About IFYE

President - Jan Dennis Wood


Jan Dennis Wood, IFYE President

Jan Dennis Wood was a 1972 IFYE from Ohio to Australia.

Jan is originally from Logan, Ohio where she was in Hocking County 4-H. She and husband, Larry, met at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D.C. at Citizenship Short Course. They live near Columbus at Buckeye Lake, Ohio. They previously lived in Cincinnati for 35 years and in Fort Myers Beach, Florida for ten years.

Jan has a BS from Ohio University in Food Management and an MS from Miami University of Ohio in Institutional Food Management and Dietetics. Jan is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

While now retired, Jan’s 45-year career began with Stouffer Foods shortly after her return from Australia in 1973. The bulk of her career was in multiple hospital health care systems as System Director of Food & Nutrition Services. She worked for Franciscan Health System of Cincinnati, Clarian Health Partners (now Indiana University Health), Indianapolis and Premier Health in Dayton. At the peak of her career, she managed more than 500 employees on a more than $25MM budget.

Jan has supported IFYE since her return from Australia. Jan participated with other Florida IFYEs to plan the National IFYE Conference held in Orlando. She previously served on the Board and has been a Program Development Committee member since 2018.

She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

2023 is Jan's third year as IFYE President. Larry and she enjoy boating, skiing and traveling in their free time.

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