Nutrition services

Thompson Health Appoints New Director of Nutrition Services

UR Medicine Thompson Health recently named Rashhard Watkins of West Henrietta its Director of Nutrition Services.

For the past four years, Watkins has served as Director of Restaurant Operations for Elderwood of Lakeside in Brockport, a 120-bed nursing home. Previously, he held leadership positions in the nutrition department at Hurlbut Nursing Home in Rochester. Since 2016, Watkins has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Kron Insurance Services, Inc., based in Rochester.

Watkins will oversee a ward of nearly 80 people providing meals to patients at FF Thompson Hospital and residents at the adjacent MM Ewing Continuing Care Center. The department also serves staff members and visitors in the cafeteria in addition to providing catering services for Thompson events.

Watkins received an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems at SUNY Alfred, where he later earned a Bachelor of Technology. He received his Executive Master of Business Administration from the E. Phillip Saunders School of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2019. He is Treasurer of the Rochester Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Baden Street Settlement in Rochester.