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CAFB's 2011 Conference offered workshops in five different tracks. Find the workshop materials presented for each track below: 

Advocacy
Development
Health
Operations
Volunteer and Agency Relations

 

Advocacy
 

 

Advanced Advocacy
Presenters: Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs, FRAC; Jessica Jones, Policy & Outreach Manager, Los Angeles Regional Foodbank; Kathleen Harmon, Executive Director, Interfaith Council of Amador; Cindy McCown, Senior Director of Programs and Services, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties; and Nancy Berlin, Director of California Partnership.

 

Multiply Your Policy Influence: Engage Agencies and Clients in Advocacy
Presenters: Keisha Nzewi, Advocacy Manager, Alameda County Community Food Bank; Ecaterina Burton, Advocacy and Education Associate, Alameda County Community Food Bank; Jay Macedo, Programs Manager, Redwood Empire Food Bank; Elisabeth Landa, Agency Capacity & Advocacy Manager, Feeding America San Diego; Roberto Alcantar, CalFresh Advocate, Feeding America San Diego; Nancy Berlin, Director of California Partnership; and Kim Kruckel, Organizer, Parent Voices Oakland.

 

Development
 

 

All You Need to Know About Strategic Planning…But Were Afraid to Ask
Presenter: Mike Allison, Principal, Michael Allison Consulting.

 

USDA Rural Development Projects
Presenter: Anita Lopez, Community Programs State Office Specialist, USDA Rural Development; Brooke Johnson, Chief Operations and Programs Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County; and Jeannie Hayward, Program Director, The Resource Connection.

 

Writing Effective Grant Proposals
Presenter: Elaine Himelfarb, Senior Program Officer, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

 

Health
 

 

Food is Medicine: Transforming Your Food Bank into a Preventative Health Care Organization
Presenter: Erik Talkin, CEO, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

  Nutrition Inventory for Small Food Banks
Presenters: Lee Kimball, Program Director, Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency; and Kyli Gallington, Nutritionist (Intern), Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency.

 

Operations
 

 

Best Practices in Warehouse and Inventory Management
Presenters: Barbara Gehlen, Director of Food Resources, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties; and John Curry , President, John Curry Consulting.

 

Disaster Preparedness: Planning for the Future and Lessons from the Past
Presenters: Anna Swardenski, Consultant, Swardenski Consulting; Margaret Melsh, Consultant, Swardenski Consulting; Larry Sly, Executive Director, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano; and Jeff Dronkers, Chief Programs & Policy Officer, Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

 

Fresh Produce Care and Best Practices
Presenters: Rodney Stark, Food Sourcing, South Valley, California Association of Food Banks; Steve Sharp, Food Sourcing, Imperial & Coachella Valleys, California Association of Food Banks; and Frank Bonner, Food Resource Developer, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

 

Insurance Matters - Are You Covered?
Presenter: Erika James, Vice President- Essential Accounts, Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions; Jeff Chenu, Account Executive, Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions; and Kirk Denebeim, Senior Vice President, Socius Insurance Services, Inc.

 

Meeting the Human Resources Challenge
Presenter: Robert Wenbourne, Attorney, Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C.

 

Don’t Store Your Produce – Distribute It!
Presenters: Barbara Gehlen, Director of Food Resources, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties; Vanessa Franco, Vice President, Operations, Jacob’s & Cushman San Diego Food Bank; and Andrew McCelland, Inventory Control Manager, San Francisco Food Bank.

 

Volunteer and Agency Relations
 

 

Choice Pantries: Serving Clients Better?
Presenter: Anne Holcomb, Executive Director, Food for People: The Food Bank for Humboldt County.

 

Rethinking Volunteerism – Hello Community Leadership
Presenter: Gina Fischer, Community Programs Manager, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

 

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