Northeast SARE Administrative Council

The Administrative Council is our governance committee that sets program policies for Northeast SARE, participates in the grant review process and makes final award decisions for all grant programs. Learn more about the Council in the About page.

About Northeast SARE's Administrative Council

The Administrative Council (AC) is the governance body for Northeast SARE. It sets program policy and direction and makes funding allocation decisions. Learn more about this committee below. Structure There are 20 seats on the AC; seats are intended to represent a broad constituency of the agricultural community in the Northeast. Some seats are designated […]

Members of Northeast SARE's Administrative Council

Current Council members include farmers, agency personnel, Extension and nonprofit staff, researchers, industry representatives and others from across the Northeast, as follows.

[last updated 07.2021]

Kafi Dixon
Seeds of Change Solidarity Network; Women of Color Rural & Urban Cooperative
Dorchester, MA

Enrique Nelson Escobar
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD

Sarah Goslee
USDA-ARS
University Park, PA

Deb Grantham
Northeast IPM Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Amy Guptill
The College of Brockport, State University of New York
Brockport, NY

Ronnie Helmondollar
West Virginia University Extension Service
Morgantown, WV

Beth Holtzman
University of Vermont Extension
Berlin, VT
[state SARE coordinator liaison]

Kim Kroll
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
College Park, MD
[ex-officio]

Stacy Kubofcik
Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO)
Catonsville, MD

Nathan L’Etoile
Four Star Farms
Northfield, MA

Ashley Madea
Ecocert ICO, LLC
Fayston, VT

Rose Ogutu
Delaware State University
Dover, DE

Vance Owens
USDA NIFA Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
Kansas City, MO
[ex-officio]

Tal Petty
Hollywood Oyster Company
Hollywood, MD

Mark Powell
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Annapolis, MD

Jake Reilly
Chesapeake Bay National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Washington, DC

Hannah Smith-Brubaker
Village Acres Farm
Mifflintown, PA
[Administrative Council Chair]

Alexander Soroka
US Geological Survey
Baltimore, MD

Cassius Spears
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service of Rhode Island
Warwick, RI

Andrea Szylvian
EPA New England, Region 1
Boston, MA

Thomas Vogelmann
University of Vermont Ag Exp Station (emeritus)
Burlington, VT

Bari Zeiger
Buffalo, NY