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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

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

James Frame
Vice Chair
Community Representative

Jason Brooks

Treasurer
KPMG

Patrick Taber

Secretary
Taber Company

Kurt Schwabe
University of California, Riverside


Danielle Oehlman

Stater Bros. Charities 


Windsor Richmond

Anthem Blue Cross


Dr. Tad Hove
Assistant Dean Graduate Programs
California Baptist University 

Jeff Girod
University of California, Riverside


Sherri Anderson
Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Chris Brown 

Albertsons Companies

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 Sharina Polonio, Human Resources Generalist at spolonio@FeedingAmericaIE.org.

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