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About Us

The Pacific Society of Nutrition Management (PSNM) is passionate about nutrition and food service in British Columbia.  PSNM empowers Nutrition Managers with proven, clear and simple pathways to accelerate their professional development. We help you meet the industry challenges. From cost-control and quality assurance, to accreditation and safe food handling, as a PSNM member, you’ll be connected to the growing needs of the field through education and training, access and opportunity.

Together, we bridge the gap between food service administrative and personnel, coordinating operations in a variety of settings.

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PSNM Membership Form 2017

Membership Perk Reminders

Enjoy access to discounts via Perkopolis with your membership. Plus Insurance Savings are also available with Hub International and Johnson Insurance, both offering substantial savings on your home, auto and other personal insurance needs. For more information click on the links below:

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Meet the Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Stephanie Ovsenek

Stephanie brings over 25 years of experience in Food Service Management; she has worked with Regional Health Authorities, Not for Profit Organizations and the Private Sector. Presently Stephanie’s position is Manager of Compliance and Quality Assurance for the WestCana team. Stephanie has a Diploma in Nutrition Food Service Management from Langara College as well as a Certificate for Baking and Pastry Arts from Vancouver Community College. She attended BCIT and completed courses in HACCP and HACCP Auditing. She has been a Certified Foodsafe Instructor for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority for the past 15 years. Stephanie is a Certified Member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, and President of the Pacific Society of Nutrition Management 2015-2018, in the past she held the position of President of the Ray-Cam Cooperative Community Centre in Vancouver.

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Helen Wong

Treasurer

helenwong_msj@yahoo.ca

Helen is currently Support Services Director for the Compass Group of Canada at Windermere Care Center. She received her  Nutrition Management Diploma from Langara College in 1992 and is a certified Nutrition Manager "CNM".  She has over two decades experience in acute care and long-term care facilities, working as food service supervisor, dietary technician, and as a support services director.  She is a passionate volunteer instructor to the Vancouver Community College (VCC) Dietary Aide Program.

Maria Chelini

Maria Chelini

Secretary & President Elect 2017

mchelini@telus.net

Maria has worked in the Food Services Industry since she was 16 years old. Starting as a Dietary Aide in a Long-Term Care Facility, then taking the program at Langara College and graduating in 1988. Maria has worked in large hospital settings in both Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Authorities.

Maria is a certified Member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, and has served as Secretary on the PSNM Board of Directors for the past two years, taking on the role as President Elect in 2017, and then as President for the PSNM  2018/2019 year. Currently working in the private sector, she has run independent living, assisted living and complex care as a Support Services Manager and Director of Support Services.

Maria has built catering departments from the ground up, helping customers with wedding planning and execution, funeral services to luncheons for hundreds of clients. She loves the setup - it allows her to be creative.

 

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Angela Ross-Fehr

Past President 2015-2018

angela.ross-fehr@mennoplace.ca

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Corinne Burns

Education Chair

corinne.burns@cgc-healthcare.com

Corinne Burns has been working in the nutrition management industry for over 28 years. From food and nutritional associate to completing the Food Service Management course, to earning a Bachelor of Management and Technology. She completed her CNM  because she believes in education and supporting the food and nutrition industry. On a personal note, Corinne is a mother of three and a grandmother. She enjoys life to the fullest as life takes many twists and turns, the journey can be the most exciting adventure of all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lorraine Nikkel

Secretary Elect 2018-2019

lorrainenikkel@live.ca

Lorraine received her Nutrition Management Diploma from Langara College in 1982 and is a member of the CSNM.  For 34 years, she has worked in various capacities in health care support services including acute and long term care facilities. Lorraine’s roles have included Food Services Manager, Diet Technician, Director of Food Services, Assistant Director of Nutrition and Environmental Services, Director of Environmental Services, and Support Services Manager. Currently she serves on the Langara Nutrition Program Advisory Committee and works as the Director of Food & Support Services at Broadway Lodge, a 114 bed care facility in Vancouver.

Lorraine has developed her industry knowledge through past experience that included helping to open new food services accounts throughout the province, implementing menu overhauls for hospital and care homes, building contractor relationships as well continuing eduction.

She is passionate, detail-oriented and demonstrates true heart for seniors and providing quality care.

Professional Nutrition Starts Here

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