Meet Our Team
Zoe Grodsky (she/her)
School Food Systems Coordinator
Zoe is the School Food Systems Coordinator at CCFSC. Before joining the council in 2021 as the Food Fuels Learning Coordinator, Zoe worked as a Farm School Educator and a Researcher studying the U.S. Environmental Movement. Zoe graduated from Middlebury College where she focused her studies on social movements, environmental justice, and the education system. Outside of work, Zoe enjoys exploring the many beaches and forests of Maine and cooking good food with friends!
Jim Hanna (he/him)
Jim is Executive Director at CCFSC. He has been a leader in Maine’s food system for almost 30 years. Among his achievements are founding the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project and co-authoring “Whole Measures for Community Food Systems”. He has been a member of Willow Pond Farm’s CSA program since 1991. He shares those veggies, as well as the ones he grows in his Portland garden, with his friends and family which includes six grand children.
Liza Gallandt (she/her)
Local Foods Coordinator VISTA
Liza is the Local Foods Coordinator VISTA at CCFSC. She joined the council in 2022 after graduating from Dartmouth College with degrees in History and Political Science. Before working at the council, Liza worked at a food recovery organization in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. Liza is from central Maine and likes riding bikes, making ceramics, and fermenting cabbage.
Colleen Donlan (she/her)
Food Access Programs Manager
Colleen is the Food Access Programs Manager at CCFSC. She grew up in Portland. Colleen graduated from Colgate University in 2018 with a degree in Political Science and Environmental Studies, focusing on food systems. She started at the Council as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2018. She also works at Somali Bantu Community Association as their Markets Manager. In her free time, Colleen enjoys exploring farmers markets, spending time with family at Higgins Beach, and traveling with friends.
Nick Escobedo (he/him)
Food Fuels Learning VISTA
Nick is the Food Fuels Learning Coordinator VISTA at CCFSC. Before joining the council in 2022, Nick attended the University of Southern Maine, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science and Public and Professional Writing, with a focus on the politics of climate change. Outside of work, Nick loves to photograph the beautiful nature of Maine, go for hikes, read (anything from anthropology to philosophy to biology), and hang out with friends!