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.


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

Patrick Swarthout, Vice Chair
Imperial Irrigation District

Don Perry, Treasurer
Retired Communications Executive

Deborah McGarrey, Secretary
Southern California Gas Co.

Amy Blaisdell
City of Palm Springs

Linda Evans
JFK Memorial Hospital

Keith Flagler
Retired Corporate Executive

David Paradine
Retired Nonprofit Executive

Richard Shalhoub
Owner/Operator, McDonald’s Corporation

Paula Tapia
Pacific Western Bank, VP Business Development

Sanford Wheeler
Merrill Lynch, First Vice President


Lisa Houston
CEO & President

Gustavo Juarez
Warehouse Manager

Delia Lechuga
Program Director

Blair Moss
Development Officer

Chantel Schuering
Community Relations Director