Candidates for Membership/Admissions on the 2020-2021/2022 CSNM Board of Directors

At the close of nominations, multiple names were presented, and as per the revised CSNM Bylaw, there will be an election at the Annual General Meeting for this position. Candidate info (policy statement and bio) can be found below.

Natasha Brandt, NM

I am wanting to run for the position of Admissions/Membership as I am wanting to be more involved with CSNM and to broaden my horizons and learn from other Nutrition Managers across the country.  I think that I would be a great addition to the Board as I have knowledge and experience from not only our provincial chapter but as well as being a Nutrition Manager for several years.  I also feel that being from Saskatchewan may help to bring more Members from within our province.

I have worked within the Saskatchewan Health Authority for the past 8 years. I have worked at all three acute sites in Saskatoon as well as several long-term sites. Presently I am working at Royal University Hospital, Jim Pattisons Children Hospital and City Hospital in a variety of roles but mostly as a Food Service Supervisor.

In my spare time, I like to be outdoors and being active with my family and our fur baby. We like to spend our time at the lake year-round. In the winter you will most catch us out on the snowmobile trails or in the backcountry.

Tracey Christensen, CNM

I am a strong supporter of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Managers and believe that our membership is deserving of the best in educational opportunities, shared learning and networking for positive outcomes across Canada.  I believe that we are in need of changing the way that we attract members and keep our membership engaged - and that we need to continue to build and evolve our awareness globally.  I would strive to achieve a 15 - 25 % increase in membership over a 2-year term.

Tracey Christensen is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, as well as an Alberta Health Services AIW (Alberta Improvement Way), Certified Green Belt and a Red Seal Journeyman Chef. She works for Alberta Health Services as a Process Improvement Specialist for Operation Excellence for Nutrition & Food, Linen and Environmental Services. Tracey is a Certified Nutrition Manager and has a passion for change management using practical approaches that yield results. 

Julie Park, NM

I am very interested in this opportunity because I strongly value the importance of empowering CSNM members to continuously learn and leverage skills that today's Nutrition Managers require.  My goal is to continuously challenge and engage new and existing CSNM members and corporations by encouraging more learning opportunities to meet the increasing demands with the field.  I understand the integral role of maintaining a network of recognized diverse groups of professionals, including corporate members that can provide additional access to industry resources, networking opportunities and trends. The positions I have held during my professional tenure as a Nutrition Manager, Dietitian and various Management roles specific to the foodservice, healthcare and senior living industry have enabled me to recognize the need to increase the recognition of CSNM members and enable communities to keep the conversation going about the issues that Nutrition Managers are challenged by on a daily basis by listening to the members about the growing needs and opportunities. 

As a CSNM member for 8 years, and over 13 years of experience in the foodservice industry, Julie Park has always had a passion for foodservice, gerontology,  and nutrition management.  

She is a Nutrition Manager, Registered Dietitian and obtained a Master of Health Science Degree, specializing in Nutrition Communication. 

As a National Account Manager on the Healthcare and Senior Living team, with Sysco Canada, she offers a breadth of experience working with Sysco healthcare customer locations across Canada. She provides her expertise in product knowledge, food safety, innovative menu planning technology solutions in senior living and nutrition communication. 

She is driven by her continuous willingness to learn, passion for healthcare and senior living, and thrives in collaboration with multi-disciplinary professionals.

As we communicated to members on April 2nd, 2020, our 2020 Conference and AGM has been postponed, and a Virtual AGM is planned for September 2020.  As soon as a date is confirmed, we will advise the members and make new proxy forms available. We appreciate your patience during these difficult and challenging times.

Again, congratulations to all our acclaimed and returning Board members, and good luck to those up for election.


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