This month we are featuring Amarilys Saluk, CDM, CFPP, of the Southern New England (SNE) ANFP chapter. While Amarilys has been in the foodservice industry for over 30 years, she first joined ANFP in 2001 and began volunteering with the chapter the following year. She served as chapter secretary for over four years and has held the position of the president for the last three years.
During this time, Amarilys has become more passionate and devoted to the chapter and the credential. Because of this, she has inspired members to become more involved with the chapter, whether by attending meetings or volunteering. Additionally, she has made strides in having lapsed or dropped members re-join ANFP. Her goal is to continue this trend as well as get more members interested in serving on the chapter board of directors.
In addition to increasing engagement and retention, Amarilys is also working on increasing the number of students that attend meetings and engage with the chapter. While she has many other goals in mind for the chapter, she will be focusing on this particular endeavor during the coming months.
As for those that are hesitant to volunteer, her advice is to give it a chance, as it can be very rewarding to volunteer for a cause that you are passionate about. She states “the benefits ANFP has for its members are incredible. The tools that are given to us are a huge factor in our professional development.”
Thank you, Amarilys, for your dedication, passion, and continuous hard work for the SNE chapter as well as ANFP! We very much value and appreciate volunteers like you!
If you would like to nominate yourself or another volunteer, please email Abigail Solazzo at asolazzo@ANFPonline.org.