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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
Executive Director

Fan Watkinson
Program Manager


Board of Directors

Joe Rigali, President
Sue Mildrum, Vice President
Gary Vilchick, Treasurer
Liz Paley, Secretary

Penny Austen
John Canally
Theresa Cohen
Elisabeth Elden
Jen Flint
Bob Gewecke
Jessica Huddy
Lauren McKown
Gretchen Nelson
Lucy Rosborough, Emeritus
Francine Royce
Matt Stejbach
Linda Booth Sweeney
Hannah Symons
Polly Vanasse
Lisanne Wheeler