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 CommunityFood Systems: Values-Based Planning and Evaluation.” He was the originaleditor and writer for “Race and the Food System” located at the web-based USDAFood Security Learning Center hosted by WhyHunger. He is a co-founder of theNortheast Network of Immigrant Farming Projects among others. He has workedas a consultant assisting groups with organizational development and evaluation.His clients include Growing Power, USDA, Heifer International, CultivatingCommunity, Northeast Organic Farmers Association, Center for African Heritage,WhyHunger, Four Directions Development Corp. and Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
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Grace is excited to continue Anna Franceschetti's work on Phase 2 and to support development in new directions. Grace is originally from upstate New York and attended Cornell University. Studying agricultural sciences fostered Grace's interest in food system and sustainability issues. She believes we can create a more equitable food system through interdisciplinary collaboration and science based strategies.
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Colleen Donlan is our Local Foods Coordinator as an Americorps VISTA member. She was born and raised in Portland, ME and attended Portland schools. Colleen recently graduated from Colgate University where she studied Political Science and Environmental Studies, focusing on food systems through internships and research projects. She’s passionate about food and farm justice and excited to be a part of the CCFSC team!
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Kristina is a food justice advocate passionate about building community and fostering meaningful relationships between people, food, and the land. 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.. While in Worcester, she engaged in food security work with the Worcester Food and Active Living Policy Council and the Worcester County Food Bank. Kristina has also interacted with food systems through her roles as a fishmonger, rural and urban farmer, cafeteria worker, and farm to table caterer. She is fortunate to also serve as the Markets Manager for the Somali Bantu Community Association's farming program, Liberation Farms.
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