In June, Antioch University Seattle alumna Terri J. Raymond began a one-year term as the 2019-2020 President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest food and nutrition organization in the world.
“It used to be said that America was a melting pot, where all cultures and all people blended together,” said Raymond. “I believe a better analogy, especially in this global age, is a mosaic: a wonderful mixture of individuals, cultures, and languages that gathers into a beautiful design—when viewed both up close and as a whole. However, it’s not enough for us to live and work side by side and expect our mosaic to form by itself. We need to create an understanding of ourselves and each other. We have a responsibility to receive the great gifts of diverse ideas, thoughts, and experiences the world has to offer, and then come together and incorporate our understanding into actions that lead to healthier people, families, communities and our entire nation.”
At the Academy, Raymond will serve as a member of the Finance Committee, Chair of the Professional Development Committee, a member of the Competency Assurance Panel and Appeals Panel of the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and a member of the Leadership Institute Oversight Task Force. She is the owner and president of Dietitian Consulting Service, LLC.