Placed Leaders

Caitlin Sly

President & CEO

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Koya partnered with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano on the search for a President & CEO. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano works to end hunger and increase access to nutritious food for low-income individuals and families through a comprehensive group of programs that combat hunger and its causes.

Our work resulted in the recruitment of Caitlin Sly to the role.

Having worked in food justice since 2008, Sly brings 15+ years of community leadership to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Previously, Sly served as the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Diablo Region for four years, a full-service organization serving older adults in Contra Costa County.

Prior to that, Sly worked at the Food Bank for 11 years, working her way up through the Program Department and eventually becoming its Director of Programs. She created several key programs to serve low-income and food-insecure communities, including its nutrition and children’s programs. She looks forward to continuing her work ending hunger and advocating for public policy to address food insecurity on a systemic level.

Sly has deep roots in the community, having been born and raised in Albany, CA and currently residing in Walnut Creek, CA. She also sits on the board of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau. She is a past board member of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and Meals on Wheels California.

Sly has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis with a major in Latin American History and a minor in Spanish.