Leadership Team

Debbie Espinosa

President & CEO

FIND Food Bank’s mission embodies my core belief that one must care for others before self. Our place is to serve, and I am honored to lead an extraordinary team that ensures every person in the Desert knows where their next meal is coming from.

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Kelly Edgar

Vice President of Operations 

Your passion becomes your purpose, when used to serve others. I am so blessed to join a team that is focused on serving our community!

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Lorena Marroquin

Vice President of Community Impact

I have dedicated myself to FIND’S mission over the last 10 years because I strongly believe that everyone should have access to a healthy, nutritious meal, and no one should go to bed hungry. I am proud to be part of a team and organization that truly makes a difference in the communities we serve.

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Kelly Mui-Chesterton

Vice President of Development and Community Engagement

I’m honored to be a part of this amazing organization that is committed to caring for our neighbors. I’ve lived a life of service in hospitality, but now, I am proud to live a life of service for our local community. Contact me today to schedule a FIND Food Bank tour and learn how you can get involved to support our mission work in the Greater Coachella Valley and beyond! I look forward to welcoming you to FIND.

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Edward Battle

CaO

I believe everyone should have access to healthy and affordable food in order to live a positive and hopeful life. 

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Matt DeCook

CFO of FIND Food Bank

I value the work that FIND Food Bank does and consider myself fortunate to do what I can to provide support to an organization that is doing so much to serve its community.

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Staff and Volunteers

FIND believes that it takes everyone engaged in the fight to end hunger to be a leader in each of their respective roles, giving their best every day to ensure no one goes hungry. FIND has 32 Full and Part-Time Staff Members and over 4,500 Volunteers who give approximately 15,000 hours of services annually (equal to approximately 7.5 full-time employees)

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Our Board of Directors

Chair

Paul MacKey
Retired Executive Director – Tribal Government
Term: 2018 – present

Vice Chair

Deborah McGarrey
Southern California Gas Co.
Term: 2013 – present

Treasurer

George Batavick
Retired Corporate Executive
Term: 2017 – present

Secretary

Erin LaCombe
CV Strategies
Term: 2019 – present

Past Chair

Lena Wade
Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLP (SBEMP)
Term: 2016 – present

Members

Keith Flagler
Retired Corporate Executive
Term: 2013 – present

Tricia Pearce
Retired Teacher, School District Board Member
Term: 2022 – present

Troy Strange
Desert Recreation District
Term: 2020 – present

Jerry Upham
General Manager, KESQ
Term: 2023 – present

Hassan Abedi
Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
Term: 2023 – present