House of Delegates

The House of Delegates, as the voice of members, governs the profession and develops policy on major professional issues; the Board of Directors governs the Academy; and Academy staff implement decisions.

As a forum of leadership development, the House positions and educates members for leadership opportunities within the Academy. Leadership from the House of Delegates aims to empower the profession by embracing its values, developing a progressive culture, and reflecting on the diversity for the future of the organization. The Academy implements strategic planning and changes through policies, actions and composition to embody the vision and voice of its members.

You have a voice in the Academy.

Connect with your delegates

Delegates are a key connection to the Academy's constituency. The House of Delegates supports and encourages proactive communication and continually seeks member input on issues affecting the profession. The work of the association relies on the contributions of members like you. Volunteer leaders are the mainstay of the organization.

The House is presided by Speaker of the House Dianne K. Polly, JD, RDN, LDN, FAND.