Jim Hanna (he/him)
Jim has over 30 years of experience in food systems work. His projects include founding the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project in 2002. In partnership with recent immigrants and refugees, he established a program with a goal to build immigrant-owned farm enterprises in Maine. His publications include co-authoring “Whole Measures for Community Food Systems: Values-Based Planning and Evaluation.” He was the original editor and writer for “Race and the Food System” located at the web-based USDA Food Security Learning Center hosted by WhyHunger. He is a co-founder of the Northeast Network of Immigrant Farming Projects among others. He has worked as a consultant assisting groups with organizational development and evaluation. His clients include Growing Power, USDA, Heifer International, Cultivating Community, Northeast Organic Farmers Association, Center for African Heritage, WhyHunger, Four Directions Development Corp. and Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Kristina Kalolo (she/her)
Farm to School Project Director
Kristina is passionate about working at the intersections of social change, sustainable food systems, and collective healing. She also serves as the Markets Manager for the Somali Bantu Community Association and is on the Steering Committee of Maine Food Strategy, the Leadership Teams for Maine Farm to School Network, Maine Farm to Institution, Maine Farmer Resource Network, Food Fuels Learning, and the Ending Hunger by 2030 Cumberland County Core Team. Previously, Kristina worked with, and within, food systems as a fishmonger, rural and urban farmer, artisan chocolatier, cafeteria worker, and farm to table caterer. She received her B.A. in Anthropology, Sociology, and International Studies from Elmira College, her M.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, and participated in Food Solutions New England’s Network Leadership Institute.
Adele Wise (she/her)
Local Foods Coordinator VISTA
Adele has joined CCFSC as the Local Food Coordinator Vista. Growing up in Maine, she has learned to deeply appreciate and value local food systems. She recently graduated from College of the Atlantic where she received a degree in Human Ecology with a focus on food systems and sustainable agriculture. Throughout college, she worked on various organic farms, explored agricultural labor issues and food waste, and created a podcast surrounding how farming preserves cultures throughout Maine in collaboration with Maine Farmland Trust. Coming from a summer working with Preble Street’s food programs, Adele is excited to take these experiences to learn alongside CCFSC and the community.