We are a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food.

Our Board

CFPA is grateful for the guidance of our talented, committed and diverse board
of directors. Many of the directors have been loyal members of the board since
our earliest days, while others have more recently introduced fresh skills and new perspectives to our organization.


Valerie Ruelas, MSW
Chair, CFPA Board of Directors
Director of Policy for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Obesity Center, and
Director of the Community Diabetes Initiative of the University of Southern California

Michael Flood, MBA
Vice-Chair, CFPA Board of Directors
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Allen Ng, MBA
Treasurer, CFPA Board of Directors; Chair, Finance Committee
Western Regional Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service
U.S Department of Agriculture (Retired)

Jasmine Marrow, MPP
Secretary, CFPA Board of Directors
Director of Nonprofit Strategy, GuideStar

Dr. Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS
Chair, Program Committee of the CFPA Board of Directors

San Francisco General Hospital
Center for Vulnerable Populations

Marvin Espinoza, M.Ed.
Chief Operating Officer, The Jeffrey Foundation

Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, California State University, Northridge

Genoveva Islas, MPH
Director, Central CA Regional Obesity Prevention Program

Elvira Ramirez, MSW
Executive Director
Catholic Charities of Stockton

Miguel Villarreal, MBA
Director of Food and Nutritional Services; District Wellness Coordinator
Novato Unified School District

Jess Yuen, JD
National Advance Staff
Bernie Sanders 2016







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