Board of Directors

Patty Kestin, Chair, M.B.A., J.D., Community Activist and School Garden Advocate

Tom Klitzner, Vice-Chair, Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Renee Meshul, Treasurer

Alyssa Moffitt, Garden Planning & Maintenance CommitteeVolunteer Outreach Committee, Parent, Landscape Designer, UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture certificate candidate

Kerry Olinger, Program Development and Teacher Committee, Teacher at Mark Twain Middle School

Matthew Keller, Marketing Communications, Environmental Professional

Advisory Board

Bob Gottlieb, Retired Executor Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College

Elizabeth Benson Forer, MSW, MPH, Chief Executive Officer at Venice Family Clinic 

Linda Lucks, Special Events & Community Outreach, Venice Community Housing 

Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS Associate Vice Provost of UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative and Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Medicine and Public Health

Rachel A. Surls, Ph.D., Director of the Los Angeles County Cooperative Extension (Master Gardener Program)

Stephen Tarzynski, MD, Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente and President of the California Physician's Alliance (CaPA)

Chaka Forman, Volunteer Outreach Committee  

Sharon Cech, MA-UP, Regional Food Systems Director, Occidental College ; Chair, Farm to School garden subcommittee, LA Food Policy Council.