2015 CDMs of the Month

ANFP recognizes a CDM each month who has incorporated an innovative program or operational change in their facility/organization that has received positive results for the facility, staff, or residents. The following CDMs were recognized in 2015 for their work. 

KarenMarker
March

Name: Karen Marker, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Dietary Manager

Job Location: St Vincent Salem Hospital, Pekin, IN

Years at Current Facility: 31 Years

Years in Current Position: 26 Years

Read more about Karen.
Name: Karen Marker, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Dietary Manager

Job Location: St Vincent Salem Hospital, Pekin, IN

Years at Current Facility: 31 Years

Years in Current Position: 26 Years
Name: Karen Marker, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Dietary Manager

Job Location: St Vincent Salem Hospital, Pekin, IN

Years at Current Facility: 31 Years

Years in Current Position: 26 Years




keo-velasquez
April

Name: Ke’o Velasquez CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Executive Sous & Club Chef

Employer: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Residence: Dallas, TX

Years at Current Facility: 1.7 Years

CDM Since: 2012

Read more about Ke'o.




HaiderMahmood2
May

Name: Haider Mahmood, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: General Manager

Employer: Sodexo/Westminster Canterbury Shenandoah Valley

Job Location: Falls Church, Virginia

Years at Current Facility: 8 months

Years in Current Position: 2013

Read more about Haider.




MichaelNowosielski_image
June

Name: Michael Nowosielski, CDM/CFPP/FMP

Job Title: District Executive Chef/Assistant Director of Dining Services

Employer: Chartwells K12, Subdivision of Compass Group

Job Location: Willoughby-Eastlake School District, Willoughby, OH

Years at Current Facility: 10 months

Years in Current Position: Been a Director of Dining Services since 2009

CDM Since: 2012

Read more about Michael.




Dhammika_image
July

Name: Dhammika Ekanayake, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Food Services Director

Employer: St. John’s Village and Stollwood Convalescent Hospital

Job Location: Woodland, CA

Years at Current Facility: Since 2002

Years in Current Position: 10 years

CDM Since: 10/25/2008

Read more about Dhammika.



JoshuaWatkins1
September

Name: Joshua Watkins CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Director of Dining Services

Employer: Baptist Retirement Communities of GA

Job Location: Palmetto Park Senior Living in Palmetto, GA

Years at Current Facility:10 

Years in Current Position: 2

CDM Since: 2012

Read more about Joshua.




ShawnWilliams_CDMOct15
October

Name: Shawn Williams CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Food Service Director

Employer: Edwards County Hospital and Healthcare Center

Job Location: Kinsley, KS

Years at Current Facility: 4.5  

Years in Current Position: 2

CDM Since: 2012

Read more about Shawn.




jenwright
November

Name: Jen Wright, MA, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Director of Nutritional Services

Employer: Grace HealthCare of Clarksville

Job Location: Clarksville, Tennessee

Years at Current Facility: 2 

Years in Current Position: 2

CDM Since: 2004

Read more about Jen.




Marian R Mitchell
December

Name: Marian R Mitchell, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Kitchen Manager (second job-Admin Assistant)

Employer: Mountain Home School District (second job-Chartwells K12)

Job Location: Mountain Home, Idaho

Years at Current Facility: 8 3/4 yrs (second job - 1 1/2 yrs and 4 1/2 with previous contract company)

Years in Current Position: 8 3/4 yrs

CDM Since: 2009

Read more about Marian.