Dining Team

Our Dining Hall Managers:

Maureen O’Donnell-Young

Maureen has been at Yale since 2007, having worked in Commons and Berkeley dining halls. She joined Branford in 2015. Maureen holds an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of New Haven. Maureen, who lives in Hamden with her husband, enjoys vegetable gardening, paper crafting and making cards, quilting and cooking. 

Ellen Habelow

Ellen has been at Yale for over 25 years, having worked in Graduate School dining, Yale Catering, and at Ezra Stiles/Morse dining hall before coming to Branford in 2015. Ellen lives in Branford with her husband and her college-aged children. She enjoys crossword puzzles, word games, and cooking at home.

Brian Frantz

Brian has been at Yale since 1982, having worked just about everywhere in Yale Dining. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from Michigan State. When he is not at the Branford dining hall, Brian enjoys sports, reading, and history. He lives in Woodbridge with his wife and son.