Meet the team

 

CLARE FOX, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  BREANNA HAWKINS,  POLICY DIRECTOR

BREANNA HAWKINS, POLICY DIRECTOR

  CEDAR LANDSMAN,  DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

CEDAR LANDSMAN, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

 
 
  ALBA VELASQUEZ,  HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET NETWORK PROGRAM DIRECTOR

ALBA VELASQUEZ, HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET NETWORK PROGRAM DIRECTOR

  IESHA SILER,  SENIOR POLICY ASSOCIATE

IESHA SILER, SENIOR POLICY ASSOCIATE

  ROSANA FRANCO,  POLICY ASSOCIATE

ROSANA FRANCO, POLICY ASSOCIATE

 
 
  CAMILLE DE LA VEGA , COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE

CAMILLE DE LA VEGA, COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE

  AMBER OROZCO,  HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET NETWORK PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

AMBER OROZCO, HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET NETWORK PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

  JAIRI SANCHEZ,  HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET NETWORK PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

JAIRI SANCHEZ, HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET NETWORK PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

  JAZMINE ZOZAYA-JOUVET,  OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

JAZMINE ZOZAYA-JOUVET, OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

 

Leadership council

Comprised of 34 leaders reflecting every sector of the food system, the Leadership Council provides strategic oversight, guidance and support to the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. The Executive Committee acts as a Board of Directors, providing governance and fiduciary guidance to the organization.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chair

Rudy Espinoza, Executive Director, Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN)

Vice Chair and Secretary

Jill Overdorf, Director of Business Development, Naturipe Farms

Treasurer

Michael Flood, CEO, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Founding Chair

Paula Daniels, Founder and Chair Emeritus, Los Angeles Food Policy Council, California Water Commissioner

Joann Lo. Co-Director, Food Chain Workers Alliance

Bryce Fluellen, Senior Community Impact Director & Chef, American Heart & Stroke Associations LA

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Andrea Misako Azuma

Jeff Biddle, Regional Vice President, Whole Foods

Emelio Castañeda, President, Field Fresh Foods

Gwendolyn Flynn, Author and Former Policy Director, Community Health Councils

Ray Garcia, Chef, Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria

Robert Gottlieb, Executive Director Emeritus, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College

John Grant, Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Local 770

Amy Hammes, Recycling Specialist, Burbank Recycle Center

Hop Hopkins, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Sierra Club, Co-Founder, Panther Ridge Farms

Evan Kleiman, Chef and Radio Host, KCRW Good Food

Bob Knight, Farmer, Old Grove Orange, Inc.

Amy Knoll Fraser, Owner | Operator, Redbird and Vibiana

Mary M. Lee, Deputy Director, PolicyLink

Martha Matsuoka , Executive Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute

Phil McGrath, Farmer, McGrath Family Farms

Rick Nahmias, Founder/Executive Director, Food Forward

Sam Polk, Founder, Everytable

Jocelyn Ramirez, Founder, Todo Verde

Leah Ross. Retail Marketing Coordinator, Brookfield Properties

D'Artagnan Scorza, Founder/Executive Director, Social Justice Learning Institute

Wendy Slusser, Associate Vice Provost of the Healthy Campus Initiative, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Rachel Surls, Sustainable Food Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County

Frank Tamborello, Executive DirectorHunger Action Los Angeles

Daniel Tellalian, Managing Partner, Avivar Capital

Robert Tse, Community Planning and Development Specialist, California Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Terri Williams, Director of Environmental Health,  County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health.

Jin Ju Wilder, Director of Marketing, LA-SF Speciality

Goetz Wolff, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs