Current Board Members

 

Marcus Benedetti, President and CEO, Clover Stornetta Farms, Petaluma, CA

Ashley Boren*, Executive Director, Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco, CA

John Diener, President, Red Rock Ranch, Five Points, CA

Michael Dimock, Executive Director, Roots of Change, San Francisco, CA

Greg Drescher, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Industry Leadership, Culinary Institute of America, St Helena, CA

Cornelius Gallagher, Senior Vice President, Food, Agriculture and Wine Executive, Bank of America, Roseville, CA

Martha Guzman Aceves, Deputy Legislative Affairs Secretary, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Sacramento, CA

Carl Johnson, Executive Vice President, Brands, Del Monte Foods, San Francisco, CA

Jonathan Kaplan, Senior Policy Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), San Francisco, CA

AG Kawamura*, Founding Member, Orange County Produce, Irvine, CA and former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA

Craig McNamara, President, California State Board of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA; President, Sierra Orchards; Co-Founder, Center for Land Based Learning, Winters, CA

Haider Nazar, Chief Executive Officer, Verliant Energy Partners, Walnut Creek, CA

Amparo Perez-Lemus, AP Lemus &Associates Marketing and Public Relations, Davis, CA

Judith Redmond, Owner and Partner, Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA

Richard Rominger*, Rominger Farms, Winters, CA

Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA

Howard-Yana Shapiro*, Director, Plant Science & External Research, Mars Inc, and Co-founder, Seeds of Change, McLean, VA and Davis, CA

Rachel Surls, Sustainable Food Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Turini, Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor, UCCE Fresno County, Fresno, CA

Nita Vail, Chief Executive Officer, California Rangeland Trust, Sacramento, CA

Paul Wenger, President, California Farm Bureau Federation, and farmer, Modesto, CA

* indicates members of the Executive Committee

Ex Officio members

Barbara Allen-Diaz, Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, CA

Mary Delany, Interim Dean, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis

Katharina Ullmann, graduate student representative, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology

David Wehner, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Kase Wheatley, student representative, UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major

Emeriti

Daniel Dooley, Senior Vice President External Relations, UC Office of the President; and Special Advisor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, CA

Mable Everette, CEO and Founder, Community Nutrition Education Services, and 2007 Roots of Change Leadership Fellow, Inglewood, CA

Janaki Jagannath, student representative, UC Davis Students for Sustainable Agriculture

Maggie Lickter, student representative, UC Davis Students for Sustainable Agriculture

Jennifer Ryder Fox, Dean, College of Agriculture, California State University, Chico

Michael Pollan, Contributing writer to the New York Times, author, and Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Neal Van Alfen, Dean Emeritus and Professor, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis

Margaret Worthington, student representative

Meredith Niles, student representative, UC Davis Ecology Graduate Group