Our Leadership Team

Theresa Hafner

Theresa Hafner

Executive Director

Theresa is the oldest of six and a Colorado native who was born and raised in Boulder.

Theresa has been with DPS Food Services since July 1995 and previously worked for IBM and in banking.

Theresa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from CU-Boulder and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Regis.

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Donald Van Anne

Director

Donald Van Anne joined Team DPS in September 2015. Don has 30+ years in the private sector mainly in Fortune high technology companies and Big Six management consulting.

Don has earned degrees in communications, journalism, masters of business administration, masters of finance...

Donald Van Anne, Director

Donald Van Anne joined Team DPS in September 2015. Don has 30+ years in the private sector mainly in Fortune high technology companies and Big Six management consulting.

Don earned degrees in communications/journalism, masters of business administration, masters of finance, masters in telecommunications engineering, and the Berkeley Executive Program all while working full-time.

When not working, Don enjoys engaging in various sports and workout activities, reading non-fiction, and travelling the world (over 50 countries to date).




Theresa Peña

Outreach & Engagement

Theresa Peña joined Team DPS in 2014, prior to that she volunteered in various school and district positions since 2000.

She is a Denver native, DPS graduate and parent of two DPS students. She holds a degree in sociology and a master in business administration

In her free time she enjoys watching..

Theresa Peña, Outreach & Engagement

Theresa Peña joined Team DPS in 2014, prior to that she volunteered in various school and district positions since 2000.

She is a Denver native, DPS graduate and parent of two DPS students. She holds a degree in sociology and a master in business administration.

In her free time she enjoys watching sports, reading, crafting and planning holiday themed events.

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Helen Van Anne

Office Manager

Helen Van Anne has been a DPS employee for more than 38 years…over 30 of those years has been in various positions within the Department of Food and Nutrition Services (Enterprise Management).

She says one of the joys of working is the friendships she has made through the years. When not working with Team DPS..

Helen Van Anne, Office Manager

Helen Van Anne has been a DPS employee for more than 38 years…over 30 of those years has been in various positions within the Department of Food and Nutrition Services (Enterprise Management).

She says one of the joys of working is the friendships she has made through the years. When not working with Team DPS, Helen enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Susan Abeyta

HR Business Partner

Bio Coming Soon

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Demetris Gray

Client Tech Supervisor

Demetris Gray joined Team DPS in the fall of 2012. He brings over 15 years of technology experience in various industries.

Demetris studied at Southern New Hampshire University with a major in Liberal Arts with a focus of Information Technology...

Demetris Gray, Client Technology Supervisor

Demetris Gray joined Team DPS in the fall of 2012. He brings over 15 years of technology experience in various industries.

Demetris studied at Southern New Hampshire University with a major in Liberal Arts with a focus of Information Technology.

Demetris is a proud dad of five beautiful children. When not working you will find Demetris playing football, hanging out with his family, or tinkering with new technology.




Casey Pond

Buyer

Bio Coming Soon

Helen Van Anne, Office Manager

Helen Van Anne has been a DPS employee for more than 38 years…over 30 of those years has been in various positions within the Department of Food and Nutrition Services (Enterprise Management).

She says one of the joys of working is the friendships she has made through the years. When not working with Team DPS, Helen enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Rosemarie Campbell

Meal Applications Supervisor

Rosemarie Campbell joined Team DPS in April of 2008. Rosemarie has been overseeing the National School Lunch Program for the past eight years. Prior to her current role Rosemarie served the District in a Human Resource capacity.

When not working Rose enjoys reading, working out and traveling.

Rosemarie Campbell, Meal Applications Supervisor

Rosemarie Campbell joined Team DPS in April of 2008. Rosemarie has been overseeing the National School Lunch Program for the past eight years. Prior to her current role Rosemarie served the District in a Human Resource capacity.

When not working Rose enjoys reading, working out and traveling.

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Patrick Cernyar

Equipment Maintenance

Patrick Studied at Prairie State College Majoring in Mechanical Tech & minoring in Mortuary Science. He spent 32 years in Facility management managing facility services for clients such as Kohl’s, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Verizon, Home Depot in 22 Western States.

Patrick joined Team DPS.....

Patrick Cernyar, Eqipment Coordinator

Patrick Studied at Prairie State College Majoring in Mechanical Tech & minoring in Mortuary Science. He spent 32 years in Facility management managing facility services for clients such as Kohl’s, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Verizon, Home Depot in 22 Western States.

Patrick joined Team DPS in the spring of 2013 overseeing the Maintenance Coordination for all the School Cafeteria’s. Patrick is a Certified Black belt in Six Sigma and Certified Motorcycle instructor for the State of Illinois.

In his spare time his favorite things he enjoys cooking, riding motor cycles, and golfing.

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Dennis Ralph

Warehouse Manager

Dennis has worked for Denver Public Schools since July 1, 2009. Prior to working for DPS he spent 30+ years in the restaurant industry. He has a BA in history and taught for three years while working in the restaurant industry.

He has two wonderful kids. When not at work he enjoys the outdoors...

Dennis Ralph, Warehouse Manager

Dennis has worked for Denver Public Schools since July 1, 2009. Prior to working for DPS he spent 30+ years in the restaurant industry. He has a BA in history and taught for three years while working in the restaurant industry. He has two wonderful kids. When not at work he enjoys the outdoors and traveling around the country.




Etoi Montgomery

Vending & Route Supervisor

Etoi joined Team DPS in 2001. He is a proud graduate of George Washington High School where he met his wife and his daughter will also attend when she matriculates to high school.

Etoi is originally from St Louis Missouri and moved to Denver for quality of life and opportunity...

Etoi Montgomery, Vending & Route Supervisor

Etoi joined Team DPS in 2001. He is a proud graduate of George Washington High School where he met his wife and his daughter will also attend when she matriculates to high school.

Etoi is originally from St Louis Missouri and moved to Denver for quality of life and opportunity. He held various positions in DPS until he found the right department, job and opportunity in Enterprise Management.

Among his many passions he likes to work on cars, stereo equipment, sample fine cuisine and clothing, and most of all time with family.

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Paul Worden

Warehouse Supervisor

Paul joined Team DPS in 2001 in transportation. In 2005 he joined Enterprise Management working in the warehouse, driving trucks, and currently he’s responsible for the daily operations of warehouse orders and distribution to the schools.

Paul has a son in DPS who will start...

Paul Worden, Warehouse Supervisor

Paul joined Team DPS in 2001 in transportation. In 2005 he joined Enterprise Management working in the warehouse, driving trucks, and currently he’s responsible for the daily operations of warehouse orders and distribution to the schools.

Paul has a son in DPS who will start middle school in 2016-17. In his limited spare time he enjoys music, gardening, hockey, soccer and hanging out with his son.

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What's New?

The 2018-2019 Free & Reduced Meal Application is now availabe for DPS families!


Our Partners

Denver Enviromental Health
Slow Foods Denver
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Kitchen Community
Livewell@School Food Initiative

Contact Us

  Email: foodservices@dpsk12.org

  Phone: 720-423-5600

  Fax: 720-423-5629

   2320 W. 4th Ave, Denver CO 80223

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