On the Move: Second Harvest Food Bank Names Chrislynn VanSkiver Chief Operating Officer



Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is pleased to announce that Chrislynn VanSkiver has been named Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, VanSkiver will lead a team of 68 employees.

VanSkiver brings 17 years of leadership experience in operations, volunteer engagement and fund development. In her most recent role as Second Harvest’s Director of Operations, she was responsible for overseeing land development, construction, facility upgrades and repairs for the organization’s 121,000-square-foot facility. She helped launch and direct the workflow, resources, and labor management of the 40-acre Harvest Solutions Farm partnership. VanSkiver spearheaded facilities expansions, preventative maintenance, emergency projects, and programs for continuous efficiency improvements and compliance. Prior to her position in Operations, VanSkiver managed Second Harvest’s Volunteer Engagement team and restructured it for maximum efficiency, all while elevating a culture of philanthropy. Additionally, she led record fundraising years for fiscal years 2017-2019 for the Harvesters Fashion Show & Luncheon.

VanSkiver holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Chapman University. She is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and is a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual and a certified American Institute of Baking (AIB) International Food Defense Coordinator.

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