|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|| 1. Past member of Academy BOD and HLT that started process of evaluating if current structure and function of House of Delegates will serve future member and professional needs.
2 & 3. Led successful Affiliate Strategic Planning process resulting in plan enthusiastically endorsed by affiliate membership.
4. Being available to members and actively listening to all ideas, even those I may not agree with, has earned me the respect of my fellow members, making me a more effective leader.
|Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine||Instructor and Dietetic Internship Director||4.5|
|Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute||Diabetes Educator||2.5|
|Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland||Director of Education||10|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|House of Delegates Director||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors||2015 - 2018||As a member of the House Leadership Team, I helped identify and craft dialogue sessions for mega issues that will impact our profession in the coming years, including sponsorship, envisioning our future, wellness and prevention and leadership in public health practice. I also played a vital role in the House’s utilization of the Appreciative Inquiry process in for mega issue discussions, leading to more positive, collaborative dialogues and increased delegate engagement.|
|Chair, Member Services Advisory Committee||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2011 - 2014||During my tenure as a member and chair of the Member Value Committee we launched the Academy’s eMentoring platform, implemented the Affiliate membership category, reviewed and recommended changes to the Academy’s Retired membership category, evaluated the new Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) member recognition program, and promoted Academy programs designed to support the affiliates’ recruitment and retention efforts.|
|President||Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2010 - 2011||My legacy is the renewed focus on maintaining a financially-viable organization. I was always the one asking “do we have the money for that?” After the downturn in the economy, when investment income dwindled, it was time to take a fresh look at how we were spending our members’ money. The days of deficit budgets that drew from the financial reserves have been replaced with balanced budgets and robust discussions on strategies to reduce expenses and increase revenue.|
|President||Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2004 - 2005||During my tenure the existing board committees were evaluated for relevance and effectiveness. Some committees were combined or eliminated, while several new committees were created, establishing a structure that better met the needs of the association at that time. This allowed a larger number of interested members to be involved in leadership roles in the association.|
|Delegate||Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2012 - 2015||As a delegate it is imperative not only to solicit feedback from the members you were elected to represent, but also to serve as the voice of the Academy. My greatest success as a delegate is that I was visible enough that members did not hesitate to call or email with questions about Academy programs and initiatives. And instead of a one way transfer of information, our delegate updates were conversations focused on members’ questions and concerns related to current Academy news and issues.|
Opportunities for nutrition and dietetics practitioners are limited only by our imagination and passion. New roles will be available in diverse areas such as healthcare administration, agriculture and food systems, technology, and personalized nutrition. To ensure that we are positioned for success, the Academy and its members must continuously promote the RDN and NDTR; not only as the food and nutrition experts, but as forward thinking, evidence based practitioners shaping a healthier future.
Our members are our greatest strength. I will ensure our Academy provides the resources and inspiration our members need to be leaders in promoting health and well-being.