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Leadership

Leadership

Jacqueline Maisonpierre

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jacqueline has been with New Haven Farms since 2013. As Farm Director she cultivates New Haven Farms’ seven urban farms, providing organic food and educational opportunities for low income families suffering from chronic diet related diseases. READ MORE
jacqueline@newhavenfarms.org | (203) 417-3007

Laura Hansen

FARM-BASED WELLNESS PROGRAM MANAGER

Laura joined the team at New Haven Farms February 2018. She is excited to continue the great work and mission of NHF. She has a Master in Public Health and is a registered dietitian who has applied her background…READ MORE
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Jocelyn Tidwell

FARM MANAGER

Hailing from the American South, Jocelyn joined New Haven Farms in 2018 as Farm Manager. She is leads the production of the vegetables and herbs for our…READ MORE
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Anna Grace Barry

ADVANCEMENT OFFICER

Anna Grace Barry is the 2017-2018 Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow at New Haven Farms in the role of Advancement Officer. Her position focuses on development…READ MORE
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Celin Garcia

COOKING AND NUTRITION EDUCATOR

Celin views the world from a multi-layered perspective of chef, mother, friend, nutritionist, health & wellness coach and so much more. She gets inspiration from teaching families to create healthier lifestyles, and in turn, have them create a ripple effect throughout their communities. Each of her footprints is a seed she leaves planted to better…READ MORE

Michael Lebwohl

CT FOOD JUSTICE AMERICORPS VISTA

Michael Lebwohl is the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps VISTA at New Haven Farms, and in this position supports administrative and capacity building projects…READ MORE
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Kimberly Acosta

CT FOOD JUSTICE AMERICORPS VISTA

Kimberly is serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA at New Haven Farms from November 2017 until November 2018. Her position centers around recruitment for the Farm-Based Wellness Program…READ MORE
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John Valencia

FARM ASSISTANT

John has worked with New Haven Farms since 2016. John is from Medellín, Colombia, where he worked in urban reforestation for several years. Upon moving to Connecticut in 2005, John began working in the restaurant and construction industries. At New Haven Farms, John’s work as farm assistant involves maintaining farm sites across the city…READ MORE

Mishele Rodriguez

WELLNESS PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Mishele is a newcomer to the New Haven Farms team. As Wellness Program Assistant, she supports recruitment, coordination, and outreach in the Wellness Program. She has a background in community involvement through…READ MORE
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Chloe Ocain

YOUTH PROGRAM EDUCATOR

Chloe Ocain is the Youth Program Educator for the 2018 season, and is stepping into the role after interning with New Haven Farms as the Urban Farm Intern in 2017. She is a recent 2018 graduate of Connecticut College, with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Botany. READ MORE

Genesis Vicente

YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Genesis Vicente is New Haven Farms’ Youth Environmental Education Assistant for 2018. Genesis graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island two years ago with a Bachelor’s in Culinary Nutrition. As an undergraduate she interned at Besito… READ MORE

Research and Evaluation Partners

Kathleen O’Connor Duffany, PhD, MEd

Director of Research and Evaluation, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement

Alycia Santilli, MSW

Director, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement

Victoria Zigmont, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University

Board of Directors

Officers

Jean Dyer

Board Vice Chair; Vice President, South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority

William Dennett

Board Secretary; Consultant, Wakefield Educational Consultants

Ann Wiley

Board Treasurer; Chief Financial Officer, Foliage Design Systems

Members

Bruce Ditman

Chief Marketing Officer, Marcum LLP

Jim Farnam

Principal, Farnam Associates, LLC

Brianna Ficcadenti

Board Fellow, MBA Candidate, Yale School of Management

John R. Horvack, Jr.

Partner, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Dr. Francis Lobo

MD Immunology, Yale New Haven Hospital

Elizabeth Magenheimer, APRN

Family Practice, Diabetes Prevention, Fair Haven Community Health Center

Janie McCotter

Owner, Janie L. McCotter Daycare

Charles Negaro

President and Owner, Atticus Bookstore Cafe and Chabaso Bakery

Angela Oren, JD

Attorney

Todd Rofuth

Co-chair, Social Work Department, Southern Connecticut State University

Astra Rogers

Vice President of Treasury Management, KeyBank

Dr. Lisa Sanders

Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Community Advisory Board

Our community advisor board brings together leaders from the neighborhoods with whom New Haven Farms works. These representatives provide organizational direction that ensures our work falls in line with the experiences and needs of New Haven communities.

Georgina Castelan

Farm-Based Wellness Program Graduate & Community Gardener

Luz Catarineau

Co-founder, Amistad Catholic Worker House

Suzanne Edwards

Founder, Heart of Newhallville Community Farm

Concepcion Guerrero

Farm-Based Wellness Program Graduate & Community Gardener

Pamela Monk Kelley

Deacon, Thomas Chapel Church; Administrator, Riverside Education Academy

Leslie Radcliffe

Founder, Truman Street Community Garden; Board member, City of New Haven City Plan Commission

Jamilah Rasheed

Founder, Field of Greens Community Garden; Director, New Haven Inner City Enrichment Center

Ruth Torres

Farm-Based Wellness Program graduate, Community Health Ambassador

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