In addition to the Board of Directors, AHF's committees work to guide the association's strategic initiatives. Theses committees provide an opportunity for AHF members to use their unique experiences and skills to promote and defend the self-operated healthcare foodservice industry.
The Awards Committee develops, maintains and administers the AHF Awards Program annually presented at the Annual Conference.
Chairs: Toni Watkins | Board Liasion: Patrick LaMont
The Benchmarking Committee reviews and makes recommendations for the use and maintenance of AHF Benchmarking Express program and develops tools and resources that support program use.
Chairs: Julie Meddles | Board Liasion: Timothy Schoonmaker
Chapter Advisory Board
The Chapter Advisory Board is an official and direct link between the chapters, membership, national board of directors, and national headquarters staff.
Chairs: TBD | Board Liasion: Thom Pastor
Conference Planning Committee
The Conference Planning Committee (CPC) is chaired by an operator and a business partner. Members of the committee include the president, president-elect, treasurer, business partners, and other members as deemed necessary by the AHF president. The CPC plans the Annual Conference.
Chairs: Mary Ruzzi | Todd Griffith
The Culinary Competition Committee is responsible for developing and administering the Culinary Competition during the Annual Conference including soliciting entries, selecting finalists, securing judges, and program execution.
Chairs: Michael Vetro | Board Liasion: Aatul Jain
Editorial Advisory Board
The Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) provides insight to create useful publications for AHF members. The EAB assists with developing topics on trend current and emerging practices to increase awareness and resources for members.
Chairs: Amy Lewis | Board Liasion: Leisa Bryant
The Education Committee creates the tools and educational resources that promote best practices. Duties center on curriculum development, including webinars, educational sessions, and identifying subject matter experts.
Chair: Neal Lavender
Leadership Development Committee
The Leadership Development Committee is responsible for succession planning for future AHF leaders.
Chair: Cyndi Roberts
The Membership Committee develops strategies to drive membership growth and submits recommendations for membership categories, structure, and costs.
Chairs: Dexter Hancock | Board Liasion: Eric Eisenberg
Self-Operated Project Team
The Self-Op Project Team develops resources to promote and defend self-operated foodservice, and offers assistance to all AHF Operator Members.
Chairs: John Herzog | Board Liasion: Angela O'Neill
State of the Industry Report Development Committee
The State of the Industry Report Development Committee is responsible for developing the inaugural report in 2020. The report will provide insights into the healthcare foodservice industry.
Chairs: Dan Henroid | Board Liasion: Robert Darrah