2016 CDM, CFPPs of the Month

ANFP recognizes a CDM, CFPP 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 CDM, CFPPs were recognized in 2016 for their work. 
Jessica Weisbrich, CDM, CFPP


Name: Jessica Weisbrich, RDN, LD, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Director of Clinical Nutrition

Employer: Oak Hills Living Center

Job Location: New Ulm, MN

Years at Current Facility: 8

Years in Current Position: 7

CDM Since: 2008

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Bill Randol, CDM, CFPP


Name: Bill Randol, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Foodservice Director

Employer: McCrite Plaza Retirement Community Topeka  

Job Location: Topeka, Kansas  

Years at Current Facility: 8 1/2 yrs 

Years in Current Position: 8 1/2 yrs

CDM Since: 2003

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Sonja Christensen, CDM, CFPP


Name: Sonja Christensen, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Campus Food Service Director

Employer: Augustana Care Health and Rehabilition of Apple Valley and Apple Valley Villa 

Job Location: Apple Valley, Minnesota 

Years at Current Facility: 33

Years in Current Position: 33

CDM Since: 1981

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Tara Brabson, CDM, CFPP


Name: Tara Brabson, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Dietary Director 

Employer: Shannondale's Knoxville Campus

Job Location: Knoxville, TN

Years at Current Facility: 20

Years in Current Position: 1.5

CDM Since: 2004

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Aaron Savickis, CDM, CFPP


Name: Aaron Savickis, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Associate Manager of Culinary Services

Employer: Eskenazi Health

Job Location: Indianapolis, IN

Years at Current Facility: 3

Years in Current Position: 2

CDM Since: 2015

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Sharon Sheppard, CDM, CFPP


Name: Sharon Sheppard, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Patient Services Manager/AFS Manager

Employer: Northwestern Medicine/Holy Family Villa

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Years at Current Facility: 1 year 9 months/3 years

Years in Current Position: 1 year 9 months/3 years

CDM Since: 2014

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Mediha Topic, CDM, CFPP


Name: Mediha Topic, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Food Service Director

Employer: Life Care Center of Aurora

Job Location: Aurora, CO

Years at Current Facility: 8

Years in Current Position: 10

CDM Since: January 2016

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Dennis Bryant, CDM, CFPP


Name: Dennis Bryant, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Patient Services Manager

Employer: Morrison Healthcare

Job Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Years at Current Facility: 3 months (Morrison Healthcare 13 years)

Years in Current Position: 3 months

CDM Since: 2002

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Jennifer Turner, CDM, CFPP


Name: Jennifer Turner, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Certified Dietary Manager

Employer: Woodworth Enterprises

Job Location: Parsons, KS

Years at Current Facility: 6 months 

Years in Current Position: 3 

CDM Since: March 2015

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Robin Franklin, CDM, CFPP


Name: Robin Franklin, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Diet Office Supervisor and Clinical Team Assistant

Employer: Sodexo

Job Location: Mobile, AL

Years at Current Facility: 20

Years in Current Position: 13 

CDM Since: 2003

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Jose C. Canales, CDM, CFPP


Name: Jose C. Canales, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Executive Corporate Chef

Employer: NMS Healthcare

Job Location: Hyattsville, MD

Years at Current Facility: 6

Years in Current Position: 9 months

CDM Since: 2012

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Ricardo Rivera, CDM, CFPP


Name: Ricardo Rivera, MBA, CEC, CDM, CFPP

Job Title: Dietary Manager

Employer: Central Florida Behavioral Hospital, UHS Inc.

Job Location: Orlando, Florida

Years at Current Facility: 1.5

Years in Current Position: 1.5

CDM Since: 2010

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