Introducing Laura Farmer, M. Ed, SNS
As an experienced Food Service Director, Laura has joined inTEAM to provide her subject matter expertise in delivering technology and services to our customers. Laura recently retired after 35 years as a Food Service Director, including over 28 years for Horry County Schools in South Carolina. As Director at Horry, with an annual budget of $25M, Laura developed extensive KPIs related to financial reporting, staffing models and operations, conducting monthly reviews with managers to interpret the reports and identify key areas to address. She has been President of the School Nutrition Association of South Carolina twice and has been deeply involved in public policy and legislation for South Carolina and at the national level with public policy and legislation. Laura holds a BS degree in Home Economics Education and a Master of Education from the University of Georgia.
Introducing Dean Rallo
Dean recently joined inTEAM as Vice President of Market Development for inTEAM and Choosi. Having several years of experience in the school nutrition and software industry his passion, expertise and knowledge will be focused on helping school districts of all sizes benefit from the inTEAM product offerings. Most recently Dean led the team for Harris School Nutrition Solutions and has an extensive understanding of the needs and challenges that schools in the K12 school nutrition environment face daily. He spent the first part of his career running large multi store businesses in the retail space where he held several executive roles and earned his BS of Business administration from the State University of Buffalo.
Introducing Dr. Julie Boettger, PhD, RD, FADA
Dr. Boettger has over 40 years of experience in the school nutrition market including 7 years working as an inTEAM consultant with co-founders Dot Pannell-Martin and Gertrude Applebaum. Julie is co-author of School Food and Nutrition Service Management for the 21st Century and author of the Institute of Child Nutrition’s publication Inventory Management and Tracking Reference Guide (2012). Julie’s operational experience includes work in major city, small suburban, and medium-sized districts including Chicago Public Schools, Rich Township Schools (IL), and School City of Hammond (IN). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Purdue University, a Master’s Degree in Instructional and Training Technology from Governors State University, and a Doctorate from Iowa State University in Foodservice and Lodging Management.
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
inTEAM’s platform of applications is now further extended to home with Choosi, a mobile app connecting parents and kids to school lunch programs, promoting healthy choices and driving student participation. Mobile apps have become important tools to deliver important information about school nutrition programs to parents and kids. Be among the first to try out the demo version of Choosi, a mobile app that goes far beyond menus, nutrients, and allergens to change the paradigm for school food service operations. Choosi is now available in the Apple store, and the Google Play store. Learn more about Choosi by watching this brief video.
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eLearning’s New Registration Module
inTEAM is excited to announce that we have upgraded our Learning Management System from Blackboard Learn to Blackboard Genius. The eLearning Course Content will remain the same, but users will have more features to access through Blackboard Genius, such as learning paths to ensure that they are on track with their training requirements and automatic notifications of certification renewals or expirations. Administrative users will be able to generate transcripts and a USDA complaint report to track Professional Standards training requirements.