Senior Dining Association

keynote speakers, presenters & moderators

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Keynote Speakers

Andrew Tarvin

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HUMOR THAT WORKS

The Secret to Being More Productive, Less Stressed, and Happier


Andrew Tarvin is the world's first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun.  Andrew has helped more 25,000 people at 250+ organizations--including P&G, GE, ESPN, Microsoft, the U.S. Navy and PepsiCo--learn to be more productive, less stressed, and happier

Marilyn Sherman

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Why Settle for the Balcony..

When you can get a front-row seat?


For the last 22 years, Marilyn has motivated audiences all over the country, and internationally with topics about hope, inspiration, and practical tools to implement immediately. With clients in government, corporations, and hospitality, Marilyn is known for giving people success strategies to overcome obstacles, have a more positive mindset, and reduce conflict in the workplace.

Barton Seaver

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Seafood as Innovation: Exploring a delicious and healthy ocean of opportunity 


 Barton Seaver is on a mission to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land, and with each other—through dinner. He has translated his illustrious career as a chef to become one of the world’s leading experts and educators in the area of sustainable seafood innovations.  Barton is an author of 8 books, internationally recognized speaker and television personality.

Presenters & Moderators

Jared Beckmann

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Vice President of Culinary & Dining Services

Resort Lifestyle Communities

Jim Epper

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 Director of Culinary Services 

Bishop Gadsden Episcopal 

Aaron Fish

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Vice President of Food & Beverage

Civitas Senior Living

Katie Griffith

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Principal

Bright Solutions

Gary McBlain

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National Director of Culinary

Amica Senior Lifestyles

Kim Mortensen

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Director of Dining and Hospitality

The Academy

Jonathan Pinsker

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Regional Director of Culinary and Nutritional Services

Acts Retirement-Life Communities

Bob Raymond

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Vice President Procurement & Dining Services

Commonwealth Senior Living

Maggie Roche

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Founder

Roche Dietitians

Matt Schuler

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Director of Culinary Development

Scopos Hospitality Group

Becky Smith, CFSP

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Project Executive

Clark Food Service Equipment

Andre Smith

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Dining Services Director

Commonwealth Senior Living

Reginald Stephens

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Director of Dining Services

Roland Park Place 

Fred Weiss

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Principal

F Weiss & Associates

Kim Brenkus

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Dining of Learning & Development

Metz Culinary Management

Daniel Zito

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Principal, Architect

Tipton Associates

Evan Faucette

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Food & Beverage Director

The Woodlands at Furman

Adam Lamb

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Director of Dining Services

Deerfield Episcopal Retirement

John Andrews

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National Director of Dining

Ohio Living

Stephen Eggles

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Vice President of Mid-South Region

Acts Retirement-Life Communities

Salem Suber

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Director of Dining Services

Southminster

David Cohen

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Corporate Executive Chef

Morrison Living

Glenn Bradley

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Director of Design and Retail

Morrison Living

Kyle Markgraf

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Director of  Dining Operations

Bishop Gadsden

Julio Trejo

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National Director of Culinary

Watercrest Senior Living

More to come...