|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) Serving on BOD during pandemic, drastic changes were made including virtual FNCE and telehealth resources for members that built financial strength and met members’ needs.
2) Participated in Evolution Design Team, advocated for organization change to better meet needs of members and the profession.
3) Mobilized and led dietitians and key stakeholders to advocate for licensure, resulting in passage of a model practice act in 1 session.
4) Dedicated program year as Speaker to IDEA resulting in addition of MIG delegates, Cultural Humility tool, and HOD Core Values and Guiding Principles
|University of North Florida||Chair, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics||5|
|University of South Florida||Assistant Professor & Dietetic Internship Director||6|
|VA Healthcare System||Clinical Dietitian & Dietetic Internship Director||20|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Speaker, House of Delegates||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2019 - 2022||As Speaker, the program year was dedicated to issues related to inclusion, diversity, equity and access. Accomplishments included development of a Cultural Humility tool and the HOD Core Values and Guiding Principles as well as the addition of MIG delegates. As Speaker-elect, my focus was on organizational redesign. I assisted with moving the recommendations of the Evolution Design Team forward to the Board of Directors which resulted in a consultant group focusing on redesign options for the entire organization.|
|President and President-elect||Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2011 - 2013||A major focus of my term as FAND president was public policy. I began by building a strong public policy team. Our first goal was to improve the state's Legislative Workshop. We significantly increased RDN participation and doubled the number of legislator visits. The infrastructure was so strong that we successfully updated our state licensure.|
|Board of Directors||ACEND||2012 - 2015||I served as an accreditation site visitor for 16 years and was a program representative on the ACEND BOD for three years. In this role, I reviewed programs for initial and continued accreditation and participated in the development of educational standards.|
|Chair||NDEP||2009 - 2010||As Chair of the Dietetic Educator Practice Group and member of the Education Committee, I worked to merge the two organizational units into a Council. This merger enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of dietetics education. As Chair, I listened to the needs of educators and the profession. Based on input, I sought to recognize and increase the number of preceptors by establishing the Outstanding Preceptor Award and the Preceptor Database. I also assisted in establishing the new Program Directors Mentorship Program.|
|Spokesperson||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2014 - 2022||As a media spokesperson, I provide an average of 4 media stories each month, translating nutrition science into information consumers understand and can apply. The media coverage elevates the profession of dietetics, the Academy, and helps establish the registered dietitian nutritionist as the nutrition expert.|
In a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition, there are many opportunities for the future of the profession of dietetics. Key opportunities include the transition from traditional medical model to a population health model including policy development and programming, food access and sustainability at a global level, and incorporating technology to enhance practice and reimbursement.Dietitians have the expertise and skills to lead these opportunities.
The profession of dietetics is in a dynamic time. We cannot simply react to change, rather, we must embrace and innovate change. Working together, we can advance the profession for today and the next century.