|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 National Leader||
|| 1. I have spoken at Academy/School Nutrition affiliates in all 50 states. My networks extended beyond my practice area in every state and around the globe.
2. I have served the Academy in a volunteer capacity continuously for 33 years. I have built a successful RDN consulting practice based on my communication skills.
3. I am known throughout my professional networks for consensus and team building. I am confident with large and small groups professionally and personally.
|Nutrition for the Future, Inc.||President||23|
|Yellowstone County Head Start, Inc.||Consultant Nutrition||10|
|Nutrition Associates of Montana, Inc.||Partner||12|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Membership Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair, Past-Chair||School Nutrition Services DPG||2006 - 2012||As a Executive Committee leader, I worked with the SNS DPG 42 team to increase membership to highest levels ever, while also engaging members in every DPG activity.|
|Co-Chair||Billings Action fro Healthy Kids||2005 - 2012||As co-chair of a passionate group of community volunteers, we were able to put school wellness "on the table" and in the media. I was recognized by the BPS School Board for contributions to the health, well-being and academic success of students.|
|Academy Representative||Alliances for a Healthier Generation (AHG) Voices for Healthy Kids School Health Consortium||2016 - 2019||I continue to actively represented Academy positions in consultation with staff and member leaders in order to enhance the recognition of RDNs as integral to health and wellness efforts in state/community coalitions dedicated to improving children's health.|
I believe that there are unlimited future opportunities for the our profession - locally, nationally and globally. Our strength will come from the active engagement of the Academy with its members from all backgrounds and areas of practice. In order to solve the most pressing nutrition problems, as a profession and an association, we must always strive to be on the leading edge of changes in food, health and technology.
I'm running for the Academy Nominating Committee because I believe our national leadership should represent and welcome the diversity of our membership. We also have an obligation to reflect the needs of our clients, patients, guests and customers.