Sita Helms

Founder and Executive Director, and President

Phone: 949-230-7318

Sita has extensive community service and leadership experience, is fluent in Spanish, and is strongly skilled in public relations, marketing, strategic planning, leadership and management.Certified Real Estate Appraiser, Real Estate Agent, Advisory Board Laguna Beach Mission Hospital Board, Founder Mom’s 4 Safe Parks, Founder Helping Hand Worldwide.

Lauren D. Polley

Board Member-Food Distribution Site Oversight

Lauren holds a Masters in Public Health and with her experience as a hospital administrator brings important healthcare knowledge to our Mobile Food Pantry Program. Business Owner, Board Member Laura’s House.

Jeanne Walker

Director of Finance

Jeanne presently works as the Financial Manager for the Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County. She worked for Helping Hand Worldwide for many years as a part-time Executive Assistant. Jeanne is a San Juan Capistrano Rotary International and Rehart Memorial Scholarship Fund Board Member.

Christopher Wearsch

Board Member-Transportation Oversight

Christopher is a Real Estate Developer.

Roz Westra

Secretary and Treasurer

Roz presently works as a Technology Analyst for Wells Fargo Dealer Services. She is also a certified Project Manager lending her expertise in management as well as in the high tech industry.

Scott Young

Director of Distribution, Stuart Mesa/Camp Pendleton, Liaison to Capistrano USD and Home Food Delivery Oversight

Scott is a retired school principal lending his professional skills and kindness to the management of our Stuart Mesa distribution site on base. Scott’s background in school administration enables him to deal effectively with any problems that may arise on base. He donates his time and expertise, three Tuesdays per month, to making certain our military families receive the free food in an organized and efficient manner. Scott is also a partner in Mission Viejo Transmission and is a Member of the Finance Committee for Schools First Credit Union.

Bill Cline

Director of Distribution, San Onofre Notre / Camp Pendleton

Bill is a retired teacher, principal and assistant superintendent with 38 years of valuable experience. His administrative ability and leadership skills enable him to successfully manage our San Onofre distribution site. Bill’s experience with the school district has given him the expertise to work closely with the 25 Marine  volunteers and he is able to solve problems quickly and effectively when they arise. Bill also volunteers for the City of Dana Point and enjoys traveling with his wife in his free time.

Advisory Committee Members

Thomas R. Kroesche, Esq.

KroescheSchindler, LLP

2603 Main St., Ste. 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-483-8700 Fax: 888-588-0034

Jennifer Flaherty


2603 Main St., Ste. 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-483-8700 Fax: 888-588-0034

Teri M. Bordwell


Phone: 714-669-0881