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2022 Distinguished Service Award, Member - Tom Thaman, CDM, CFPP

Congratulations, Tom Thaman, CDM, CFPP!

Thomas Thaman, CDM, CFPP has been in Foodservice for 45 years with the last 23 years employed at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, the last 18 years as Director of Food and Nutrition. Tom recently retired from Eskenazi Health in February 2022. During his tenure with Eskenazi, Tom and his team elevated Eskenazi Health Food and Nutrition to one of the most innovative and nationally recognized Healthcare Foodservice Departments in country. Eskenazi Health has received many national honors including the 2019 Foodservice Operation of the Year from Foodservice Director Magazine and Hormel. Tom has been a CDM, CFPP since 1998 and has been active in ANFP at a local, state and national level for over 20 years. Tom served as Indiana Chapter President in 2005-2006 and remains active in the state, currently serving as Newsletter Editor. Tom has also served on the Item Writers, Program Review, Standards and Practices and Awards Committees. Since 2016 Tom has served on the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) and from 2019 to 2022 served as CBDM Chair. Tom has been a presenter many times through the years at ACE, Regional and State Meetings and has contributed to many articles in Edge Magazine. Tom has been recognized by ANFP as Indiana Distinguished Member of the Year in 2008, the 2006 State Achievement Award, the 2015 Innovation Award, and the 2017 CDM, CFPP Spotlight Award.

Throughout his healthcare career, Tom has been a solid advocate for the CDM, CFPP Credential and has served as a preceptor for many CDM, CFPP students. Tom has also been an active volunteer in the Indianapolis Community as a board member of Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana. He is active with Second Helpings Food Rescue of Indianapolis in their Culinary Education and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Culinary Education. Tom received his BS in Restaurant Management from the Ohio State University and studied his precertification through the University of Florida before becoming certified in 1998. Tom is married and lives in Camby, Indiana and is a father to three grown children and three grandchildren.