We’re thrilled to welcome Yissel Barajas, Chief Human Resources Officer for Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC) to Food Share’s Board of Directors. 

As part of her role at RAC and her personal passion, Yissel participates in community projects that impact the farm worker community. The daughter of farm workers, she has a personal commitment to health, housing, and other issues impacting the quality of life of the farm worker community.

As part of her commitment to her community, she volunteers for various community organizations. She currently serves on the Ventura County Farm Worker Resource Program Committee, the Innovation Committee of the Museum of Ventura County, the UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety External Advisory Board, the Board of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation as well as the Board of Directors for Food Share Ventura County.

Yissel has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA. She lives with her husband, Jaime, and their two children in Camarillo where they enjoy hikes, bike trails, and participating in community events. She stays balanced by doing outdoor activities, traveling and reading. 

“I was inspired to join the Food Share Board because I benefited from food assistance programs growing up. The role Food Share plays in addressing food insecurity is so important for our communities. I’m excited to work with the Board and partner with community stakeholders, especially the agriculture industry, to support the mission of Food Share.”

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