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We invite you to contact ANFP by telephone, fax, or e-mail. Our staff is always happy to assist you.


Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
PO Box 3610
St. Charles, IL 60174

Contact Information

Tel: 800.323.1908 or 630.587.6336
Fax: 630.587.6308


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT

ANFP Staff

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Joyce Gilbert, PhD, RDN

President & CEO

Fun Fact: Joyce has had two cathartic journeys across the U.S. on her motorcycle.


Lisa Feltz

Executive Administrative Assistant

Fun Fact: As a child, for fun, Lisa used to drive a pony wagon when visiting her grandparent’s farm in Wisconsin and helped milk the cows.


Membership Department

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Professional Services, also known as Member Services, is a full service center that provides support to members, educators, and the general public via phone and e-mail in addition to managing and coordinating internal processes and procedures that impact the livelihood of our members and the core of ANFP. Professional Services is your go-to destination with any questions or concerns regarding ANFP and the CDM, CFPP credential.

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Jay Cariño, MBA, CAE

Vice President of Member Services

Fun Fact: Jay's dream job is to travel the world helping people in under developed countries.

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Ania Flaim

Professional Services Manager

Fun Fact: Ania was born and raised in Poland and speaks Polish and English fluently.


Kim Gramme

Professional Services Associate

Fun Fact: Kim enjoys traveling and visiting national parks.

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Allison Pate

Professional Services Associate

Fun Fact: Allison volunteers at her church in the Kids World program.

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Beth Vitek

Professional Services Associate

Fun Fact: One of Beth's favorite places is Myrtle Beach, SC.


Chapters Department


The Chapters department serves as the liaison between ANFP headquarters and 47 state ANFP chapters. The department provides training, guidance, and resources to chapter leaders and volunteers to ensure the success of the chapters and their members.

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Abigail Solazzo

Chapters & Leadership Manager

Fun Fact: Visiting Greece with her husband and two sons is at the top of Abigail's bucket list.


Industry Relations Department


This department is responsible for strategic industry partnerships that advance the mission of ANFP. Included in this area are programs with healthcare groups, associations, and other non-commercial foodservice organizations, Corporate Partner membership and marketing programs, ANFP live events, and Nutrition & Foodservice Edge magazine.


Marla Isaacs, CAE

Executive Vice President

Fun Fact: Marla is a New Year’s baby, and was the first born in her town that year.

Madh Carson

Madh Carson

Business Development Manager

Fun Fact: In her culture, a mother and her offspring take the father’s first name as their middle name. In Madh's family, they took it a few steps further. They also added in her paternal grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather’s name. So before she got married, Madh's full name was Madhuri Chandrashekhar Waman Bhaskar Narayan Joshi.


Julie Rogers

Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

Fun Fact: Julie took a Chinese martial art, Tai Chi Chuan, class once per week for 11 consecutive years. She did not miss class because she was in the carpool with the Master.


Certification Department

This department is responsible for implementing and maintaining all Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) Certification Program policies. The Certification Department oversees the CDM, CFPP Certification Program and works to ensure the continued integrity of the CDM, CFPP credential.


Katherine Church, RDN

Executive Director (CBDM) & Senior Vice President (ANFP)

Fun Fact: Katherine was a competitive swimmer.


Elaine Mrzlak, MS, MEd, RDN

Certification Manager

Fun Fact: Elaine does all kinds of crafts, including restoring/upcycling furniture and home décor.


Education & Events Department

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The Education & Events department is responsible for the development of top-notch continuing education offerings for CDM, CFPPs. Additionally, this department develops and maintains relationships with schools across the country in order to implement ANFP-Approved Training Programs. This department also oversees coordination and programming for all ANFP live events.

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Cindy Zemko, BS, CDM, CFPP

Director of Education & Events

Fun Fact: Cindy is a Parrot Head and you can find her often listening and singing to Margaritaville radio.


Dawn Teubner

Education Manager

Fun Fact: Dawn’s favorite sports to watch are hockey and figure skating.


Marketing Department


This department works closely with all other departments to effectively communicate benefits, resources, and other information to ANFP members. The department manages ANFP's e-mails, social media profiles, media partnerships with like-minded industry organizations, the ANFP and CBDM websites, and more.


Brad Rysz, MBA, CAE

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Fun Fact: Brad completed (barely) the Chicago Marathon in 2015.


Emmy Bender

Marketing Manager

Fun Fact: Emmy loves trivia, and it is her dream to compete on Jeopardy! one day.


Mackenzi Butson

Marketing Coordinator

Fun Fact: Mackenzi loves to ride horses in her spare time. She has even won the Reserve Grand Champion award in Huntseat.


Finance Department


The Finance Department is responsible for ensuring the efficient financial management and financial control necessary to support the association’s business activities. Functions include bookkeeping, budgeting, tax, investment & employee benefit management, and financial reporting and analysis.


Jennifer Karson, CAE

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Fun Fact: Jennifer is a huge country music fan and loves going to live concerts.


Michele Fairall

Accountant & Human Resources Manager

Fun Fact: Michele is a photography geek and loves to travel and take pictures.

Karen Szymski

Karen Szymski

Finance Coordinator

Fun Fact: Karen loves giraffes and plans to someday visit Giraffe Manor in Kenya.


IT and Analytics Department

The IT and Analytics department manages the IT infrastructure, systems integration, and membership/certification databases at ANFP.

The Strategic Initiative/Analytics department works on research and data initiatives, including Skilled Nursing and other benchmarking initiatives, industry research, external and internal analytics, and supports the work of the Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation as well as the ANFP-PAC and Legislative Committees.


LeAnn Barlow, MBA

Executive Director (NFEF) & VP, Strategic Initiatives & Analytics (ANFP)

Fun Fact: LeAnn has performed professionally with members of the Houston Symphony.

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Mary Simmonds

IT Manager

Fun Fact: Mary loves yoga and pit bulls.


Mindy Theesfeld

Foundation & Analytics Manager

Fun Fact: Mindy loves to sing.