General Information

About the 2023 Annual Conference

Now more than ever self-operated acute care facilities and senior living communities need to be innovative while doing more with less. Join AHF for 3 days and learn from like-minded peers across the nation, network, and share best practices. AHF will host valuable educational sessions, lively networking breaks, world-renowned keynote speakers, and the AHF Marketplace and Exhibit Hall where you can learn about the latest products and services to enhance your operations. 

We invite all AHF members and self-operated healthcare foodservice and senior dining professionals to join your peers, mentors, and friends to energize you, leaving you inspired with fuel to move forward. We hope to see you in Orlando! 


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. Thank you to our 2022 Conference Planning Committee members!


Conference Co-Chair

Danielle Mason, Vivreau

AHF Immediate Past President

Ryan Conklin, UNC REX Healthcare

Committee Member

Becky Smith, Clark Food Service Equipment

AHF Staff

Leah Reily, Executive Director

Conference Co-Chair

Andrew Bergman, ProHealth Care


Stephanie Gilbert, BSI

Committee Member

Shayne Varnum, Hobart

Committee Member

Sarah Karnatz, Rogue Valley Manor

AHF Staff

Christin Swingle, Marketing & Communications Manager

AHF President

Eric Eisenberg, Rogue Valley Manor

IAB Vice-Chair

Georgie Shockey, Ruck-Shockey Associates, Inc.

Committee Member

Dennis Brennan, Reading Hospital - Tower Health

AHF Staff

Sarah Bennett, Program Manager

AHF President-Elect

Robert Darrah, Legacy Retirement Communities

Culinary Competition Chair

Chef Richard Farmer, St. Jude Children's Hopsital

Committee Member

Tina Banning, Kettering Health

Committee Member

Seth Grant, Eskenazi Hospital

AHF Staff

Hillary Hutchins, Membership & Education Manager