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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 six year-round employees — a farm manager and an assistant farm manager, who direct our farm operations and work directly with volunteers; an executive director, who directs overall initiatives and fundraising efforts; a program manager, who supports volunteer, recipient, and community outreach programs; and two administrative assistants, who thankfully tackle essential details. A market manager and three field crew members work seasonally.



Doug Wolcik
Farm Manager

Hannah Lawson
Assistant Farm Manager

Amy Capofreddi
Executive Director

Fan Watkinson
Program Manager


Board of Directors

Sue Mildrum, President
Elisabeth Elden, Vice President
Gary Vilchick, Treasurer
Jen Flint, Secretary

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