OUR TEAM

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

STEPHANIE OTERO

CEO

John is originally from Michigan.  However, for several years now, he's been enjoying the warmer weather that Southern California has to offer!  John is our "go-to-person" for anything operations, and when he's not busy at the food bank you can find him riding his motorcycle, off-roading in the sand dunes, or spending time with his wife Julie and dog, Coco.

JOHN CROOKS

VP of Operations

Originally FARSB's CFO, Stephanie Otero is FARSB's fearless CEO. Don't let her 5 ft. frame fool you, she's an author, inactive CPA with over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, and certified business coach. Her diverse background is truly an asset to the FARSB team! With her contagious positive attitude and ability to inspire others, we are in great hands!

 

When she's not working towards our mission to end hunger, you can find Stephanie with her husband, two kids, and goldendoodle, Yogi. 

VANESA MERCADO

Director of Programs

One of the many things Vanesa loves about working at "FARSB", is having an impact on the community!  Back in the day, Vanesa was a competitive diver and competed in college. Though her diving days are over, her two kids keeps her busy!  When Vanesa is not at the food bank you can find her singing in church and spending time with her family.

CAROLYN SOLAR

Philanthropy Director

Carolyn joins the food bank family with experience running her own food blog, where she tastes, photographs, and reviews food from all over Southern California, which she thinks is a great place to live. As a member of the community, Carolyn loves knowing that her work at the food bank makes a direct impact for a neighbor in need. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Aaron W. Hodgdon

Hodgdon Group

Board Chair

Dave Byers

Esri

Vice Chair

Steve Ogilvie

SingerLewak

Treasurer

Jennifer Olson

Starbucks Coffee

Secretary

Clara Vanderpool, Community Representative

Dallas Holmes, Riverside Superior Court (Retired)

Victor Behnke, Wells Fargo 

Gale Schulte, Schulte Contract Glazing

Gregory Wilkinson, Community Representative

Sean C. Van Ryder, Commerce Construction Co., L.P.

Dr. Elaine Ahumada, California Baptist University

Dr. Anil Garde, Community Representative​

Jill McCormick, Kaiser Permanente

Patrick Taber, Taber Company

Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire. 

 

Every $1 donated to Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino helps to provide up to 8 meals. Donate today.

CONTACT US

Phone: (951) 359-4757

2950 Jefferson Street

Riverside, CA  92504

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