Volunteer Spotlights

Ashley Jung, CDM, CFPP

How long have you been a volunteer with ANFP? Serving in what roles?

I received my credential in 2014, and joined the Board as President Elect after attending my first National conference – the 2014 Minneapolis National Leadership Conference – that conference is still one of my all time favorites. There were live chef demos and a cooking challenge, so much education my eyes were opened to and I was hooked!

Why do you choose to volunteer?

Heather and Yvonne saw how I was soaking up all the sessions like a sponge, mingling, talking shop with folks from all over the country. They explained what volunteering was all about and I have been having a blast with ANFP both in my home state of North Dakota and on the National scene.

What do you enjoy about it?

The sense of community, the network we have to share our stories and struggles, support each other, offer suggestions or guidance AND relate to the joys and stressors our careers provide.

Would you encourage others to volunteer with ANFP? Why?

The opportunity to grow professionally and personally, to challenge yourself to strive for bigger and better, not only for yourself, but also for your team back home. To have the chance to voice concerns or shed light on a hot topic that is important to our fellow CDMs or something they need help with. Look at what we were able to accomplish as an Association with making foodservice departments safer, holding a higher standard of accountability, and training requirements for those making food for our elders with CMS solidifying our profession as the cornerstone of dietetics.

Dorothy M. Radermacher, CDM, CFPP

How long have you been a volunteer with ANFP?

40+ years

Serving in what roles?

  • District Officer, Secretary, President Elect, President
  • Chapter Board Members as District Officer
  • Chapter President
  • Chapter Committee Chair for Strategic Planning, Newsletter x2, Communications, Website, Facebook, Regional Meetings, served as program chair for 3 conferences
  • Committee member on Chapter Membership, Education & Legislative Committees

Why do you choose to volunteer?

I recognize the limitations of our working members and find it as a way to support current leaders and members as a retired member. This is my professional family, and even though I was able to retire, I need challenge, focus and have an interest in making things better in the industry and the career field.

What do you enjoy about it?

I enjoy being a mentor to new leaders.

Would you encourage others to volunteer with ANFP?

Yes. I was blessed with a variety of experiences and a rewarding career and I want to help others achieve that.