Marcela Pino

Marcela Pino

Co-Director

Marcela is responsible for design, development, and management of Food 4 Farmers’ programs and programmatic partnerships.

Marcela began her work with coffee producers in 2003 at Grounds for Health, whose mission is to bring cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in coffee-growing communities. Her role there ranged from managing all aspects of project implementation, to site selection, project design, logistic and strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, development, communications, Board development, and donor outreach and engagement.

Marcela developed a profound personal and professional interest in identifying effective, sustainable, and partner-based solutions to overcoming some of the most pernicious obstacles for coffee producers, to help them achieve a better, life-long quality of life. In 2009 she joined the Rural Livelihoods and Agroecology Group at the University of Vermont in its Masters program in Natural Resources. Her research centers on the effects of income diversification of coffee producers on food security. She is also collaborating on an ongoing revision of monitoring and evaluation techniques to implement effective programs in coffee-producing communities.

In 2010, Marcela co-founded Food 4 Farmers with Janice Nadworny and Rick Peyser, to help coffee producers realize a better quality of life for their families and communities through community-appropriate and lasting food security.

Contact Marcela at marcela@food4farmers.org.

Janice Nadworny

Janice Nadworny

Co-Director

Janice is responsible for development — fundraising, outreach, communications – as well as overseeing the operations of the organization.

Janice has worked in marketing, management, development and outreach for more than 30 years. After a childhood filled with making art, music, and stories, she took one of her father’s Economics classes at UVM and somehow ended up on Wall Street. From 1978 to 1993, she helped empower investors by educating them about the risks and rewards in financial markets; she helped the City of Boston manage its retirement fund; and she did her best to translate investment jargon into simple, clear English.  In 1993, she decided the nonprofit world was a better fit, and moved back to her beloved Vermont.

From 1993 to 1998, she served as Director of the Annual Fund at the University of Vermont, then worked as an independent consultant to nonprofits across the state before becoming Development Director in 2008 for Grounds for Health, an organization that brings cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in coffee-growing communities. Janice became hooked on the coffee world – in particular, its power to effect real, lasting and positive change and improve the quality of life for some of the people who need it most. In 2010, she co-founded Food 4 Farmers with Marcela Pino and Rick Peyser.  Her life goal is to make her job obsolete by working toward elimination of chronic seasonal hunger in coffee-growing communities.

Janice received her BA in Economics from the University of Vermont, and her MBA in Public Management from Boston University.

Contact Janice at janice@food4farmers.org.

 

Amy Mason

Office Manager

Amy Mason joined the staff at Food 4 Farmers in July 2016. She assumed the role as Office Manager after a short stint at Long Trail Veterinary Center. Prior to her role at LTVC, Amy was the House Manager for many years at Ronald McDonald House Charities in Burlington, VT helping thousands of families all around the North Country. Although Amy is new to working with food security and coffee growing cultures, her passion to help others shines through. Amy is a native of Vermont and attended Champlain College. During her time outside of Food 4 Farmers, Amy enjoys spending time with her children, partner and her many “fur” children. 

Contact Amy at amy@food4farmers.org.

 

Eve Dolkart

Program Officer

Eve started her career in 2012 as an intern at UMass Medical School’s SNAP Unit, partnering with food banks and community development organizations throughout Massachusetts to improve access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. In 2013, she became the liaison for the UMMS SNAP Employment and Training Project, supporting partners to find job opportunities for food insecure citizens, non-citizens, and refugees. 
 
After working closely with Spanish-speaking communities in the US, she was drawn to poverty and hunger alleviation work in Central America. She joined Adelante Foundation, a microfinance organization dedicated to women’s empowerment in Honduras and had the opportunity to visit coffee farmers in the western highlands. In 2016, she moved to Guatemala to join Semilla Nueva, an NGO fighting to overcome malnutrition through non-GMO biofortified crops. In January 2017 she joined Food 4 Farmers, and is enjoying being closer to her family while continuing to do meaningful work in Latin America.
 
Eve holds a BA in Economics and a Masters in Public Administration from Clark University in Worcester, MA.
Contact Eve at eve@food4farmers.org