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Board Of Directors

Elizabeth Ketterson

Elizabeth Ketterson

Attorney Elizabeth C. Ketterson is a Partner at The Pollock Firm LLC who advises clients in matters related to estate planning,...

Mike Rassweiler, President

Mike Rassweiler, President

North Slope Farm

Mike Rassweiler began farming at North Slope Farm, in Central New Jersey, in 1995. North Slope was Certified Organic starting in 1997. Mike got his start farming...

Al Johnson, Vice President

Al Johnson, Vice President

Organic Inspector and Certified Agricultural Teacher

Al has been a NOFA member since 1978 and previously served on NOFA-NJ’s BOD for 7 years in the 1980s...

Kim Rizk, Treasurer

Kim Rizk, Treasurer

Owner, Jammin' Crepes

Kim Rizk is a native of Bucks County where she grew on a farm and in the hospitality business. Kim...

Cali Alexander, M.A.

Cali Alexander, M.A.

Health Officer, Registered Environmental Health Specialist

Cali Alexander recently transitioned after completing a 35 year career in environmental science and law as a Public Health Administrator....

Tessa Desmond, PhD

Tessa Desmond, PhD

Princeton University, Firefly Homestead

Tessa Lowinske Desmond is a farmer and a scholar. She is currently a Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar in American...

Alec Gioseffi

Alec Gioseffi

Founder, Cherry Valley Cooperative

With nearly ten years experience working in the food industry and the help of his wife, friends, contemporaries, and community...

Joseph Heckman, PhD

Joseph Heckman, PhD

Professor of Soil Science, Rutgers University

Drinking farm fresh milk was part of life for Joseph Heckman growing up on an organic dairy farm in Darke...

Jacqueline Ricotta, PhD

Jacqueline Ricotta, PhD

Professor of Plant Science and Public Policy, Delaware Valley University

Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Jackie Ricotta graduated from Cornell University and went on to receive a Master’s degree from North...