Retired - Chief Executive Officer ~ Jim Dyvig "Congratulations on 35 years!"
Jim has over 40 years of food service experience. He is an owner of New Horizon Foods and has a true passion for the success of all our customers dining programs. He works with our District Managers to ensure that resident and customer satisfaction goals are met. He continually reviews staffing efficiencies and menu production to ensure optimal satisfaction and cost management goals are achieved.
Chief Operations Officer ~ Amy Wemple, RD, LD
Amy has over 20 years experience in the healthcare and foodservice industry including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted/independent living, and education. She graduated from University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. She proceeded to complete an integrated master’s internship program from Central Michigan. Amy is a Registered Dietitian with the Commission of Dietetic Registration and also a Licensed Dietitian. In addition to the Business Development role with New Horizon Foods she instructs the ServSafe Certification courses for our employees. She brings a wealth of knowledge in all facets of foodservice and clinical areas from financial, personnel, food safety and sanitation to sales and marketing. She has conducted numerous continuing education sessions for administrators, registered dietitians, certified dietary managers, and cooks.
Chief Sales Officer ~ Ray Hermanson
Ray has over 42 years of experience in all facets of food service including 23 years with New Horizon Foods. He assists in the marketing of the dining program and is involved with resident focus groups including resident councils and other dining meetings. He also works with the housing managers on ways to increase revenue through in-house and community caterings along with the potential café revenues. A baker and accomplished chef by background, Ray the “Pie Man” is famous for visiting communities and treating people to his delicious pies.
Director of Healthcare Operations ~ Leslie Tapia
Leslie graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Exercise Physiology. She has been working in the senior living field for over 20 years. She is also a licensed Assisted Living Administrator as well as certified in dementia care. Leslie started as a Registered Dietitian in long term care and transitioned into dining operations. She picked this industry because she has always had a fondness for seniors and dining. She started volunteering in a skilled nursing facility in her home town when she was 7 and knew she wanted to make a difference in seniors lives. The aspect of her job that she enjoys the most is being able to teach and develop new and young managers, talking to residents and finding ways to improve systems and financials. In her free time she loves to be in the outdoors and being with her Min Pin named Max. She is also enjoys hiking and snowshoeing.
Director of Nutrition and Clinical Services ~ Chelsea Peterson, RD, LD
Chelsea has been a Registered, Licensed Dietitian since shortly after graduating from North Dakota State University in 2011. Her emphasis at the university was in geriatrics — a natural fit for Chelsea as she greatly enjoys interacting with older adults and their families. In her career, Chelsea has excelled at numerous positions in the dietetics field, including her work as a clinical dietitian, food service manager and consultant at various nursing homes and short-term care facilities. Her genuinely welcoming personality makes it easy for the youth and adults she consults with to connect with her at the in-patient and out-patient behavioral units. Chelsea also relates comfortably with her staff and other caregivers, promoting among them her belief that physical and mental health is strongly tied to nutrition and that providing residents with a proper dietary plan is essential to their healthy well-being.
Corporate Registered Dietitian ~ Sandy Heil, MPH, RD
Sandy has over 24 years of experience in the healthcare and foodservice industry as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. She graduated from Mankato State University with a B.S. in Dietetics. She has a Master Degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She has worked as a clinical consultant and continues in that service for New Horizon Foods. She works closely with medical teams at various New Horizon Foods accounts consulting clients on weight management, eating disorders, addictions, diabetes, and a host of other disease states. As the Corporate Dietitian, Sandy oversees Registered Dietitians at New Horizon Foods. Her responsibilities include providing clinical support for New Horizon District Managers, clinical support at Long-term Care & Transitional Care accounts, special diet menu development, and staff/client nutrition education.