & supporting a strong diverse dietetic workforce is important to the future the profession. We should better assist students that have felt marginalized. Helping students become successful is #1. Mentors are needed to guide students into programs and internships that will prepare them for the challenging and diverse work that lies ahead. We have an opportunity to nurture & grow-up professionals that can advance our profession & protect our future.
I ask for the honor of continuing to "be the change" I’ve wanted to see in our organization. My volunteer work has been to understand the needs & act as a conduit to bring people together. A Conductor, looking for a productive solution for all.