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.

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  • 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,

  • Dr. Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS
    Chair, Program Committee of the CFPA Board of Directors
    San Francisco General Hospital
    Center for Vulnerable Populations

  • Angelica Baltazar, MSW 
    Executive Director,
    Lewis-San Antonio Healthy Communities Institute

  • 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

  • Dennis Kao, MSW, PhD
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Work
    California State University, Fullerton

  • Lisa Tadlock, MPA, MA.Ed 
    Public Health Institute Center Wellness and Nutrition

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

  • Jess Yuen, JD
    Policy Advisor
    San Diego

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