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Georgia Hodgkin, EdD
Associate Chair, Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Allied Health Professions
Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Allied Health Professions
Member, Dietetics & Nutrition, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Service    Community Service
  • City of Loma Linda Historical Commission - Protect and preserve the historical architecture, artifacts, stories, character of the City. Served on a number of sub-committees. ( 7/1999 - 12/2013 )
  • LL University Church Nominating Committee - Responsibilities between nominating seasons is to fill vacated positions. ( 7/2005 - 6/2013 )
  • Loma Linda Parks and Historical Society - Members seek to preserve the history of the City of Loma Linda. ( 5/2005 - 6/2013 )
  • Southeastern Calif. Conf of SDAs Quinquennial Delegate - Served as secretary for the Nominating Committee, 2005. Delegate to the session. Member of the Standing Nominating Committee, 2005.  Delegate to the 2008, 2013 (served on Comm to Select the Nom Com) sessions ( 4/2005 - 6/2013 )
  • Save Loma Linda - Citizen group dedicated to managed growth in the City of Loma Linda. ( 3/2005 - 6/2013 )
  • Loma Linda Conservation Society - Founding member dedicated to managed growth for City of Loma Linda. Current project named "Save Loma Linda." ( 6/2003 - 6/2013 )
  • General Conference Nutrition Council - Participate in position paper development, marketing of vegetarian nutrition, and public presentations on vegetarian nutrition. Contributed to MyVegetarian Food Guide Pyramid.  Wrote menus for lacto-ovo, total vegetarian menus to be analyzed for "Lifestyle and Health Conference" in Geneva, GC Dept of Health Ministry''''''''s invitation from WHO, July, 2009.  Coordinated students'''''''' writing of African (Kenyan), Asian (Japanese), Indian, and Mexican 3-day menu with recipes and analysis for Geneva, July, 2009.  Co-authored vegetarian food gude version of MyPlate, 2012. ( 1/1996 - 6/2013 )
  • National Auxiliary to the Loma Linda University School of Medicine Alumni Association - President 1987-1988, Past President 1988-89, secretary 1975-76, editor of Apple-A-Day Vols. 2 and 3, liason to SD Auxilary, Scholarship Chair 1988-1993 (raised $280,000), Public Relations Chair 1997-99; Ways & Means Chair 1999-2003 (raised $50,000) ; Tree of Angels chair, Finance Committee Chair 2004-2006; President-elect, 2007-2008, President 2008-2009; Past-President 1009-2010; Area Co-ordinator Chair 2010-2011 (raised $90,500). Alumni Postgraduate Convention (APC) Governing Board Member 2008-2009, School of Medicine Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2008-2009; Auxiliary Board 2008-2011. ( 7/1974 - 6/2013 )
  • LL University Church, Associate Head Elder (1987-1991, 2003-2009, 2012-2015)- Participate in program development, decision-making, problem-solving, and leadership roles for the University Church. Member of the LLUC Board, Head Elder (1991-1995), Board Secretary (1997-2003). Chair of Nominating Committee (1997-1999), Main Sanctuary Sabbath School Lead Superintendent (1999-2006), Associate 1961-1962; Finance Committee (1992-2003);  Elder for home communion (1995-; Team Leader, 2011-), Ministerial Committee (1997-2003), Building Committee (1998-2003) . Six-month to Walking Sabbath School Parent Talk Coordinator (2008-) Pacific Union Executive Committee (1986-1991). Loma Linda Children''''''''s Center Vice Chair (1985-2003); Chair, Structure Document Committee, 2012-. ( 7/1961 - 6/2013 )
  • Pine Springs Ranch, Board Member - Develop plans and policies for SECC Pine Springs Ranch. ( 1/1988 - 6/2009 )
  • LL University Church Sabbath School Superintendent - Coordinate schedule of associate superintendents and lesson study presenters for Loma Linda University Seventh-day Adventist Church. Communicate format, possible presenters, policy changes to team. Served on possible third service task force. ( 7/1999 - 6/2006 )
  Society Memberships (professional)
  • Sigma Xi - member of research society ( 1/1995 - 6/2013 )
    Regular Member
  • Women''''s Resource Center, member of Board of Directors, 2009 chair of Finance Sub-committee ( 1/1995 - 6/2013 )
    Board Member
  • Association of Adventist Women - Past President (1999-2001), Fund raiser (1995-1999, $75,000), Board Member 2011- ( 1/1994 - 6/2013 )
    Regular Member
  • American Association of University Women ( 1/1990 - 6/2013 )
    Regular Member
  • American Dietetic Association, Vegetarian Practice Group ( 1/1990 - 6/2013 )
    Regular Member
  • American Dietetic Association, Dietetic Educators of Practitioners, Practice Group ( 1/1980 - 6/2013 )
    Regular Member
  • California Dietetic Association-Inland District, Past President for 2003-2004; Nominating Committee 2010-12; Board 2012- ( 1/1964 - 6/2013 )
    Regular Member
  • Seventh-day Adventist Dietetic Association - Past President, 1989-90, member 1963- ( 9/1963 - 6/2013 )
    Regular Member
  • American Dietetic Association ( 5/1963 - 6/2012 )
    Regular Member
  • California Dietetic Association ( 5/1963 - 6/2012 )
    Regular Member
  • American Dietetic Association, Nutrition Education for the Public ( 1/1991 - 6/2009 )
    Regular Member
  • American Dietetic Association, Technical Practice in Dietetics, Practice Group ( 1/1990 - 6/2009 )
    Regular Member
  • American Dietetic Association, Gerontology Practice Group ( 1/1990 - 6/2009 )
    Regular Member
  Committee Membership (LLU)
  • University Faculty Council Member 2009-, Member Rules of Governance Committee (voted document in 2011), Secretary 2010-2012. ( 10/2009 - 6/2013 )
  • University Education Effectiveness Committee - To establish guidelines for collection of data and the writing of the documents necessary for the next WASC accreditation review. ( 7/2006 - 6/2013 )
  • Education Effectiveness Committee - Committee member ( 10/2005 - 6/2013 )
  • SAHP Faculty Council Executive Committee - Active member. Served on two sub-committees: Authorship Committee (wrote report) and Faculty Remuneration Committee (gathered data).  Mission Statement Committee, Grievance Policy Revision Committee.  Chair-elect.  Chair (2009-2010) ( 7/2004 - 6/2013 )
  • SAHP Technology Mediated Learning - Discuss and review new technologies for classroom and distance instruction. ( 7/2004 - 6/2013 )
  • SAHP Rank and Promotion Committee - Chair, 1986-88; member 7/1994-6/1998 and Chair, 7/1998- ( 7/1998 - 6/2013 )
  • University Rank and Tenure Committee - Review faculty requests for promotion in rank and for tenure across the University. Recommend decisions to the President''''''''s Council via the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, 1986-88 and 1998-. ( 7/1998 - 6/2013 )
  • University Policy - Recommend updates to University policies to be voted by the Board of Trustees. ( 7/1990 - 6/2013 )
  • SAHP Alexander Wholeness Awards Committee - Participated in awardee selection from those nominated. ( 4/2006 - 5/2013 )
  • University History Committee - To preserve the momentum of the 2005 Centennial Celebration of LLU through preservation of historical artifacts, the Centennial Pathway, and the world globe commemorating alumni mission service. ( 7/2009 - 6/2012 )
  • SAHP Alumni Week-end Steering Committee - Participate in planning, implementing, and evaluating the SAHP Alumni Week-end, Co-ordinated Department''''s BS 80th Anniversary gift of $160,000 (2002), co-ordinated centennial DVD and Sabbath School for Department (2008) . ( 7/2001 - 6/2012 )
  • University Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Council - Discusses and recommends attention to healthcare issues for the chronologically gifted within the University and its surrounding community. ( 7/1990 - 6/2009 )
  • SAHP Task Force on Administrative Faculty Salaries - Discuss and review guidelines for salary increases for SAHP administrators with minimal to no faculty responsibilities. ( 7/2004 - 6/2007 )
  • University Interdisciplinary Geriatric Committee - Discuss community health issues networking with service providers to the geriatric population. Incorporate LLU students in the care of the elderly as appropriate for the student's discipline. ( 7/2002 - 6/2007 )
  • Task Force on Center/Institute for Nutrition/Education - Active participant ( 1/2006 - 6/2006 )
  • University General Studies Task Force - Task force member ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • University Academic Affairs, 1998-2005, Vice Chair, 2001-2005 - Determines issues related to academics within the University: new programs, academic policy. ( 7/1998 - 10/2005 )
  • SAHP Marketing - Participate in discussion, implementation, and evaluation of SAHP marketing plans. ( 1/2005 - 6/2005 )
  • University, General Studies, Chair - Serves in advisory capacity to the University Academic Affairs Committee regarding general education issues for baccalaureate students.  Member 1987-1988, 1992-2005. ( 7/1997 - 6/2005 )
  • SAHP Search Committee - Review applications, discuss, and interview potential candidates for the position of program director for the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Recommend name to the Dean. ( 2/2005 - 3/2005 )
  Accreditation Support -- LLU
  • Women''''s Resource Center Board Member - 2005 ( 6/2005 - 7/2013 )