Liz Sheahan

Vice President of Development

Email: | Direct: 858-863-5129

Liz oversees all development initiatives for the Food Bank. Together with a dynamo team of staff and volunteers, they inspire individuals, companies, foundations and organizations to partner in this important mission.

Liz has worked in hunger relief since 2006, originally as a volunteer and board member with The Neighbors’ Place in Wausau, Wisconsin, and then on staff with Society of St. Andrew, a national gleaning organization. She joined the San Diego Food Bank in 2015. Liz is passionate about meeting people’s basic needs, and is honored to be part of the Food Bank team.

Originally from Minnesota, Liz earned a BS in Social Work from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and a master’s degree in Philanthropy & Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is certified as a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning. Early in her career, she worked in education with at-risk K-12 youth in suburban Minneapolis, and later worked with a hospice and home health organization in central Wisconsin.

Liz graduated from LEAD San Diego in 2014. An avid volunteer, Liz has served on the boards of directors for many organizations. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the board for ProduceGood. In addition, she is chair of the Ambassador Committee for the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, and sits on the Programs Committee for the North County Philanthropy Council.

Liz and her husband Phil live in the hills north of Escondido. They have two grown sons who are each working in jobs they love – the eldest in the Grand Tetons and the younger here in San Diego.