Current Board Members

Members as of October, 2014 (in alphabetical order)

See board member biographies here.

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

Renata Brillinger, Executive Director California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN), Sebastopol, CA

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

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

John Foraker, Chief Executive Officer, Annie's Inc., Berkeley, CA

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

Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy

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

Carl Johnson, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Chief Growth Officer, Big Heart Pet Brands, San Francisco, CA

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

Barry Kreibel, President, Sun-Maid Growers of California, Kingsburg, CA

Russ Lester, Owner, Dixon Ridge Farms, Winters, CA

Joann Lo, Executive Director, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Los Angeles, CA

Marshall McKay, Chairman, Yocah Dehe Wintun Nation, Brooks, CA

Puon Penn, Executive Vice President/Co-Head, Wells Fargo's Technology Banking Group, Palo Alto, 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

D'Artagnan Scorza, Founder and Executive Director, Social Justice Learning Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Howard-Yana Shapiro*, Chief Agricultural Officer, The First Mars Advanced Research Institute Fellow, Mars, Inc; Senior Fellow, Plant Sciences Department, Plant Productive Biology, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis; Distinguished Fellow, The World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya; ASI Board Chair, 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

Andrew Baskin, Undergraduate student representative, UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major

Helene Dillard, Dean, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis

Kelly Gravuer, Graduate student representative,  Ecology Graduate Group, Plant Sciences Department, UC Davis

Emeriti

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

Mary Delany, Former Interim Dean, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

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

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

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

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

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

Haider Nazar, Chief Executive Officer, Full Throttle Ventures, Walnut Creek, 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, UC Davis International Agricultural Development Graduate Group

Meredith Niles, student representative, UC Davis Ecology Graduate Group

Katharina Ullmann, UC Davis Gradate Student, Department of Entomology