For over 30 years, ACCFB has been an integral part of the Bay Area’s social safety net. Meet our dedicated leadership team and board of directors, who strive to end hunger in our community.

Executive Leadership

Suzan BatesonExecutive Director
Suzan W. Bateson has been the Executive Director of Alameda County Community Food Bank since 2001.
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Barbara Darrow-BlakeChief Development Officer
As Chief Development Officer, Barbara leads fundraising, marketing and community engagement initiatives.
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Allison PrattChief of Partnerships and Strategy
Allison implements the Food Bank’s public policy agenda, which includes working closely with elected officials and their staff to improve programs that address the root causes of hunger and poverty.
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Amy Prescott DonovanChief Financial Officer
With 20 years as a finance professional in nonprofit organizations, Amy oversees finance, human resources and information technology planning.
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Directors

Michael AltfestDirector of Community Engagement and Marketing
Michael joined Alameda County Community Food Bank in 2011, managing the Food Bank’s communications efforts for nearly 7 years.
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Marcy BilletterDirector of Human Resources
Marcy has over 14 years of management, accounting and human resources experience in both private sector and nonprofit organizations.
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Leigh IllionDirector of Leadership Gifts
Stephen KnightDirector of Policy & Partnerships
Stephen brings two decades of experience as an advocate for social and economic justice, both in law and policy advocacy.
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Sam LaVanawayDirector of Information Technologies
Sam came to the Food Bank in 2015 bringing deep IT experience in the private, consulting, government and non-profit sectors.
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Erick LovdahlDirector of Operations
Erick and his team are responsible for acquiring, storing and distributing the 34 million pounds of food that will go out to more than 200 partner agencies and direct distribution sites this year.
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Artrese MorrisonDirector of Programs
Artrese has more than twenty years of expertise managing government and nonprofit programs in leadership roles.
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Board of Directors

Officers

Dawn Willoughby, ChairThe Clorox Company
Dawn Willoughby is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Clorox Company.
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Beth Strachan, Vice ChairMetropolitan Group
Beth Strachan is a strategist and communicator focused on helping organizations tell their stories and scale their impact.
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Chuck Reinhard, SecretaryErnst & Young LLP
Chuck Reinhard is a partner in Ernst & Young’s Advisory Services practice.
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Sydney Firestone, TreasurerDeloitte FAS LLP, (Retired)
Sydney served as Director with the San Francisco Forensic & Dispute Services practice of Deloitte FAS LLP.
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Sara Webber, Network ChairpersonBerkeley Food Network
Sara Webber has worked in non-profit development for the past 10 years, raising funds and awareness for local independent K-8 schools and organizations that support foster children, youth, and families.
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Members

Ted Monk (Past Chair)Sodexo School Services
Ted is Vice President of sustainability and corporate social responsibility with Sodexo, a management services company.
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Robert AndersenXperi Corporation
Robert Andersen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Xperi Corporation.
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C.J. Bhalla Kaiser Permanente Northern California
C.J. Bhalla is Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
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Jennifer CabalquintoGolden State Warriors
Jennifer Cabalquinto is the Chief Financial Officer for the Golden State Warriors.
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Danielle Coleman
Sayed DarwishAttorney
Sayed Darwish is an attorney with over 20 years of legal and business experience with leading Bay Area technology companies.
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Doug ElefantCity National Bank
Doug Elefant is a Senior Vice President at City National Bank.
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Jon Fieldmane.l.f. Cosmetics
Jon Fieldman is the Senior Vice President of Operations for e.l.f. Cosmetics.
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Chris GaitherStrategic Communications
Chris Gaither is a Director at Apple, leading strategy and engagement for its Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives team.
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Krista LucchesiMercy Brown Bag Program
Krista Lucchesi is the Director of Mercy Brown Bag Program.
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Jan MarkwartHorizon Services, Inc.
Jan Markwart is the Operations Director for Horizon Services, Inc.
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Teena MassingillSafeway, Inc.
Teena Massingill is Safeway’s corporate spokesperson to local and national media.
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