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Our Team

Kristin Heltman-Weiss, Executive Director

Elizabeth Leipler, Farm Director

Bari Zeiger, Director of Finance & Grants

Maria Lucero, Director of Development & Community Impact

Lianne Novak, Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Mahamud Mberwa, Farm Mentor & Liaison

Hamadi Ali, Markets Manager

Isaac Frisina, Farm Manager

Jack Warrior, Farm Facilities & Equipment Manager

Max Mack-Hardiman, Markets Assistant

Hamadi Mganga, Marketing Coordinator

Board

Kristin Heltman-Weiss
President

Rebecca French
Secretary

Laura Hunt
Treasurer

Zelalem Gemmeda

Halima Muhina

Rachel Tarwo

Tom Petrocelli

Tamar Rothaus

 

Eileen O’Brien-Scannell
Board Member Emeritus
 

Farmer Advisory Committee

Faz Niyigoba
Chairperson, Farm Manager: Our Lady of Hope Burundian Community/Ak’iwacu Farm

Mahamud Mberwa
Farm Manager: Somali Bantu Community Organization of WNY/Somali Bantu Community Farm

Ali Macheremo
Incubator Farmer Representative: Somali Bantu Community Organization of WNY/Somali Bantu Community Farm/Bwedo Farm

Allison DeHonney
President: Buffalo Go Green/Urban Fruits & Veggies

Nelson Nagbe
Farm Manager: Liberian Association of Buffalo/Liberian Community Farming Project

Gabriel Khoon
Farm Manager: Our Lady of Hope Karenni Community/Karenni Hope Farm

Beh Meh
Youth Leader/Executive Team: Karenni Hope Farm

Sawhla Set
Farm Manager: Buffalo Myanmar Indigenous Christian Fellowship

Zelalem Gemmeda
Farm leader: Ethiopian Community Farm