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Milton Stokes PhD, MPH, RD, FAND
House of Delegates (HOD) Director
Position / Skills and Attributes
|POSITION ||Skills/Attributes associated with the position ||Examples of my specific experiences 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
|Executed strategic initiatives globally with food and nutrition professionals to promote agriculture, sustainability, and food and nutrition security.
PhD in communication science and marketing with teaching and research experience in public speaking, intercultural communication, mass media and children, Hispanic females and body image, and the persuasiveness of nutrition symbols in food shopping.
Experience leading diverse teams. |
|Employer ||Title ||Years Employed |
|Monsanto Company ||Director, Global Health & Nutrition Outreach ||2 |
|Universiy of Saint Joseph ||Assistant Professor & Dietetic Internship Director ||2 |
|Sodexo ||Clinical Nutrition Manager ||6 |
|Leadership Position ||Organization ||Years Involved in the Organization ||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes: |
|Member, Finance and Audit Committee ||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ||2014 - 2015 ||Academy budget. |
|Delegate, Connecticut ||Academy House of Delegates ||2012 - 2014 ||Represented Connecticut members in the House.
Advocated for diversity promotion and projects within the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. |
|Liaison to American Medical Association & Member, Coding and Coverage Committee ||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ||2011 - 2012 ||Represent Academy members to the various health professionals convened regularly at the American Medical Association's coding and coverage meetings. |
|Delegate, At-large ||Academy House of Delegates ||2007 - 2009 ||Represented broad range of members from the Academy membership. |
|Spokesperson ||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ||2005 - 2008 ||Served 3 year term as national media spokesperson representing the New York City market where I conducted approximately 5-10 interviews per month over the 3 year term (more than 100 total). |
Personal and Campaign Statements
With the Academy's first 100 years approaching, what do you see as opportunities for the future of the food and nutrition profession?
The public has an increased desire for health, for wellness, and for understanding where food comes from, including how it's grown and who grows it. Academy members are poised to impact the intersection of food, agriculture, nutrition, and health. We can create a future that celebrates inclusive views of agriculture and food culture of all types. Academy members are the connection for farmers and consumers.
Campaign Statement- Write a campaign statement that will encourage people to vote for you
Progress through inclusivity and respect for all types of members, all types of food cultures and ag practices, and all types of relevant industry stakeholders. Multiple solutions for multiple members because we have much in common!