|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|Commission on Dietetic Registration Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)||
|| 1. Have completed two full terms on the CSO exam writing group and participated in the ALP exam development process. Both groups have created successful exams.
2. I've been part of groups that write exams that meets standards. Passing an exam demonstrates a minimal level of competence, protecting the public.
3. I understand rigor involved in attaining a credential and have ensured exam questions are vetted.
4. There may be differences in org/prof issues and I have successfully handled this.
|Rutgers School of Health Professions||Adjunct Assistant Professor||2015-present|
|Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN||Clinical Nutrition Manager||2016-2018|
|Minnesota Oncology||Nutrition Therapy Director||2005-2014|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition Exam Writing and Practice Analysis Group||CDR/Academy||2008 - 2018||I am proud to have contributed to a successful specialty credential exam (CSO). I myself hold the credential and it is near and dear to my heart. I completed two full terms and helped mentor new members to the work group. As an item writer I was part of the group that ensured every question was relevant and referenced and help to ensure the integrity of the exam.|
|Commission on Dietetic Registration Specialty Certification Panel||CDR/Academy||2015 -||As a member of this panel I reviewed appeals related to the specialty exams. As a member of the group I was able to review all relevant information to make a decision related to each specific appeal. I feel that this work is important to the process of credentialing as it allows for members to have a voice if they have a concern about a credential.|
|Examination Development of the Commissionon Dietetic Registration Advanced Practice Cert Participant||CDR/Academy||2014 -||As a practitioner with an advanced degree (DCN) it was an honor to take part in the development of a new practice credential. As a member of the workgroup I contributed to item writing with integrity, ensuring all questions were referenced and relevant. Successful outcome: the ALP exam was created and there are now dietitians with the advanced level practice credential.|
|ON DPG Small Research Grant Project Chair||Academy/Oncology Nutrition DPG||2014 -||As a student researcher I queried the ON DPG for possible funds to complete my research study. At the time, there were no funds available. There was a need and I was appointed to initiate a grant program within the ON DPG. The program has grown from one grant to two grants per year (with a focus on nutrition research that is related to cancer).|
|ON DPG Reimbursement Representative||Academy/Oncology Nutrition DPG||2015 - 2017||As a member I was passionate about reimbursement for oncology nutrition professionals. As an opportunity opened to pursue this passion I was appointed to this position. I was able to increase awareness to ON DPG members about resources available in regards to reimbursement.|
Outcomes research is a significant opportunity for the nutrition profession. Demonstrating positive outcomes via nutrition intervention will provide data that will lead to reimbursement for our profession (currently a significant issue). Nutrigenomics is another opportunity. Targeting nutrition interventions for a specific genetic makeup will lead to more successful nutrition therapy which could lead to improved health for the patient but also a reduction in health care costs.
I have a passion for nutrition and the integrity of the profession and credentialing process. Having the RDN or DTR credential or specialty credential is an honor and I will ensure integrity is upheld to attain and maintain a nutrition credential.