|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|| 1. Served on AND/CDR/DPG/Iowa AND Boards including president IAND, Chair DPG; implemented numerous policies/standard operating procedures. Achieved open communication/improved quality through initiation of huddles.
2. Established contracts/fee schedules with ACOs, MCOs to meet the changing market place.
3. Developed strategies/generated solutions to maintain financial viability while sustaining the essential elements of the facility's mission and values.
4. Responsible for a $14 million budget
|Western Home Communities||Executive Director/Nutrition Specialist||19 (3 as consultant, 16 as employee)|
|Allen Memorial Hospital||Director of Nutrition Services||2 years|
|Omega Health Associaties||Principal||Set up for private practice opportunities|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Committee For Life Long Learning||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2015 - 2018||As a committee member I reviewed and graded hundreds of submitted proposals and was required to take an active role in the selection and planning of FNCE ensuring the program aligned with the mission, vision, and strategic plan. I was tasked to identify top quality researcher in cutting edge topics for the CLL planned sessions; send requests for proposals to the selected speakers concerning potential speaking opportunities; follow up with selected speakers on deadlines once they were agreeable to terms; and moderate the presentation during annual meeting.|
|Program Planning Subcommittee||American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)||2016 - 2019||My responsibilities include requesting professionals submit proposals, reviewing and grading proposals and then with other committee members selecting proposals; and providing oversight and guidance for educational programming. During my tenure I have worked diligently to identify food and nutrition professionals and request they submit proposals to speak before this group. Each year I have been successful in having at least one or two sessions that included an RDN or other food and nutrition professional.|
|Competency Assurance Panel (CAP)||Commission on Dietetic Registration||2012 - 2014||As a member of the CAP, we were tasked to develop the four hierarchy levels of the functional framework for dietetic competencies. This framework would better define the knowledge, skill, judgment and attitude requirements throughout a practitioner’s career, across practice, and within focus areas. All committee members had input in all areas of development of spheres, competencies, performance indicators and practice illustrations. My abilities and strengths were put to use specifically within the business and nutrition areas but I provided comments for all stages of the development. In the end the revised PDP was completed and is currently being utilized by all members.|
The future will demand an increasingly diverse dietetic practice. Stronger leadership skills and greater engagement within a broader base of healthcare knowledge and technological skill sets will be required. New opportunities will be available in pharmacokinetics, genetics, sustainability, telehealth, coaching, artificial intelligence, animal nutrition and aquaculture. We will need to be at the table in discussions to demonstrate our worth. This is not a time to sit idly by.
I have been and always will be a lifelong advocate for the working food and nutrition professional. It's time to pick up our pace even more and make our profession a household name in all aspects of the healthcare and business arena.