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Staff & Board of Directors

Gaining Ground is managed by an active Board of Directors whose members represent diverse backgrounds in the arts, business, law, education, human services, public relations, and community activism.

Currently, Gaining Ground has four year-round employees — a Farm Manager and an Assistant Farm Managerwho direct our farm operations and work directly with volunteers; a Development and Office Manager, who manages our fundraising program and office; and a Program Manager, who supports our volunteer program, recipient program, and community outreach. A Market Manager and two field crew work seasonally as field crew and volunteer support.



Doug Wolcik
Farm Manager

Hannah Lawson
Assistant Farm Manager

Amy Capofreddi
Development and Office Manager

Fan Watkinson
Program Manager

Board of Directors

Joe Rigali, President
Francine Royce, Vice President
Gary Vilchick, Treasurer
Liz Paley, Secretary

Penny Austen
Claire Brandhorst
Theresa Cohen
Elisabeth Elden
Bob Gewecke
Jessica Huddy
Sue Mildrum
Gretchen Nelson
Lucy Rosborough (Honorary)
Linda Booth Sweeney
Kenzie Thomas