Meet the Core Group

Ever wonder who runs the show once the produce leaves the farm? The core group consists of volunteer CSA members who help facilitate and coordinate the operations of the CSA. Meet them here. And if you see them at a distribution, be sure to thank them for their help!

If you’d like to join the Core Team, just shoot us a message! We can always use the help.

 Madelene DeLeon
Subsidy Program Coordinator: Recruits applicants for subsidized share program via out-reach. Implements application process to ensure interested applicants qualify for subsidized share.
Day Job: Menswear Designer
Favorite Vegetable: I love so many veggies it’s too hard to choose
Other Interests: Flamenco and composting
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Jamie McCullagh
Volunteer Coordinator: Ensures volunteer slots are filled each week via weekly reminders. Ensures all CSA members fulfill their volunteer obligations.
Day Job: Event Operations
Other Interests: Travel & Cooking
Favorite Vegetable: Zucchini & Romaine
Quirk: I’ve only driven 3 times

 

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Treasurer: Manages all accounts and funds for CSA and related activities. Focus is on membership fees and payments to our farms.
Day Job: Environmental Science
Favorite Vegetable: Tomatoes
Other Interests: Writing, gardening, cooking, eating, math
Quirks: I don’t like strawberries.

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In-reach Coordinator: Runs point for CSA communication via emails to membership as needed. 
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 keep me pretty busy. See for yourself.
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.

 Kathy Scalzo
Site Coordinator: Coordinates CSA produce delivery and distributions. Runs point with volunteers to ensure distribution runs smoothly.
Day Job: Chief Soapmaker, Backyard Bees
Other Interests: Gardening, Children’s Books, Craft Beer
Favorite Vegetable: Arugula or Eggplant
Quirk: I keep bees.

Joan Tang
Core Group Coordinator: Facilitates monthly core group meetings and tracks projects. Primary contact with SCS and oversees annual member survey and open house.
Day Job: Stay at home parent
Other Interests: karate, baking pie, eating
Favorite Vegetable: sweet potato
Quirk: I like washing dishes

Victoria Costa
Special Products Coordinator
Coordinates all products outside of the GEOF fruit and vegetable shares. Primary contact is with Lewis Waite Farms.
Day Job: Digital Producer
Other Interests: performance art, anthropology, interdisciplinary creativity, the wide dissemination of important ideas, spending time in the [urban] jungle and/or with my hands in the dirt, diving in the Carib Sea, geocaching
Favorite Vegetable: bitter greens
Quirk:  I am one of those people who is “genetically predisposed” to process papaya’s taste as vomit, but I keep trying it (just in case).

Jennifer Senecal
Secretary: Records minutes at monthly core group meetings, maintains records of internal correspondance and CSA documents, Acting Core Group Coordinator if CGC is absent.
Day Job: Dietetic Intern/Soon to be Dietitian
Other Interests: Yoga, writing, baking, the ocean, traveling when I get the chance
Favorite Vegetable: Just one? Summer squash… and I wait with bated breath for tomato season every year
Quirk: Murder, She Wrote is my comfort tv show of choice 

Help Wanted 
Events Coordinator: Plans and oversees all CSA events, including, but not limited to, the annual summer BBQ, farm tours and social events.
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Fundraising Coordinator: Plans and oversees all CSA fundraising activities, including, but not limited to, the annual raffles which raise funds for the subsidized share program.
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Outreach Coordinator: Oversees and updates website and social media on a weekly basis with share forecasts and CSA-related information.
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