Meet the Core Group

Ever wonder who runs the show here in Sunnyside? The core group consists of volunteer members who help facilitate and coordinate the operations of the CSA.

WE’RE CURRENTLY IN NEED OF NEW CORE MEMBERS! If you’d like to help keep the CSA gears turning, shoot us a message to find out more.


Andrea Fisher
Fundraising Coordinator: Plans and oversees CSA fundraising activities, raffles, etc.
Day Job: Artist Licensing Executive
Other Interests: Sewing, crafts and camping
Favorite Vegetable: Cauliflower
Quirk: 


Devika Bholanauth 
Site Coordinator: Coordinates CSA produce delivery and distributions in Sunnyside, working with volunteers to ensure distribution runs smoothly.
Day Job: Home health aid
Other Interests: Investment insurance and acting
Favorite Vegetable: Eggplant and tomatoes
Quirk:  I am a gal of many hats. I enjoy meeting new people and making friends.  Love my life.


2010deenaDeena Pateltreasurer@sunnysidecsa.com
Treasurer: Manages accounts and funds for CSA; membership fees, farm payments and activities
Day Job: Environmental Science
Favorite Vegetable: Tomatoes
Other Interests: Writing, math, gardening, cooking & eating
Quirks: I don’t like strawberries


Emily Sharpe
Fundraising & Events Coordinator: Plans and oversees CSA fundraising activities, raffles, etc.
Day Job: Non-profit attorney working with low-income clients
Other Interests: hiking, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends
Favorite Vegetable: Leafy greens with a heavy dose of mustard greens
Quirk: Ask my family


Emily Smith
Secretary & Outreach Coordinator: Schedules group meetings, maintains records and minutes, and updates website
Day Job: Copywriter
Other Interests: Eating food, eating food, trying other people’s food, design and travel
Favorite Vegetable: Fennel! (thanks CSA for making me try it)
Quirk: It takes me way longer than it should to think of what to write for things like this.


Jessica Garcia
volunteer@sunnysidecsa.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Ensures all CSA members fulfill their volunteer obligations, that volunteer slots are filled each week, and sends weekly reminders. 
Day Job: 
Other Interests: 
Favorite Vegetable: 
Quirk: 


Joan Tang
Core Group Coordinator: Oversees tasks, meetings, SCS contact and other helps facilitate member events.
Day Job: Stay at home parent
Other Interests: Karate, baking pies & eating
Favorite Vegetable: Sweet potato
Quirk: I like washing dishes


Madelene DeLeonsubsidy@sunnysidecsa.com
Subsidy Program Coordinator: Organizes outreach, recruits applicants and implements application process for subsidized shares
Day Job: Menswear Designer
Favorite Vegetable: I love so many veggies it’s too hard to choose
Other Interests: Flamenco and composting


memoMemo Salazarveggies@sunnysidecsa.com
In-reach Coordinator: CSA emails, Facebook and other member communication
Day Job: Editor
Favorite Vegetable: I’m too indecisive to have a favorite. They’re all so good in different ways.
Other Interests: Making and enjoying music, comics & movies keeps me pretty busy.
Quirks: My first breath took place in Mexico, my first memory is from Canada, and my first school was in the U.S. of A.


Michael Kopcho
Site Coordinator: Coordinates CSA produce delivery and distributions in Sunnyside, working with volunteers to ensure distribution runs smoothly.
Day Job: 
Principle Account Clerk
Other Interests: Hiking mountains, bike riding, composting
Favorite Vegetable: Avocado (I know, not a vegetable)
Quirk: OCD


Zuleika Tenf –special_products@sunnysidecsa.com
Special Products Coordinator: 
Coordinates all products outside of Golden Earthworm.
Day Job: 
Occupational Therapist
Other Interests:
Travel and new experiences
Favorite Vegetable:
Japanese sweet potato and arugula
Quirk:
I’m part of a huge family…one of 54 first cousins

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