Board of Directors & Management

FIND Food Bank is guided by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Our CEO & President is Lisa Houston, who is assisted by a management team and staff of 18 full- and part-time employees. In addition to our paid staff, FIND is blessed with more than 1,000 volunteers each year, who donate a total of more than 15,000 hours of service annually in the fight against hunger.


Keith Flagler, Chair
Retired Corporate Executive

Don Perry, Vice Chair
Retired Communications Executive

Paula Tapia, Secretary
Pacific Western Bank, VP Business Development

Deborah McGarrey, Treasurer
Southern California Gas Co.

Amy Blaisdell
City of Palm Springs

Linda Evans
JFK Memorial Hospital

Barry Robinson
Retired Executive

Richard Shalhoub
Owner/Operator, McDonald’s Corporation

Patrick Swarthout, Vice Chair
Imperial Irrigation District

Tom Vondrasek
Nestlé Waters North America

Sanford Wheeler
Merrill Lynch, First Vice President

Gwendolyn L. Ford, Member Emeritus
FIND Volunteer Coordinator
Retired Corporate Executive

David Paradine, Member Emeritus
Retired Nonprofit Executive



Lisa Houston
CEO & President

Gustavo Juarez
Warehouse Manager

Delia Lechuga
Program Director

Chantel Schuering
Community Relations Director

Heather Vaikona
Director of Community Investment