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About the Candidate 
Egondu M. Onuoha

Bio

Egondu Onuoha, a seasoned and dynamic leader in the field of nutrition and dietetics, is the Vice President of Real Estate and Special Programs at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City. With over two decades of dedicated service, Ms. Onuoha has significantly impacted community health through her administrative oversight of the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), serving over 20,000 clients across 7 Brooklyn sites.

 

Her credentials are extensive and diverse, including Registered Dietitian (RDN), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDN), Grant Professional Certified (GPC), and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). Her previous roles encompass Director of the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) and WIC program, and Administrator of the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) and Diabetes Program.

Ms. Onuoha's candidacy for the President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is built on a foundation of proven leadership, strategic vision, and a relentless commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her board experience, including her current role as Director at Large for the Academy, coupled with her expertise in fostering operational excellence, program expansion, and financial management, uniquely positions her to lead the Academy towards a future of innovation and inclusivity.

 

Egondu's vision for the profession encapsulates embracing technological advancements, enhancing the role of dietitians in policy-making, and expanding the profession’s influence in diverse and unconventional sectors. Her campaign is a testament to her passion for elevating the profession and empowering dietitians to lead in the ever-evolving landscape of health and nutrition.

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Board Experience

2023-2026 (current) – National Strength and Conditioning Association - Board Public Member
2021-2024 (current) – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Board Member
2021-Present – RiseBoro Community Partnership Inc. – Board Member
2018–Present – Grant Professional Certification Institute (GPCI) Board President
2008-2018 – NYS WIC Association – Board Member
2008-2018 – Metropolitan NYC WIC Association – Board Member
2006-2008 – American Dietetic Association Women’s Health & Reproductive Nutrition – Board Member and Secretary
2001-2007 – International Board for Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) – Board Member
1997-2003 – Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment (BABE) – Chair Person

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