Who is Kathy Wilson- Gold, MS, RDN, LD, FAND? I am the mother of boy-girl twins and matching dachshunds; my husband and I were middle school classmates, married 20 years later. I'm a native Texan transplanted to Oklahoma (always an Oklahoma Sooner fan first!). From the time I was 16 years old, I knew I wanted to be a registered dietitian. I love cooking from my garden for family and friends. Getting my son in the family photos may be among my toughest jobs. I'm passionate about eliminating hunger and giving back to my community.
Academy Foundation Chair
Served on the Academy Board and
Finance Committee during COVID.
The pivots made required tough
decision-making and open dialogue.
DBC DPG Chair
Facilitated the strategic planning process,
resolved conflict among differing opinions, and negotiated issues
among differing opinions for a consensus
and positive outcome.
SNS Nominating Committee
demonstrated leadership during chair
transition and vision to execute an
immediate work plan and generate
a qualified slate.
DEI YMCA Committee
created policies for member
inclusiveness and board analysis
to identify gaps in diversity.
POSITION / SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
Experience and familiarity with the role of a board of directors, leadership related to embracing/managing positive change; policy implementation, promoting a culture of inquiry and communication.
Think strategically, globally
and futuristically taking into
account the needs of the
entire membership, including
address difficult issues and
Ability to encourage and
promote inclusion, diversity,
equity and access.
What do you see as opportunities for the future
of the nutrition and dietetics profession?
The Academy is no longer an association bound by borders. Our most significant
opportunity is competing in the worldwide marketplace. Collaboration with aligned
stakeholders empowers our members to eliminate all forms of malnutrition and
optimize global health with tools, research, and programs that address food and
nutrition challenges now and in the future. A diverse and competitive membership
is required in this space. I'm committed to bold leadership to ensure all members
can compete, leadership is diverse, and our contributions towards global health
and well-being are recognized.
Administration on Aging/US
Department of Health and
Campbell Soup Company
Senior Customer Development Manager, Healthcare & Education