Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position
House of Delegates (HOD) Director
Experience in meeting management and facilitation
Ability to communicate effectively and with self-confidence
Ability to identify and address issues impacting the profession
Ability to encourage and promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access
1) In both work and volunteering, I have coordinated a range of meeting types, including an in-person global nutrition conference. 2) I have spent my career leading communication projects for government agencies and organizations. This includes producing ideas, managing projects, and collaborating with teams. I am able to speak confidently about nutrition and have given presentations, taught classes, and trained interns in nutrition and dietetics. 3) Through leadership roles in Academy groups like the HOD, CFP, DPGs, and my affiliate, I have engaged with others on professional issues.
Associate Director, Projects and Programs
USDA, WIC Works Resource System
Resources Coordinator/Content Manager
Years Involved in the Organization
My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:
DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
2021 - 2022
Created a social media strategy and process. Helped guide the organization's first in-person meeting since the pandemic. Coordinated efforts to support dietetic licensure.
Nutrition Informatics DPG
2019 - 2021
First Chair and founding member of the Nutrition Informatics DPG. Helped establish initial leadership team, guiding principles, communication strategies, newsletter, and awards.
Women's Health DPG
2013 - 2014
Faciliated expanding of awards to include emerging professional in women's health. Fostered collaborations with other DPGs for joint publications.
Women's Health DPG
2018 - 2021
Served on the Town Hall Task Force and as a POD leader and Table Facilitator.
Council on Future Practice
Task force lead for planning 2023 CFP FNCE session submission. Member of sub-committees to help guide engagement and change driver activities.
Personal and Campaign Statements
What do you see as opportunities for the future of the nutrition and dietetics profession?
It is no longer a question of being on the cutting edge; it is about not being pushed over and left behind. As a dietitian in the nutrition informatics space, I have seen tremendous opportunities for us to change the way we do business, while not losing sight of what makes us who we are—evidence-based, behavior-change oriented professionals who work with people on a topic that impacts ALL of us—food. From growing our project management skills, to completing training in data visualization, I think that we can build the technical framework we need to move the profession to the heights it needs.
I am poised to lead where I stand with boots on the ground and my sights set on where we need to be. Recognizing that if we don’t find and utilize all of our voices, we will never get there.