Board of Directors
Don Ruhstaller, Board Chair
As a 2nd generation Stocktonian, Don Ruhstaller's parents instilled in his brothers and him to be grateful for their blessings and to give back to their community. The Emergency Food Bank is honored to have Don as the 2023 Board Chair. He is the current Director of Budgets and Operations at ABLE Charter Schools here in Stockton and a San Joaquin County Planning Commissioner. He also served as a Lincoln Unified School Board Trustee for 8-years. He and his wife Kay, have two daughers, Katie and Rebecca. Don enjoys gardening on the weekends. Kay and Don are also avid walkers, which make their dogs happy.
Lisa Mann, Vice Chair
San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney
"I decided to serve on the Emergency Food Bank Board of Directors because I am passionate about their mission of feeding those in need, and I am particulary proud of the Nutrition Education the Emergency Food Bank provides. It is an honor to support this work!"
Vanessa VanRaub-Tim, Secretary
Systems Coordinator - Van de Pol Enterprises
Vanessa is a dedicated community member serving on not only the Emergency Food Bank Board of Directors as Secretary, but also the KEEN Khmer Education Endowment Network. Having lived in Stockton for the past 35 years, she currently works as the Lead Human Resources Generalist/Annalyst for VandePol Enterprises. Serving and addressing hunger in the community is not her only passion, she also enjoys cooking, crafts and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Steve Dougherty, Treasurer
Principal - Dougherty CPAs
After supporting the Emergency Food Bank for many years, Steve was asked to join the Board of Directors. He and his wife Lisa, live in Stockton. Steve is a lifelong Stockton resident who when not at his office at Dougherty CPA's, enjoys spending time with his children, running and playing racquetball. He also serves on the board at St. Mary's High School and The Fountains Office Association.
Tim Pasisz, Board Member
As General Manager of Stage Monkey Resources, Prplei Events and Events at Ease, Tim makes time to serve on the Emergency Food Bank Board of Directors and works tirelessly to ensure that the Run and Walk Against Hunger and holiday food giveaway events run smoothly. He has called Stockton home for the past 15 years and when not working events, enjoys traveling.
Henry Phillips, Board Member
Pastor, Open Door House of Prayer
Pastor Phillips of The Open Door House of Prayer, knows that to make a difference in the community we need strong families and that the Emergency Food Bank helps families stay strong and healthy by providing nutritions food. Being a lifelong Stockton resident and along with his wife Angela, Pastor Phillips strives to better our community. In addition to serving on the Emergency Food Bank Board of Directors, he is involved in the Amelia Ann Adams Whole Life Center and Faith in the Valley. Some of his favorite pastimes are reading science fiction books and watching movies.
Michael Blalock, Board Member
Retired San Joaquin County Supervisor
Bobbie Wallinger, Board Member
After serving on notable boards such as the Stockton Arts Commission, San Joaquin Literacy Foundation, LARC's of Stockton, the UOP Alumni Association and Stockton Civic Theatre, Roberta "Bobbie" Wallinger has joined the Emergency Food Bank Board of Directors. She is a retired educator with a love of writing and volunteering. Bobbie also is a member of AAUW and serves on the DEI committee. In addition to her passion for writing, she enjoys spending time with friends, her daugher, granddaughters and great grandsons. Bobbie also enjoys traveling with her husband, Dennis.
Agatha-Julia "AJ" Reed, Board Member
Owner, Dog Town Junk Removal & Hauling
Ms. Agatha Julia “AJ” Reed joined the EFB Board of Directors in 2023 and is excited to continue bringing change to the community. She is a proud 1st Generation, USA born, Filipino American, who wants to bring change to the community, help bridge the gap between people in our city and resources, as well as instill hope. She was named the 2022 Ambassador of the Year for the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and just recently graduated from their Leadership Stockton program. AJ works for CarMax in addition to owning Dog Town Junk Removal & Hauling with her husband of 12 years. She enjoys networking, volunteering, community service, cooking, baking, traveling, fishing and spending time with her family.
Gregg Meath - Meath & Pereira
Steve Morales - MayaCo Marketing & Internet
Bob Tanon - GymStars Inc.
Ralph Womack - Retired Stockton Police
Tony Vice - Owner Fleet Feet Stockton/Brentwood/Modesto