Our Staff and Interns

Y. Armando Nieto, Executive Director
Armando is a seasoned executive and development professional, with experience in management and organizational development, membership development, annual giving, foundation prospecting and grant writing, and special events. Successful capital campaigns include the Environmental Defense Center Cordero Adobe Campaign and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. He has been Associate Producer of the Kenny Loggins Christmas Unity Telethon since 1999, and prior to joining the CFJC, Armando served as C.E.O. of Redefining Progress, Managing Director with the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, and Executive Director at Eagle Eye Institute in Somerville, Massachusetts, Earth Share of California and the Environmental Defense Center. In 2005 Armando set up the Communications and Community Engagement Department at the Coalition for Clean Air and since 2005 he has served as organizing member of Summit 2007: Diverse Partners for Environmental Progress, and facilitator and report co-author for the related Western Regional Roundtable in Oakland and Southwest Regional Roundtable in Albuquerque, NM. Professional affiliations include Hispanics in Philanthropy, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, North American Association for Environmental Education, and Golden State Environmental Education Consortium. He is president of the Tulare County Community Water Center and has served on the Advisory Boards of Just Communities, the PG&E ClimateSmart External Advisory Group, and the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy. Email: yanieto@cafoodjustice.org
Courtney Gonzales, Program Manager 
Courtney earned a BS in Health Education, with an emphasis in Community-Based Public Health, from San Francisco State University. She provided nutrition education as a PEACH (Peer Educator Advocating Campus Health) and was nominated and chosen for the Community Service Learning Student Award for her commitment to food security, social justice, and health equity. Courtney is currently enrolled in the University of San Francisco’s Master of Public Affairs program.  In her free time, she enjoys making jewelry, roller skating, and making all natural body care products. Email: cgonzales@cafoodjustice.org
Claudia Guerrero 
Cassie Ceballos
Anna Juchau
Connie Tu
Amy Johnson
Luis Ochoa-Lopez
Evelyn Hartman
Jennifer Wiley
Alene Travalini
Anase Kira Lou
Aquetea Goodman
Catherine Paulson
Cate Flanagan
Whitney Ball
Sabrina Peterson
Adrienne Pollack
Kara Young
Melissa Thayer
Naomi Reimer
Ashley McKenna
Elizabeth Carlton
Sarah Oh
Ruby Tumber
Molly Lawrence
Ceressa Allen
LaShonda Deckard
Anita Wong
Victoria Endsley
Porus Mistry
Rebecca Eiseman
Amy Radding
Adrian Gonzalez
Shanna Atherton
Alyson Murphy
Aleisha Baldé
Nicole Willman
Marina Moro
Karen Siverson
Sarah Schmitt
Naiana Brum