Riverview NSM Neil MacDonald elected OSNM Kawarthas chapter rep

Neil MacDonald

Neil is the second straight OMNI team member to hold the position

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor nutritional care manager (NSM) Neil MacDonald has been elected to represent the Kawarthas chapter of the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management (OSNM).

Upon being elected to the position at the OSNM’s annual conference Sept. 29, Neil became the second straight OMNI Health Care team member to hold the position.

Chris Weber, OMNI’s operations manager of nutrition and food service, served as the previous chapter representative but relinquished the position after he was elected president-elect of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) in June.

Neil says it was noted at the annual OSNM conference, where the nominations and elections were held, that the Kawarthas chapter representative has been from OMNI two times in a row.

“The comment came from the current president, who said it was nice to see all these people from OMNI coming in, and they’re very enthusiastic, because there was lots of (OMNI team members) at the conference,” Neil tells The OMNIway.

“That really shows you that although we’re a relatively small long-term care provider, we are making a splash in the culinary field of health care.”

The OSNM is a provincial organization aimed at moving nutritional-care management forward. Members are provided with educational and networking opportunities to advance their professional development and the organizations they represent.

Neil says he’s looking forward to the networking opportunities the position will provide.

“It will be great to network with nutritional care managers around the region, and we can get together (and) share thoughts and ideas,” he says.

Chris says OMNI is “proud” to have Neil serving in the role of Kawarthas chapter representative for the OSNM.

“Having a seat at the board table for all matters concerning health-care nutrition in Ontario helps keep OMNI up to date on new developments and activities, as well as providing us with a voice with matters affecting our homes,” Chris says.

“Neil is an ideal candidate for this role, as he is well-connected in the region and has genuine passion for developing quality in long-term care.”

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