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Staff

Community and School Garden Coordinator

Miranda Madrazo

Community and School Garden Coordinator

Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

Erin Baniaga

Erin makes sure that City Green’s day to day operations are running efficiently and smoothly! She also serves as the point person for events, volunteers, and fundraising initiatives at the organization.

Youth Program Coordinator

Kirsten Yascko

Kirsten supports our City Sprouts after school and summer programs to develop deep connections between children and nature. She also supports our volunteer program.

Good Food Bucks Coordinator

Robbie Economou

Robbie coordinates City Green's Good Food Bucks program, New Jersey's only statewide nutrition initiative program. He works with farmers, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores throughout the state to make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for New Jersey residents.

Grant Manager

Lia Italiano

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Farm Manager, Clifton & Agricultural Education Coordinator

Isabel Anderson

Isabel supports all aspects of the Clifton farm operation from seed to harvest, ensuring an efficient and productive growing season. In the summer Isabel is a Growing Strong Crew Leader, mentoring teens in our youth development program.

Farm Manager, South Branch

Emily Jacobi

Emily supports all aspects of the South Branch farm operation from seed to harvest, ensuring an efficient and productive growing season.

Farm Market Director

Alex Caroleo

Alex manages City Green’s farm stands, Veggie Mobile markets, and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs to ensure food access and affordability throughout Clifton, Paterson, Passaic, and our other neighboring communities.

Director of Community Horticulture

Liz Kleisner

Liz is responsible for educational programming and the vegetable and perennial gardens at the Farm Eco-Center, our Learning Garden in Paterson, and all of our City Sprouts children’s gardens in support of nature exploration and outdoor garden education.

Farm Director, South Branch

Joseph Lynch

Joe is responsible for planning, management and organic cultivation of over 25 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and fruit at City Green Farms at South Branch Preserve. He oversees the care of all machinery and equipment, while also building out the infrastructure of this new 12 acre farm.

Director of Agriculture

Henry Anderson

Henry is responsible for the planning, management and organic cultivation of City Green’s farm in Clifton, while overseeing the farming operation at City Green’s Farm at South Branch Preserve in support of our food access program. Henry also cultivates public participation in community-based regenerative agriculture.

Director of Food Access

Lisa Martin

Lisa connects the community to Jersey-fresh, local produce through City Green’s farm stands and mobile markets while increasing affordability for low-income families through a double bucks program at our own markets and others around the state.

Director of Community Engagement & Advocacy

Jasmine Moreano

Jasmine fosters community participation and collaboration in the greening and beautification efforts that liven our cities and neighborhoods and oversees all food access initiatives ensuring affordable, local, farm-fresh food is available to everyone.

Founder & Executive Director

Jennifer Papa

Jennifer leads all aspects of the organization from program development and property enhancements to fundraising and strategic planning, forging a positive path forward for local food systems, while using the beauty and enchantment of public garden and farm installations to inspire new pride in communities, change the personal and public experience of urban life, and ensure good food for all.

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