2017 CDM of the Year
Lisa A. Hoffman, CDM, CFPP
North Region Director of Nutrition & Foodservice Fairview
Nominated by Dorothy Radermacher, CDM CFPP
Lisa has been a member of MN ANFP since 7/8/1996. She has been active in the Chapter and has served as Membership Chair and on the Communications Team where she was responsible for the website. In the fall of 2014 Lisa was notified her position was eliminated. The company was reorganizing, and they were creating a North Region Director of Nutrition & Foodservice. At the same time, they entered into a Partnership for a Healthier American Project. Through application & interview she was offered the position. Her responsibilities include: inpatient clinical teams & outpatient education revenue; lead for 2 of the 7 hospitals in the Fairview Health System. While learning the new facility & teams, she implemented the Partnership for a Healthier America program in 1 year, rather than the standard 3 years.
Lisa also implemented a composting program during this time and came in under budget. She is currently working to eliminate all foam in her operation. Through all the transition she and the supervisors started a huddle twice a week to keep staff informed about each & everything they were working on. They created goal boards and updated monthly. Employee engagement scores rose during this time.
Since Lisa has been at Fairview (2009) she has been a co-lead on starting an employee recognition program called "Sparks". She sits on the Board of Directors for the Meals ala Car program, and leads or participates in many volunteer opportunities such as March of Dimes, Heart Walk, Taste events, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Safety Fairs, Ladies Night Out and many more.
Lisa is a true asset to her family, friends, employer, community and makes the world a better place.
2017 - Vendor of the Year
Chris DeWanz Carroll
Sysco Marketing Associate
Nominated by Marjorie Smith, CDM, CFPP
Chris had been the vendor chairperson for MN ANFP. She has had vendors come in to share products with each of us and our residents to see if the residents would like them on our menus. She has helped me serve special meals to our community (which was during her off time). Always answers any questions that we may have. Attends our menu planning meetings and suggests cost effective food items.
2017 - Employer of the Year
Candas Schouvieller, Administrator
Oak Hills Living Center Administrator
Nominated by Jessica Weisbrich, CDM CFPP, RD
Candas, with the support of our board of directors, has allowed our kitchen and dietary services to be top notch with many changes over the years. This summer, we are undergoing an expansion and remodel of our main kitchen to better service our residents. Candas is also willing to step in and help whenever needed. Candas has always supported my involvement with ANFP from conferences to board meetings, and everything in between. Candas and Amy (our CFO) attended part of the National meeting with me in Indianapolis last year. Candas encourages all staff to continue our education and networking with those in our industry. She sends staff to many different programs including Leading Age annual conference and Leadership program, HSS Specialist training, other local leadership/education opportunities. Candas was in full support of my going back to school to become an RD. Candas has always supported my ideas, no matter how crazy they may be. We have had many changes in our dining services to continue to grow with the needs of our residents and community. She has fully supported our catering business and continues to listen to ideas of all staff to better support our residents. She is amazing. Candas has a very difficult position and she handles herself with grace and respect. She is a genuine person who does everything she can to make Oak Hills a premier long-term care facility.