Cura Announces Promotions; Increases Footprint in Senior Living, Healthcare Sectors


Cura is pleased to announce the following promotion and appointments!   According to Lisa Schairer, Managing Director of Cura, “We are excited about their expertise and how their roles will help grow the Cura brand and increase its footprint in the senior living and healthcare sectors.”

T.J. Alibrio has been promoted to Managing Director of Growth for Cura.

In his new role, T.J. will build and nurture our team of healthcare and senior living Business Development Directors along with our Client Partnership Development Director in pursuit of both our new business and client retention goals.

Having joined Cura earlier this year, T.J. brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and contract foodservice management.  He offers a balanced and collaborative approach and style to deliver growth outcomes that benefit all stakeholders.  His understanding of both Acute Care and Senior Living is unique in that he has spent half his career in each segment.  In addition, his background includes time spent in operations, client retention and new business development, where he led high-impact efforts during his successful tenure in each discipline.   T.J. holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Health Services Administration from Springfield College in Springfield, MA.

Chris Opper, Cura’s Client Relationship Partner.

In this newly created role, Chris will align his efforts to support Cura leadership with strategies focused on client retention, contract renewals and new client partnership opportunities.

A seasoned Operator serving the majority of his career with Morrison Healthcare, Chris most recently served as Vice President of Operations where he oversaw the successful conversion and transformation of a $40M, six-hospital system with 45 managers, based in central Ohio.  As Vice President of Operations at the Mayo Clinic Enterprise in Rochester, MN, Chris and his team were responsible for 23 locations, with a combined annual business volume of $100M.  Chris served as a Regional Director of Operations in Chicago, where he supported the food and nutrition programs throughout 17 healthcare locations, achieving 100% client and business retention.  As Director of Food and Nutrition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital System in Chicago, Chris reduced year-over-year food costs, while increasing retail customer and employee engagement.  Prior to joining Morrison Healthcare, Chris was a Corporate Chef with FOOD FOR THOUGHT CATERING in Lincolnwood, IL; an Executive Chef for Aramark at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL; and Executive Chef for Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events in Chicago.   Chris holds an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies and Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

Shannon Mallozzi to Director of Marketing for Cura.

Shannon will oversee all marketing-related activities, including account level business building growth, sales enablement and program development to enhance Cura’s efforts in promoting an exceptional customer experience.

Shannon brings over 20 years of product marketing, brand management, solutions selling and corporate communications to her new role.  As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Enright CorporationShannon coordinated and managed the installation of their new Catholic Health Services account, the largest customer roll-out in this company’s history. Shannon also served as Vice President of Marketing and Public relations for Future Tech Enterprise, an IT Solutions provider, where she developed a strategic marketing and public relations plan that rebranded the firm’s corporate identity from a Value-Added-Reseller to an IT Solutions & Services Provider.  At RoyalBlue Technologies, Shannon worked with the Vice President of Sales to establish a U.S. presence for this UK-based software provider. Shannon has also provided marketing consulting to several organizations, including the management of IBM’s SIGA solutions product launch.  Additionally, Shannon has served as a Consultant to ACC Construction, where she oversaw their website rebranding and collateral creation for flagship clients, including Tiffany & Co., E*Trade, and Marshalls, to promote their leadership in the retail sector.  A graduate of Iona College (New Rochelle, NY) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Broadcasting, Shannon holds a Master of Science degree in Mass Communication.

Daniel Cleary, who recently joined Cura as a Corporate Chef.

An accomplished Executive Chef with a strong combination of culinary, operations and menu development expertise, Daniel successfully served high profile restaurants and catering companies in Minneapolis, MN.

As the Corporate Executive Chef for Luzette Catering, Daniel was responsible for all culinary and back-of-house multi-unit operations.  Daniel managed inventory, budgets, menu development and standardization.  Daniel was also responsible for the hiring, training and development of 50 staff members.

At the Park Tavern, Daniel served as Executive Chef where he managed $6 million dollars in annual food and production costs for this 300-seat, high volume, casual restaurant.  Daniel successfully executed large catered special events for up to 650 guests, where he creatively developed menus reflecting numerous regional and cultural influences.   As the Executive Chef at the 8th Street Grill, Daniel managed operations for this $4 million dollar restaurant.  During his successful tenure here, Daniel had full profit and loss accountability, customer service, purchasing, inventory, menu development and catering responsibilities.  Additionally, Daniel has also served as Executive Chef and as a Food and Beverage Director for hotels and country clubs.   Daniel holds an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Arts American Culinary Academy in Atlanta, GA.

Siri Sirichanvimol, MS, RDN, LD/N, Cura Director of Nutrition and Wellness

Siri has over 25 years of experience in senior national clinical and nutrition leadership roles, serving contract management and independent hospitals.

Prior to joining Cura, Siri served Sodexo Healthcare USA where she was the Director of Technical Sales, Nutrition and Patient Dining, providing the clinical expertise to support Sodexo’s growth.

As a Senior Regional Nutrition Manager for Sodexo, Siri supported over 100 hospitals, 40 sales and coordinated new food and nutrition openings in over 30 hospitals and health systems including Jackson Miami Health System FL, Tampa General Hospital FL, Grady Medical Center GA, and Baptist Health System AR.  Siri was instrumental in the development and execution of several wellness programs including CORE 4 Kids Health and Wellness and the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Community Health and Wellness Program.  Siri has conducted over 36 strategic account regulatory compliance audits resulting in zero deficiencies.  Siri was also responsible for creating mentoring programs to develop dietitian and nutrition leaders throughout the organization.   Siri served as the Clinical Nutrition Manager for NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, where she managed a 780- bed Magnet teaching hospital including 14 dietitians, 4 dietetic interns, and 11 student volunteers per year.  Siri was also the Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition and the Pediatric and Adult Nutrition Coordinator for St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.   Siri graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh.  She also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, Steinhardt School of Education, where she also served as an adjunct professor teaching pediatric nutrition and medical nutrition therapy.







About Cura
Cura is a highly responsive and innovative dining services and hospitality provider dedicated to a mission of Enhancing Life Around Great Food. As part of Elior North America, the Cura team enhances peoples’ lives through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service.

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