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Angeline David presenting at the 2016 NAD Emotional Wellness Summit in Orlando, Fla. Photo by Dan Weber
On November 4, 2015, the North American Division Executive Committee elected Angeline David, DrPH, MHS, RDN to be the Health Ministries Director for the North American Division. She previously worked as the Wellness Center Director and Registered Dietician at the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic, a position she has held since March 2014. She will assume her new responsibilities on April 1, 2016. Former NAD Health Ministries Director Katia Reinert was elected to join the General Conference Health Ministries Department at the 2015 General Conference Session held in San Antonio.
Dr. David graduated with a Doctorate of Public Health from Loma Linda University in 2012, and a Masters in Health Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2003. She obtained her registration as a Registered Dietician Nutritionist in 2013.
Her role at the Guam Adventist Clinic saw her provide individual counseling on making healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices and conducted health education classes for the local community. She also made presentations to local businesses and community organizations teaching practical health tips and ways to battle the growing health epidemics of diabetes and cancer.
“The opportunity to engage our local churches and church members with a passion for embracing our health message, not only for ourselves, but as a tool to reach the local community, really excites me” said Dr. David. “On a professional level I’ve seen how patients can make very simple lifestyle changes and quickly see their health improved and they gain a real excitement for healthy living. They have a real sense of hope and often open their minds to spiritual healing as well. I have a passion for making health and nutrition information understandable and practical.”
When she has time, Dr. David loves to cook, play piano and crochet and has two nephews who are the “apple of her eye.” She grew up in Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Physiology and Neurobiology. She was born in India and moved to the United States in 1982.