|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. Academy Foundation Chair-served on the Academy Board and Finance Committee during COVID. The pivots made required tough decision-making and open dialogue.
2. DBC DPG Chair-facilitated the strategic planning process, managed conflict, and negotiated issues among differing opinions for a consensus and positive outcome.
3. SNS Nominating Committee-demonstrated leadership during chair resignation and vision to execute an immediate work plan and generate a qualified slate.
4. DEI YMCA Committee-created policies for member inclusiveness and board analysis to identify gaps in diversity.
|Administration on Aging/US Department of Health and Human Services||Nutrition Contractor||2|
|The Core Group||Vice President Non-Commercial & Culinary||2|
|Campbell Soup Company||Senior Customer Development Manager, Healthcare & Education||18|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Past Chairperson||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation||2020 - 2021||Led the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Nominating Committee through the process of identifying and vetting candidates for the slate with an intentional focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity. Analyzed the Foundation board composition for gaps and identified/nominated diverse candidates to ensure a specialized pathway opportunity to high-level leadership. Supported and promoted the Diversity and Inclusion Fellow funded to overcome obstacles to recruitment, education, and advancement. Active participant in the development of the new Foundation Strategic Plan.|
|Chairperson||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation||2019 - 2020||Drove focus on Academy Board personal service plans to deliver the $5,000,000 Second Century goal. Secured 100% Academy Foundation Board participation in Second Century donations during my year as Chairperson. Provided fiduciary oversight as an Academy Finance Committee committee member in the early COVID-19 pandemic. Served as an active member of the Academy Board of Directors. Led the Foundation Board in the endorsement and approval process of the Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship.|
|Board Member||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation||2015 - 2019||Personal contributor in securing the Walmart Foundation funding for the "Food Retail Environment to Improve Public Health" Fellowship. Assisted in developing the Academy's Corporate Sponsorship Program Guiding Principles and tested the process, which was later adopted. Exhibited self-confidence and leadership by challenging the thought process around a significant sponsorship proposal of a non-traditional company. Secured a single $25,000 scholarship fund through Academy member engagement. Elected by the Academy Foundation Board for the one-year position of Secretary.|
|Chairperson||Dietitians in Business Communications DPG||2013 - 2014||Organized and directed the Executive Committee in developing the new DBC Strategic Plan and established a "score-card" system to self-evaluate progress. Increased member engagement (25%) and promoted diversity by coordinating the DBC 2013 FNCE Networking Breakfast with Hattie Hill, global diversity, inclusion, and gender equity pioneer, as the keynote speaker (120+ attendees). Planned, secured, and coordinated the DBC Spotlight Session, “Ask, Anchor and Close: Negotiating Your True Market Value” session at the Academy's FNCE to educate FNCE attendees on workforce value and negotiation skills.|
|Council Chairperson||YMCA Edmond||2018 - 2021||Organized and directed as Campaign Chairperson, the YMCA Annual Campaign, raising over $235,000 for community scholarships. Selected as 2018 Volunteer of the Year for my contributions as Annual Campaign Chair. As YMCA Council Chairperson guided the leadership team on the nomination process with an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Chaired facilities maintenance committee and gained alignment from committee members on prioritizing and renovating two YMCA locations. Created policies for inclusion and equity as a YMCA Greater Oklahoma DEI Committee member.|
The Academy is no longer an association bound by borders. Our most significant opportunity is competing in the worldwide marketplace. Collaboration with aligned stakeholders empowers our members to eliminate all forms of malnutrition and optimize global health with tools, research, and programs that address food and nutrition challenges now and in the future. A diverse and competitive membership is required in this space. I'm committed to bold leadership to ensure all members can compete, leadership is diverse, and our contributions towards global health and well-being are recognized.
Results-oriented, authentic leader with a proven track record of success. Accomplished at organization management, partnership development and stakeholder engagement; recognized for strategic vision, fostering inclusiveness and executive leadership.