AHF Comes Closer to Home

AHF Chapters are amazing! We have 11 vibrant and distinct chapters all around the United States. Each chapter’s contribution is as unique and vital as the members, and the region, it serves. 

Our Chapters afford its members a close and friendly community—a safe-harbor for networking, professional development, support and long-lasting friendships.

The Chapters serve are AHF’s ear-to-the ground, advising the national organization on upcoming trends, industry concerns and how AHF can remain relevant and a resource to its membership. The Chapter also serves as an “onramp” to the national AHF organization, and its events.
AHF Chapters serve almost every corner of the U.S. Here is the list of our Chapters, the regions they serve, and the contact information:

For information about forming a new chapter in your area, contact AHF headquarters. Also, check out the newly revised Chapter Handbook!

Chicago Midwest

Istvan Abdai
Director of Food and Beverage
The Garlands of Barrington
1000 Garlands Ln
Barrington, IL 60010-3336
(847) 815-7486


David A. Hendriks CEC, CDM
Director of Food and Nutrition
HCA Palms of Pasadena Hospital
1501 Pasadena Ave S
St Petersburg , FL 33707


Evelyn Sexton, BBA
System Administrator FNS
Supervisor - Diet Office, Daily Perk Coffee and
Vending Services Food and Nutrition Services
IU Health Bloomington Hospital
601 W. 2nd Street
P.O. Box 1149
Bloomington, IN 47403
(812) 353-9838

New Jersey

Heather Duffy, RD
Director Nutrition & Food Management
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08818
732-321-7000 ext 62200

New York

Patrick LaMont, MBA
Director of Food & Nutrition
Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center


Kas Logan
Sr. Manager of Culinary Operations - Oregon Region
Providence Health and Services
9205 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 22
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 216-6510

Mark Dunn
Executive Director, Food and Nutrition Services
9205 SW Barnes Rd, WP 1042
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 216-2781
Oregon Chapter Site

Philadelphia/South Jersey

Dennis Brennan
Retail Services Manager
Reading Hospital, Tower Health
Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 16052
Reading, Pennsylvania 19612
Philadelphia/South Jersey Chapter Site

Southern California

Bruce Ponoroff
Executive Director, National Health Care
Straus Brands
9926 Nita Ave
Chatsworth, Ca. 91311
M: 818-398-0143


Thresa Cox CDM/CFPP
Manager of Food & Nutrition
Our Children’s House, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
1340 Empire Central
Dallas, TX 75247

Washington State

Andrew Becker
Manager, Nutrition and Culinary Services
Providence St. Peter Hospital
413 N. Lilly Road
Olympia, WA 98506
O: 360-493-7997


Randy Sparrow
ProHealth Care Hospital Division
725 American Ave.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188
(262) 928-5383
Wisconsin Chapter Site