Staff Members

Erik Hazard

Communications and Publications Director

Erik started at Food First as a research intern, eventually becoming an event coordinator organizing our national book tour of…

Alyshia Silva

Staff | Director of Development

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alyshia Silva became interested in urban food systems upon seeing how race, class, and gender affected her family and community’s access to healthy food options. She holds a degree in Environmental Analysis and Anthropology.

Hank Herrera

Interim Executive Director / Board Treasurer | Social Entrepreneur & Food Justice Activist

Hank Herrera is President & CEO of the Center for Popular Research, Education & Policy (C-PREP), which serves vulnerable communities with participatory action research, training, technical assistance and policy.

Rowena García

Staff | Administrative Assistant

Rowena García been Administrative Assistant at Food First since 2003, handling reception, inquiries, order fulfillment, royalties and database maintenance.