AHF announces new board members

March 11—The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced its 2012 Board of Directors today. Beth Yesford, senior director of food and nutrition, environmental services and laundry at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., was named president-elect.

Treasurer-elect is Randy Sparrow, director of food, nutrition and environmental services at Indiana University Health Bloomington in Indian. The directors are Tony Almeida, director of food & nutrition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., and Julie Jones, director of nutrition at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The newly elected board will serve a two-year term beginning Aug. 1, 2011. These members will join the 2012 Board: Patti Oliver (president), Joyce Scott-Smith (secretary), Lisette Coston (treasurer), Denisa Cate (immediate past president), Kris Schroeder (past president), Raquel Bulford-Frazier (director), Dan Henroid (director), Jacqueline Sikoski (director), as well as Barbara Kane (IAB Chair). The IAB Vice Chair and entire Industry Advisory Board will be announced shortly.

Two members of the 2012 Nominating Committee also were elected. They are Lynda Buntin-Carpenito, AHCFA, director of food & nutrition services, Summit Oaks Hospital, Summit, N.J., and Susan Coleman, director of food & nutrition, Medical Center of Lewisville in Texas.

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