|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|CDR Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)||
||I have participated in CDR item writing/reviewing workshops and exam outline review, ensuring high quality, credential-appropriate questions. I have served on workgroups to write practice standards with the Academy to provide high-level care to patients then shared that information at an organizational level, highlighting the differences between broad ideas versus organization-specific details. My faculty and preceptor experience coupled with professional leadership have provided first-hand knowledge on the needs of students and clinicians to ensure maintenance of quality practice standards.|
|Trinity Health-Loyola University Medical Center||Senior General Manager||1|
|Trinity Health-Gottlieb Memorial Hospital||General Manager||2|
|Loyola Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health||Graduate Faculty||3|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Item Writer/New Item Reviewer/Test Specification Reviewer and Reviser||Commission on Dietetic Registration||2017 - 2022||I have had the pleasure of working in various roles in CDR to help write new exam questions, review and revise exam questions, and update the test specification outline for Dietetic Technician, Registered exams over the course of the past 5 years.|
|Chair, Council on Research, Workgroup Selection Subcommittee||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2019 - 2022||I currently lead a diverse group of RDNs in various practice areas to select high-quality volunteers for a variety of AND workgroups for research projects to update practice recommendations.|
|Clinical Nutrition Manager NCPT Toolkit Implementation Microseries Taskforce||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2019 - 2022||I am working with an international workgroup to develop dynamic e-learning materials for clinical nutrition managers to aid in the implementation of the Nutrition Care Process in various care settings.|
|Co-Chair, EAL Malnutrition in Older Adults Workgroup (Assessment)||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2020 - 2022||I am currently actively leading a workgroup of content experts to determine the validity and reliability of assessment standards for older adults with the ultimate goal of publishing practice recommendations.|
|Member, Chapter Communications Committee||American College of Healthcare Executives||2017 - 2022||I work with other members of the local chapter of the ACHE, the Chicago Health Executives Forum, to develop materials for weekly newsletters and quarterly publications, including summaries of face-to-face educational sessions and descriptions of upcoming events.|
Nutrition and dietetics colleagues possess a vast skill set, ranging from expertise in clinical care and community health, to guiding practice through research and management. The future of the profession centers on our ability to demonstrate the value of our contributions across the healthcare continuum and leverage strategic partnerships to influence decision making both locally and nationally. A fresh focus on finding novel opportunities and workplaces to promote the RDN as the nutrition expert will help solidify the future of nutrition professionals.
The future of our profession lies in the strength of our credential. With my unique combination of clinical and operational expertise, I look forward to working collaboratively to help build a brighter future for nutrition professionals.