2023 Nominations

Qualifications for State Office

The California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (CA Academy) holds elections annually for the Executive Board, Nominating Committee, and Delegates. California’s 5 Delegates each represent 2 of our 10 districts/regions in California and serve as members for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics House of Delegates. The general timeline, nomination procedure, and office qualifications are described below.

  1. Any member may nominate candidates via this link , by clicking on the button to your right “Make a Nomination” or by emailing nominations@dietitian.org by 5 pm PST on Friday, September 16, 2022.
  2. Any member or district may nominate a candidate.
  3. If nominated by a member or their district, nominees will be emailed a link to the CA Academy Elected Office Application that must be submitted no later than 5 pm PST on Monday, September 26, 2022.
  4. A member may also nominate themselves by completing the 2022 Application for CA Academy Elected Office via this link or by clicking on the button to your right “Complete Application for CA Academy Elected Office”.
  5. The Nominating Committee will finalize the ballot by November and submit it to the Executive Board by December. Members may view the ballot by clicking on the button to your right “View Nominations & Elections Updates”. The button will appear on the website when the slate has been finalized. 
  6. Elections will be held February 1-15, 2023, concurrent with the Academy national elections.  District elections are also encouraged to be held during this time. 

CPEUs for Elected Office Volunteer Participation

Holding an elected or appointed office in a dietetics or dietetics-related national, state, or district organization that contributes to the acquisition of leadership skills and professional development can be awarded CPEUs under activity type 190. Professional Leadership/Precepting. You must complete the term of office during the current recertification cycle. You may also receive CPEUs if you have been elected for a position but have not yet taken office, as long as a preliminary term has been specified. Training on the topic of professional leadership would not qualify under this activity type (see 150 Interactive Workshops or 170 Lectures/Seminars). A maximum of 3 CPEUs per year or a total of 15 CPEUs per 5-year reporting period can be awarded for this activity.

General Qualifications for CA Academy Elected Officers

  1. Maintain Active or Retired membership in The Academy.
  2. Active registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
  3. Have an official California address.
  4. Not hold other elected offices in or with the:
    1. California Academy
    2. Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, an Academy Group (NDEP), a Dietetics Practice Group, or Member Interest Group
    3. Local District
  5. If currently holding any office listed under (4) above, the term must be completed prior to start of the elected position.
  6. Cannot be a nominee on any District, Academy, or Dietetics Practice/Academy Group (NDEP)/Member Interest Group ballot, if on the CA Academy ballot.
  7. May not hold an elected office or be appointed to a vacancy while employed by the CA Academy.
  8. Should have experience with the respective Council or Committee for which aspiring.
  9. Have demonstrated ability to, diversity, equity and inclusion, cooperation and working well with others to accomplish common goals.
  10. Have demonstrated leadership skills in dietetic association activities.
  11. Have demonstrated good communication skills.
  12. Have knowledge and understanding of the CA Academy goals, mission and vision statements.
  13. Shall expect to assume some non-reimbursable expenses.

Officers Needed & Specific Qualifications
– not listed in order of priority

President-Elect - 3 year term 6/1/23 -5/31/26

President-Elect serves one (1) year as president-elect starting June 1, automatically becomes president the following year on June 1, and on the third year 1 automatically becomes Immediate Past President for one year on June 1.

  • Shall have been an elected officer of the Academy, the CA Academy, a District, or a Dietetic Practice Group.
  • Shall have the necessary time available for CA Academy work.
  • Shall not have held the position of President-Elect, President, Past President.
  • Shall have good organizational skills.
  • Shall have time to travel. Requires approximately 13-15 days travel and meetings.
  • Experience with allied health organizations and an understanding of public policy is desirable
Vice President, Communications - 2 year term 6/1/23-5/31/25

Vice President, Public Policy 

  • Shall have been an elected officer of the Academy, CA Academy, District, Dietetic Practice Group, or Awards Committee Chair during the last 10 years or an active participant of this Council.
  • Shall have time to travel. Requires approx. 10-12 days travel and meetings.
Vice President, Education - 2 year term 6/1/23-5/31/25

Vice President, Education

  • Shall have been an elected officer of the Academy, CA Academy, District, Dietetic Practice Group, or Awards Committee Chair during the last 10 years or an active participant of this Council.
  • Shall be an active faculty member in an accredited/approved dietetic education program.
  • Shall have time to travel. Requires approx. 10-12 days travel and meetings.
Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (I.D.E.A) 2-year term 6/1/22-5/31/24

Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access

  • Facilitates the advancement and promotion of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access into all California Academy activities.
  • Coordinates IDEA activities, trainings, and support for the California dietetic community along with the Executive Board.
  • Supports all efforts to assess and monitor to ensure that inclusion, diversity, equity, and access are included in the activities and communication from CA Academy.
  • Collaboratively with CA Academy Board to develop new programs and practices that effectively increase diversity and access for all members to achieve inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the field of Dietetics.
  • Shall have been an elected officer of the Academy, CA Academy, District, Dietetic Practice Group, or Awards Committee Chair during the last 10 years or an active participant of this Council.
  • Shall have time to travel. Requires approx. 10-12 days travel and meetings.
Delegate - 3 year term 6/1/23-5/31/26 Areas Needed: Area 2 - Northern & Diablo Valley Districts; Area 5 - Orange & San Diego Districts

Delegate

  • The Delegates Council is composed of delegates elected by the membership.  The number of delegates is determined by the Academy-derived formula every three years.  Delegates are nominated from geographic areas and are elected by the entire membership on a rotating basis.
  • Shall have time to travel. Required travel to districts, CA Academy Annual Conference, FNCE. 

 

Nominating Committee - 2 year term 6/1/23-5/31/24 Two Positions Needed

Policy:  The Nominating Committee and Executive Director are all responsible for nomination and election process and work closely together to ensure that elections are held in an efficient, fair and timely manner. Identify and encourage qualified members to be nominated

Affirmative Action California Academy should seek leaders from underrepresented groups

Composition and Term of Office: The Nominating Committee is composed of five elected members. Three members are elected in odd years to serve a two-year term and two members are elected in even years to serve a two-year term.  The person receiving the most votes serves as chair in the following year.  Immediate Past President serves as an ex-officio member of the Nominating Committee

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Nominating Committee:
    1. The Nominating Committee shall compile and finalize the slate of nominees to be voted on by the members.
    2. Post-election, the Committee notifies all candidates of results.
  2. Executive Board
    1. Develop ways to encourage Leadership (Candidate) development in a systematic way.
    2. Identify and personally contact at least 3 members who have the potential characteristics and basic qualification to serve in an elected office
  3. Executive Director The ED provides support to the nominating committee, including:
    1. Providing support to the Nominating Committee, and prepares the candidate information summary
    2. Manages the set up and monitoring of online voting.
    3. Relays voting results to the Nominating Committee.

 

2023 Nominations will open the week of July 17, 2022.

Voting will be held February 1-15, 2023