ANFP, CBDM, NFEF Announce 2022 - 2023 Leadership

Released: 06- July-2022

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Mackenzi Butson
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
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800.323.1908 x234

St. Charles, ILThe Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) is pleased to announce its incoming leaders. These individuals will serve for the 2022-2023 year and took office on June 1. They represent ANFP, the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM), and/or the Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation (NFEF). 

Omar Humes, CDM, CFPP will continue to serve as ANFP's Chair of the Board. This is the second year of a two-year term. His prior experience with ANFP includes as Director at Large, Treasurer-Elect, Treasurer, and Chair-Elect. Humes is the President of Genesis Training & Consulting and is Dining Services Director for Navion Senior Solutions in Apex, NC.  

Serving again as Chair-Elect is Felicia A. Smith, MHA, CDM, CFPP. Smith previously served as Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect. She is the Director of Hospitality Services at Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas, WY and has over 21 years of foodservice experience.

ANFP’s Treasurer is Kenneth D. Owens, CDM, CFPP. Owens has served on the Audit Finance Committee, Director at Large, and is also the Treasurer for the NFEF Board. He is the Director, Food Service at Kingwood Pines Hospital in Houston, TX.

Marjorie Smith, CDM, CFPP will serve as Immediate Past Treasurer. Marjorie Smith previously served as Treasurer-Elect and Director at Large on the Board and has a Non-Commercial Sales role at Core Foodservice. She has over 31 years of foodservice experience and resides in Lewisville, MN. 

Richard “Nick” Nickless, CEC, CCA, AAC, CDM, CFPP will continue to serve as Immediate Past Chair. Nickless concluded his term as Chair in 2021 and brings more than 46 years of industry experience to the Board. He resides in Hanahan, SC.

ANFP’s new Directors at Large are Sarah Winchell, CDM, CFPP, who will serve as Director at Large, Young Professional. Winchell is the Executive Chef and CDM, CFPP at Independence Village in Des Moines, IA. Renee Spence, CDM, CFPP will begin her term as Director at Large. She is the Nutrition Director for Rice Nursing Home in Lexington, SC. Timothy Garry, RDN will serve as Director at Large, Corporate Partner. Garry is the Director of Marketing at Hormel Health Labs and lives in Austin, MN. 

Continuing in their roles as Directors at Large are Richard Hoelzel, FMP, CDM, CFPP; Shaylei Lynn Johnson, CDM, CFPP; Robert Milligan, CDM, CFPP; Joey Rost, CDM, CFPP; Jeffrey Wuollet, CDM, CFPP; Sona Donayan, MS, RDN (Industry Partner); Peggy O’Neill, MBA, MS, RDN, LD/N, CSG, FAND (Industry Partner), and Sherri Conde (Corporate Partner).   

Joyce Gilbert, PhD, RDN remains the President & CEO of ANFP. 

CBDM Announces New Board Members

The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) – the credentialing agency for ANFP – announces Kenneth Hanson, CPM, CDM, CFPP has moved into the role of Chair. Hanson is the Jail Services Supervisor at the Polk County Sherriff’s Office in Des Moines, IA. 

CBDM welcomes new Board Member Randall Sparrow, CDM, CFPP.

Continuing their service to CBDM are DeLaine M. Rasmussen, MS, RDN, CDE, CDM, CFPP; Cynthia Rodgers; Zerrin Sayar; Karen Swift, CDM, CFPP; and James Thoma, CDM, CFPP.

NFEF Announces Chair and Trustees

Shona McCue, CDM, CFPP will serve as the new Chair of the Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation (NFEF). Chair-Elect is Dorothy M. Radermacher. The new Treasurer is Kenneth D. Owens, CDM, CFPP.The Immediate Past Chair is Lisa Votapka, CDM, CFPP.  

NFEF also welcomes new Trustees Melissa Kern, CDM, CFPP and Charles Redmon, CDM, CFPP.

Continuing their role as Trustees will be Gary Blake; Ken Hanson, CPM, CDM, CFPP; Hunter Hying, CDM, CFPP; Kim Kyle, CDM, CFPP; Nancy Merkel, CDM, CFPP; and Shellee Roloff.


ANFP is a national not-for-profit association established in 1960 that represents more than 15,000 professional members dedicated to the mission of providing optimum nutritional care through nutrition and foodservice management. ANFP members work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, correctional facilities and other non-commercial food settings.