|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||
|| 1. To set direction for branding, I convened focus groups and individual sessions. Summarized findings drive actions.
2. For successful grant writing, I engaged a knowledgeable team to develop the narrative through an iterative input and feedback process.
3. I actively participated in strategic plan development for the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dpg. This required raising issues relevant to Academy members and developing action plans.
4. Daily, I encourage and promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access in a large city school district that is exquisitely sensitive to these values.
|Putnam Investments||Managing Director, Director Public Relations||18|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|HOD||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dpg||2019 - 2022||Successfully engaged Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dpg leadership and members in dialogue related to Academy critical issues, and communicated HOD Recaps widely to members directly and through available communication channels. Championed issues of importance to dpg members.|
|Communication Committee Chair||Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dpg||2016 - 2018||Developed and maintained varied tools for active dialogue with all dpg members through a six-person collaborative Communications Committee. Vehicles included social media, the web, and newsletters. Dpg member survey informed changes, including redesign of the dpg website.|
|Public Policy Panel (PPP) member||Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2015 - 2017||Actively promoted relevant public policy and advocated for issues within Massachusetts with Senators and Representatives in their home and national offices; was a team member for the launch of the annual legislative event at the State House. I am highly involved currently in advocating for universal school meals in Massachusetts and against lunch shaming.|
The Academy has embraced the necessity to be nimble in a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) world. I believe that the challenge to the Academy and HOD to succeed in this environment is to unflinchingly prioritize one or two “critical issues” that can advance the profession’s leadership and be disciplined about energetic execution. Harnessing HOD member participation, per the September 2021 meeting, will be vital to speed the pace of work and successful outcomes.
This is the moment for dietitians to take leadership in a world that is deeply concerned about health. It would be a privilege to assure dynamic dialogue for members to shape and participate in the Academy’s work and to actively engage, personally.