Our Leadership Team

Our Team

Theresa Hafner

Executive Director

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

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.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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Theresa Peña

Outreach & Engagement

Theresa Peña joined Team DPS in 2014, prior to that she volunteered in various school...

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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Gosia Holthaus

Meal Operations Manager

Gosia Holthaus is a passionate dietitian, and health coach living...

Gosia Holthaus, Meal Operations Manager

Gosia Holthaus is a passionate dietitian, and health coach living in Lakewood, CO with her husband, and two young sons.

Gosia was born and raised in Poland, and graduated from a University in Poland with a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition in 1998. In 2004, Gosia graduated from Colorado State University with a Master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship through the University of Northern Colorado. Gosia has been a Registered Dietitian for over 12 years, and became a certified Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise in 2016.

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Helen Van Anne

Office Manager

Helen Van Anne has been a DPS employee for more than...

Helen Vananne, Office Manager

Helen Van Anne has been a DPS employee for more than 38 years. Over 30 of those years have 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.

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Demetris Gray

Client Technology Supervisor

Demetris Gray joined Team DPS in the fall of 2012. He brings...

Demetris Gray, Client Technology Supervisor

Bio coming soon.

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 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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Casey Pond

Buyer

Casey joined the EM team in 2013. He started...

Casey Pond, Buyer

Casey joined the EM team in 2013. He started as a warehouse picker and then became the inventory and data specialist for the warehouse and was promoted to buyer in 2018. He enjoys the challenges and responsibilities of learning a new position and he interacts with many team members across the department. Casey and his wife have two lovely daughters, two birds and four fish. He loves the Colorado Avs and in his free time he watches movies and is a video game aficionado.

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Rosemarie Campbell

Meal Applications Supervisor

Rosemarie Campbell joined Team DPS in April of 2008.

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...

Patrick Cernyar, Equipment Maintenence

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...

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.

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Paul Worden

Warehouse Supervisor

Paul joined Team DPS in 2001 in transportation. In 2005 he joined Enterprise...

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.

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Tim Huffman

Route Supervisor

Tim Huffman joined Team DPS in Enterprise Management in 2002 and...

Tim Huffman, Route Supervisor

Tim Huffman joined Team DPS in Enterprise Management in 2002 and started as an order picker in the warehouse. He subsequently became a driver and was promoted to route supervisor in 2019. Tim is a very seasoned professional working in distribution, logistics and warehousing for over 30 years. In his free time, he enjoys the Rocky Mountains where he spends lots of time at his cabin in Granby. Tim also enjoys playing golf an admittedly challenging hobby.

What's New?

The 2020-2021 Free & Reduced Meal Application is now availabe for DPS families! Please click below.



Our Partners

Denver Enviromental Health
Life Time Foundation
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Kitchen Community

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  Email: foodservices@dpsk12.org

  Phone: 720-423-5600

  Fax: 720-423-5629

   2320 W. 4th Ave, Denver CO 80223

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