|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|House of Delegates (HOD) Speaker-elect||
|| 1. Organized and facilitated 2 large area NDEP meetings on cutting edge practice issues and applications.
2. As an Academy spokesperson, I translate the science of nutrition into positive nutrition messaging for consumers using many platforms.
3. Worked collaboratively to identify causes and develop alternative pathways to the dietetic internship shortage
4. Mobilized and led dietitians and key stakeholders to advocate for licensure, resulting in passage of a model practice act in 1 session.
|University of North Florida||Chair, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics||2|
|University of South Florida||Assistant Professor & Dietetic Internship Director||6|
|VA Medical Center||Clinical Dietitian & Dietetic Internship Director||20|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Affiliate Delegate||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2016 - 2019||As an Affiliate Delegate, I serve as a voice for the affiliate members to the Academy's House. This shared governance is the foundation of our professional organization. I utilize appreciate inquiry around mega issues and engage in two-way communication and information sharing with members.|
|Board of Directors||ACEND||2012 - 2015||I have served as an accreditation site visitor for 16 years and was a program representative on the ACEND BOD. In this role, I reviewed programs for initial and continued accreditation and participated in development of education standards.|
|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 with building a strong public policy team. Our first goals 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.|
|Legislative and Public Policy Committee Member||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2017 - 2019||As a member of LPPC, I help guide the establishment of Academy's public policy work including activities related to federal and state public policy, legislative, and regulatory issues. I am involved in planning PPW, have advocated in DC for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, and have helped develop legislative training programs.|
|Chair||NDEP||2009 - 2010||As Chair of the Dietetic Educator Practice Group and a member of the Education Committee, I was able to work together 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 their input, I sought to recognize and increase the number of preceptors by establishing the Outstanding Preceptor Award and the Preceptor Database.|
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.