|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|House of Delegates (HOD) Director||
|| 1. Extensive experience with meeting facilitation. As Chair of CNM DPG, facilitated a discussion of our strategic plan and budget planning.
2. Presented in front of our hospital board of directors and developed written proposals/reports for C-suite resulting in resource allocation.
3. In 2011, identified need to establish criteria for CMS malnutrition coding to current HOD speaker resulting in the malnutrition workgroup led by Jane White and consensus article.
4. Presented HOD work, including critical issue of IDEA in 2021 at our state affiliate annual meeting and conference.
|UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside||Senior Improvement Specialist||9.5|
|UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside||Clinical Nutrition Manager||13|
|Wood Company at Children's Hospital of UPMC||Patient Services Manager||1|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Chair of Delegates/Delegate||Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2020 - 2022||Stepped in as PAND Chair of Delegates a year early due to a delegate’s resignation. Oriented new delegates each year. Coordinate delegate activities for the year and report out at our PAND board meetings. Initiated a session presentation from delegates at 2021 state affiliate annual meeting/conference. Developed enhanced newsletter format for delegate updates. Coordinated first delegate town hall meeting for PAND members. Send Constant Contact messages, including surveys to solicit member input for HOD critical issues.|
|Member of Committee for Lifelong Learning||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Chicago, IL)||2020 - 2022||Reviewed FNCE proposals and provided expert analysis and feedback to ensure highest quality of session topics and content. Respectfully argued for or against specific proposals discussed by entire committee. Identified need for additional sessions on current or emerging trends, including the session on post-pandemic workforce challenges in which I coordinated and moderated for a panel of 4 expert RDNs. The session subsequently received interest from the CNM DPG for a newsletter article in which I engaged panelists’ interest to participate.|
|Chair - Quality Management Committee||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Chicago, IL)||2017 - 2018||Facilitated committee meetings, including a face-to-face meeting at Academy headquarters. Provided input on agenda items. Created board reports on committee outcomes. Submitted proposal to FNCE on a quality management topic which was selected and subsequently served as the session moderator. Provided objective input on the definition of terms listing as well as additional quality management resources for the Academy website. After term ended, applied to be a member of the Quality Leader Alliance in which I am actively involved and presented a QLA huddle topic.|
|Chair||Clinical Nutrition Management Dietetic Practice Group||2011 - 2012||Facilitated monthly committee meetings, including 2 face-to-face meetings with development of all agendas. Identified need for certain appointed board positions to be assigned to other DPG members to encourage strategic turnover and new perspectives. Developed now formatting of the annual report to members. Proposed development of an additional DPG sub-unit called the Quality and Process Improvement Sub-Unit which was approved by the Academy. I served as the first sub-unit chair for 3 years and initiated the annual quality poster award program which still exists today.|
|Chair Nutrition Care Process and Standardized Language Committee||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Chicago, IL)||2011 - 2012||Facilitated committee meetings, including a face-to-face meeting at Academy headquarters. Provided input on agenda items. Created board reports on committee outcomes. Promoted the adoption of the Nutrition Care Process by providing numerous webinars and podium presentations nationally and locally. Facilitated the creation of several NCP resources, including the development of the EHR Toolkit. Was one of the first Academy members to serve on the NCP Committee for a total of 4 years, including my last year as Chair.|
More than ever nutrition and dietetics professionals need to be resilient during this VUCA time of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. Current social, political, and healthcare climates have generated issues our profession must stay on top of. The House of Delegates governs trends impacting the profession. I will ensure the critical issues addressed by the HOD not only align with the Academy’s Strategic Plan but also with what matters to members and are vital to keep our profession thriving into the future. But timeliness matters, so I will also strive to accelerate HOD work.
Let’s continue to transform the House of Delegates to best meet the needs of our members and profession. Who best, but an RDN with experience as an Improvement Specialist on the House Leadership Team. I promote continual improvement in all that I do.