Welcome to CNM DPG! 

I am honored to be your Chair this year and look forward to working with such a brilliant group of professionals.

I want to thank Caroline Steele for all her hard work as Chair this past year, she of course will be our Past Chair this year and has worked very hard to help me transition into this new role.  We also have our outgoing secretary Jennifer Wilson who just did an amazing job for the past two years!  Her role really is what keeps us all organized and it is not an easy one!  She too worked hard to transition Gisele LeBlanc into her new role as secretary and remains a great support to her.  Thank you Jennifer for the tremendous job you have done.

We also have a few changes to our Executive Committee this year and I want to welcome everyone who has a new role on the EC and thank all of those who served in their various roles last year.  As Chair elect, my eyes were opened wide to the dynamic work of CNM members.  I am proud to be a part of this wonderful group!  We’ll  be adding bios and info to the website soon – watch for details!

We have a lot of exciting things lined up for you this year!  On August 23rd, we will start the year off with  a Webinar on the SOP/SOPP’s for CNM’s to provide you with an overview of the tool and how you can utilize it in practice.  Registration is open!

Please be sure to check out the work our two sub units, Informatics and Quality Process Improvement.  If you are interested in helping out on either sub unit, please contact the chairs of those committees, Ann Childers, MS, RDN, MHA, LD  for Informatics and Cindy Hamilton, MS, RD, LD, FAND for QPI.  You will continue to receive highlights of our EC board meetings and activities going on with our DPG on a monthly basis.  Leah- Anne Wooten has done a wonderful job capturing all the great work the committee is accomplishing and informing the membership, we hope you find this information valuable.

This year as an Executive Committee, we will be creating our next three year Strategic Plan.  Our current strategic plan ends at the end of 2017 and we want to be sure we have our strategies and goals in place to continue the growth of our DPG.  We want to provide you as a member with relevant information for our profession as well as the network support to assist you in your daily jobs.  Please be sure to check the website and read Eblasts soliciting your input as we develop our next strategic plan.

I am also interested in hearing from you as our valuable member how our CNM DPG can bring value and support to you in our profession.  Please email me with any comments, suggestions or questions throughout the year!
I hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Thank you
Janel Welch, MS, MPA, RDN, CDN, FAND
Chair, CNM DPG 2016-2017  

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