Our team of experts is here to help in the ongoing challenges of long-term care food and dining so you can be confident your community is in compliance with the current Standards of Practice as well as CMS regulations and guidance.
Meet the Management Team:
Diane Hall, President/CEO
Diane Hall has always had a heart for older adults. It’s why senior nutrition became her lifelong vocation and unquenchable passion. And, it is why she is now regarded as a visionary and leader in this rapidly evolving field. An expert consultant and nationally recognized speaker, Diane is a powerful advocate for the new dining standards that have resulted from the shift in the culture of long-term care. For her, it’s not just a trend. It’s her life. Learn more about Diane.
Danielle Barnett – Vice President
Danielle comes to BSN Solutions with a strong background in business management. As Divisional Consultant for the Kirby Company, her role was to help failing offices revamp their sales force which included evaluating the sales team, recruiting and training new staff. She successfully opened and managed several PF Chang restaurants and was Food and Beverage Director for SmokeRise Country Club. Danielle’s eye for meeting organizational needs, evaluating workforce competencies, and balancing budgets while focusing on the customer make her a true asset to BSN. In her role as VP she oversees operations, recruiting and sales.
Gail Douglas, RD, LDN – Regional Director
Gail joined BSN Solutions as a Regional Director in March of 2013. Her role is to promote the adoption of the new dining standards and person-centered dining throughout the communities serviced by BSN Solutions. She also recruits, coordinates placement of, and supports the dietitian consultants who work with BSN Solutions in its client communities. Gail has a vast 30+ year background in long-term care, having worked within skilled nursing and rehab centers in clinical and management capacities. She holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition.
Meet our senior consultants:
Karen Applebee, RD, LDN
Karen has worked as a clinical dietitian since 1995 with experience in long-term care and sub-acute areas. She likes knowing she can make a difference in the lives of older adults through nutritional interventions which can enhance their recovery and life. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Lynette Barberie, DTR
Lynette is a Registered Dietetic Technician who has been on BSN Solutions’s long-term care team since 2003, specializing in comprehensive nutrition assessment, care planning, and risk charting. She shows great compassion for older adults because she loves meeting new people, learning their individual stories, and helping them feel better through improved nutrition. Lynette is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the American and Space Coast Dietetic Associations.