Stony Brook University Campus Dining Services Management Team
David Conway, Resident District Manager
Dave received his Bachelor of Science degree in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales College. He has worked in College Dining for the better part of the past 25 years. Twenty of those years have been spent here at Stony Brook University in various roles including Catering Director and Director of both SAC Food Court and Kelly Dining Center. He has been the Director of Dining Services at SUNY College at Old Westbury for the past four years and started off as the Director of Operations here at Stony Brook. He is now Resident District Manager at Stony Brook.
Robert Reinhard , Operations Director
Rob Reinhard was born and raised on Long Island, husband and a father of four. He attended Adelphi University and began his food service career as a concession specialist. His expertise in food & beverage operations afforded him the opportunity to open and operate numerous sporting facilities across the country. Some of the events he coordinated include The Super Bowl, The Masters Golf Championships, The World Series ’99, 2000, & 2004, The Kentucky Derby, The BNP Paribas Tennis Championships in Palm Springs California, and most recently the US OPEN Tennis Championships in NYC. Rob has a strong background in project renovation, site readiness, TEAM training. He assisted with the opening of many minor league ball parks in the area as well as the Amway Center in Orlando Florida, and the Massachusetts Convention Center in Boston. In 2009, Rob was awarded the Director of the Year from the Compass Community Council. Rob is a welcomed addition to the Lackmann Culinary Services Team as Director of Operations at Stony Brook University.
Carly Shephard, Marketing Manager
Carly is the newest member of the Campus Dining Services team. Before coming to Stony Brook University, she worked as a Marketing & Customer Service Manager for a motorcoach company on the East End of Long Island. She received her Executive M.B.A and Masters in Organizational Behavior from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue. She is excited to be a part of the Stony Brook Community and bring her knowledge to campus dining.
Kristina Tiernan, Registered Dietitian
Kristina (Tina) Tierman is the newest addition to the Campus Dining team, joining us as our Registered Dietitian. Tina earned her Nutrition degree from the University of New Hampshire and completed her dietetic internship at Stony Brook University. Previously Tina worked as a Diet Technician at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. In addition to providing free nutrition counseling to students at Stony Brook University. Tina will be working closely with the Campus Dining chefs to develop healthier menu choices in all dining locations as well as add more variety to the vegan and vegetarian options available on campus. Tina encourages students to contact her if they are interested in learning to eat healthier or if they need assistance with managing their special dietary needs or food allergies.
Visit Tina in the lower level of the library across from the elevators.
Jennifer Fabbricatore, Assistant Manager of Roth Dining Services
Jennifer started working at Burger King in 1996 and in the summer of 1997 became a Grill Cook at the Student Activities Center. In 1998, Jennifer managed the Galleria Cart in the Melville Library. After that, she became a Supervisor overseeing all carts on campus. As a long-time employee at Stony Brook University, we are honored to have her as the Manager of Roth Dining Services.
Gail Engel, Assistant Manager of the the Student Union Bldg
Gail has been a part of Stony Brook University for over 13 years and has worked at several different locations including Kelly, Roth, Campus Connection at H-Quad, and Humanities. She has also worked for concessions for the sport Complex and is looking forward to enhancing students dining experience.
Debra Foster, Director of the Student Union Bldg.
My name is Debra Foster, I live and was raised locally to the University. I was graduated from Johnson and Wales University in 1994, with an Associate of Science in Sales and Meeting Management and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant management. My career with Lackmann Culinary Services began in 1996 at Hofstra University. After a year on the education side I was transferred to the business sector of Lackmann. Some of the locations I managed were; Chayenne Software in Lake Success N.Y., Olympus North America in Melville NY and the Internal Revenue Service in Holtsville N.Y. Throughout my career with Lackmann I have received several commendations citing "Performance in excellence", including "Manager of the Year" three times in designated areas and one time for the entire company as well as award for "Personal and Professional Growth as a Manage".I am estatic to be given the opportunity to join the team at Stony Brook and continue to learn and grow in my career.
Enzo Brun Jr, Food Service Manager of West Side Dining
I am a 45 year old father of two wonderful children ages 9 and 11. I have lived on Long Island my whole life and graduated from Stony Brook University (Harriman School) in 1991 with my bachelors in Business Management. After graduating from Stony Brook University I entered into the restaurant business taking a management position at Houlihan’s in Lake Grove. In 1993 I was basically recruited from Houlihan’s to Oheka Castle in Huntington and followed by opening Carltun on the Park in 1996 and Carlyle on the Green in 1998. In 2001 I opened my own restaurant in New Hyde Park and with fantastic write ups from both Newsday and the New York Times it was open for over 7 years. In 2008 I returned to college to get my master’s in education and graduated from Dowling in 2010 adding a minor in business. I was subbing and teaching part-time on Long Island and finally took a job with NYC Department of Education in 2012 teaching Middle School math in the South Bronx. After two years of commuting I decided to re-enter the food industry and jumped at the opportunity to become part of the Stony Brook Campus Dining Team.
I love to be active and being outdoors. I definitely enjoy all that Long Island has to offer and take advantage of all the beaches, water sports, county parks, music venues, anything other than sitting in the house. I am an avid reader and enjoy just relaxing with a good book. My children keep me busy and my career even busier! I look forward to servicing the student population here at Stony Brook. The West Side Dining Management Team extremely excited to open the “new” location on campus with some great new food concepts.
Bari Marchfeld, Director of Training
Bari was born and raised on Long Island. She attended St. Joseph’s College and received a B.A. in Childhood Education, as well as a M.A. in literacy and cognition for both general education and students with disabilities. Bari has taught in the Centereach School District, having both 5th and 6th grade classes. Bari’s hospitality background started when she was in eleventh grade and she began working at Proportion Café in Stonybrook, helping people eat healthy while following the Weight Watchers Point System. After spending six years at Proportion, Bari moved on to H20 Seafood Grill Restaurant in Smithtown, NY where she bartended and helped train new bar staff. She is excited to become the newest member to the Campus Dining Staff and work with the staff as the Director of Training.
Joseph Lamia, Director of Food Service Roth Cafe
Joseph Lamia has been in the food service industry since 1997 and has held many positions. Joseph started his career working in the kitchen of a catering hall cooking on the line and taking charge of catered events. He has experience with managing front and back of the house operations. Joseph has worked in food service management for over 11 years with Food Service Companies on Long Island. He was a multiple unit Director overseeing three cafés and then moved on to become a Food Service Director for three years at another local university. Joseph has a strong culinary background to complement his management experiences. He will bring all his experiences with him as the Director of Food Service at Roth Cafe here on the Stony Brook Campus. Joseph is excited to be part of the Dining Services Management team at Stony Brook University.
Kenneth Ferro, Assistant Manager of Union Commons
Kenneth has been in dining services for ten years and first began work in the food industry as a waiter at John Anthony's on the Water in Babylon, NY. Upon entering college at Stony Brook University in 2002, he began working as a busboy at the End of the Bridge restaurant. Within a year, he had worked his way up to a Student Manager. Over the years he served in many management positions at the University and enjoys being Manager of the University Café. The University Cafe serves as a very diverse atmosphere on campus and provides a great environment for faculty, students and the community to come together.
Youhanan Eliakamal, Mashgiah at Delancey Street
Youhanan supervises the kosher meals at Delancey Street Glatt Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant. Prior to this position, he worked in sales and construction. He enjoys working on campus and serving the university community.
Lisa Ambrosio, Catering Manager
Lisa brings with her over 20 years of operations experience during which she has enjoyed positions of progressive advancement within the heath-care, education and business sectors of the Hospitality Industry. Lisa has held lead roles in the development & implementation of proprietary brands, team training, sales presentations, trade shows and FDA Imports and HACCP audits. Lisa is looking forward to a great career with Lackmann and being part of the Stony Brook University community.
Deborah Dietz, Office Manager for Catering Services
Deborah was previously working with Campus Dining Services at the Stony Brook University as the Office Manager of the Catering Department. Her primary duties are coordinating clients' catering orders and requirements, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
Over the years she has worked very closely with both clients and vendors and looks forward to continuing these relationships as they are the cornerstone of her position.
Gerard Neuls, Information Tech Manager
Gerard Neuls joined Lackmann Culinary Services in the summer of 1988 as part of the accounting department. In 1990 he was promoted to Computer Operations Manager. Running services and support for an antiquated IBM System 36. Due to advances in technology this was soon upgraded to an IBM AS/400. A Novell network was also setup for use in the Headquarters Offices. Gerard was then promoted to Network Manager overseeing all aspects of the computer department as we transitioned from a Novell network to a Windows NT network structure. This allowed far more flexibility and a programmer was then hired to assist in development of a set of integrated management tools and reporting tools. A promotion to Data Processing Manager followed. As new technology emerged it was integrated and the software that was being developed was then expanded to allow the Managers in the field to use it as well which created a unified Budget, Catering, Daily Sales, Inventory, Item Sales, Operational Reporting Purchasing and Payroll System. These systems were then integrated into the General Ledger system creating a single source entry system which fed a very robust reporting system as well. Ultimately Gerard was in charge of computer hardware and software support for Lackmann's Headquarters as well as Field Operations Support. He was still very involved in the Payroll and Accounting Departments as well.
Jacqueline Green, Bakery Production Manager
Chef Jacquie is a Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC) and a proud member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Long Island Chapter. She attended the prestigious Johnson & Wales University where she earned her BS degree in Food Service Management, and AS degree in Baking & Pastry Arts. Her experience lies in bakeries throughout Long Island working side by side with a Certified Master Baker for ten years. In 2006 she worked the FIFA World Cup throughout Germany. For the past 3 years she has been a baker at Stony Brook University, and is excited to further develop the baking program as the new Bakery Production Manager.
Mei Yu, Accounting Director
Mei comes to campus dining services with over 9 years in the food service industry. She began her career at Stony Brook University and have continued to grow her career in higher education at various high profile institutions including St. John's University and SUNY College at Old Westbury. Mei has earned her certification as a Food Management Professional by the National Restaurant Association. She is looking forward to the opportunity of contributing to the growth of campus dining services at SBU. Mei's diverse background in finance and human resources will help expand her resources to Stony Brook University. Mei is excited to join the campus dining team as the operations controller and look forward to joining the Stony Brook community.
Ann Marie Blatt, Graphic & Marketing Associate
I was born and raised on Long Island. I attended CW Post Long Island University and received a B.F.A in Digital Art and Design. Previously, I worked on the marketing team for a local Long Island company, and before that I was a graphic designer for a international biotech company. I look forward to having a great career with Lackmann, as well as working with the rest of the Stony Brook Community.