NEWARK, Del. -- The Produce for Better Health Foundation, based here, elected Ellen Terpstra as the new chairwoman of its board of directors during the foundation's spring board of directors meeting in Monterey, Calif.
991," Terpstra said in a statement. "I'm very excited about being chairwoman of PBH."
Terpstra succeeds Dave Eldredge, vice president of sales and marketing for Tanimura & Antle, Salinas, Calif. Eldredge will continue to serve on PBH's executive committee.
Clark Wood, corporate produce specialist at Associated Food Stores, Salt Lake City, has been named vice chairman.
Five new board members were elected, including: Karen Caplan, president at Frieda's, Los Alamitos, Calif.; Larry Chance, director of produce and frozen operations at Hy-Vee Food Stores, West Des Moines, Iowa; and Dan Hamilton, vice president of produce and floral marketing and procurement at H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio.
Vince Terry of Harps Food Stores, Springdale, Ark., was re-elected to the board.
The board also elected Paul Yoder of Dole Food Co., Westlake Village, Calif., as chairman of its communications committee; Mike Kemp of Supervalu, Minneapolis, as chairman of the retail marketing committee; and Joe Hakim of Family Tree Produce as chairman of its foodservice marketing committee.
In an effort to improve board communications, the board of directors approved a plan to restructure committee sizes. Each of the above committees will now have 12 members, and the move allows a few PBH members not on the board of directors to serve on the committees. The new committees will be formed over the next couple of weeks.
Dean Fahselt of Melissa's World and Variety Produce, Lorri Koster of Mann Packing, Ray Klocke of Safeway and Paul Stuart of Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association were elected to the board's executive committee.
"With the talent we have on our board, the committees and the staff, we will make even more progress for 5 a Day over this next year," Terpstra said.
Each of the committees will meet twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The full board will meet only once each year, during a spring meeting. In the past the PBH board met twice per year.