490 W. Foster Rd.
      Santa Maria, CA 93455
      Phone: (805) 937-3422
      Fax: (805) 937-8750
      4554 Hollister Ave.
      Santa Barbara, CA 93110
      Phone: (805) 967-5741
      Fax: (805) 683-4951
    • Education & Administration Center
      1525 State St., Ste 100
      Santa Barbara, CA 93101
      Phone: (805) 967-5741
      Fax: (805) 683-4951
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Please contact staff for questions or additional information using their respective North County (NC) (805) 937-3422 or South County (SC) (805) 967-5741 phone numbers or click on their name for an email connection:


Erik Talkin, Chief Executive Officer (805) 967-5741 x 100
Paul Wilkins, Chief Operations Officer – SC ext 105
Dan Thomas, Chief Development Officer – SC ext 101
Carrie Wanek, Chief Financial Officer – SC ext 113
Lee Sherman, Director of Community Impact  – SC ext 121
Rachael Quisel, Director of Community Engagement – (805) 403-2471


Our Operations team at the Foodbank is responsible for the safe and efficient distribution of nutritious food through our network of non-profits and community programs. With a fleet of over 10 vehicles and over 30,000 feet of warehouse space, we’re capable of fielding and distributing more food than any non-profit in the county.
Paul Wilkins, Chief Operating Officer – SC ext 105
Steve Hoxie, Warehouse Manager NC – (805) 451-7085
Jesus Lopez, Warehouse Manager- SC ext 103
Jamie Diggs, Partner Services Manager – NC ext 103
Liz Woollard, Partner Services Coordinator – SC ext 111
Temo Garcia, Warehouse Supervisor – NC
Josh Place, Warehouse Supervisor – SC ext 106
Robert Baez, Warehouse Assistant – NC
Frank Basulto, Warehouse Assistant – NC
Haley Horton, Warehouse Assistant, Grocery Rescue – SC
John Huerta, Warehouse Assistant/Driver – SC
Armando Perez, Warehouse Assistant – NC
Paul Ramirez, Warehouse Assistant – SC
Louie Reyes, Warehouse Assistant – NC
Jose Rivera, Warehouse Assistant – NC
Samuel Sanchez, Warehouse Assistant – NC
Albert Tejada, Warehouse Assistant, Floor Lead – SC
Cynthia Youngern, Warehouse Assistant – NC
Glen De St. Jean, Reclamation Supervisor – NC
Martin Valdiviezo, Transportation Lead – NC
Monica Buenrostro, Administrative Assistant – NC ext 105


Lori Bailey, Volunteer Services Coordinator – (805) 937-3422 x 110
McCall Marshall Backyard Bounty Coordinator – (805) 967-5741 x 109


Whether it’s a national food retailer or a neighbor with a fruit tree, our Food Sourcing team actively procures millions of pounds of healthy food every year. In addition to receiving daily donations from community members, local retailers, and farmers, we also purchase millions of pounds of food to supplement our donated inventory, often for only a few cents on the dollar.
Paul Wilkins, Chief Operating Officer – SC ext 105
McCall Marshall Backyard Bounty Coordinator – (805) 967– 741 x 109


Carrie Wanek, Chief Financial Officer – SC ext 113
Sara Rudeen, Accounting/Human Resource Specialist – SC ext 114

IMPACT DEPARTMENT (Community Programs)

Lee Sherman, Director of Community Impact  – (805) 967-5741 x 121 or (805) 403-5679
Anne Barkett, Community Programs Coordinator – (805) 403-5679
Evan Baumman, CALFresh Coordinator – (805) 699-1198

Paulina Llamas Aranda, Community Programs Coordinator – (805) 284-5407
Janessa Van Vechten, Community Programs Coordinator –  SC ext 109

DEVELOPMENT (Fundraising & Events)

For more information about making a donation, attending a fundraising event, sponsoring a program or grant related inquiries, please reach out to someone in this department.
Dan Thomas, Chief Development Officer, SC ext 101
Matthew Neal, Director of Strategic Gifts, SC ext 116
Sunita Jethmalani, Director of Grants, SC ext 120
Caroline Harrah, Development Manager, SC ext 119
Laurel Alcantar, Donor Services Specialist, NC ext 104 (Contact for giving statements)
Darlene Chavez, Development Coordinator, NC ext 106
Leslie Velez, Development Coordinator, SC ext 110
Judith Smith-Meyer, Marketing Communications Manager, SC x 104