NESAWG STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2012
NESAWG Steering Committee Members at the annual retreat in June. Back row: Arthur Lerner, Mari Pierce-Quinonez, Qiana Mickie. Middle row: Michael Rozyne, NESAWG Coordinator Kathy Ruhf, Kathy Lawrence, NESAWG Policy Director Amy Little, Billie Best (SC alumni), Gary Bloss. Front row: Doris Huang.
Gary Bloss lives in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He has over 30 years experience in the field of community planning and landscape architecture, including watershed conservation, greenways, open space, and trails. He has co-managed an organic vegetable farm and CSA since 2006.
Doris Huang lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is currently an MBA student at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. With a background in management consulting and social entrepreneurship, she is passionate about launching and supporting food businesses that create an economy for local, sustainable agriculture.
Kathy Lawrence lives in Pine Plains, New York. Kathy is program director for School Food FOCUS, a national collaborative leveraging the procurement power of large urban school districts to make school meals healthier and strengthen regional food production. A national consultant and educator on sustainable ag and food systems, she was executive director of the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture and founding director of Just Food (NY).
Arthur Lerner lives in New London, Connecticut. He has been active in the fields of sustainable agriculture and food systems since he was a student at Hampshire College in 1991. He has participated in projects to grow farms and gardens in both rural and urban areas, and endeavors to connect environmental stewardship with social justice and public health. He co-founded FRESH New London in 2004.
Qiana Mickie lives in Harlem, New York. She is a Just Food Community Advocate and active in community organizing and outreach around the Farm Bill and other national food policies. She has a background in non-profit development and currently works as a consultant.
Michael Rozyne lives in Middleborough, Massachusetts. He is the founder and executive director of Red Tomato, a decentralized food hub in the Northeast representing forty Northeast fruit and vegetable growers. Before that, Rozyne was cofounder of Equal Exchange.
In 2011 NESAWG redesigned its structure to reflect its evolving role in support of sustainable food systems and network participants in the Northeast. Those interested in joining the SC are encouraged to let a NESAWG staff person or a current SC member know at any point during the year. NESAWG Steering Committee Guidelines below and here as a PDF file: Steering Committee Guidelines