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The purpose of the Santa Barbara County Food Action Network is to connect, align, and activate a network of food system actors to develop a robust local food economy, a healthy and just community, and a well-stewarded resilient foodshed.

Through grantmaking to local food system projects, hosting public workshops and events, and facilitating goal-oriented working groups, we are building a proactive network of changemakers in our food system.


Lacey Baldiviez
Director of Community Education
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Allegra Roth
Senior Food & Climate Program Associate
Community Environmental Council


Christine Bisson
Assistant Professor / Food Science & Nutrition Program Coordinator
Allan Hancock College

Emily Casarez
Director of Community Health
Lompoc Valley Community Health Organization

Randall Day
St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church

Rubayi Estes
Interim Chief Program Officer
Santa Barbara Foundation

Em Johnson
Executive Director
Blue Sky Center

Kiah Jordan
Impact Family Office

Carrie Kelly
Executive Director
Downtown Santa Barbara

Katie Maynard
Sustainability Coordinator; Staff to the Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce
University of California Santa Barbara

Kim Selkoe
Executive Director
Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara

Jesse Smith
Director of Land Stewardship
White Buffalo Land Trust

Erik Talkin
Chief Executive Officer
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Kendra Wise
Supervising Environmental Health Specialist
SBC Department of Public Health

Sigrid Wright
Community Environmental Council

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