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Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Egondu Onuoha is vice president for real estate and special programs at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Previously, she was director of the hospital’s Prenatal Care Assistance Program; Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; administrator for the Nurse Family Partnership; and diabetes programs. Through her role at the hospital, she has expanded access to services for underserved communities, recruited and cultivated a diverse staff that reflects the communities and improved operational and financial performance through innovation and grants. She has also worked as director of nutrition and WIC programs at Ryan-Nena Community Health Center in New York City and as a nutrition consultant for health care agencies including the Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center in Brooklyn and the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership in Manhattan. Egondu is a member of the Academy’s Definition of Terms Task Force and is a past member of the Committee on Lifelong Learning, Quality Management Committee; the Council on Future Practice and the Credentialing and Accreditation Task Force; and was secretary of the Academy’s Women’s Health and Reproductive Nutrition dietetic practice group. Egondu has served on several boards including the International Board for Lactation Consultants Examiners. She is the president of the board of directors for the Grant Professional Certification Institute and a board member of RiseBoro Community Partnerships in Brooklyn. Egondu is an international board-certified lactation consultant, a certified diabetes educator and a certified grant professional, and has earned specialty certificates in leadership, child weight management and adult weight management. Egondu is a graduate of the College of Technology in Owerri, Nigeria, and earned a master’s degree from Anambra State University of Technology in Enugu, Nigeria.

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