OUR TEAM

"COMING TOGETHER IS THE BEGINNING. KEEPING TOGETHER IS PROGRESS. WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS."

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CAROLYN SOLAR, MBA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Carolyn, a Riverside resident, has served on the FARSB team since 2017 and is only the second female CEO to hold this title in the food bank's 42-year history. Her primary focus will include assessing operational, programmatic, and financial performance.in addition to developing strategic and impactful regional partnerships.

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JOHN CROOKS
Vice President of Operations
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JOANNA SOLORIO, MBA
Human Resources Director
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VANESA MERCADO
Partner Relations Director

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JACKIE ARIAS
Programs Director

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ANGELA JUGON
Development Director
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jill McCormick
Board Chair
Kaiser Permanente 

Victor Behnke
Wells Fargo 

Kurt Schwabe

University of California, Riverside

Danielle Oehlman
Stater Bros. Charities 

Loren Sanchez

Ten Strands 

Chris Brown 
Albertsons Companies 

Jason Brooks
Treasurer
KPMG

James Frame

Community Representative 

Jeff
Girod
University of California, Riverside

Patrick Taber
Secretary
Taber Company

Windsor Richmond
Anthem Blue Cross

Sherri Anderson
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The Board of Directors is responsible for the oversight of finances, management, and performance of FARSB and commits to serving in a voluntary, non-executive capacity. Individuals interested in joining the Board of Directors should send a resume and a short cover letter outlining their interest to Joanna Solorio, Human Resources Director, at jsolorio@feedingamericaie.org.