River City Food Bank (RCFB), Sacramento’s oldest continually-operating food bank, has elected Sara Floor, Communication Manager with California State Association of Counties, as President of the Board of Directors effective July 1. Laura Knauss, Principal at Lionakis, will serve as Vice President and Mike Wiley, retired from Sacramento Regional Transit District, will serve as immediate past president. Other executive committee members include Khanh-Nhat Tran-Viet, Director of Community Hospital Partnerships and Affiliations with UC Davis Health, as Secretary and Roger Gaskin, Vice President at First Citizens Bank, as Treasurer.
“This year’s executive committee exemplifies River City Food Bank’s core values of health, nutrition, dignity, compassion and respect and I am very excited for the year to come,” said RCFB Executive Director Amanda McCarthy. “We’re experiencing a 30 – 40 percent increase in clients since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’m confident this group of creative, determined and experienced leaders will guide RCFB towards innovative solutions.”
In addition to the Executive Committee, River City Food Bank elected six new board members to its ranks, each serving a three year term. New board members include Beverly Cole, Oncology Service Line Manager for Sutter Medical Foundation; Sabrina Dominguez, Team Member Relations Manager at Raley’s; Marinda Johnson Sessoms, Series Producer/Producer with KVIE; Sean Loloee, Owner of Viva Supermarkets and Sacramento City Council District 2 Candidate; Marissa O’Connor, Attorney with SMUD; and Keaton Young, Advisory Services Manager – Data Analytics with Crowe, LLP.
“I am very excited to lead RCFB’s board with such talented and committed individuals representing a wide variety of work experience and perspectives,” said Floor. “Our new board members will play an integral role in expanding the visibility of the food bank within the Sacramento region because no one should be hungry.”
Other board members continuing their terms include Brie Boutin, Attorney with the State of California, Attorney General’s Office; Joel Gray, Executive Director CA Medicaid Health Plan for Anthem Blue Cross; Kate Malmgren, Content Specialist at VSP; and Erin Teague, Director of Governmental Affairs for Sacramento Association of Realtors.
About River City Food Bank
As Sacramento’s oldest, continuously-serving food bank, River City Food Bank seeks to alleviate hunger in Sacramento County by providing healthy, emergency food and CalFresh assistance, offering referrals and promoting self-sufficiency through a variety of programs. From seniors to children, the homeless to the working poor, RCFB assists all struggling individuals and families in Sacramento County. The food bank distributes food from two locations, Midtown Sacramento and the Center at Saint Matthews in Arden Arcade.