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Food Security & Basic Needs Taskforce


The Food Security & Basic Needs Taskforce is the steering committee which oversees campus efforts to reduce food and housing insecurity among UCSB students and increase access to basic needs.  This committee was formed as a direct result of the recommendations of the statewide Food Access and Basic Needs Workgroup of the UC Global Food Initiative. This committee is responsible for delegating and managing the budget allocated to UCSB from the Food Access, Security, and Basic Needs Working Group.  This group is also responsible for tracking metrics on the success of food security and basic needs efforts and providing ongoing reports to UCOP and the UC GFI. This committee also advises the Chancellor on issues related to food security and basic needs.

Contact for the Food Security Taskforce:

Katie Maynard
Sustainability Coordinator



  • Mike Miller, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services; Chair of the Food Security Taskforce and Basic Needs Taskforce
  • Diane Fujino, Professor, Asian American Studies; Director, the Center for Black Studies Research
  • Sharleen O'Brien, Director Health and Wellness
  • Shereen El-Refai, Undergraduate Student at Large, Student Coordinator, Associated Students Food Bank
  • David Pellow, Dehlsen Professor; Program Vice-Chair, Environmental Studies Program
  • Daniel Chavez, Food Bank Coordinator, Associated Students Food Bank
  • Danielle Sinclair, Dietician, Purchasing and Systems Manager, Residential Dining Services
  • Anusikha Halder, Undergraduate Student at Large
  • Casey Jones, Graduate Student at Large
  • Gokh Amin Alshaif, Graduate Student at Large
  • Michael McGrogan, Budget Director, Office of Budget and Planning
  • Saúl Quiroz, Director of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Kathy Baylis, Professor, Department of Geography


  • Katie Maynard, Sustainability Coordinator, UCSB Sustainability
  • Rebecca Segundo, Basic Needs and Rapid Rehousing Manager, Enrollment Services