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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

Joyce Gilbert, PhD, RDN

President & CEO

Lisa Feltz

Executive Administrative Assistant




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.

Ania Flaim, MBA

Director of Professional & Member Services

Kim Gramme

Professional & Member Services Associate

Soula Neumaier

Professional & Member Services Associate

Allison Pate

Professional & Member Services Associate




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.

Abigail Solazzo

Director of Chapters & Leadership



Industry Relations

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.

Madh Carson

Director of Corporate Relations

Julie Rogers

Corporate Relations Coordinator




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

Senior Vice President; ANFP
Executive Director, CBDM

Dawn Teubner, CDM, CFPP

Director of Certification

Beth Vitek

Certification Coordinator




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.

Cindy Zemko, BS, CDM, CFPP

Vice President of Professional Development & Member Services

Christa Hagelberger

Events & Educational Products Manager

Debbie Eck, MA, RDN

Professional Development Manager




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 & Member Engagement

Emmy Bender

Marketing & Member Engagement Manager




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 accounting, budgeting, tax, financial reporting and analysis, investment management, human resources and employee benefit management.

Jennifer Karson, CAE

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Michele Fairall, SHRM-SCP

Accountant & Human Resources Manager

Karen Szymski

Finance Coordinator




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

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Analytics, ANFP
Executive Director, NFEF

Mary Simmonds

Director of Information Technology

Mindy Theesfeld

Foundation & Analytics Manager