The Heroes of Everyday Life® program was created to honor Sodexo employees who have demonstrated exemplary service to others in the fight against hunger. 


Allison Asaro, Senior Area General Manager, Societe Generale, New York, NY

Alexis Beltre, Manager, Client Relations; Corporate Staff, Buffalo, NY

Trudy Lovell, Barista, Hospital Corp of America, Nashville, TN  

Brandon Mayle, Lead Systems Engineer; Corporate Staff, Youngstown, OH

Ronnie “Ron” Melvin, Operations Manager, Hospital Corp of America, Nashville, TN


Mashaye Barr, Area Support Manager, Medstar Health, Owings Mills, MD

Molly Crouch, Corporate Director of Sustainability, Sodexo Live!, Orlando, FL

Chris Harasta, Retail Operations Manager, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Becky Schaible, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Prairie Lakes Healthcare, Watertown, SD

Robin Willis, Senior Supervisor, Indiana State University, Terra Haute, IN


Donald Hawkins, Executive Chef, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Sue Sussman,  Senior Project Manager, Healthcare, Tri-State Region, Westchester County, NY

Denise Dickson, Kitchen Manager, Putnam City Academy School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pat Whitley, General Manager Multi Service 1, Randolph Health, Asheboro, NC

Henry Tapia, General Manager, Huntsville Independent School District, Huntsville, Texas


Warren Bates, General Manager; Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Hospitals; Elkin, NC

Patricia (Patty) Graves, General Manager, Lincoln County School District, Schools; Toledo, OR

David Harr, General Manager, University of Findlay, Universities; Findlay, OH

Deborah (Debbie) Harris, First Cook/Catering Assistant, Central Connecticut State University, Universities; New Britain, CT 

Tijuana (Tia) Nichols, Building Operations Manager, SodexoMagic - Chicago Public Schools, Schools; Chicago, IL    


Joanne Booth, Senior Manager, Health Care Value Analysis, Hospitals, Entegra; Oakland, ME

Barbara (Sue) Cottrill, Administrative Assistant, University of Central Missouri, Universities; Warrensburg, MO

Jimmy Hamm, General Manager, SUNY Oneonta, Universities; Oneonta, NY

Clifford Reece, Area General Manager, Waco ISD, School; Waco, TX

Kathleen Tisdale, Area General Manager, Walt Disney Word, Corporate Services; Orlando, FL  

Melissa Turner, Catering Supervisor, Shenandoah University, Universities; Winchester, VA


Abdou M. Cole, District Manager, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Ben Hartley, Resident District Manager, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Steven F. Quintern, Environmental Services Manager, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Wendy Smith, Clinical Nutrition Manager, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Olney, MD

Francine Patricia Walter, Finance Administrator for Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL


Beverly Romear-Doukwah, Supervisor, Lourdes Noreen McKeen, West Palm Beach, FL

Deanna Durigon, Catering Director, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Patrick Gassion, Market Chef, Marine Base Tower 8th & I,  Washington, DC

Yvonne Hayes, Lead Food Worker, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Jude Jerome, Executive Chef, University at Albany,  Albany, NY


Sandi Brownell, Senior Unit Clerical, Colby-Sawyer College Universities, New London, NH

David Grant, Receiver and Stock Room Clerk, Framingham State University, Universities, Framingham, MA

Rose Paul, Lead Cook, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Corporate Services, New York, NY

Vicki Rolph, Dining Supervisor, Concordia University, Universities, Portland, OR

Laura Spicer, Clinical Dietitian, Bridgewater Retirement Community, Seniors, Bridgewater, VA


Tim MacTurk, District Manager, Universities, Albany, NY

Debbie Petitpain, Wellness Dietitian, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC

Bernard Wood, Area General Manager, Venable LLP, Washington, DC

Lagrina Denise Simmons, Food Service Worker, Georgia Tech Retail, Atlanta, GA

Jennifer Lovejoy, Custodian, Monroe Public Schools, Monroe, OH


Tina Blake, General Manager, Stone Ridge Living Retirement Town Centre, Myerstown, PA

Amy Botticello, Marketing Assistant, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Lisabeth Kurylo, Bakery Supervisor, Aberdeen Proving Ground Commissary, Aberdeen, MD

Stephanie Mullen, Baker, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

Nick Rapitis, Jr., General Manager, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain, OH


Meredith Gault, General Manager, Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, TX

Mary Koss, Food Service Staff, The Hill School, Pottstown PA

Chuck Liedtke, Senior Business Technology Analyst, IT Field Support, Sussex, WI

Maude Meade, Food Service Manager, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 

Jackie Strickland, Cook, Grandview C4 School District, Grandview, MO


Paula J. Bailly, Kitchen Manager, Snohomish School District, Snohomish, WA

Jonathan Wilson Darling, General Manager, Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN

Terry A. Denton, Cook, Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Sill, OK

Daliana Gandarilla, Marketing Coordinator, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Alvin O. Jackson, Cook, Assurant Atlanta Café, Atlanta, GA

Joe Klaus, Operations Manager, Colby College, Waterville, ME


Lana M. Kruse, Clinical Nutrition Manager, St. Joseph’s Hospital West, Lake St. Louis, MO

Diana L. Messett, Senior IS&T Acquisition Manager, Corporate IS&T, Gaithersburg, MD 

Karen A. Peloquin, Executive Chef Manager, Sunovion 158, Marlborough, MA

Phyll Dondis Ribakoff, RD, LDN Associate Director, Sodexo Distance Education Dietetic Internship, Weston, MA

Cynthia L. Steele, Marketing Manager, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


Angel L. Gonzalez, Housekeeper at Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ

Kerwin M. Higashi, Vice President, Education - Campus, Redmond, WA

Patty Johnson, Vice President, Corporate, Willowbrook, IL

Lucas Minor, Marketing Coordinator at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Julia Pipkins, Senior Instructional Designer, Sodexo University, Carrolton, TX

Frances M. Williams, Cook at PNC Bank, Philadelphia, PA

Ryan Wilson, General Manager at Beaver Area School District, Beaver, PA

Charmion Wood, General Manager at Landon School, Bethesda, MD


Paul J. Belski, General Manager at Endicott College, Beverly, MA

James Brown, General Manager at Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

Dale V. Draper, Housekeeper at Clarian Arnett Health, Lafayette, IN

Thomas Jackson, Chef at Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Anne McDevitt, General Manager at Kroontje Healthcare Center, Blacksburg, VA

Patricia Medley, Kitchen Manager at Salem-Keizer School District, Salem, OR

Theresa Morris, Catering Supervisor at University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Dennis E. Shepherd, Driver at USMC East Coast Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, NC


Glen Berkel, District Manager, Senior Services, Johnson City, TN

Teresa Byrne, General Manager, Corporate, Des Plaines, IL

Marilyn Conley, Cashier/Hostess Campus Services, Bellingham, MA

Gary Hutchinson, Vice President of Operations, Senior Services, Leola, PA

Paul Paltrineri, General Manager, Campus Services, Keene, NH

David Randle, Lead Cook, Corporate, Chicago, IL

Laurie Tutora, Cook and Food Service Associate, Corporate, St. Paul, MN

Mike Wojtanowski, Director, Customer Service and Support, Corporate, Gilbert, AZ


Laura Carpenter, General Manager, Government Services, St. Louis, MO

Joseph Cross, Food Production Manager, Corporate Services, Des Moines, IA

Craig Dominie, General Manager, Healthcare Services, South Boston, VA

Donald Keith, General Manager, Campus Services, Orange City, IA

Steven Mangan, General Manager, Campus Services, Bloomington, IN

Michael Miller, District Manager, School Services, Saline, MI

Susan Niemczyk, Operations Vice President, School Services, Downers Grove, IL

Jim Toczydlowski, General Manager, Campus Services, Syracuse, NY


Peter Burgos, Sous Chef, Corporate Services, Camden, NJ

Christine Colaguori, Cashier, School Services, West Long Branch, NJ

JoAnn Coppi, Office Manager, Corporate Services, Waltham, MA

Dan Durand, General Manager, Corporate Services, Eagan, MN

Michael Gattis, Executive Chef, Corporate Services, Camden, NJ

Paul Laauwe, Jr., Chef Manager, Corporate Services, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Tim Lockett, General Manager, Campus Services, Norfolk, VA

Mike Yore, General Manager, Healthcare Services, LaGrange, IL


Maureen Brown, Sr. Manager Operations Support, Sodexo Campus Services, Bloomington, IN

Mike Bush, Sodexo Chef Manager, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

John Chirichello, Sodexo Chef Manager, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Jerome Comi, Sodexo Operations Manager, Christ Hospital, Jersey City, NJ

Tony DeSanctis, Sodexo Area General Manager, United Health Services, Johnson City, NY

Jack Martin, Sodexo Executive Chef, Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN

George Moran, Sodexo Executive Chef, Caritas Norwood Hospital, Norwood, MA

SD Terry, Jr., Sodexo Production Lead, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH


Paul Allard, Quincy, MA

Verlando (Lee) Frazier, Cherry Point, NC

Sharon Lee Hope, Milwaukee, Wi

Doug Klunk, Minneapolis, MN

Charles Mattocks, Jr., CEC, CCA, Florence, SC

Michael Nagorka, Asheville, NC

Alice Sutton, Burlington, VT

Carol Thomas, San Jose, CA


John Andrykis, Baltimore, MD

Chris Concepcion, Chandler, AZ

E. Scott Daniels, Allentown, PA

Mark Jeffrey, Providence, RI

Tod Shoenberger, Pittsburgh, PA

Patricia Stargensky, Troy, NY

Martha Jane Weaver, Devon, PA

Harold Wynn, Rochester, NY


Stephen Ali, Bakersfield, CA

Vivian Chen, Evanston, IL

Gary Giberson, Lawrenceville, NJ

Joseph Heavey, Poughkeepsie, NY

Michael Kester, Columbia, SC

Rhonda Pensinger, Nashville, TN

John Rifkin, Cherry Hill, NJ

Abby Stanfield, Pittsburgh, PA


Terry Bomkamp, Rockford, IL

Joanne Booth, Oakland, ME

Albert Fagins, Mission Viejo, CA

Joe Fleming, Downingtown, PA

Al Philpot, Princeton, NJ

Eric Rappaport, CEC, Lehigh Valley, PA

Mary Rohde, Chattanooga, TN

Robert Schmitz, Boston, MA

James Winkler, Atlanta, GA


Margaret Bencivengo, Amity Regional School District, Woodbridge, CT

Phillip Coffman, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Lyn Doiron, Abbott Labs, Austin, TX

Charles Hills, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Charlie J. Jones, Hewlett Packard, Roseville, CA

Connie Meier, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL

Chris Murray, West Group, Eagan, MN

Keith Walo, Genuity, Woburn, MA


Doug Drake, Prospect Place, Waltham, MA

Carol Lupisella, Kodak, Rochester, NY

Fran March, Hewlett Packard, Greeley, CO

Greg Mazeres, University of California, Davis, CA

Teto Saunders, Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Sterling Smith, Marriott International, Bethesda, MD

Damian Thomas, Times-Picayune, LaPlace, LA

Gabriel Wall, Nortel Vending, Morrisville, NC