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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 — two Farm Coordinators, who 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. Two apprentices work seasonally as field crew and volunteer support.



Kayleigh Boyle
Farm Coordinator

Doug Wolcik
Farm Coordinator

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
Pam Fielding Goar
Jessica Huddy
Sue Mildrum
Gretchen Nelson
Lucy Rosborough
Linda Booth Sweeney
Kenzie Thomas