|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|At-Large Delegate: Retired||
||I have previous experience as an Affiliate Delegate for six years. I know the responsibilities of the Delegate Position. I had to solicit input from members of my state affiliate, usually done via our state newsletter, board meetings, and in-person state meetings. I have also served on the national board of directors of what was formerly AADE. I served as the Chair of Chapters and also as an at-large Delegate. The discussion of diversity of members was frequently discussed. I also Chaired a subgroup discussing levels of skills for various diabetes educator positions.|
|Iowa City Veterans Affiars Medical Center||Director, Food and Nutrition Department||4 years|
|Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center||Out-Patient Clinical Dietitian and CDE||38 years|
|Halycon House Long-Term Care||Consultant Dietitian||4 years|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|State Affiliate (Iowa) Delegate||IAND||2011 - 2018||Represented Affiliate during time when advanced degree for Dietitians was being discussed, skill sets for entry level to advanced practice was being discussed, and revision of curriculum for Dietetic Programs was being debated. Also was involved in Second Century Goal implementation.|
|President||Pilot Club of Iowa City||2010 - 2011||Pilot Club is a philanthropic organization which raises funds and engages in education to address prevention of brain injuries and to assist in treatment of brain- related diseases. I lead the local chapter in fund raising and disbursement of our funds to local organizations involved in our mission.|
|Nomination Committee||AND Practice Group DCE||2016 - 2017||I reviewed applicant information and made my recommendations to the committee regarding members to present on the elected ballot.|
|Chair of Education Committee on VA Dietetic Central Office Field Advisory Committee||Department of Veterans Affairs||2008 - 2012||Chaired national committee reporting to the national Director of Dietetics of Veterans Affairs. Identified educational needs of VA dietitians. Planned national educational experiences and conferences. Served as a representative of Dietetic Service (nationally) on Central Office Committees addressing Patient Self-Management Education and Veterans Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Initiates.|
|Systems Redesign Facilitator||Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City||2010 - 2013||After completing coursework in Systems Redesign, I mentored small groups working on systems design within the Iowa City VA Medical Center. Assisted one group in developing a Balanced Scorecard to evaluate how well various operations within the IC VA Medical Center were working. Presented this information at a national meeting of AND.|
The Profession of Dietetics is being attacked by those who state providing nutrition information/counseling is a right of free speech. I support and will work to define our professional licensure and scope of practice. As a retired dietitian, I have practiced in many aspects of dietetics from Clinical Nutrition, Client Education, and Management of hospital Nutrition Services. As an Advanced Practitioner with credentials in Weight Management and Diabetes, I bring a strong insight to the issues facing us.
If elected, I will work tirelessly to advance the practice of Dietetics and promote the work of Dietitians in the many varied practice venues we work in.