|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|ACEND Practitioner Representative, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)||
||25 years as a Preceptor for Dietetics/Nutrition students, served on at least 5 Advisory Boards, and developed rotations for Interns. I am an ACEND Reviewer, a Servsafe Instructor, have written numerous policies & procedures related to TJC compliance, and developed/participated in many QA projects, and co-authored the 2019 SOPs for Clinical Nutrition Managers. I have served as an Adjunct Professor for 19 years, currently am a Mentor, and provided numerous presentations to Interns. I developed a Diversity program for Food Service employees, written a Cultural Competence module, & serve on BADD|
|Intrepid USA||Corporate Dietitian||8 months|
|Duke University Hospital||Assistant Director of Pediatric Nutrition||1.5|
|University of Houston||Adjunct Professor||8|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Preceptor Director||NDEP||2019 - 2021||Began work on the Preceptor Toolkit|
|Board of Editors||Nutrition Care Manual||2021 - 2022||Responsible for Food Safety, Eating Disorders, and Dysphagia sections. Ends in 2023|
|National Advisor||Boston Alliance for Diversity in Dietetics (BADD)||2020 - 2022|
|Delegate to the House of Delegates||Religion MIG||2021 - 2022||Responsible for representing this Interest Group within the HOD|
|Secretary & CE Administrator||North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NCAND)||2019 - 2022||Responsible for taking notes for all meetings, and approving all CE events in the state of NC|
In order to advance the profession of Dietetics, we must be forward thinking, embrace diversity/inclusion, and ready the next generation of Dietititians for practice in an ever changing world. We must utilize experienced practitioners as Instructors and Lecturers in our Dietetics classes in order to bring real life experiences into the classroom. We must also teach cultural competence to our future Dietitians, as well as to those more seasoned Dietitians. The opportunities for Dietitians are endless - we must learn from each other about these opportunities in order to grow.
Becoming an ACEND Practitioner representative is exciting and allows me to be part of an organization that ensures quality Nutrition education. This quality education produces excellent Dietitians whose opportunities are almost endless.