Egondu Onuoha, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND

Director-at-Large

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Egondu Onuoha

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 several health care agencies including the Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center in Brooklyn and the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership in Manhattan.

Onuoha is a member of the Academy's Committee on Lifelong Learning and Definition of Terms Taskforce. Onuoha is a past member of the 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. Onuoha has served on boards including the International Board for Lactation Consultants Examiners. She is a member and vice president of the board for the Grant Professional Certification Institute; a board member of RiseBoro Community Partnerships in Brooklyn as well as the National WIC Association's representative to the USDA/NWA Risk Identification and Selection Collaborative. Onuoha is an international board-certified lactation consultant, a certified diabetes educator and a certified grant professional; and has earned specialty certificates in leadership as well as child weight management and adult weight management.

Onuoha 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.