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Kay Lakhi MS, RDN, LD, NHA

Kay Lakhi MS, RDN, LD, NHA

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Kay Lakhi is committed to bringing cutting edge evidence-based health and nutrition programs to organizations and health care facilities with authenticity, empathy & collaboration. Kay has led operations and provides leadership oversight for Dietary Solutions. As a registered dietitian and nursing home administrator, Kay has a passion for excellence in long term care. Kay’s caregiving roots start with her love of cooking and gardening and spending time with her three grandchildren.

Linda Caneff

Linda Caneff

Chief Financial Officer

Linda is a skilled financial professional in strategic planning, financial management, and continuous business process improvement. She is driven to provide hands-on leadership for financial, commercial and operational support with business teams to achieve financial and cultural goals. When she’s not crunching the numbers, you can find Linda and her fur-baby Cooper at the cabin boating, hiking and laughing with friends and family.

Melissa Baumbach MS, RDN, LD

Melissa Baumbach MS, RDN, LD

Vice President of Operations

As the Vice President of Operations, Melissa strengthens every relationship and ensures exemplary customer service while promoting industry-leading, personalized nutrition services. Melissa is driven to provide strategic solutions in areas that impact health care facilities including regulatory compliance, nutritional excellence, dining programs, food cost management, QAPI, and PDPM. As a former OSU softball player, Melissa’s love for sports frequently finds her spending time with her family at events or participating whenever possible. Go Buckeyes!

Chauntel Horaney

Chauntel Horaney

Director of Human Resources

Chauntel is a certified Human Resources professional skilled in aligning HR processes with business objectives.  Her areas of expertise include talent acquisition and onboarding, training and professional development, creating organizational processes, and enhancing the overall employee experience.  In her free time, Chauntel enjoys participating in community activities and spending time with her family.

Marcy Cook

Marcy Cook

Regional Director of Operations

Marcy’s passion for food and nutrition has been evident throughout her 23-year career in dietetics. Focusing on the health and well-being of others, much of this experience has been in post-acute care. Marcy is a graduate of Youngstown State University, and enjoys traveling, cooking, running, and yoga. Most days are not complete without a walk with her Labrador Retriever.

Dawn Howard

Regional Director of Operations

Dawn has more than twenty-five years of experience in Nutrition and Dietetics. Her background includes Clinical Nutrition management and Food Service management roles. Dawn has experience in various settings but her true passion is for gerontological nutrition and the residents she serves. In her free time, Dawn enjoys the company of her fur babies, hiking, going to concerts, and spending time with her family.

 
 
 
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