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AHF Awards Honor Healthcare Professionals

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced the winners of its 2014 Future Horizons, Spotlight, Partnership in Leadership and Exemplary Leadership awards. AHF will present the awards during its annual conference, which takes place June 3-6 in Orlando, Fla.


AHF presents these awards to association nominated individuals who have shown great leadership and achievement in the healthcare foodservice industry.

The 2014 AHF award winners include the following:

  • Exemplary Leadership Award: Joyce Hagen-Flint, division director of food and nutrition services, HCA West Florida Division, Largo, Fla.
  • Future Horizons Award: Nicholas Mercogliano, sous chef, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • Partnership in Leadership Award: Martha Rardin, director of nutrition and dietetics, Hendricks Regional Health, Indianapolis; and Thomas Thaman, director of food and nutrition, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis
  • Spotlight Award: Crystal McVey, clinical nutrition manager, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala.; and Lisa Poggas, nutrition services director, and Daniel Skay, nutrition manager and executive chef, Castle Rock Adventist Hospitals, Castle Rock, Colo.

In addition to the recipients above, AHF will announce the winners of three additional awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Making a Difference Award and the Presidential Special Service Award during its annual conference.