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Oakdale Resident Joins State’s Dairy Council Board
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Dennis Roberts

The Dairy Council of California welcomes CEO of Crystal Creamery, Dennis Roberts of Oakdale, as one of five new board members committed to elevating the health of children and families through nutrition.

Appointed by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, Roberts brings more than 20 years of experience to the board, previously serving as EVP/GM North America of Regal Springs Trading and vice president of fluid sales, and vice president of sales and marketing for Foster Farms Dairy. As a board member, Roberts will help Dairy Council of California, a nutrition education organization, advance its cause of elevating the health of children and families in California through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits.

“For more than 100 years, Dairy Council of California has educated and empowered healthier children, families and communities through its free, science-based nutrition resources,” said Tammy Anderson-Wise, CEO of Dairy Council of California. “While nutrition education continues to fuel our work, we also lead and collaborate on issues that impact health outcomes related to nutrition like supporting food access and finding solutions to achieve health equity. Roberts, along with our other new board members, will be instrumental in guiding us as we move forward.”

Other new board members include Domenic Carinalli of Sebastopol, Cheryl Fiello of Claremont, Patrick Schallberger of Carlsbad and Hem Shah of Fullerton. Together, these five individuals bring a unique combination of expertise and knowledge to Dairy Council of California’s board, providing invaluable insight to help propel the organization forward.

Dairy Council of California leads the effort to advance the Let’s Eat Healthy movement, which invites multisector coordination, collaboration and co-creation to elevate community health through nutrition education and finds ways to make nutritious foods accessible and affordable to all. For more information and to join the movement, visit

For over a century, Dairy Council of California has empowered stakeholders, including educators, health professionals and community leaders, to elevate the health of children and families through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits. Funded by California’s dairy farm families and local milk processors and under the guidance of California Department of Food and Agriculture, Dairy Council of California’s free science-based nutrition education resources, Mobile Dairy Classroom assemblies, training programs and online resources educate millions of students and families in California and throughout the United States. Learn more at