Board & Staff

Our Staff

Jeff Cole, Executive Director

Jeff Cole has served as Executive Director of Mass Farmers Markets since 2000. Jeff earned a B.A. in Economics from Bates College and farms family land in Sutton, MA.   He is the 9th generation on the farm. Jeff serves on numerous boards and committees including The  Massachusetts Food Policy Council,  Worcester County Farm Bureau, and the Massachusetts Agricultural Promotion Board. Jeff believes that one of the preeminent “missions” of the farmers market industry is to provide economic opportunity to family farms, as well as local communities, in order to encourage their long-term survival.

 

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Sarah Gupton, Operations Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Walsh, Finance Manager

Philip comes to Mass Farmers Markets from the Boston accounting firm of Donahue & Associates. As Finance Manager his major initiatives have centered on streamlining accounting systems in order to provide faster service to farmers and farmers markets, including electronic payments via Direct Deposit. MFM’s mission to help preserve New England farmland resonates with Philip’s commitment to the land and its welfare. In off hours he is a dedicated hiker, backpacker and cross-country skier. His writing on architecture, landscape, and the environment has appeared in Artforum and Landscape Architecture, among other publications. In 2016 he was awarded the Bradford Williams Medal for excellence in landscape journalism.

 

 

Caroline Rosa, Project Assistant

Caroline comes to Mass Farmers Markets from Grow Food Northampton, where she served as the AmeriCorps Youth Education Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Psychology and has experience farming and working as a farm educator. She loves teaching, working with kids, and sharing her love for local agriculture with others. When she is not working, Caroline loves to spend time with friends, be outdoors, play music, and read.

 

 

Rebecca Miller, HIP Coordinator

Becca Miller is the Healthy Incentives Program Coordinator for Mass Farmers Markets. Becca graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and in 2016 with a Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Policy. She studied abroad in Italy in the spring of 2014, where she gained insight into local food systems. After graduating, Becca worked for Atlas Farm at the Copley Square Farmers Market and as a buyer for a specialty foods distributor. Becca has worked with many other food and agriculture organizations in Massachusetts, including New Lands Farm, Central Mass Grown, and the Worcester Kindergarten Initiative. In her work with all of these organizations, she hopes to increase the resilience of local food systems and community involvement in agriculture. Becca resides in Somerville, MA.

Danielle Gervais, HIP Coordinator

LinkedInProfilePictureHannah Firestone, Copley Market Manager

Hannah Firestone is the Copley Square Farmers Market Manager. She grew up in Cambridge, MA and loves working in the Boston area. She graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with a degree in the study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is passionate about food access and is excited to be involved in the Healthy Incentives Program. She has worked closely in the past with the Harvard Community Garden, the Harvard Farmers Market, City Sprouts, and the Farm School. She began working with Mass Farmers Markets in May 2017 and has greatly enjoyed her time managing the market. When she is not at Copley, she enjoys knitting, dancing, choreographing, writing and painting.

 

George Chichirau, Central Market Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Marni Berliner, Davis Market Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Gurova – EBT Coordinator/Russian Translator at Copley Square Market

Olga joined the team in August 2017.  She has degree in Psychology and years of experience in HR field. After moving to the US she graduated from AACA New Roots program. Olga is excited to work with Mass Farmers Markets to help people improve their quality of life and to switch to a healthier lifestyle.

 

 


Our Board of Directors:

Executive Committee

F. Marie Morisset (President), Santander Bank

Allyson Reed (Vice President), The Wilder Companies

Sami Harb (Treasurer)

Eileen Ingham (Clerk, Interim)

General Board

Nina Fleishman, Senior Manager Business Development and Partnerships, Time Inc.

Barb Hamilton, Hamilton Orchards, New Salem, MA

David Webber, Mass Department of Agricultural Resources

Venette Jean Pierre

Edith Murnane, Consultant & Food Systems Advocate

Judy Dore, Newton MA Market Manager

Rose Hall, Lexington MA Market Manager

Kenny Delgizzi

Nancy Gagnon

Brian Mcglame

Ed Eglitis, Fresh Food

Warren Perez-Leijssius

Malia Maier, Boston Public Market

Emma Mayville, (Net Impact Board Fellow, Market Operations)

We encourage you to contact Mass Farmers Markets with any questions, suggestions or feedback about our services. You can also send us recipes, pictures or any ideas you think would improve our website.

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Mailing Address: 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452
Telephone: 781-893-8222
Fax: 781-893-8777

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