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JDA COMMITTEES
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Professional Development Committee - Chair: Jill McCann (jilltmc@yahoo.com)
  • Surveys membership annually for perceived education needs, suggestions for topics, speakers
  • Plans the calendar for the upcoming year, including speakers, topics, sites
  • Arranges for provision of food and refreshments at each meeting
  • Obtains prior approval of credits from CDR for upcoming meetings
  • Provides certificates of attendance following meetings

Bylaws Committee - Chair: Toni Martin (tmbangor@hotmail.com)
  • Reviews, updates, and makes recommendations to maintain the association bylaws to be consistent
    with the Florida Dietetic Association
  • Review the Policy and Procedure Manual annually and updates as necessary
  • Reviews job descriptions of offices and committee chairs and updates as necessary

Legislation Committee - Chair: Zhiping Yu
  • Acts as official spokesperson for the association in legislative matters
  • Keeps up with state, federal, and local legislative activities
  • Notifies president of impending legislative activities and shares pertinent information with membership
  • Stays in communication with the FDA legislative chair and state legislative network coordinator

Public Relations/Marketing Committee - Chair: Jackie Brewton | jmbrewton@aol.com
  • Promotes nutrition and nutrition professionals to the public
  • Coordinates projects with other health related organizations
  • Coordinates with other committees to achieve association goals

Fundraising/Community Involvement Committee - Chair: Vacant
  • Plans and coordinates fundraising projects for the purpose of establishing scholarship monies for
    qualified students attending local colleges and universities
  • Plans and coordinates community involvement efforts

Publications/Projects Committee - Chair: Brittaney Bialas (BrittaneyBialasRD@gmail.com)
  • Chair acts as e-newsletter editor
  • Solicits e-newsletter content from board members and membership
  • Keeps the membership and board members informed of JDA affairs
  • Prepares annual National Nutrition Month scrapbook for FDA

Membership Committee - Chair: Jackie Shank (jshank@unf.edu)
  • Responsible for mentoring and nurturing all members
  • Welcomes new members at membership meetings
  • Works with Members-At-Large to maintain membership listing

NNM Scrapbook (Ad Hoc) - Chair: Alexia Lewis | alexialewisrd@gmail.com
  • Prepares annual National Nutrition Month scrapbook for FDA
  • Oversees FDA Silent Auction basket

Hospitality (Ad Hoc) - Chair: Sally Clifton (sallycliftonrd@gmail.com)
  • Coordinates and attends networking socials
  • Coordinates movie nights
  • Coordinates Journal Club

Student Liaison (Ad Hoc) - Chair: Dustin Lawhorne
  • Acts as liaison between JDA and UNF Student Nutrition Club to encourage student involvement
  • Facilitates recruitment of student volunteers for JDA events

Information Systems - Chair: Gina Ulery (gmulery@gmail.com)
  • Updates and maintains JDA website
  • Updates and maintains board and member listservs
  • Manages JDA Facebook page
  • Reports meeting rosters to CE Broker
  • Assists fellow committees as needed