Association for Healthcare Foodservice Announces New Board of Directors

Association for Healthcare Foodservice Announces New Board of DirectorsAssociation for Healthcare Foodservice Announces New 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Association Elects Four New Board Members

Louisville, KY (August 12, 2015) – A new Board of Directors has been seated for the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF). Board members will serve a two-year term beginning August 2015.

Randy Sparrow is responsible for the operations of the food and nutrition services department in addition to the environmental services for Pro Health Care which include Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Angel’s Grace, Pewaukee Ambulatory Cancer Center, Pro Health Care Corporate Office Riverwood and 19 Clinics. He is accountable for daily operations, planning and implementing multiple programs including; room service, personnel management, staff training and development, policy administration, purchasing, marketing of services, nutrition education, budget compliance, sanitation and adherence to the standards of hospital and regulatory agencies. Randy is a graduate of Purdue University in Restaurant, Hotel and Institution Management and will serve as the president of AHF,  having previously served as treasurer and conference chair.

Julie Jones has 30 years of experience in hospital-based food and nutrition services. She is currently director of nutrition services for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. In this capacity, she is responsible for the food and nutrition services provided across the five-hospital system. Julie has extensive experience in food service operations and financial analyses of hospital food service departments. She has participated in multiple task forces for food and supply distribution for Novation, a group purchasing organization. She has served as chair, food and nutrition council for University HealthSystems Consortium, a group supporting academic medical centers and their affiliates in the United States. She graduated from The Ohio State University, Division of Medical Dietetics. Julie also received a master of science in nutrition from OSU. She has served on the AHF Board of Directors in a variety of roles and begins her term as President-Elect in August 2015.

The new Board of Directors is as follows:

Randy Sparrow
Director, Food & Nutrition Services and Environmental Services
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Julie Jones
Director, Nutrition Services
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Joanne McMillian

Saint Clare’s Hospital
Denville, New Jersey

Jacqueline Sikoski

Director, Nutrition Services & Diabetes Center
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
Bozeman, Montana

Dave Reeves
Director, Hospitality Services
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare
Elmhurst, Illinois

Immediate Past President
Lisette Coston
Executive Director of Support Services
Saint Francis Health System
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Past President
Laura Watson
Executive Director of Support Services
Intermountain Healthcare
Midvale, Utah


Nicole Charbonneau, MAJ, RD, LD
Dietition – 65C
United States Army
San Antonio, Texas 

Robert Darrah
Director of Dining Services
Legacy Retirement Communities
Lincoln, Nebraska

Candi Johnson
Director, Nutrition & Environmental Services
Swedish Health Services
Seattle, Washington 

Martha Rardin
Director Nutrition & Dietetics
Hendricks Regional Health
Danville, Indiana

Cynthia Roberts
Food Services Manager
Saint Joseph Memorial Hospital
Murphysboro, Illinois

IAB Chair
Cindy Parker
National Accounts Manager
Basic American Foods
Petaluma, California

IAB Vice Chair
Christine Guyott
Robert Rippe & Associates, Inc.
Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) is the national professional association dedicated to advancing self-operated healthcare foodservice as industry best practice. AHF develops healthcare foodservice professionals, assuring food and nutrition services are valued as an essential contributor to the healthcare organization’s mission. For more information, please visit: