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HFM members have selected Bruce Thomas as president-elect for 2008-09

HFM members have elected Bruce Thomas, associate vice-president of guest services for Geisinger Health System (GHS) in Danville, PA, as president-elect. Currently HFM’s treasurer, he will serve as the group’s president in the 2008-2009 term, following the 2007-08 term of Mary Angela Miller, administrative director for Ohio State University Hospital. Elizabeth Yesford, director of food, nutrition and DME services at Providence Hospital and Carroll Manor Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Washington, DC, has been elected to succeed Thomas as treasurer for 2008-2009, and Mary Jaskowski, director of nutrition services at Saint Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids, MI, has been elected secretary-elect for 2007-08. In addition, seven members have been elected to the Class of 2009 board of directors. They are Lisette Coston, director of nutrition and foodservices, St. Francis Health System, Tulsa, OK; John Hofman, director of food and nutrition, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic; John Kent, chief, nutrition care division, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX; Betty Perez, director of food and nutrition services, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – The University Hospital Newark, NJ; Joyce Scott-Smith, director of food and nutrition and dietetics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Laura Heald-Watson, director of food and nutrition, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center; and Maria Worley, nutrition care manager, US Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Elected members-at-large are Frank Coffey, director of hospital service and food, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, and Cheryl Shimmin, director of nutrition services, Kettering (OH) Medical Center, Kettering, OH.

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