In 2004 Velma Combers was hired at Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud. Reflecting back, within 48 hours she said, “I knew I was in the right place. I knew this was where I belonged.”
For over thirteen years Velma has successfully managed the Meals on Wheels kitchen and staff, prepared menus and, as a Registered Dietician, ensured that all meals are delivered to our clients are the right mix of flavor, recommended daily allowance for proper nutrition, and portion size. On November 1, Velma retired and relocated to Minnesota.
Jeffrey Pomranka, Executive Director, said “Velma has been extremely resourceful – always searching for the right product at just the right price, and always with success. She runs a very tight operation, training her staff properly and monitoring all food safety practices. We will miss her immensely, but she is leaving a great staff in place who are stepping up to take the reins.”
“I have always loved to cook, and preparing nutritious meals for those in need at Meals on Wheels has been the greatest experience for me. I will always treasure my time here,” said Velma. We wish you only the very best in your retirement, Velma!