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2013 - 2014 Board Nominees

President-Elect Nominee

Name with credentials: Charlotte Caperton-Kilburn, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
Current residence: Charleston, SC
Education: Master Science Clinical Nutrition- University of Memphis
Present position: Owner/Sports Dietitian; NFL Performance (Nutrition for Life Performance) consulting in the areas of eating disorders and sports nutrition.
Previous positions: Executive Director of the Tennessee Dietetic Association
Professional activities: Past Chair of the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group; South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Liaison to the – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation; Tennessee Dietetic Association Nominating Chair, Chair Elect and Annual Meeting Committee; Memphis District Dietetic Association- By-Laws Chair; CPI Chair; Member of the following AND DPGs- Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness (SCAN), BHN, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Dietitians in Business and Consulting, Dietitians in Functional Medicine.
Honors and awards: Emerging Dietetic Leader for Tennessee & Memphis 2006
Certifications: Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics; Weight Management Certification
Statement of purpose: I have had the pleasure of being involved at the district, state and national level of the association for the past 12 years. It has been a pleasure to serve on BODs of two different states- Tennessee and South Carolina. These positions have allowed me the opportunity for networking with individual RDs, community leaders and students across the country. This networking creates a desire to mentor, connect and provide for growth of SCAND and the registered dietitian. I have been privileged to learn from the past leadership of SCAND and TDA and believe in the importance of mentorship and growing our future dietetic leaders. It would be a pleasure to serve as the President of SCAND. During my term of office, I will work to continue the work that has been done before for me and to continue working toward meeting the strategic plan.

Delegate Nominees

Name with credentials: Ann Childers, MS, MHA, RD, LD
Current residence: Blythewood, SC
Education: Master of Health Administration - University of South Carolina 1996, Columbia South Carolina; Master of Science Nutrition and Food Systems Management – University of Tennessee at Martin 1979, Martin, Tennessee; Bachelor of Science in Home Economics –Food and Nutrition– University of Tennessee at Martin 1977, Martin, Tennessee
Present position: Manager, Clinical Nutrition and Informatics, Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, South Carolina
Previous positions: Quality Assurance Nutritionist, South Carolina Department Mental Health; Renal Dietitian Specialist, Duke University Medical Center
Professional activities: Academy/DPG Offices Activities; CNM DPG Delegate to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics HOD 2010-2013; Member of the Academy NCP/SL Committee and SNOMED subcommittee 2010-2013; Member of Simko Award Committee to judge posters at FNCE 2011 and 2012; Participated in the Nutrition Informatics Delphi Study for the Nutrition Informatics Committee, published December 2012; Volunteer for reviewer of the Academy Executive Management Module; Chair, Clinical Nutrition Managers Dietetic Practice Group 2006-2007; Newsletter Editor and Past Secretary CNM DPG; Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics # 532926; Speaker on HOD Updates for CNM Symposium 2011, 2012, 2013; Past Public Relations Chair for the South Carolina Dietetics Association; Member of the Legislative Committee and the Awards Committee for the South Carolina Dietetic Association; Weekly nutrition segment on WIS-TV, Columbia, SC; Wrote and presented various nutrition topics of current interest; Numerous TV interviews on nutrition topics.; South Carolina Licensed Dietitian # 54
Honors and awards: Nominated for Academy Medallion Award by CNM DPG 2013
Certifications: Past Certified Health Executive (CHE) board certification, American College of Healthcare Executives
Publications: Master Thesis: Food Science Research, Spread and Sensory Qualities of a Basic Cookie as Affected by Selected Sugars 1979
Statement of purpose: As a current delegate to the Academy HOD, I bring experience to the SCAND Delegate position. Being familiar with the HOD proceedings and issues dialogues, I can represent SCAND as well as keeping members informed of updates from the HOD

Name with credentials: Rita Haliena, MS, RD, LD
Current residence: Seneca, SC
Education: MS, Nutrition, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1982
BS, Medical Dietetics Coordinated Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1975
Present position: August 2011 to present: DPD Director and Senior Lecturer, Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences Department, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Previous positions: June 2003 to July 2011: Senior Lecturer, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina; August 1996 to May 2003: Lecturer, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina; February 1982 to March 1996: Assistant Director - Clinical Dietetics/Dietetic Internship Director, Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana; July 1975 to January 1982: Staff Dietitian, Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana
Professional activities: South Carolina Dietetic Association Council on Practice Chair: 2009-2010; Past-President: 2007-2009; President: 2006-2007; President-Elect: 2005-2006; Annual meeting Chair: 2007 and 2008; Piedmont Dietetic Association President 2003-2004; Vice-President: 2002-2003; Legislative Co-Chair 1999-2001; Legislative Chair: 2000-2002; Secretary: 1998-99; Council on Practice Chair: 1997-98; East Central Indiana Dietetic Association – Held various offices including Secretary, Council on Practice Indiana Dietetic Association – Scholarship Selection Committee
Honors and awards: Recognized Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year Award: 2008
Statement of purpose: It would be an honor to represent and act on behalf of SCAND members at the House of Delegates meetings and serve as on the SCAND Board of Directors to communicate pertinent professional and practice issues and member concerns. 

Nominating Chair Elect Nominee

Name with credentials: Wendy D. Watkins, RD, CSG, LDN
Current residence: Greenville, SC
Education: BS in General Dietetics
Present position: Founder/Owner Upstate Nutrition Consultants
Previous positions:   Food Sales, Clinical Dietitian, Instructor of Dietary Managers
Professional activities:  Board Member for Certifying Board of DMA
Certifications:  CSG
Publications:   Senior Living Magazine, Fall 2011, Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors
Statement of purpose: To continue as an advocate for the field of dietetics, to promote networking of the districts throughout SC for Nutrition professionals that they may recognize and be proud of the importance and impact they have in improving the quality of health of their clients through evidence based resources and educational programs.