Core Team

Allison DeHonney

CEO / Executive Director
Buffalo Go Green

Jenn Smith

Director of Food and Agriculture Programs
The Center for Regional Economic Advancement

Amanda Pitman

Program Manager, Dairy Programs
The Center for Regional Economic Advancement

Claire Hawkins

Director, Natural Resource Markets & Economic Development
Maine Department of Agriculture,
Conservation & Forestry

Emily Cook

Team Lead
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Lauren Williams

Special Assistant
NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Janna Spruill

NASDA Foundation

Chris Jones

Senior Director
NASDA Foundation

Jade Umberger

Grants Coordinator
NASDA Foundation

Max London

Communications Coordinator
NASDA Foundation

DEI Council

Allison DeHonney

Cynthia Medina

Jocelyn Germany

Della Miller

Gail Wells

Community Advisory Council

Hamadi Ali

Markets Manager
Providence Farm Collective

Nick Branchina

Director, Fisheries & Aquaculture
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Sarah Cogswell

Executive Director
The Livestock Institute of Southern New England

Todd Erling

Executive Director
Farm and Food Growth Fund

Jen Faigel

Executive Director
CommonWealth Kitchen

Laura Ginsburg

Center Lead
Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center

Caroline Howe

Food Policy Director
DC Office of Planning

Haile Johnston

Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer
The Common Market

Chris Laughton

Director of Knowledge Exchange
Farm Credit East

Grace Leatherman

Executive Director
Future Harvest

Hannah Leighton

Director of Strategic Impact
Farm to Institution New England

Benneth Phelps

Executive Director
Agricultural Viability Alliance

Nessa Richman

Network Partner
New England State Food System Planners Partnership