Food Service Management Team
Bruce Thomas, MBA, VP, Guest Services
Bruce has a Bachelors of Science degree in Food Service and Housing Administration from Penn State University and a Master's of Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. Bruce also came to Geisinger with extensive restaurant management experience. He was the Director of Foodservices for a number of years. In his current position, he is responsible for Foodservices, Environmental Services, Patient Transport, Digital Print and Mail Center, Mailroom, Business Travel, Conference Center, and the Pine Barn Inn. He is a past recipient of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Silver Plate Award.
Steve Cerullo, Senior Director, Foodservices
Steve is a graduate of the Penn State Hotel/Restaurant Institutional Management program. He worked in a variety of management positions for Marriott Corporation throughout the United States and was the General Manager for a local golf course. He also owned and operated his own Italian restaurant. Steve also serves on the Advisory Committee for Premier and is an active member of Healthcare Foodservice Management (HFM); he is a past Premier Illuminating Excellence Finalist and HFM Future Horizon Award recipient.
Steve manages all aspects of the department and oversees the Food Service Management week rotation.
Rick Slear, Director, Catering Services
Rick has two Associate degrees in Business Travel and Business Management from Central Pennsylvania Business School and Susquehanna University. He worked for 21 years in Food Services at Bucknell University including holding such positions as Supervisor, Assistant Director of Human Resources and Director of Food Services. Rick oversees the production rotation and works closely with retail, catering and patient food services.
Nancy Moser, Buyer
Nancy works with Rick coordinating the purchasing rotation. Nancy started working as a secretary to the Foodservice Buyer and continued up the career ladder to her present position as Foodservice Buyer.
Janet Merluzzi, Manager, Retail Food Service
Janet coordinates the retail food service rotations. Janet attended Schenectady College of Culinary Arts where she received her Associate Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Since that time she has managed her own private catering service and worked as Bloomsburg University's assistant director of food service. She currently manages Geisinger's employee cafeterias, food vendor kiosks, and the hospital coffee shop. Janet is a past recipient of the Geisinger Service Award.
Theresa Kevak, MS, RD, LDN, Manager, Patient Food Service
Theresa coordinates the patient food service rotation. Theresa graduated from College Miserecordia with a BS in Foods and Nutrition; she obtained her Masters from Marywood University. Theresa has held a variety of positions including Therapeutic Dietitian and Manager, Food Service. She also has done consulting work for a nursing home and area hospital. Theresa served as a preceptor for Marywood University dietetic students for over 20 years.
Jennifer Golomb, Catering Manager
Jennifer graduated from Luzerne County Community College with an Associate's degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management. She previously worked as a Catering Manager in Lewisburg, PA and as an Assistant Manager in Food Services at Penn State. Jennifer is responsible for catering functions on the Danville campus and in the North Central region.
Becca Crotti, Healthy Selections Coordinator
Becca graduated from West Chester University with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed a dietetic internship at Geisinger. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Northeast Dietetic Association. Becca coordinates the Healthy Selections rotation.
Diane Harlow, Manager, Geisinger Health System Wellness Program
Diane also coordinates the Wellness rotation. Diane graduated with a BS degree in Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed an M. Ed. degree in Health Care Focus from Penn State University. Her past positions include Clinical Dietitian for outpatient cardiac service line for Wellspan Health. She is an adjunct instructor for Nutrition 251 at Penn State.