Staff

North County Warehouse

490 W. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone: (805) 967-5741
Fax: (805) 937-8750

South County Warehouse

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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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Erik Talkin, Chief Executive Officer (805) 967-5741 x 100

For the past ten years, Erik’s goal has been to help the Foodbank become an organization that moves people from hunger to nutritional self-sufficiency and health – both for themselves and their communities. Prior to the Foodbank, Erik spent six years as the Executive Director of the Community Kitchen of Santa Barbara. Erik has a background as a writer and filmmaker and served as a principal in two production companies. His short film, “The Gallery,” starring Helena Bonham Carter was selected for the London Film Festival. He has won an International Television Association Award for writing and directing a Best Educational Drama and his theatrical work has been produced on the London Fringe. He serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Food Banks and the National Advisory Council of Feeding America.

Paul Wilkins, Director of Operations – ext 405
Dan Thomas, Chief Development Officer – ext 101
Carrie Wanek, Chief Financial Officer – ext 113
Lisa Skvarla, Director of Community Engagement – mobile: (805) 403-2471
Lacey Baldiviez, Director of Community Education – mobile: (805) 280-2064
Julia Lara, Director of Programs – mobile: (805) 403-5679

OPERATIONS
(805) 967-5741

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, Director of Operations – ext 405
Jesus Lopez, Warehouse Manager- SC ext 203
Jamie Diggs, Partner Services Manager – ext 303
Liz Woollard, Partner Services Coordinator – ext 211
Temo Garcia, Warehouse Supervisor – ext 312; mobile: (805) 319-9572
Joseph Meza, Warehouse Supervisor – ext 205
Glen de St. Jean, Reclamation Supervisor – mobile: (805) 868-4856
Monica Buenrostro, Office Manager – ext 305

Jesse Aguilar, Warehouse Assistant – Santa Barbara
Frank Basulto, Receiving and Inventory Coordinator – Santa Maria
Kaitlyn Haberlin, Warehouse and Backyard Bounty Assistant – Santa Barbara – ext 213
Daniel Madrigal, Warehouse Assistant – Santa Maria
Kelli Padilla, Administrative Assistant, Santa Maria – ext 301
Armando Perez, Warehouse Assistant – Santa Maria
Josh Place, Warehouse Assistant – Santa Maria
Louie Reyes, Warehouse Assistant – Santa Maria
Haley Rojas, Warehouse Assistant, Grocery Rescue – Santa Barbara
Samuel Sanchez, Warehouse Assistant – Santa Maria
Albert Tejada, Warehouse Assistant, Floor Lead – Santa Barbara
Cynthia Youngern, Warehouse Assistant – Santa Maria
Martin Valdiviezo, Transportation Lead – Santa Maria
Sergio Valencia, Warehouse Assistant – Santa Barbara
Erasmo Zapien-Ybarra, Warehouse Assistant – Santa Barbara

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & BACKYARD BOUNTY (VOLUNTEER SERVICES)

Contact this team to coordinate food drives, learn more about volunteering with the Foodbank, and arrange to have your excess fresh produce gleaned and donated.
Lisa Skvarla, Director of Community Engagement – (805) 403-2471
Kate Newbury, Community Engagement and Backyard Bounty Coordinator, South County – (805) 729-8309
Kaitlyn Haberlin, Warehouse and Backyard Bounty Assistant, South County – ext 213
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FOOD SOURCING
(805) 967-5741

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, Director of Operations – ext 405

FINANCE & HUMAN RESOURCES
(805) 967-5741

Carrie Wanek, Chief Financial Officer – ext 113
Sara Rudeen, Accounting/Human Resources Manager – ext 114
Wesley Ng, Finance Coordinator – ext 108

IMPACT DEPARTMENT (Community Programs)

Lacey Baldiviez, Director of Community Education – (805) 280-2064
Julia Lara, Director of Programs – (805) 403-5679
Daisy Basulto, CalFresh Outreach Coordinator- (805) 699-1198

Jareli Jimenez, Community Programs Coordinator, South County – (805) 698-1363
Jacqueline Valencia, Community Programs Manager- (805) 699-8243

DEVELOPMENT (Fundraising & Events)
(805) 967-5741

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 – ext 101
Matthew Neal, Director of Strategic Gifts – ext 116
Sunita Jethmalani, Director of Grants – ext 120
Laurel Alcantar, Development Manager – ext. 304, or (805) 403-5354
Nathalie Keller, Corporate Giving Manager, (805) 967-5741, ext 119
Judith Smith-Meyer, Marketing Communications Manager, (805) 967-5741, ext 104
Anna Boren, Development Assistant, (805) 967-5741 ext 306 (Contact for giving statements)
Hailey Phelan, Marketing Assistant – ext 125

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