Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is appointed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary and consists 28 seats. There are 13 industry members and one public member, each member has an alternate. The industry members are represented by individuals from the different regions where leafy greens are grown in California:

Salinas Watsonville San Joaquin Valley Kern County


Ashley Avilla

Dole Fresh Vegetables

Steve Church

Church Brothers Farms

Drew McDonald

Taylor Farms

Gurmail Mudahar

Tanimura & Antle

Kristina Nunes

The Nunes Company

Ron Ratto

Ratto Bros., Inc.



Tony Alameda

Sabor Farms

Pete Donlon

Misionero Vegetables

Chris Drew

Ocean Mist Farms

Paul Faurot

Faurot Ranch

Armando Figueroa

Braga Fresh Family Farm

Chato Valdez

Sabor Farms

Oxnard Santa Maria


John Jackson

Beachside Produce


Homero Contreras

Beachside Produce

Mitch Ardantz

BoniPak Produce.

Blythe Imperial Valley


Robert Verloop

Coastline Family Farms


Megan Chedwick

Church Brothers Farms

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