Meet our leadership team.
Our leaders are hand-picked and carefully selected to be the bearers of our values.
They are honest, respectful, and are innovative, solution providers. You can expect the best from this esteemed team.
Richard “Rich” Valway IICDM, CFPP, President
John RameyCDM, CFPP, Chief Operating Officer
Scott AlmeVice President of Business Development
Terra ValwayDirector of Finance
Karen WhiteMS, Director of Marketing
Jason Amoss, MSCADirector Systems Development
Matthew CampbellCorporate Executive Chef
Carolyn WescottRD, LDN, Area Dietitian
Thomas McGinnessRD, MBA, Southern Area Manager
Brian KelleyCDM, CFPP, North East Area Manager
Richard “Rich” Valway II
Rich has been in the food service industry for more than 20 years; all of which have been in healthcare. He is actively involved in operational and administrative functions of the business. He has served as a Food Service Director, Regional Manager, and most recently VP of Senior Services. He holds CDM and CFPP certifications.
John is responsible for overseeing day-to-day food service operations. He also got his start in food service 20 years ago, while serving in the U.S. Air Force. John’s operations experience includes the titles of Food Service Director, District Manager and Regional Manager. He also holds CDM and CFPP certifications.
Scott began his professional career in the hospitality industry as an operation’s manager for Hilton and Hyatt hotels. With more than 22 years of food service and healthcare experience, Scott’s consultative approach includes the integrity and ethics our clients expect and deserve. He emphasizes the importance of aligning cultures between our clients and Culinary Services Group. Scott is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
Terra Valway has more than twenty years of experience in accounting and financial services. She has worked in several industries including construction, healthcare and food service. Terra is responsible for all aspects of Culinary Services Group’s finances including accounts payable, accounts receivable and establishing vendor relationships. Terra has been instrumental in Culinary Services Group’s expansion and growth.
Karen has more than 10 years of experience in the marketing and advertising industry. She has worked in marketing for several industries including property management, marketing agencies, healthcare, and apparel. Karen is responsible for developing marketing and communication plans for Culinary Services Group as well as handling the digital marketing and content creation for both print and web.
Jason Amoss, MSCA
Jason is MSCE certified with over 20 years of real-world systems development and integrations. As Director of Systems Development, he strives to ensure that CSG stays on top of technology trends. The systems developed and curated at CSG are built to enhance the lives of our customers and team members.
Matt was born in Virginia and has lived in the Delmarva region his entire life. He apprenticed as a young chef at The Boar’s Head Inn at the foothills of The Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville and has been working the DC and Baltimore restaurant and hotel circuit for the last 14 years. In addition to training and mentoring Culinary Services Group’s team of chefs, Matt also oversees recipe and menu development for our client’s communities.
Carolyn Wescott joins CSG as the Northern Area Dietitian. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was awarded Emerging Dietetic Leader in 2019. As a registered dietitian, Carolyn has focused on developing dietetic curriculums, providing educational training to internship candidates, and crafting organizational nutrition policies. She has worked in the food service management, hospital and public health industries. Carolyn is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University.
Thomas is CSG’s Southern Area Regional Manager and Dietitian, he oversees all Food Service Directors and Dietitians within that district. Tom has experience in management and operations for a variety of industries, including food service management, banking, and logistics. As a registered dietitian and certified personal fitness trainer, Tom is able to apply his health and wellness knowledge to daily food service operations for our clients. Tom earned his Dietetic degree at The University of Alabama.
Shortly after Brian began his culinary career, he came a chef. His love of food and the hospitality industry allowed him to become an owner and operator of his own restaurant for more than 15 years. With years’ of experience, Brian chose a different path which took him to the healthcare industry. After 21 years working as a chef, food service director and district manager in acute and long-term, Brian believes he can have a personal impact on both the customers he serves, as well as the managers who work under his tutelage.