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 20,000 hours of service annually in the fight against hunger.


Gwendolyn L. Ford, Chair
FIND Volunteer Coordinator
Retired Corporate Executive

David Paradine, Vice Chair
Retired Nonprofit Executive
Board Chair Emeritus

Linda Evans, Treasurer
JFK Memorial Hospital

Patrick Swarthout, Secretary
Imperial Irrigation District

Amy Blaisdell
City of Palm Springs

Dr. Clyde Craine
Retired Orthodontist

Keith Flagler
Retired Corporate Executive

Dan Johnson
Attorney at Law

Deborah McGarrey
Sempra Energy

Kevin McGuire
Univ. of CA — Riverside, Palm Desert Campus

Steffani Miller
Attorney at Law

Mark Nickerson
Prime Time Produce

Don Perry
Retired Communications Executive

Richard Shalhoub
Owner/Operator, McDonald’s Corporation


Lisa Houston
CEO & President

Gustavo Juarez
Warehouse Manager

Delia Lechuga
Program Director

Chantel Schuering
Community Relations Director