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Julia Ramsey

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Julia Ramsey Web Design & Communications Coordinator Julia Ramsey is a nonprofit communications professional and freelance web developer living and working in her beautiful hometown of New Orleans. Throughout her career she’s helped organizations spanning the gamut from education to ecology clarify their message, connect with their audience, and build fundraising solutions that work. When […]

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Michael Richard II

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Michael Richard, II. Farm & Outreach Coordinator Michael has a passion for social justice and urban farming. Those passions came from growing up in a family that was constantly giving back to the community and always in the garden. Along with a strong love for New Orleans, Michael’s family also instilled a love for the […]

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MARTIN P. SCHREIBMAN, PhD

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Martin P. Schreibman, PhD Founding Board Member (Emeritus) Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, Dr. Schreibman helped perfect a model for sustainable urban farming using cutting edge technology, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), to grow fish. Professor Schreibman is the founder and Director Emeritus of Brooklyn College’s Aquatic […]

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Christina Lizzi

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Christina H. Lizzi Board Member Christina Lizzi, Esq. is a deputy prosecuting attorney for Maui County, State of Hawaiʻi. Christina earned her juris doctor from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with certificates in environmental law and Native Hawaiian rights. She is a member of the Hawaiʻi State Bar […]

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Anthony “Tony” Griffith

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Anthony “Tony” Griffith Board Member Anthony “Tony” Griffith is a native and resident New Orleanian. He was raised in the Seabrook neighborhood, near the Lakefront area. Tony spent much of his childhood with his mother and grandmother, in the kitchen. His oldest memories are of cooking red beans and rice and file gumbo. Tony remembers sneaking […]

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Sascha Bollag, Esq.

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Alexander “Sascha” Bollag, Esq. Assistant Director Sascha is “Assistant Director” for the Recirculating Farms Coalition. He handles financial information and other organization documentation, and engages on legislation, policy, and other legal work. He also enjoys assisting with farm maintenance and building projects. Previously, Sascha was “Of Counsel”. He received his J.D. from New York University […]

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Emily Posner

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Emily Posner, Esq. Policy and Legislative Counsel Emily is Policy and Legislative Counsel for the Recirculating Farms Coalition, in New Orleans, LA. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law.  She is also a solo practitioner and part of a collaborative group of attorneys who work together to protect the natural […]

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Emily Bonenfant

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Emily Bonenfant Programs & Outreach Coordinator Emily is the Programs Coordinator for the Recirculating Farms Coalition. She organizes community events and classes, as well as volunteer days and farm builds. Emily is originally from Hampton, New Hampshire, but moved to New Orleans to study at Tulane University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Environmental […]

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Marianne Cufone, Esq.

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Marianne Cufone, Esq. Executive Director Ms. Marianne Cufone is founder and Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition. She is an environmental attorney, and long time healthy, affordable food advocate. She is also a professional chef, trained by the Natural Gourmet Institute, a leading facility on health supportive culinary arts and theory. Marianne comes from […]