|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|CDR Nominating Committee Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Representative||
|| 1. History of leadership, following strategic plans, mission and vision for the integrity and credibility of practice.
2. Academy member since 2007, leadership roles in various dietetic practice groups, affiliate organizations and Academy organizations since 2008 with a variety of colleagues
3. Served on multiple committees, task forces and boards, nutrition communication is forefront in my career.
4. Facts before emotions
5. and 6. As President of IAAND colleagues and I worked to have the first-ever collaborative symposium on diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability with two DPGs.
|Self-employed, Owner of Nutrition-In-Sight, Private Practice||Chief Nutrition Officer, Owner||7+|
|State of Franklin Healthcare Associates||Registered Dietitian Nutritionist||5 1/2|
|East Tennessee State University||Adjunct Faculty||1 1/2|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|President||International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2020 - 2021||Enhanced member engagement and activity with conference participation in South Africa, India, the Philippines and the US
Provided DEI training info for team and held the first ever joint symposium on IDEA and sustainability with VN and DIFM
Financial support and access to services through board approved grants, funds and stipends was expanded.
Our team saw the initiation of several exciting projects, such as an e-global collaborative mentorship program, international tip sheets and research in food insecurity. Managed daily business of 8 board of directors and 24 leadership team members
|President-elect||International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2019 - 2020||Chaired a task force to re-evaluate the International Projects funding and project timeline, led monthly meetings, recorded minutes and provided documents to the board for recommendations. Supported the President with FNCE preparations and International reception planning and execution. Coordinated the Kids Eat Right International presentation and content included in the Gala as well as KERI promotion, selection and marketing. Oversaw team management and training of 20+ leadership team members|
|Member Services Chair||Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group||2017 - 2019||Enhanced communication and engagement in membership, the 3rd largest DPG in the Academy, increased student participation by 10%. Created the member benefit survey, marketing campaigns and promotional materials. Led FNCE social hour with yoga as well as a panelist in answering questions on IFN and DIFM. Manged the yahoo group platform in answering member questions and concerns. Worked with the team of 30+ on our initiatives and projects. Supported efforts in hosting an annual pre-FNCE symposium with hundreds of participants.|
|Past-Chair||Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG||2016 - 2017||Supported the current Chair in leading meetings, training and organizational efforts while maintaining the group's vision and mission, continued to promote, market and support COTP launch and initiatives. Began work on the revision of the Standards of Practice and the Standards of Professional Practice in integrative and functional nutrition, since published. Continued to connect educators together to enhance current curriculum and internship competencies|
|Chair||Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine||2015 - 2016||Worked on launching with the Academy Center for Lifelong Learning an inaugural Certificate of Training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, a top-selling program. Redesigned our website and launched with the team a #DIFMlifestyle campaign further engaging members and practitioners to showcase the dynamic nature of our work, having fun while promoting science. Publication in the journal of a survey and work by the team on knowledge, practice and perceptions of IFN, hosted ten webinars in a year of high-quality CPEUs on a variety of topics.|
Let's not only envision and advocate for a world where our expertise & contributions are valued, but take deliberate action to make it happen now. Our skills and competencies can exceed expectations in cultural humility, food injustice and emerging science such as nutrigenomics & the microbiome. We CAN market our value, protect our credentials and advance our profession by being more strategic, innovative and bold as practices evolve. When we collaborate, learn from each other and shine a light on our contributions, we succeed in our ultimate goal-nutrition for everyone, together.
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