Our Leadership Team

Food & Nutrition Services Leadership

Our Team

Theresa Hafner
Executive Director

Phone: (720) 423-5611
Theresa_Hafner@dpsk12.org

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.

Theresa and her husband are proud parents of 3 boys. In her spare time Theresa likes to read and be outside.

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Donald Van Anne
Director

Phone: (720) 423-5630
Donald_VanAnne@dpsk12.org

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).

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Theresa Peña
Outreach & Engagement

Phone: (720) 423-5657
Theresa_Pena@dpsk12.org

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

Phone: (720) 423-5626
Helen_VanAnne@dpsk12.org

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

Phone: (720) 423-5614
Susan_Abeyta@dpsk12.org

Bio Coming Soon

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Demetris Gray
Client Tech Supervisor

Phone: (720) 423-5642
Demetris_Gray@dpsk12.org

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.

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Vianey Garcia
Senior Buyer

Phone: (720) 423-5617
Vianey_Garcia@dpsk12.org

Vianey Garcia joined Team DPS in the fall of 2014 after relocating from El Paso, TX. Vianey brings over 14 years of Procurement Services experience to the District.

Vianey loves to spend time watching her son Abel compete in wrestling, play football and basketball. She holds a BA with emphasis in Supply Chain Management from the University of Texas of El Paso and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University.

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Chancey Cunningham
Meal Applications Supervisor

Phone: (720) 423-5624
Chancey_Cunningham@dpsk12.org

Chancey is probably the coolest guy at Enterprise Management, mainly because he is an outstanding fan of America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys. Besides keeping it cool and classy, Chancey is an avid sports fan and is a high school rugby coach. His has a passion to help people to succeed, especially helping kids reach their max potential. Chancey is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and studied at Metro State University and University of Colorado.


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Patrick Cernyar
Equipment Maintenance

Phone: (720) 423-5650
Patrick_Cernyar@dpsk12.org

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

Phone: (720) 423-5665
Dennis_Ralph@dpsk12.org

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.

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Etoi Montgomery
Vending & Route Supervisor

Phone: (720) 423-5633
Etoi_Montgomery@dpsk12.org

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

Phone: (720) 423-5628
paul_worden@dpsk12.org

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.

What's New?

The 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Meal Application is now online! If your student received meal beneifts last year, you will need to complete a new application for the 2017-2018 school year.


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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