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Announcing CDR's Interim Executive Director

September 2021

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment, effective September 1, 2021, of an Interim Executive Director for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Sharon M. McCauley, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND. Sharon is Senior Director of Strategic and Quality Management and the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative and will oversee CDR’s day-to-day operations. Sharon has worked with CDR on developing and implementing practice competencies, which connect key performance indicators for safe practice. She directs the profession’s scope of practice, standards of practice and professional performance advancing levels for improved quality processes. For 14 years, Sharon has led the Academy’s quality nutrition and dietetics practice and its priority focus of malnutrition efforts, practitioner competence, person-centered care, safety, quality improvement, performance measurement, and quality strategies and initiatives. In this capacity, she made significant contributions to CDR’s essential practice competencies and dietetics practice audit projects. Sharon works closely with The Joint Commission and Commission on Cancer on standards development for national accreditation. Her extensive licensure, regulatory, operations management and strategic relationship building experiences provide a strong foundation for her new interim role with CDR.  

We look forward to working with Sharon as CDR moves forward with its goals, mission and the process of implementing and operationalizing the graduate degree requirement alongside ACEND.

Young Hee Kim, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, FAND
Chair, Commission on Dietetic Registration