Food Security Community Advisory Board

Since early 2019, the Food Council has been coordinating and facilitating a Food Security Community Advisory Board (FSCAB), in which members are invited to share their experiences of food insecurity and their thoughts and perspectives on the County’s Food Security Plan, in addition to learning community engagement and advocacy skills which will be used to develop policies and action items that will guide the implementation of the Plan’s recommendations by the Food Council and its partners.

The Food Council thanks the community members and partners who have contributed to the success of the Food Security Community Advisory Board since its creation:

  • Theresa Bove
  • Gladys Range
  • Ashli Beasley
  • Charmaine Howard
  • Cynthia Wilson
  • Isaac Manchego
  • Vanesa Pinto
  • Matilda Adu
  • Michelle Rogers
  • Rhona Reiss
  • Sam Miller
  • Mary Simons
  • Ebonie Gadson
  • Mikal Abraha
  • Claudette Brown
  • Julie Resendiz
  • Elizabeth Umana
  • Evangeline Kirirgua
  • Katherine Sosa
  • Patricia Buenrostro
  • Beri Kari-Fonge
  • Milagro Flores
  • Yazmin Ramirez
  • Angelica DeSoto
  • Bruce Baker
  • Diana Tato-Niktash
  • Jennifer Renkema
  • Jenna Umbriac
  • Heather Bruskin
  • Amanda Nesher
  • Allie Sklarew


“I am grateful I have an opportunity to serve in this board to advocate and brainstorm solutions for students who face food insecurity in our campus. The perspectives offered come from a diverse group to ensure no one is left behind in this war to eradicate food insecurity in Montgomery County.” -Mikal Abraha, 2020 FSCAB member