About Us

Our founders

  

Dot Pannell-Martin and Gertrude Applebaum

In Memoriam

inTEAM honors our co-founder, Dorothy “Dot” Pannell-Martin upon learning of her recent passing.  Dot, along with Gertrude Applebaum, are pioneers of the school foodservice profession whose decades of knowledge and experience helped to create standardized systems helping thousands of schools develop successful programs. Her classic textbook School Food and Nutrition Service Management, was first published in 1975, is now in its sixth edition.  It is widely considered to be THE go-to reference book for those working in the field of school nutrition.  Just last year, three generations of inTEAM gathered to celebrate her receipt of the Gertrude Applebaum Lifetime Achievement Award at the School Nutrition Association’s FAME awards which was awarded by none other than Gertrude Applebaum herself.  We were also fortunate to spend that day with Tami Cline, another pioneer and one of our colleagues, who passed away recently as well.

“I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to know these two great women and for their contributions to our mission. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.” – Chip Goodman, CEO inTEAM

 

Our History

Founded in 1994, by two of the most respected professionals in school foodservice, Dot Pannell-Martin and Gertrude Applebaum, inTEAM has decades of knowledge and experience in creating standardized foodservice systems to help schools develop successful school meal programs. Their core philosophy is embodied in a series of textbooks widely used to educate graduate level students. Since being acquired by Chip Goodman in 2004, inTEAM has adapted and developed a comprehensive set of technology tools to leverage and re-purpose basic menu planning data to drive many other mission critical applications.

Our foundation.

Over time, inTEAM has established a long and distinguished track record built around the same defined set of defined “menu centric” best practices for state and local personnel, improving both fiscal and nutritional outcomes in hundreds of school districts while training over 12,000 professionals in hands on workshops. Today, inTEAM’ staff enjoys nuts and bolts program knowledge gleaned from years of education and service at federal, state, and local levels with an emphasis on Administrative Reviews.

Our core belief is that neither consulting nor just technology alone is not enough. The thoughtful use of technology with just the right human touch has been proven to work. We have adapted and developed a comprehensive set of technology tools to leverage and re-purpose basic menu planning data to drive many other mission critical applications.

Our applications are driven by our primary platform, CN Central, for use in menu planning and compliance with the new meal pattern. Our extensive eLearning library provides real time access to conceptual and technology training for use in continuing education to meet Professional Standards requirements, preparation for Administrative Reviews and Corrective Action required as a result of adverse findings. Our platform is now further extended to home with  Choosi, a mobile app connecting connects parents and kids to school lunch programs, promoting healthy choices and driving student participation.

Lawrence “Chip” Goodman

Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence “Chip” Goodman

Chief Executive Officer

Chip Goodman is the Chief Executive Officer of inTEAM Associates.   Since founding School Link Technologies over 30 years ago, Chip has developed and provided school nutrition software, including point of sale, meal payment systems and professional services to foodservice programs at both the state and local levels.  inTEAM Associates founded in 1994 and acquired was acquired by School-Link in 2004.  Since then, inTEAM best practices have been digitized into a comprehensive set of web based collaborative technology tools for state agencies and local school districts now known as CNCentral.com.  Spun off as a stand-alone company in 2011, inTEAM now delivers statewide integrated solutions, collaborating with State Agencies to deploy compliant technology applications following the implementation of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).  The current suite of applications serves various stakeholder interests including State Agencies, School Districts and the Student/Parent community.

Jason Jolly

Chief Operating Officer of Choosi

Jason Jolly

Chief Operating Officer of Choosi

Jason Jolly is the Chief Operating Officer for Choosi. Jason has over 15 years of experience bringing new products to market across multiple industries and organizations. He spent the first decade of his career leading product development and operations teams at Hewlett-Packard’s Imaging & Printing Group. Jason then transitioned to more entrepreneurial roles in the areas of education, healthcare, and food & beverage. Jason earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management focusing on entrepreneurship.

Geri Hughes

Vice President of Operations

Geri Hughes

Vice President of Operations

Geri Hughes is Vice President of Operations for inTEAM, responsible for strategic initiatives. Geri’s primary background was in Human Resources with expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, compliance, infrastructure development, employee relations and performance management. Her operational experience at both Fortune 500 and small to medium companies, particularly start-ups and restarts, have provided her with comprehensive skills at both a strategic and tactical level. Geri earned a BS in Business Management at Arizona State University and an MA in Organizational Behavior at the University of Phoenix.

Michael Sawicky

Chief Technologist and BI Architect

Michael Sawicky

Chief Technologist and BI Architect

Michael Sawicky is inTEAM’s Chief Technologist and Business Intelligence Architect. Michael has 29 years of experience delivering complex computing applications while serving across various disciplines, including software development, software design, systems architecture, requirements engineering, product logistics and quality assurance. Major companies where Michael has worked include Viking/FedEx and JDA Software, where he served as Software Architect, Software Development Manager, Project Director and Product Director. Michael is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) – SQL Server® 2008 Business Intelligence Development & Maintenance, as well as an ICCP Certified Computing Professional (CCP) in System Development and Business Information Systems.

Janet Luc Griffin, MPH

Senior Director for K-12 Products and Services

Janet Luc Griffin, MPH

Senior Director for K-12 Products and Services

Janet Luc Griffin is the Senior Director for K-12 Products and Services for inTEAM, ensuring our compliance with regulatory requirements and providing guidance to our consultants on inTEAM's core product, CN Central. Janet has 15 years of experience in the USDA Child Nutrition Programs at the state level, becoming a subject matter expert within Child Nutrition Programs including the WIC Program in the District of Columbia and the School Nutrition Programs and Child & Adult Care Food Programs with the State of Virginia. Janet earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Virginia Tech in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise and a Master’s in Public Health at Benedictine University.

Kimberly Coleman, RD

Senior Consultant—Business Development

Kimberly Coleman, RD

Senior Consultant—Business Development

Kimberly Coleman is a Registered Dietitian and inTEAM’s Senior Consultant for Business Development. Kimberly’s primary responsibilities include analyzing the school nutrition market and procurement procedures as it relates to customer needs, developing sales and marketing strategies and creating and implementing proposals to State Agencies. Her previous experience ranges from Nutrition Specialist at Citrus County Schools in Florida to Dietetic Educator for the Kentucky Department of Education. Kimberly earned her BS in Dietetics from Eastern Kentucky University and is currently working on a Graduate Degree in Public Administration from Murray State University.

Allison Scobbie, MS, RD

Consultant

Allison provides technical assistance and consulting services to multiple states and district.  Allison has a wide breadth of knowledge of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, menu planning technical assistance, healthy menu creation, and product crediting. She has completed multiple Bring Your Own Menu training seminars; training Food Service Directors and Menu Planners on designing and completing USDA compliant menus. Allison received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Northern Illinois University and her Masters of Science at Eastern Kentucky University. Allison is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Rachel Beach

Consultant

Rachel Beach

Consultant

Rachel Beach is an inTEAM Consultant. Her primary responsibilities include managing inTEAM’s eLearning courses that are hosted in Blackboard, and developing custom eLearning courses for State Agencies and School Districts. Rachel previously worked for the Kentucky Department of Education, assisting with Administrative Reviews in school years 13-14 and 14-15. Rachel also has experience in the role of Food Service Director at a small independent district in Kentucky. Rachel completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition at the University of Kentucky.

Troy Coleman

Business Development Manager

Troy Coleman

Business Development Manager

Troy works with districts to provide solutions to enhance program performance.  Troy’s background is in technology sales and marketing, previously working for companies such as AT&T and Time Warner. Troy sold products and services including cell phones, in-home security systems, internet services, mobile applications and voice and data solutions to retail customers and small businesses. Troy earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and has completed training programs through Harvard University and JD Power. He is a United States Army Reservist and has earned awards including the National Deference Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.