Regulation Matters 2019 - Issue 1

New Manager, Registration Program

Deborah Cohen, MHSc, RD

Since 2008, while in the role of Professional Practice Advisor & Policy Analyst, I have developed a genuine interest and passion for effective health care regulation. I truly find the regulation of the profession of dietetics in Ontario to be a varied, ever-changing and fascinating area of practice.

One of the many highlights of this position has been the opportunity to connect with RDs throughout the province. While I have certainly heard about the challenges RDs are facing in practice, I have also heard about many success stories. In some cases, these successes have been attributed, in a small part, to College resources and the support we provide through the Practice Advisory Service.

The opportunity to move into the role of Manager, Registration Program, enables me to apply a multitude of transferrable skills and experience. I feel fortunate to continue to work with such highly-skilled and competent colleagues as we all endeavour to successfully contribute to the College’s mandate of public protection.