Alameda County Community Food Bank honors our differences and is committed to creating a workplace that celebrates and reflects the diversity of our Community. We invite you to read our Equity and Diversity statement.

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

Regi Young (he/him/his)Executive Director
Regi Young joined Alameda County Community Food Bank as Executive Director in September 2021 and has been in food banking for over a decade.
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Darin Conley-BuchsiebChief People & Culture Officer
Darin Conley-Buchsieb joins ACCFB as the organization’s first Chief People and Culture Officer, overseeing human resources and Equity & Inclusion.
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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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Elizabeth (Liz) GomezChief Impact Officer
Liz joined the Food Bank in 1997 and has more than 25 years of experience working with low-income communities to improve their health and well-being.
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Erick LovdahlVice President of Operations
Erick has been a part of the Food Bank’s work for more than 25 years. He began as a volunteer in 1995 and was hired shortly after.
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Nath MahalingamChief Financial Officer
Nath Mahalingam has joined the Food Bank in 2023 as the Chief Financial Officer and oversees the Food Bank’s Finance & Accounting and IT Teams.
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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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Directors

Joclynn AliotoDirector of Procurement & Supply Chain
Result oriented Director in Operations and Global Logistics. Driven leader in operationalizing Equality and Inclusion while collaborating and developing a high-performance supply chain team.
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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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sheila BurksDirector of Equity, Access, and Belonging
sheila joined Alameda County Community Food Bank in 2010 after a professional career that included almost 20 years’ work in financial services and affordable housing …
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Kate CheyneDirector of Community Health & Evaluation
Kate joined the Food Bank in 2014, at a time when the organization was just beginning to form a vision for the development of a practice of research and evaluation.
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Aliza KazmiDirector of Policy & Partnerships
Aliza Kazmi is from the East Bay Area and is a second generation Pakistani. Her lifelong dedication to justice comes from being a survivor, a Muslim, a daughter of immigrants, a daughter of an educator, and a former educator herself.
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Keyona S. LazenbyDirector of Programs
For over 15 years, Keyona has served in non-profit leadership with organizations that offered programs to marginalized populations, including the formerly incarcerated, homeless, sexual assault survivors, and foster youth.
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Shannon Lee-RutherfordDirector of Annual Fund
Shannon joined Alameda County Community Food Bank in 2004 with fundraising experience from local grassroots political campaigns, public health, housing rights and volunteer programs.
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Arlan MurilloDirector of Client Services
Born and raised in Nicaragua, Arlan migrated to the US after a long journey at the age of 14. Having lived through challenging times during a tumultuous period of Nicaragua’s history, growing up in a time of war taught him the value of community.
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Mark PhaganIT Director
Mark joined Alameda County Community Food Bank in 2019 with over 25 years of technology management experience from both the corporate and non-profit sectors.
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Daniel RodriguezDirector of Warehouse and Transportation Logistic
Mindy TranDirector of Finance
Mindy joined the Alameda County Community Food Bank in 1997. She has perfected her accounting skills during the past two decades and has in-depth institutional knowledge.
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Susie WiseDirector of Strategy
Susie joined the Food Bank in 2023 as our first Director of Strategy. To our work she brings experience as an innovator and equity designer, having worked previously in education, tech, and the social sector.
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Vishal KapoorDirector of Leadership Gifts
Vishal joined ACCFB in 2024 as Director of Leadership Gifts. He brings nearly two decades of experience in philanthropic fundraising and collaboration, non-profit due-diligence and capacity building across sectors …

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Board of Directors

Officers

C.J. Bhalla, ChairKaiser Permanente Northern California
C.J. Bhalla is Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
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Eric Reynolds, Vice ChairThe Clorox Company
Eric Reynolds is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Clorox Company in Oakland …
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Shannon Datcher, SecretaryBlue Shield of California
Shannon Datcher is Associate General Counsel at Blue Shield of California in Oakland, where she leads the Corporate Law Team …
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Tiffany Taylor, TreasurerGenentech
As a Regulatory Chief of Staff at Genentech — a world-leading biotechnology company headquartered in South San Francisco, CA …
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Candi Thornton, Network ChairpersonArsola's Distribution Center and Community Services
Candi leads Arsola’s Distribution and Community Services in Oakland, which now serves 4,000 – 5,000 Oakland residents per month through the pandemic.
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Robert Andersen, Past ChairXperi Inc.
Robert Andersen is the Chief Financial Officer for Xperi Inc., a publicly-traded technology company based in Silicon Valley.
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Members

Jane AllenPricewaterhouseCoopers
Jane is a lifelong Bay Area resident in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
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Bernard BoudreauxBe Beneficent Consulting
Bernard has been a volunteer, advocate, evangelist, and supporter of ACCFB for over 20 years.
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Ruben E. CanedoUC Berkeley
Ruben is a recipient of UC Regents and Chancellor’s Full Scholarship and first-generation alumnus of UC Berkeley.
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Danielle ColemanVMware, Inc.
Danielle oversees global litigation at VMware, Inc., a leading software company headquartered in Silicon Valley.
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Melvin Cowan
Melvin Cowan develops strategic partnerships with local government, community-based organizations, and community members to foster safer communities for youth and their families. Read More…

Chris GaitherExecutive Coach
Chris Gaither is an executive coach who helps individuals and organizations lead at their best.
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Kevin LovellAlbertsons Companies
Kevin Lovell is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Albertsons Companies Northern California division…
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Steve LowenthalFarella Braun + Martel LLP

Stephanie Rivera
Stephanie Rivera joined the Lazarex Cancer Foundation as the CEO to continue her commitment to increasing access to health care and clinical trials.
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Robin NebelDrake’s Brewing Company (Retired)
Robin currently works part time as Chief Financial Officer for Drake’s Brewing Company in San Leandro.
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Shalini Sharp
Shalini is currently a board member and advisor to multiple publicly traded life sciences companies and nonprofit organizations.
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Dana Sheanin
Dana Sheanin’s commitment to food justice began as a pre-teen serving holiday meals with her family at the Bell Shelter in Los Angeles.
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