Board of Directors


Ted Monk, Chair, Sodexo School Services

Ted is Vice President of Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility with Sodexo, a management services company. In his role, Ted is responsible for leading their nutrition and facilities management solutions to over 200 school districts in the western United States for the last seven years. He is passionate about the issue of domestic hunger, particularly as it affects children. Sodexo’s managers and employees donate their time and money to STOP Hunger, the corporate charity through The Sodexo Foundation. Across the U.S., Ted and other senior managers at Sodexo sit on the boards of food banks in order to provide access to resources, leadership and networking. Term Expires: 12/31/19
Dawn Willoughby, Vice Chair, The Clorox Company
Dawn Willoughby was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Clorox Company, responsible for corporate strategy and overseeing the International Division as well as the Burt’s Bees® and Renew Life® businesses, effective April 2017. In addition, she is responsible for the company’s five core global functions: Marketing, Sales, Product Supply, Research & Development and Information Technology.

Prior to joining Clorox, Willoughby spent nine years with Procter & Gamble, where she held several positions in sales management in the Minneapolis, Denver and Los Angeles markets. In her last assignment with P&G, she worked on the Global Business Unit for the Food & Beverage business.

In May 2013, Willoughby was named one of the most influential women in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.

Willoughby is also on the board of directors of the American Cleaning Institute, as well as serving on the board of directors for the East Bay SPCA for six years, with two years as the chair of the board.

A native of Michigan, Willoughby holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in business administration from University of California – Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. Term Expires: 12/31/17

Beth Strachan, Secretary, Metropolitan Group
Board-BethStrachanBeth is a strategist and communicator focused on helping organizations tell their stories and scale their impact while building long-term relationships with their supporters. She brings nearly 25 years of public and private sector experience that encompasses marketing, strategic communication, resource development and diversification, and organizational planning for the arts, civic engagement, economic and social justice, and public and environmental health. Her work has helped generate over $60 million in private philanthropy for progressive organizations and causes. For the past seven years she has served as vice president with the Metropolitan Group, an agency that builds the power of voice and capacity of the people, organizations, and communities that drive social change. Prior to joining Metropolitan Group, Beth served in leadership positions with, the Breast Cancer Fund, Earth Island Institute’s Bluewater Network project, and Working Assets (now Credo). Term Expires: 12/31/17
Sydney Firestone, Treasurer, Deloitte FAS LLP, (Retired)

Sydney served as Director with the San Francisco Forensic & Dispute Services practice of Deloitte FAS LLP. She was with the firm for over 26 years. She is a leader of Deloitte FAS’ Women’s Initiative (“WIN”) activities for Northern California. Sydney frequently speaks to law firms on the subjects of developing a women’s initiative in a client service environment and establishing business incentives for change. Term Expires: 12/31/18

Agency Network Chair:

Sara Webber, Network Chairperson, Berkeley Food Pantry

Sara Webber has served as director of the Berkeley Food Pantry since August 2014. Sara has worked in non-profit development for the past ten years, raising funds and awareness for local independent K-8 schools and organizations that support foster children, youth, and families. In addition, she has worked directly with foster youth in Alameda County. Sara has an MA in History from the University of California, Berkeley and has completed extensive graduate-level coursework in Public Policy and Social Welfare at that school.Term Expires: 12/31/17


Tarang Amin,Past Chair, e.l.f. Cosmetics
Board-AminTarang Amin is the CEO of e.l.f. Cosmetics. Tarang has more than 20 years of consumer products experience. Most recently he served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and director of Schiff Nutrition International. Before that, he was the Vice President, General Manager of The Clorox Company. In his roles at Clorox, Tarang led initiatives which helped double the sales of the Clorox franchise. Prior to joining Clorox, Tarang worked for 12 years at Procter & Gamble, where he held marketing positions in Beauty Care and Family Care. Born in Kenya of Indian ethnicity, Tarang grew up in the Washington, D.C., area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international policy and an M.B.A. from Duke University. Term Expires: 12/31/17
Robert Andersen, Xperi Corporation
Robert Andersen is the Chief Financial Officer for Xperi Corporation, a publicly-traded technology company based in Silicon Valley. Robert has over twenty-five years of finance and operations experience at a variety of Bay Area technology companies, including Hewlett Packard and Wind River Systems. He earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and a master’s degree from the Anderson School at UCLA. Robert and his wife are raising their family in the East Bay and deeply appreciate the beauty and cultural diversity of the area. He is a long-time food bank supporter and was originally introduced to the critical work being done at the ACCFB through volunteering with his teenage children. Robert is proud to be able to support the mission of the ACCFB as an active board member. Term Expires: 12/31/19
Jennifer Cabalquinto, Golden State Warriors
Jennifer Cabalquinto is the Chief Financial Officer of the Golden State Warriors. In this role, she oversees all day-to-day and long-term financial planning and accounting for the organization. She is also responsible for the planning and leadership of IT, facilities and business analytics departments. Jennifer Cabalquinto has over 20 years finance leadership experience in a variety of start-up, turnaround, stable and high growth business environments. Most recently, Jennifer served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Universal Studios Hollywood. In this role, she was responsible for supporting NBC Universal’s theme park and Citywalk operations in Los Angeles, California. Jennifer earned a Bachelors degree in Accounting from SUNY, Binghamton’s School of Management. She and her husband reside in Oakland with their young son, and she has a great passion for our community. Term Expires: 12/31/18
Sayed Darwish, Attorney
Sayed Darwish is an attorney with over 20 years of legal and business experience with leading Bay Area technology companies. Most recently, Sayed was the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Polycom, Inc., where he helped guide the company through its sale to private equity firm Siris Capital Group.

Prior to joining Polycom, Sayed served as Vice President and General Counsel at EMC Corporation's Software Group, Documentum and Forté Software. Sayed also worked as corporate counsel at Oracle Corporation and as an associate in the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.

Sayed has a BS in Mathematics and BA in Economics from the University of Illinois, and a JD from the University of San Francisco. Term Expires: 12/31/19

Joel Dickson, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Joel has worked for Pacific Gas and Electric for 18 years, and currently is a Director of Regulatory Compliance and has system wide responsibility for pipeline corrosion remediation / asset protection, aerial / ground pipeline patrol, corrective / preventative maintenance and locate and mark / standby for all pipeline assets. He currently manages 386 union represented and management employees in department. Joel holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He is married to his college sweetheart, The Honorable Judge Ursula Jones Dickson of Alameda County, and they have two children Samari and Dakota. Current affiliations include National Society of Black Engineers, MESA, National Black MBA Association and Sons of California Football Alumni, and other volunteer activities including coaching youth sports. Term Expires: 12/31/17
Doug Elefant, City National Bank

Doug is a Senior Vice President at City National Bank who has more than 25 years of experience in portfolio administration, financial management and commercial lending. A native of Oakland, Doug is a recent past board member of Neighborhood Housing Services of America as well as a former vice president and board member of Temple Sinai in Oakland – a long-time Food Bank supporter. Doug graduated from UC-Berkeley in 1981 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Term Expires: 12/31/18
Jon Fieldman, e.l.f. Cosmetics
Board-JonFJon is currently the Senior Vice President of Operations for e.l.f. Cosmetics and has worked for several Bay Area companies including Angie’s Popcorn/Boom Chicka Pop, Shaklee and Clorox.

Jon grew up in the food industry (General Mills) and has consistently found himself working in that sector throughout his career. It has always resonated with him that in a country graced with natural resources and food production infrastructure that there is no reason for anyone to ever go hungry. He wants to transform that common sense fact to reality and hopes he can do so through being a part of the Board. Jon is excited to continue to support and execute the path of the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Term Expires: 12/31/17

Chris Gaither, Apple

Chris Gaither is a Director at Apple, leading strategy and engagement for its Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives team. He has two decades of communications, public affairs, editing and writing experience at major high-tech and newspaper companies including Google, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University. He lives in Oakland with his wife and son. Term Expires: 12/31/20
Krista Lucchesi, Mercy Brown Bag Program

Krista fights hunger by distributing groceries to seniors throughout Alameda County as the Director of Mercy Brown Bag Program. She brings over 20 years of service to vulnerable populations including work at Juma Ventures and St. Anthony Foundation, and holds a Master of Non-Profit Administration degree from the University of San Francisco. Term Expires: 12/31/17
Jan Markwart, Horizon Services, Inc.
Jan Markwart, returning to the ACCFB Board of Directors as an agency representative after one term from 2010 - 2013, has more than 30 years of non-profit experience, working with southern Alameda County communities to develop strategies to work with government agencies to create healthier neighborhoods and empower community members. For the last 25 years, she has been the Operations Director for Horizon Services, Inc. (HSI), which serves individuals, families and communities that are affected by alcohol and other drug problems and mental health related problems through six programs in three Bay Area counties. Jan is familiar with in non-profit law and human resource law. Term Expires: 12/31/18
Teena Massingill, Safeway, Inc.
As the Director of Corporate Public Affairs for a Fortune 50 company and one of the largest grocers in the United States for the past nine years, Teena serves as Safeway’s corporate spokesperson to local and national media, coordinates national media interviews with company executives and manages communications surrounding company initiatives, product issues, recalls, safety concerns and labor issues. Prior to joining Safeway – which has a long history of partnering with the Food Bank – Teena was a journalist for 10 years, covering retail news and small business for the Contra Costa Times. Teena is active in Safeway’s African American Leadership Network, where she chairs the Professional Outreach Committee. She is also a past fellow of Leadership California and member of the National Association of Professional Women. Term Expires: 12/31/18
Kenneth Porter, Greater New Beginnings

Ken is the Executive Director of Greater New Beginnings Youth Services, a non-profit residential treatment facility for at-risk males between the ages of 12 and 17. The Food Bank has been providing the organization with nutritious food since 2004. Term Expires: 12/31/17
Chuck Reinhard, Ernst and Young LLP

A resident of Oakland, Chuck is a partner in Ernst & Young's Advisory Services practice. He has more than 15 years of experience leading high profile initiatives and projects, and has an in-depth knowledge of areas related to financial, operational and strategic risk management. Chuck earned a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati. Term Expires: 12/31/17