Kendra brings over 30 years of experience in Food and Nutrition Services. She has a BS in Dietetics from Seton Hill University and a MS from Purdue University in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management. Her 17 years in contract food and nutrition services management has brought her to a passion for advancing self-operated facilities including sharing ideas and success stories. As a contract services brand manager she traveled the country implementing and evaluating patient meal services programs including cook chill, spoken menus and room service. At WVU Medicine she opened a fully licensed Starbucks, an infant feeding preparation room, a kitchen in a free standing child development center and implemented room service. In 2016 she received an Illuminating Excellence Award from Premier. In 2008 she was the Recognized Dietitian of the Year for West Virginia. She has been active on the board of WVAND since 2006, including state president and treasurer.