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 48 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, Clinical Services
As Vice President of Clinical Services, Stephanie provides oversight of all Crandall clinical systems and processes and their integration into quality nutritional care. Crandall clinical programs ensure clinical expertise, quality nutritional care programs and regulatory compliance. She brings 30 years of diverse experience in dietetics and healthcare. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from Northern Arizona University, is a registered dietitian and has a Master’s in Business Management from Webster University. She is passionate about providing exceptional nutritional care and consultation to our communities. Stephanie is a native to Arizona and is married to her high school sweetheart, Arnold. They have two sons, a beautiful granddaughter and a big family. Her passions are her family, her faith, yoga, reading, and spending time with her husband of 34 years.
Vice President, Client Relations
Theresa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2002 from New Mexico State University. Shortly after graduating, Theresa entered the senior living industry as a CDM and DSD with Sunrise Senior Living focusing in the CCRC sector of the industry. Theresa joined the Crandall team in 2006 where she filled multiple responsibilities such as recruiting, training development, consulting, and served as a corporate liaison for the company. In 2010, she continued to expand her career growth working as a Divisional Director Dining Services for Emeritus Senior Living which eventually became Brookdale Senior Living. In 2017, Theresa has rejoined the Crandall team and currently serves at the Vice President of Client Relations. Theresa and her husband have a been married for 6 years and have an adorable young son. She is an avid runner and yoga enthusiast. Theresa is currently on track to obtain her MBA degree in June!
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.
Vice President, Regulatory Compliance
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As Vice President of Regulatory Compliance, Rhonda oversees that Crandall Long-Term Care communities throughout the nation are in compliance with Federal, State, JCAHO and County regulations. She is responsible for providing training and support to all Crandall dietitians and diet technicians. Rhonda was born and raised in Needham, Massachusetts. She graduated the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Nutrition. She began her career as a Food Service Director, then troubleshooter for LTC dietary department in MA, NH and VT, which lead to an internship at a large teaching hospital and becoming a registered dietitian. Her career with Crandall began almost 25 years ago and which she feels has allowed her to follow her dream of raising the bar for residents in senior living communities. Rhonda enjoys animals and the outdoors, but most of all, her husband and son.
Human Resources / Recruiting
As Human Resources Director / Office Manager, Debra recruits and places consulting dietitians for Crandall's Assisted Living and Long-Term Care communities across the country; as well as coordinates the training of new registered dietitians and transitioning them into their communities. She handles corporate proposals and contracts. Debra manages the Crandall Corporate office with customer service as her number one priority. She has been married for 38 years and has two children and three grandchildren.
Administrative Support Manager
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.
Executive Administrative Assistant
As Executive Administrative Assistant, Brianna's primary responsibilities are providing executive assistance to the CEO and COO as needed, Red Flag Call scheduling, and assisting with Document Management. Brianna was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is currently attending Arizona State University to complete her Healthcare Administration degree. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exploring Arizona, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling anywhere she can relax on a beach!
As Office Assistant, Rachael supports the Crandall corporate office team by performing various tasks which include professional reference checks, answering phones, processing messages, creating Deficiency-Free plaques, and participating wherever else her skills may be needed. She is active in her church and loves her two dogs. Her passions are cooking and playing the piano.
President & Chief Financial Officer|
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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
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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
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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
Michelle works as a Menu Development Specialist and also provides assistance to Menu Services for special projects. Her primary responsibility is maintaining the DSSI functions and its interface to the menu program. She provides customer support for Menu and TrayCard programs, as well as helps with menu development. Michelle was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. She has worked for Linda before as an RD in Utah and is happy to be back on the team! She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Dietetics and completed her Masters of Dietetics Administration from Utah State University. She loves being wife of 13 years to Danny and a mother to 2 boys and 2 girls. Her family keeps her busy and brings her the most joy!
Crandall Web Center Director
Stefani Schmuker is the newest member of the Crandall Corporate Dietitians team. As Director of the Crandall Web Center (CWC), she assists corporations, communities, and dietitians with the use of and access to Crandall’s leading-edge clinical and management systems. Her primary areas of responsibility are customer service, report tracking, and CWC trainings. Born and raised in the lovely state of Arizona, Stefani's hobbies include: baking, photography, and hunting. She has been married for five years to her husband, Tracy, and they have two young boys.
David joined the Crandall Corporate Dietitians payroll department in March 2013. Prior to joining the team, David worked for State Farm Insurance for 17 years, then went into higher education, working for the University of Phoenix for nine years. He currently is an adjunct faculty member teaching an Introductory business course. He resides in Gilbert, AZ, with his wife of 27 years. They are the proud parents of two great sons. In his free time, David enjoys reading (Stephen King is the best author, ever), going to movies, or just hanging with the family.
Customer Service & Accounts Receivables
Ina Kay joined the Crandall team in April 2013. She provides customer service assistance and manages all accounts receivables 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. Ina Kay is active in her church and teaches Water Aerobics. She loves spending time with her grandson, playing board games, crafting, hiking, reading, and singing.