Crandall Corporate Dietitians is the nation's largest provider of dietary consulting and menu services to nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted living communities and hospitals across 42 states. Founded in 1966 by Linda Crandall, and with current headquarters in Mesa, AZ, Crandall Corporate Dietitians is honored to be working with some of the best LTC and AL chains in the country.
Crandall's mission is to deliver unsurpassed service, with loyalty and integrity as our cornerstones. We strive to continually exceed our customers' expectations by providing comprehensive and leading-edge clinical and management systems and specialized menu programs. We employ superior dietitians who share our vision of excellence. We help define what excellence is in long-term care and assisted living facilities throughout the United States.
1930 N. Arboleda Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85213
P.O. Box 31060
Mesa, AZ 85275-1060
Chief Executive Officer|
Linda, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, founded Crandall Corporate Dietitians in 1966 and is the CEO. Through the years Linda has been instrumental in developing thorough, comprehensive and cutting edge clinical and management systems for Assisted Living and Long-Term Care communities. The growth and development of the dietitians, the staff who work with her and the dietary personnel in the communities have been her passion. Most important to Linda, however, is her religious convictions and her love for her wonderful family, which includes five children and 23 grandchildren.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Jon cultivates corporate partnerships and relationships, specializes in oversight of Crandall's Assisted Living communities, and provides direction, leadership and training for our national network of Divisional and Regional dietitians. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor's degree in Culinary Nutrition, he went on to become a registered dietitian. He was born and raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts and is married to the love of his life, Darlene. Jon enjoys cooking, hiking, sports and technology. As dietitians and nutritionists, it is our responsibility to nurture and enhance people's lives through food and education.
Vice President, Staff Development
As the Vice President of Staff Development, Sue is responsible for training Crandall dietitians. She is involved in all areas of training including being the voice of our video tutorials, phone consultations for new and ongoing trainees and on site visits wherever needed. With her years of experience serving in communities and energetic personality, Sue provides effective, relatable instruction.
VP of Clinical Services
Michael provides assistance to both Long Term Care and Assisted Living dietitians, offering professional support and helping to resolve the multitude of concerns that occur on a daily basis.
He was born and raised in Southeastern Kentucky. He received his Bachelor's degree in Science from Morehead State University. In addition, he earned a Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Central Michigan University. He enjoys spending time playing checkers, watching Jeopardy as well as Fox News, exercising and playing or listening to music.
Human Resources / Recruiting
Office Manager Debra Legge coordinates recruiting, placement and training of Crandall's consulting dietitians; as well as organizing trainings at new Long Term Care communities across the country. She handles all travel arrangements for corporate personnel. Debra also makes sure the Crandall Corporate office runs efficiently and that customer service is a number one priority. She has been married for 35 years and has two children and two grandchildren.
Director of Crandall Web Center
As Director of the Crandall Web Center, Darlene provides training and audit reporting support to corporations, communities and dietitians. She is also responsible for coordinating the management of all the documents and resources available on the web center. Darlene graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Business and Sociology. In addition, Darlene graduated from the Medical Information Billing and Coding program at Everest College and is currently preparing to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam. Her computer technology experience comes from the implementation and management of fundraising software for several non-profit organizations. Like the cactus, Darlene is a native of Arizona who has recently married the love of her life. She enjoys traveling to new places, meeting new people and has a not so secret desire to be a motivational speaker one day.
Customer Service Coordinator
When you call the Crandall office Michelle will probably be the one that answers the phone and will make sure you are directed to the correct Crandall professional to handle your needs. Michelle was born and raised in Idaho, moving to Arizona 25 years ago. She has worked as a flower shop manager for the last 20 years and joined the Crandall staff in March of 2009. Michelle and her husband of 33 years have 4 adult children and 2 beautiful grandchildren. Michelle's interests and hobbies include spending time with her family, spoiling the grandkids, all outdoor recreation, scuba diving, traveling, gardening, cooking, and reading.
Customer Service & Accounts Receivables
Ina Kay joined the Crandall team in April 2013. She provides customer service assistance as well as joins Michelle in answering incoming calls and directing people to the right professional. She also manages all accounts receivables, bill paying and followup for Crandall. Ina Kay was born and raised in northern Colorado and raised her family in Colorado Springs. She has two adult children and moved to Gilbert Arizona in 2006 with her husband of 39 years, Tom and their dogs, Gus and Murphy. Ina Kay teaches Water Aerobics and loves spending time with family, playing board games, crafting, hiking, reading, and singing.
CN Resource, Child Nutrition Director
Darcy brings her knowledge and experience in school foodservice and works with CN Resource as a Child Nutrition Specialist coordinating SMI reviews. Darcy graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in dietetics and recently completed a dietetic internship with Maricopa County Department of Public Health. She also has a degree in History and Political Science from the University of Arizona. She is in the process of studying to sit for the Registered Dietitian exam. Darcy has been very busy with school, work and an internship for the past few years and is looking forward to returning to her hobbies of yoga, running and dance.
President & Chief Financial Officer|
As President and CFO, Rich oversees all finances, marketing, technology and facilities for the company founded by his mother in 1966. Rich graduated summa cum laude with his Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelors degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. Rich is also the President and Founder of CN Resource, a national consulting firm that helps oversee child nutrition programs for the USDA. CN Resource is the creator of CN Menus, a web based program used to write school menus. In his life outside work and home, Rich served as a member of the Arizona State Senate where he chaired the Education Committee, responsible for the universities, colleges and K-12 schools throughout the State of Arizona.
Vice President, Menu Services & Technology
As Vice President of Menu Services & Technology, Nancy coordinates administration of Crandall menus and the Crandall Web Center which includes sales, marketing, customer service and web-based Documents/Manuals/Quiz management. She is also responsible for website development and server support (design, development, training and support) for the Crandall websites. She has a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts/Education/Office Sciences. Her computer and technology experience was developed through the fields of Healthcare Information Technology, publishing, non-profits, agriculture and retail. Originally from the upper Midwest, Nancy and Rick and their Yorkie, Molly, prefer the Arizona sun.
Vice President, Menu Development
Terry is the Vice President of Menu Development. She leads a menu team that creates and tests new recipes, updates multiple menus seasonally and develops all dietary components for menus to all care types; assuring regulatory compliance. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona, a registered dietitian and has over 20 years of public and private food service management experience. Outside of the workplace, Terry's interests include traveling, baking and persuing a new found challenge in running.
Senior Menu Services Specialist
Suzie specializes in administration of Crandall's Menu, TrayCard and Weight Management customers by providing customer service and support, training on all the online products; coordinating the menu products' billing, invoicing and Accounts Receivable; and marketing projects. Her attention to detail and repoire with customers are greatly appreciated. She first started with CN Resource, our sister company, before joining our Crandall team. Suzie is a transplant from southern California where she graduated from UCLA's Interior and Environmental Design program. A few of her favorite things are sewing, Jane Austen and SteamPunk. She also thinks Pink is the best color in the universe.
Menu Services Specialist
Diana specializes in administration of Crandall's Menu, TrayCard and Weight Management customers by providing customer service and support, training on all the online products, coordinating seasonal menu releases and maintaining training and marketing materials. Diana graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Dietetics. Her childhood Diabetes diagnosis helped to teach her how to use nutrition to stabilize her blood sugars. She was raised in a health-conscious household which also influenced her passion for health and nutrition. Diana's hobbies include dancing, swimming, baking and singing.
Menu Development Specialist
Debbie works in the menu department developing and adapting recipes, menus and other products for our customer base. In addition, she is also the Crandall vendor liaison for manufacturers, distributors and brokers. Debbie is a Registered Dietitian with substantial experience in food service management and nutritional database applications. Professional associations she participates in are the American Dietetic Association, Food and Culinary Professionals and Dietitians in Business and Communications. Family activities include swimming, baseball, theatre and movie time, while reading and shopping are the perfect stress relievers. When at home she loves to collect and test new recipes, while tinkering with existing favorites. She's told her chocolate chip cookies never taste the same twice, but they always disappear quickly.
Menu Development Specialist
Alicia graduated from Brigham Young University in Dietetics and completed her internship in St. Louis, MO. She is a Registered Dietitian with a Master Degree in Nutrition from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is credentialed as a School Nutrition Specialist and ServSafe certified. Alicia loves the ocean and is an avid dachshund lover. She hopes to own a 1965 Shelby Cobra someday.
Menu Development Specialist
Jessica graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics. As part of the Menu Development team, she assists in creating and maintaining Crandall’s extensive database of recipes and ingredients. Her experience with menu analysis began with CN Resource, Crandall’s sister company, where she gained extensive experience in the analysis of school menus. Jessica is a native of Arizona and enjoys hiking, camping, spending time with family, traveling, and watching thunder storms.
Menu Development Specialist
Garett is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. He joined the Crandall team in 2013 and has worked in several departments including the Crandall Web Center, Menu Services, and Menu Development. He assisted in the successful implementation of the Crandall Web Center document management system and is currently involved in maintaining and auditing recipe information for the Menu and TrayCard systems. As part of meeting requirements for his degree, Garett is also interning part-time with Crandall’s software developer, Barry Gilitiuk. In his free time, he enjoys music, sports, and programming.