FoodWhat Board President: Monica Martinez, CEO, Encompass Community Services
"I joined the Board because I am inspired by the transformative impact FoodWhat has on youth in our community. When you talk to the youth, you hear that FoodWhat is truly a game changer. I want to help open up this opportunity for more young people across our county."
Vice President: Ron Slack, Publisher, Good Times (Retired)
Treasurer: Jo Kenny, Philanthropy Director, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
"I love FoodWhat because it provides the space for crew members to create a community together that is mutually supportive while challenging each person to grow into their best self."
Secretary: Suz Howells, University Events Strategist, UC Santa Cruz
“FoodWhat is real. Making a tangible impact on lives of youth – and they are changing the world in real, visible ways. That, and c'mon - it's fun to say. What?”
Audries Blake, Assistant Director, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), UC Santa Cruz
Cesario Ruiz, Owner & Founder, “My Mom’s Mole” and Commercial Kitchen Manager, El Pajaro Community Development Corporation
David Terrazas, Councilmember, City of Santa Cruz
Maisie Ganzler, Chief Strategy and Brand Officer, Bon Appetit Management Company
"When I visit FoodWhat the feeling of lives being changed is palpable. The youth seem to be maturing right before my eyes. I’m constantly inspired by their willingness to change and their desire to make a better future for themselves and their community. "