Our Team


Board

Steve Hollenbeck
President

Bio
Steve believes that the key to reducing food insecurity and waste lies in being more efficient in redistributing surpluses within our community. Sharing Produce Good’s vision and passion for building a sustainable upcycling process led him to become a volunteer in 2018. Throughout his career as a financial services executive, Steve primarily developed and managed sponsor relationships.

Claire Taulbee
Vice President

Bio
Claire geeks out a little over data and statistics but with two underlying drivers: maximizing resources and really understanding root causes to find long-term solutions to problems. She has spent the majority of her career in the receivables industry and is passionate about community, volunteering, and the outdoors. Most of her days are spent cavorting with her amazing husband Michael and her 2 untiring, high-spirited children, Carter and Adeline. Claire joined the ProduceGood’s Board of Directors in 2020.

Angela Steinway
Treasurer

Bio
Angela and her family have been volunteering with ProduceGood since they moved to San Diego in 2017. Angela is passionate about engaging with the local community and the environment, which she does through ProduceGood, organizing local shore dives, and beach clean-ups. She is currently leading strategy, business development, and the private label business for Integra LifeSciences, and is a local angel investor with Tech Coast Angels.

Navjyot (Navi) S. Parmar
Secretary

Bio
Navi is a Deloitte Advisory Manager in Deloitte Touche, LLP out of the San Diego Office. He earned his B.A. in Religion with a minor in Political Science from Syracuse University and MPH in Health Management and Policy from Drexel University. He brings a background in healthcare management and policy with an interdisciplinary approach to advisory consulting. He has experience in the areas of Health Care policy, Health Insurance regulations, Medicaid state programs, Medicaid state financial services, Health Care payment processes, Health Care compliance, and risk analysis as they relate to Health Care insurers. His passions are supporting first generation communities through education, access to healthcare, and combating food insecurity.

Caitlin Holleran
Director

Bio
Caitlin Holleran has had a passion for helping the food-insecure since her first glean in 2011. She currently works as a healthcare consultant. Caitlin has been volunteering with ProduceGood since 2015 and has been serving on ProduceGood’s Board of Directors since 2017.

Jerilyn White
Director, ProduceGood Co-Founder

Bio
In 2014, Jeri’s interest in building a multigenerational volunteer community grew from a lifelong devotion to service and the need to maximize retirement. After many years of cooking for and feeding homeless individuals and working as Executive Director for an organization serving homeless youth, Jeri felt strongly that a like-minded volunteer community would be the key to reducing hunger and waste through produce recovery. In this spirit, Jeri made the decision to join daughter Alex and friend Nita to establish ProduceGood.

A former secondary educator, college instructor, and thirty-year marketer who founded and directed an advertising agency and worked in many industries, Jeri brings invaluable experience and a huge heart to her role as a full-time Organizational Volunteer, overseeing much of ProduceGood’s administration.

As Community Director, Jeri develops and maintains relationships with additional time spent writing grants, supporting program development, developing marketing tools, acting as “Chief” editor and serving as PG’s AP/Payroll/Insurance Specialist. Through work and volunteer service Jeri has collaborated with government agencies and private and public companies, making her ideal for her role as Board President where she puts her perspective to task each week.

Jeri has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Redlands.

Morgan Justice-Black
Director

Bio
Morgan is a Community Relations Manager at San Diego Gas & Electric. In her role, she supports roughly 100 environmental nonprofit partners, connects employees with opportunities to give back through volunteerism and supports the company’s many sustainability initiatives. She is a San Diego native and a life-long environmental enthusiast. She received degrees in Environmental Studies and Global Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Morgan has an environmental nonprofit background, having spent a decade working for I Love A Clean San Diego in various fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management roles. Morgan is excited about the opportunity to get more involved with ProduceGood. She and her husband live in Clairemont and spend their free time exploring the outdoors.

Derrick Robinson (Ph.D)
Director

Bio
Dr. Derrick Robinson recently joined the board at Produce Good. He has a lifelong passion and connection to food. Specifically, he’s interested in addressing issues around food prices and affordability and how these integrate with economic efficiencies in local food systems. He has previously worked as a research economist and professor for the University of San Diego; University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources; University of North Florida; Tuskegee University; Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium; and Auburn University. In his current position, he does research related to workers’ rights, wages, and employment valuation, contextualized around increasing community economic welfare.

Makana Rowan
Director

Bio
Makana (he/him/his) is currently the Director of Policy and the LGBTQ+ Liaison for San Diego Council President Jennifer Campbell.
Makana’s passion is building community. Prior to his current role, he was Director of Community Engagement for another elected official and before that, he ran a non-profit co-working and event space where his focus was creating programs and events to facilitate collaboration and resource sharing between organizations. He has worked with hundreds of local, national and international non-profits.
Makana has completed a Schusterman Foundation fellowship for Community Builders in Israel and graduated from the Young Professionals Council Academy at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Yanira Alonso
Director

Bio
Yanira Alonso serves as the Food and Nutrition Program Manager at Community Resource Center, a non-profit organization located in Encinitas focused on creating paths to healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships.

An alumna of the University of California, San Diego, Yanira earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Global Health and later became a certified Holistic Nutritionist. Yanira began her career in food policy and social justice and discovered an interest in food insecurity, particularly in at-risk populations.

Yanira’s current commitments focus on continually creating programs that bridge the gap between food waste diversion and increased recovery to feed food-insecure families and individuals in San Diego County. She is passionate about environmentalism and growing food for nourishment and whenever possible aims to educate on the importance of healthy and nutritious food for overall well-being.

Maxine Hesse
Advisor and Grower Ambassador

Bio
Young at heart and now a “retired” publisher, Maxine is a docent at S.D.Botanic Gardens-Encinitas, and under the auspices of the S.D. County Library System, tutors English individually to foreign residents. She is curious, adventurous and a good listener with lots of energy. Being a “people person,” she looks forward to a “fruitful” experience as a grower ambassador for ProduceGood.


Advisory and Support

Nathan Wauthier
Nathan Wauthier Accounting, Inc

Bio
Nathan is an accounting professional who works with non-profit organizations that focus on solving food insecurity. He believes that everyone should have equal access to healthy, local fruits and vegetables and that it should not be an unaffordable luxury like it is for so many families.

Janard Sutton
Videographer

Tomoko Matsubayashi
Photographer & Web Master