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Food Distribution Program Contacts

A phone and e-mail list of Food Distribution Program staff.

Sacramento Distribution Center

Main Phone Line
916-324-0162

Pomona Distribution Center

Main Phone Line
909-596-7777

Management

Contact Assignment Phone/E-mail
Jeremy Pagan

Food Distribution Program (FDP) Manager

916-324-7132
jpagan@cde.ca.gov

Augie Aguilar
Food Administration Unit Manager
916-445-4850
aaguilar@cde.ca.gov
Jacqueline Henderson
Distribution and Processing Unit Manager
916-324-9758
jhenders@cde.ca.gov

Central Office Staff

Contact Assignment Phone/E-mail
Heather Sashington FDP main desk/general support

916-323-0865
hsashington@cde.ca.gov

Amy Bell Northern agencies' contact for technical assistance; Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) contracts; complaints and losses; Department of Defense Program, and Summer Food Service Program

916-322-5051
abell@cde.ca.gov

Sherry Tam

Southern agencies' contact for technical assistance; CNIPS contracts; complaints and losses; Advisory Committee; product formulation statements

916-324-9875
stam@cde.ca.gov

Autumn Whitcomb

FDP Invoicing

916-323-5093
awhitcomb@cde.ca.gov

Geovanna Toliver-Bean

State cooperative (Co-op) - North

916-322-4014
gtoliverbean@cde.ca.gov

Felisha Zuniga

State co-op - South

916-445-0404
fzuniga@cde.ca.gov

Siernah Barron

Advance order

916-323-4442
sbarron@cde.ca.gov

Cristina Betancourt

Distribution Center/headquarters analyst

916-322-3007
cbetancourt@cde.ca.gov

Desirea Lee

U.S. Department of Agriculture ordering liaison

916-324-7130
delee@cde.ca.gov

Marina Soto

Direct ship and private co-ops

916-324-0577
msoto@cde.ca.gov

Patricia Quintana

Direct ship and private co-ops invoicing

916-324-6154
pquintan@cde.ca.gov

Joyce Sasaki

Processor schedules, receipts, and agency information updates

916-323-8577
jsasaki@cde.ca.gov

Jeanette Lund

Processor agreements, performance reports, and reviews

916-324-6150
jlund@cde.ca.gov

Manpreet (Neena) Kaur

Processor agreements, performance reports, and reviews

916-323-2591
mkaur@cde.ca.gov
Juliet Barbero Processing agreements and reviews 916-324-1583
jbarbero@cde.ca.gov

Sacramento Distribution Center

Staff Contact Assignment Phone/E-mail
Main Phone Line
General customer service and support
916-324-0162
Rob Dodd
Manager of the Sacramento Distribution Center
916-323-1217
rdodd@cde.ca.gov
Allan Howton
Supervisor of State truck drivers and coordinator for USDA Foods Deliveries
916-327-2959
ahowton@cde.ca.gov
Yvette Maestas
State co-op and extended storage programs, CNIPS customer service and support
916-323-7191
ymaestas@cde.ca.gov
Ron Valdez
DoD produce orders, USDA Foods ordering, invoicing, CNIPS customer service and support
916-324-0165
rvaldez@cde.ca.gov

Pomona Distribution Center

Staff Contact Assignment Phone/E-mail
Main Phone Line
General customer service and support
909-596-7777
Juan Gutierrez
Manager of the Pomona Distribution Center
909-596-7777 ext. 222
jugutierrez@cde.ca.gov
Cindy Gongora
Office Supervisor of the Pomona Distribution Center
909-596-7777 ext. 223
cgongora@cde.ca.gov
Dennis Batchelor
Coordinator for USDA Foods deliveries
909-596-7777 ext. 224
dbatchelor@cde.ca.gov
Jose Dato
State co-op and extended storage programs, CNIPS customer service and support
909-596-7777 ext. 225
jdato@cde.ca.gov
Donnamarie Silva
DoD produce orders, receipt of USDA Foods, CNIPS customer service and support
909-596-7777 ext. 227
dsilva@cde.ca.gov
Alicia Reed
DoD produce orders, receipt of USDA Foods, CNIPS customer service and support
909-596-7777 ext. 240
areed@cde.ca.gov
Sergio Iturburu
FDP invoicing
909-596-7777 ext. 235
siturburu@cde.ca.gov

 

Questions: Amy Bell | abell@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-5051 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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