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Meet Our Board
Serving as a Loaves and Fishes Board Member provides the organization with strength, solace, support and inspiration for staff, volunteers, clients and the larger community. Members help keep the organization on track by providing vision, raising funds, assist with events and work as an ambassador in the community for Loaves and Fishes. Board meetings take place at Loaves and Fishes Martinez Dining Room 6 times a year, 6:00pm-8:00pm. The Loaves and Fishes Culinary Arts Program will provide refreshments for some of our evening meetings. Board members are expected to attend all the meetings, be active at 4 fund raising events throughout the year, serve on a committee of their choice and help host a Volunteer Appreciation Celebration once a year.
Michael joined the board in April 2019. He retired in 2018 after a 33 year career at Chevron where he held strategy and planning positions in Human Resources and Public Affairs. Michael graduated with an accounting and economics degree from Saint Mary’s College. He obtained his M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. Michael grew up in Pittsburg, CA and currently lives in Martinez with his wife, son and daughter. In his spare time, Michael enjoys making wine, volunteering at the Martinez Campbell Theater, playing with his two golden retrievers and rooting for the San Francisco Giants.
Pam joined the Board in July of 2018. Pam is passionate about positively impacting people, communities and the world on important humanitarian issues. Pam has been in the technology world for over 25 years, and has been with Cisco Systems for the last 17 years leading business development and acquisition strategy and integration. With Cisco’s vast corporate social and global responsibilities, Pam is an avid activist and volunteer with many agencies, including Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank, Mercy Corp, Destination Home and has volunteered for two years at the Bay Point Loaves and Fishes. Pam lives in Walnut Creek with her family and enjoys traveling, sports and being outdoors
Jim joined the Board in September 2022. Serving as a weekly volunteer in the Central Kitchen and observing the passion and dedication the organization brings to the mission and its clients on a daily basis, inspired him to do more – be more involved. Jim is recently retired from an executive leadership career in the enterprise software industry with PeopleSoft, Oracle, Sungard and Rimini Street. Before retirement, as Head of HR, Jim was an active member of Rimini Street’s charity foundation. He also served as a long-time helpline volunteer with East Bay Alzheimer’s Association. Jim and his wife Lori live in Danville.
Mike is a Regional Banking Leader in the San Francisco Bay Area and joined the Loaves and Fishes Board in August 2022. Mike lives in Bay Point and still volunteers in our Pittsburg dining room. Mike has a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University, and currently sits on our Fundraising and Marketing committee. He is passionate about giving back to the community he lives in and loves being involved in the great work we do at Loaves and Fishes.
Karen joined the board in May 2013. Karen is a financial management professional with over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of roles with the credit union industry. She was raised in Florida but has been in California for almost 20 years. She is an avid golfer and will be sharing her expertise in organizing golf tournament with Loaves and Fishes in the coming years. She came to the board after reading about our dining room in Antioch and the positive impact it has on that community’s citizens. Karen lives in Clayton
Barry is currently a Customer Service Manager at BAC Community Bank in Concord. Barry has worked with several non-profit organizations for over 20+ years. He resides in Brentwood, CA along with his wife and son.
Tammy joined the Board in Fall 2017, works for Martinez Refining Company in the inspection department handling the inspection budget, scheduling, record’s compliance and other administrative tasks. She is also the department community service organizer, coordinating several projects each year. She coordinated the construction and installation of the beautiful LFCC Community Garden at the Martinez Dining Room.
Tammy loves to travel, golf, and spend time with her family. She and her husband live in Walnut Creek and have two grown children; a son and a daughter.
Originally from England,Neil has lived in the USA for the past thirty years. He has accounting and financial management experience from working in a number of industries and is looking forward to supporting the organization and developing new programs. He is a past member of the Pleasant Hill Rotary Club. Neil lives with his family in Walnut Creek.
Chris is the Chief Information Officer for NorthBay Healthcare, a not-for-profit that operates hospitals and clinics in Solano County. He is responsible for their computer systems, telephony, and analytics. Chris graduated with a business degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and lived in Southern California and the Washington DC area before he and his family relocated to Contra Costa County in 2015. His past volunteer experience includes Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Charities food banks. He lives in Alamo with his wife and son and enjoys the outdoors, travel, and watching his son play soccer.
Jay joined the board in June 2022. For the past 9 years, Jay has been superintendent for G Swanson construction. He is also a board member for the Nor Cal Carpenters Union and on the Carpenters Local Union 152 Executive Committee. He also serves as a delegate to the Regional Council for carpenters’ union, as well as delegate to the 46 counties board. Jay is very active in the community and was a former client of Loaves and Fishes. Jay lives in Martinez with his lovely wife, Traci, and he’s an avid hiker and enjoys extreme skiing. Jay also has two children, Sierra and Justin.
Brian is a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager of BAC Community Bank. He has worked with non-profits focusing on work force development programs. He currently sits on the board of Opportunity Junction, a Loaves and Fishes site partner. Brian works and lives in Antioch with his family.
Margot is Vice President at F&M Bank, managing commercial deposit relationships. Margot is committed to giving back to the community she resides in and committed to civic engagement. Ms. Stanford sits on the Board of Directors for several local nonprofits including STAND! For Families Free of Violence, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, and East Bay Leadership Council. She lives in Hercules CA with her family.
Logan is an active volunteer and advocate in the recovery community. Since 2019, he has served as the representative for Contra Costa County District 5 on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, currently serving as Vice Chair. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for Support4Recovery Inc., as Vice President. From 2016 to 2022, he is the CEO of the Alumni Association at Discovery House, a residential treatment facility in Martinez, CA. He has been in recovery since 2009. He owns and operates a local landscape company. He loves to travel and is an avid scuba diver and a certified divemaster.