MEET THE STAFF

ANDREA KELLY (SHE/HER)

Executive Director

Cassandra Pownell

Community Engagement Director

Daisy Magana

Food Systems Director

TRACEY PINUELas

USDA TEFAP Program Manager

Harlye Sanchez

Relief Services Program Manager

Genna Kules (she/her)

Deep Roots Program Manager

Judith Weese

Inventory Specialist

GABRIEL M. NAVARRETE

Warehouse Manager

Nathanel Chappell

Program & Warehouse Assistant

Justin pendleton

Program & Warehouse Assistant

Nai Saechao

Program & Warehouse Assistant

bryce scott

Program & Warehouse Assistant

AIDaN RUSSELL

Program & Warehouse Assistant

Eric Wellington

DEEP Roots Compost Specialist

Meet The Board

David Terrel

Vice President

David, originally from Pixley and board member since 2015, is the Athletic Director at Mission Oak High School. He is passionate about reducing food waste and supporting FoodLink’s vision to end hunger in Tulare County. He enjoys biking with his wife and cheering his teams on to victory.

Lee Johnson

Board Member

Lee joined the board in 2020 after retiring from the Kings County Department of Public Health as the Supervising Environmental Health Officer. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s in Public Health and is interested in resource sustainability and social justice issues.

Bridgette Bechtel

Board Member

Bridgette holds a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition with a concentration in food service management. Bridgette has a passion for helping others and also provides transportation in the community through another local nonprofit called Hands in the Community. In her spare time, Bridgette enjoys cooking and sharing food and nutrition tips.