Staff

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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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Director of Community Outreach & Advocacy

Jasmine Moreano

Jasmine fosters community participation and collaboration across City Green’s food access, greening initiatives, and fundraising events. Jasmine also spearheads City Green’s advocacy work at the local, county, and state level to help further City Green’s mission.

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Director of Strategy & Evaluation

Jenny Schrum

Jenny connects children, teens, and community members to nature, food, gardening through City Green’s Educational Programming Department. Jenny also supports community greening and beautification projects through the New Ground and Dig In! Community Gardening initiatives and oversees program evaluation efforts.

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Director of Food Access

Lisa Martin

Lisa connects the community to Jersey-fresh, local produce through City Green’s Farm Stands and Veggie Mobile while increasing affordability for low-income families through our Good Food Bucks program. Lisa also oversees the Good Food Bucks program, a statewide initiative supporting farmers’ markets and grocery stores throughout the state. Lisa also supports grant writing efforts across the organization.

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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.

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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. 

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Production Manager

Julian Cannata

Julian builds and installs City Green school gardens and City Sprouts gardens. He also supports our Dig In! community gardens with consultations, build support and the operation of our Tool Lending Library.

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Farm Manager, South Branch Preserve

Joseph Lynch

Joe is responsible for the planning, management and organic cultivation of City Green’s Farm at South Branch Preserve in support of our food access program. Joe also oversees the care of all machinery and equipment, while also building out the infrastructure of the farm. 

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School Grounds Manager

Emma Latham

Emma manages a network of school and preschool garden programs with curriculum, garden training, and ongoing support to ensure interaction with the natural world, and an understanding of where food comes from. Emma also oversees children’s programming at the Farm Eco-Center.

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Good Food Bucks Manager

Jeremy Teperman

Jeremy manages City Green's Good Food Bucks program, New Jersey's only statewide SNAP Nutrition Incentive Program. Jeremy ensures that over 20+ farmers' markets, farm stands, and grocery store partners throughout the state receive funding, training, and technical assistance to facilitate the program and ensure good food for all.

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Market Manager

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.

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Communications Coordinator

Emily Evers

Emily coordinates all of City Green’s external and internal communications to ensure our audience of community members, partner organizations, government agencies, and other constituents are informed and engaged with City Green’s mission and work.

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Head Farm Assistant, 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.

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Farm Assistant, South Branch & Young Farmers Coalition Coordinator

Emily Jacobi

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

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Community Garden Coordinator

Carmen Rosario

Carmen supports City Green's community gardening and greening efforts through the Dig In! program to promote local food production, neighborhood beautification, and community enhancement. 

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Administrative Assistant & 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.