|Our board of directors have included veterans, farmers, teachers, therapists, and people with interests and skills in science, entomology, horticulture, ecology, geology, biology, social services, industrial engineering, maintenance, heavy equipment operation and maintenance, cost analysis, nutrition, civil engineering.|
We are currently looking for directors with experiences in finances and grant writing.
Our current board of directors:
Sandy Bonell Pierce: Current secretary and treasurer of the board of directors. Undergraduate degree in education, graduate degree in speech/language pathology (specializing in severe disordered communication and voice disorders). Fourth generation farmer. Training and experience in time studies, data collection, diets for severe allergies, nutrition, graphic arts, marketing, retailing, theater arts, office management, journalism, and rehabilitation. Current general manager of the farm operation.
Judith D. Smith: Current vice president for marketing. Recent retiree from the education field, having taught science for 18 years. She and her husband lived and worked in West and East Africa for many years in rural development projects. On their return to the States they started a homestead, raising much of their own foood. Besides her education degrees, Judith has an associate's degree in dairy husbandry. Before going to Africa she was a microbiologist in the food and dairy industry.
Russell "Russ" Carr: Current vice president for veteran affairs.
Christy Birtcher: Current vice president for farming. LICSW (MA)/LCSW(NY). Grew up in a rural town in Connecticut. After working as a trauma therapist in greater Boston for seven years, she went in search of a place where she could plant a garden and raise livestock, and fell in love with Chenango County. She now runs a small private psychotherapy practice, and has gradually acquired cats, a dog, horses, chickens, and Icelandic sheep since moving here. She hopes to continue expanding her garden following natural farming principles. Her passions include the welfare of our planet and social justice, including equal access to healthy, organic food as well as equal access to mental health care.
Russell Overton: Current president of the board.
Gary Lynk: Current vice president for mechanics.