|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|Nominating Committee Leader with Board of Directors Experience in the Past 10 Years||
||I have a wide range of leadership experiences at the local, affiliate, DPG, and national level; I do have a large network of contacts within these entities. The 2017 Strategic Plan has lofty impact goals; to meet them we will need to collaborate with like-minded organizations to develop strong and sustaining relationships. I have had many opportunities to communicate effectively with members of the Academy and other organizations and have worked in a inter-professional teams|
|Oregon Health & Science University||Manager, Clinical Nutrition||39|
|Oregon Health & Science University||Senior Instructor, School of Medicine||30|
|Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey||Adjunct Faculty||3|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|President||The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics||2009 - 2010||As President of the Academy my role was to lead the organization towards the identified strategic goals: 1. The public trusts and chooses Registered Dietitian Nutritionists as Food, Nutrition and Health Experts 2. Academy members optimize the
health of individuals and populations served 3. Members and prospective members view the Academy as vital to
professional success 4. Members collaborate across disciplines with international food and nutrition communities The BOD should always be thinking strategically on how to position the organization. I always had the goals in mind and would make sure the decisions make related back to these goals and underlying tactics.
|Speaker House of Delegates||The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics||2006 - 2007||The HOD governs the profession. As Speaker I was responsible for providing leadership to the HOD leadership team using the strategic governance model adopted in 2000. We would oversee the design and facilitation of the Mega Issues discussed at the bi-annual HOD meetings. During 2006-20017 several issues were discussed: 2006 Nutrition Care Process and Model Implementation Student Dues Increase Strategic Direction for the Profession of Dietetics Emergency Preparedness—Ensuring an Adequate and Safe US Food and Water Supply HOD Governance Structure Nutrition Care Process Implementation 2007 Future Vision of Dietetics Practice Image of Dietetics Membership Dues Process Health Disparities Public Policy and Advocacy|
|Commssioner||Commission on Dietetic Registration||2014 - 2017||My contributions to CDR have been as a member of the Advanced Practice work group, the interdisciplinary obesity and
weight management work group and chair of the Specialty Certification Panel. During my time as work group member for
AP the first examination was held and we are launching the obesity and weight management certification in March 2017. I
also believe my vast experience in Academy leadership brings a perspective to our deliberations and decisions.
|Chair||National Kidney Foundation Council on Renal Nutrition||2013 - 2014||I served as chair of this national Council of Renal Nutrition (CRN) as part of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) twice in 2013/2014 and 1993. The goal of CRN is provide excellent clinical care to patients who have chronic kidney disease and to provide clinical tools and resources for renal dietitians. As chair I was instrumental in establishing a collaboration between NKF and the Academy to revised national practice guidelines for renal nutrition.|
Future professionals must be visionary, strategic in their thinking, and collaborators. We will only be successful as a profession and organization if we are fearless, willing to take risks, and passionate in the work that we do. If we do not think and act strategically today and prepare professionals for the future, we will not be the leaders in food and nutrition tomorrow. We need to envision our future and then set a course to achieve that vision.
I believe that the Nominating Committee is on of the most important committees of our Academy by selecting leaders of our profession and organization. Make a difference to your profession and your organization - VOTE. Your vote matters to our FUTURE.