Jessica Iery, CDM
According to Kim Hejna, CDM, support services manager, Jessica has made an impact on foodservice by:
- Bringing with her a positive attitude, computer skills and a willingness to embrace change
- Seeking out family members to ensure that the nutrition department is doing all it can to meet the nutritional needs of the residents
- Being involved with the planning of our current building project, which will include the addition of a deli
Get to know
Working my way up to my current position. When I started in high school I was passing trays and washing dishes.
Growing up with technology throughout my life, I am able to assist fellow employees who aren’t as comfortable with technology and teach them something new.
Leave at the end of the day knowing you made a difference.
Starting in the supervisory role at 22 and having my colleagues take me seriously.
Successfully working together with our leadership team to host our facility’s 25th anniversary. It was a lot of work but worth it all in the end to see the smiles on the more than 200 people who attended.
We are currently in the process of building a new long-term care/assisted living facility. Inside that building, we will have a deli. I’ve never worked in a deli before, but I hope to make it what the residents and their families want, while still trying new menu ideas.
During my first month as the department supervisor, I tried to exit a meeting but walked into a closet—gracefully, of course!
My staff and I laugh daily at the little things that happen. We enjoy our jobs and find the humor in everyday activities. You will always know where I am as you can hear me laughing.