Yamuna Namal Brahakmanage, MS, RDN, LDN

FAND Election Nominee Profile – 2024 Election

Name of the Candidate: Yamuna Namal Brahakmanage, MS, RDN, LDN

Position: Nominating Committee

Employment History



Years Employed

Department of Health, Wesley Chapel, FL

Senior Public Health Nutritionist


FKC (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka

Nutritionist Supervisor


Wayamba University of SL




Leadership Experience

Leadership Position


Years Involved in the Organization





Answers to Challenge Questions

Describe one strategy you might use to recruit a diverse pool of candidates. 

To recruit a diverse pool of candidates for the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I will implementtargeted outreach initiatives, collaborating with diverse community organizations, universities, and professional networks. 

As a member of the Nominating Committee you would need to solicit potential nominees for office.  What exposure with local, state, and national dietetics associations would help you to solicit nominations for candidates?

As a member of Nominating Committee, I would get benefits from attending and engaging with local, state, and national dietetic associations. Attending association events, participating in networking activities, and contributing to relevant discussions within these associations can collaborating with leaders and members of these associations enables me to identify potential nominees who have demonstrated commitment and excellence in the field of dietetics.