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Board Of Directors

Stephanie Harris, President

Stephanie Harris, President

Stonehedge Farm

Stephanie Harris has been farming in Hopewell, NJ, for 26 years, growing fruits and vegetables, and raising sheep, chickens, ducks,...

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...

Sherry Burns, Treasurer

Sherry Burns, Treasurer

Healthcare Finance Professional

Sherry Burns is the Treasurer of NOFA-NJ.  In her professional capacity, she serves as the Finance Manager and Business Analyst...

Colleen Kelleher, Secretary

Colleen Kelleher, Secretary

Life Sciences and Education Professional

Colleen Kelleher has over two decades of experience in healthcare and education-related business and strategic planning, business development, partnerships and...

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....

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...

Lucia Stout Huebner

Lucia Stout Huebner

Beechtree Farm

Chair of NOFANJ’s Nominating Committee, Lucia and her husband Charlie raise grass-fed beef and lamb on their 58 acre grass...

Nagisa Manabe

Nagisa Manabe

River Stoan Farm

Nagisa Manabe and her husband Oscar own and operate a small organic produce and egg farm in Kingston, New Jersey. ...

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...

Kim Rizk

Kim Rizk

Owner, Jammin' Crepes

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

Staff

Adrian Hyde, Executive Director

Adrian Hyde, Executive Director

Dunwald Farms

Adrian Hyde owns and manages Dunwald Farm, a Certified Organic vegetable farm in Hopewell, NJ. Supporting his farming activities, Adrian...

Kate Nelson, Office Manager

Kate Nelson, Office Manager

Kate Nelson joined NOFA-NJ in April of 2016. She has always had an interest in the natural world and received her...