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Our Team

Amy Gonzales

Amy Gonzales (She, Her)

Program Manager | CalFresh Outreach Campus Lead

BS, Nutrition and Food Science (California State University, Chico; 2005)
MS, Nutritional Science (California State University, Chico; 2007)
Registered Dietitian (California State University, Chico; 2008)

I love helping college students succeed! Helping college students access healthy foods so they can focus on learning makes me excited! Food is a basic need and shouldn’t be a source of stress. I also love working with such a passionate and dedicated team!

I also manage nutrition education programs for older adults throughout the north state.

Yee Yang

Yee Yang (She, Her)

Client Services Lead | Program Assistant

BA, Sociology (UC Davis, 2016) | MPA (CSU Chico, 2018)

I can contribute to addressing food insecurity on-campus and helping students meet their basic needs. I am currently working on a CalFresh Resource Hub for college campuses statewide.

Armando Talero Saldana

Armando Talero Saldana (He, Him)

Client Services Support | Program Assistant

BS, Health Science (CSU Chico, 2020)

I enjoy being part of the CalFresh Outreach team because the sentiment of assisting others compares to no other. It is extremely gratifying to know I am providing back to my community members by helping many gain access to food security through CalFresh.

I am currently working on providing lessons for older adults at Butte, Glenn, Colusa, and Tehama County. During the weekends you can catch me at the Saturday Chico Farmers Market distributing Market Match benefits.

Jo Lynn Reynolds

Jo Lynn Reynolds

CalFresh Outreach Team | Program Assistant II

B.S. Nutrition & Food Science (CSU Chico, 2019)

My passion for food equity started while studying nutrition at Chico State, being a part of the CalFresh Outreach team has allowed me to continue my advocacy into my profession. It is especially meaningful to be able to assist someone and see them get the help they need to provide food for themselves (and family).

My work does not stop at assisting with applications but also being a part of the Famers’ Market where recipients can use their benefits for fresh food as well as nutrition classes to teach people how to use their benefits and get the most out of it. In addition to helping our communities get access to federal food assistance I also organize and distribute information for local food pantries and maintain connections so that those who are in immediate need of food can get the help they need.

Lauren Lull

Lauren Lull

Program Assistant

B.S. Nutrition & Food Science (CSU Chico, 2022)
M.S. Nutrition Education (CSU Chico, expected 2024)

Working with Center for Healthy Communities has given me the opportunity to help our community with projects including CalFresh outreach to students, nutrition education lessons, the Market Match program at farmer's market, and more. It's rewarding to be able to assist in breaking down some of the barriers surrounding food insecurity in our community.

Eduardo Curiel Diaz

Eduardo Curiel Diaz (He, Him)

Program Assistant I

B.S. Business Administration Marketing (CSU Chico, 2022)

I want to see everyone at their best, which is why I love doing what I do at CalFresh. Everyone should have access to food which is why I try my best to help spread awareness on resources available to students and the community. Currently, I am working on ways to extend our reach on social media and help reduce the stigma around food assistance. If you ever see me around campus don’t hesitate to say “hello” I love talking and meeting new people.

Stop by! Walk-Ins Are Welcome!

Basic Needs Center, SSC 190A

Monday 9:00AM - 12:15PM 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

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