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CAFB Board of Directors List
 

Leadership Team

     
 

Stacia Hill Levenfeld, Chief Executive Officer

Stacia Hill Levenfeld joins CAFB as its Chief Executive Officer, bringing with her an extensive career leading public affairs, communications, emergency response and charitable giving in the grocery industry. Most recently the Executive Director of Communications & Public Affairs for The Save Mart Companies, Stacia spent the majority of her career at Albertsons, eventually serving as their Vice President of Public Affairs. Over the past 20 years, she has provided strategic communications counsel to several regional grocery chains, Kaiser Permanente and the United Nations World Food Programme. Stacia serves on the board of The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. A Bay Area native, she holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Southern California and an B.A. of Public Relations from Biola University. She lives in Moraga with her husband and three kids.

stacia@cafoodbanks.org

     
 

Andrew Cheyne, Director of Government Affairs

Andrew Cheyne oversees CAFB’s state and federal policy agenda to address hunger and poverty, including legislative, budgetary and administrative initiatives. He also works to build the capacity of food banks, agencies, and clients to lead advocacy efforts. Recent achievements include first-ever General Fund support for CalFood that enables food banks to purchase California grown foods, enhancing the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit and expanding the state Good Samaritan Food Donation liability protections. Andrew works across a broad portfolio from public benefits to food waste and other issues that affect food security. He has put a particular emphasis on multi-sector collaborations. Prior to joining CAFB, Andrew directed the research program at the Berkeley Media Studies Group, a leading media advocacy organization assisting public health advocates achieve policy victories. Andrew holds a Candidate in Philosophy and a Masters degree in Sociology from UC San Diego, and a BA cum laude in American Studies from Northwestern University.

andrew@cafoodbanks.org / (510) 350-9915

     
   

Oscar Luna, Director of Finance & Administration

 

oscar@cafoodbanks.org / (510) 350-9904

     
     
 

Terry Garner, Member Services Director

Terry Garner joined CAFB in 2004 to direct a 22-county rural and remote food bank capacity building project. While at CAFB Terry has also managed a state and federally funded nutrition education contract. Terry holds a BA from University of Tennessee and a Master of Arts from San Francisco State. Throughout her career, Terry has worked in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining CAFB, Terry worked as the Program Manager for Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma County.  

terry@cafoodbanks.org / (510) 350-9911

     
 

Lauren Lathan Reid, Director of Communications

Lauren Lathan Reid joined CAFB in 2018 to lead communications strategy that advances hunger awareness, advocacy, and action. For more than a decade, Lauren has spearheaded communications, policy, and engagement programs — both in-house and as an independent consultant. Prior to joining CAFB she focused her efforts on healthcare reform, government transparency, civic engagement, organized labor, and child safety. She holds degrees in Visual Communication and English from the University of Miami. Lauren lives in Oakland with her wife.

lauren@cafoodbanks.org / (415) 200-9468

     
 

Steve Linkhart, Director of Farm to Family

Steve Linkhart joined CAFB in 2013, bringing more than 25 years of operations experience to the Farm to Family program. Before, Steve spent 11 years serving as the Director of Operations and Technology for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Steve is well known throughout our network thanks to his past work and brings his advanced knowledge and expertise in logistics, inventory management, and program management to work for CAFB.

stevelinkhart@cafoodbanks.org / (510) 350-9916

     
 

Stephanie Nishio, Director of Programs

Stephanie Nishio joined CAFB in 2010 as the Director of Programs. Previously, Stephanie managed federally-funded nutrition education, food security, and outreach contractors and grantees; she also taught community college nutrition courses. Stephanie holds a Master of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley and a BS in Nutrition from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is also a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.

stephanie@cafoodbanks.org / (510) 350-9905

     
   

Laurie Loftus Galvagna, Director of Development

Laurie Loftus Galvagna joined CAFB in December 2019 to lead strategy for organizational resilience and program growth, with a focus on fortifying California’s emergency food safety net, protecting CalFresh, building the capacity of our member food banks, and supporting CAFB’s work in policy and advocacy to end hunger. A former academic and educator, Laurie has helped secure more than $40 million in competitive grants and contracts for local governments, public agencies, school districts, and nonprofits around the U.S. and Bay Area — the majority of those funds working to build equity in health and education systems. Laurie grew up in a family of food-obsessed Italian-Americans with a gift for making delicious and soul-satisfying meals from practically nothing. She holds a bone-deep conviction that every person deserves the dignity of a meal with choice, good nutrition, and community, every day.

laurie@cafoodbanks.org / (510) 350-9908