General Information

About the 2021 Annual Conference

Now more than ever self-operated facilities need to be innovative while doing more with less. AHF’s conference theme, Playbook for the Future will help foodservice professionals to reset, renew, and reconnect. During the 3-day conference you will gather valuable skills to build your own playbook to help you navigate the new normal and bring your operations back and even better than before. 

Join us for our 12th Annual Conference in Dallas Texas in August 2021. Learn, discover, and share ways for AHF members to retain their leadership in influencing the healthcare foodservice industry. Exciting live sessions, unequaled educational sessions, lively networking, the AHF Marketplace and Exhibit Hall, and more, will empower you with the skills, network, and playbook to succeed.

We invite all AHF members and self-operated healthcare foodservice professionals to join your peers, mentors, and friends to energize you, leaving you inspired, refreshed, and excited. We look forward to reuniting with our community in Dallas!


Conference Planning Committee

AHF’s Annual Conference is one of the best in the nation thanks to the volunteered time, energy, and creativity of members from our community. Below are our 2021 Conference Planning Committee members.


Conference Co-Chair

Todd Griffith, Marra Forni

AHF Immediate Past President

Cyndi Roberts, St. Joseph Memorial Hospital

Committee Member

Ken Persing, RC Fine Foods

AHF Staff

Leah Reily, Executive Director

Conference Co-Chair

Mary Ruzzi, Geisinger Health System


Barbara Kane, Ecolab

Committee Member

Andrew Bergman, ProHealth Care

AHF Staff

Mina Shin, Managing Director

AHF President

Ryan Conklin, UNC REX Healthcare

IAB Vice-Chair

Stephanie Gilbert, BSI

Committee Member

Danielle Mason, Vivreau Advanced Water Systems

AHF Staff

Sarah Bennett, Program Manager

AHF President-Elect

Eric Eisenberg, Rogue Valley Manor

Culinary Competition Chair

Michael Vetro, St. Jude Children's Hospital

Committee Member

Susan Kapun, Inglis House