Advisory Committee

Stacey Apple

Mary John Boylan

Gloucester, MA. M.J is an attorney with the Mass Department of Housing and Community Development. She is a member of the City of Gloucester's Affordable Housing Trust, and is on the board of directors of Gloucester Stage Company. 2 years

Sophie Courser

Essex, MA. Runs Alprilla Farm in Essex Ma. BA in Environmental studies, Vassar College. 1 year

Gloucester, MA. President and Executive Director, Wellspring House, Master of Science in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, Co-founder Cape Ann Farmers Market. 10 years

Melissa Dimond

Gloucester, MA. Co-Owner and baker, Duckworth’s Bistrot, Gloucester, Ma. 5 years

Nicole Duckworth


Gloucester, MA. Journalist and author of the environmental and animal rights novels, Float and Addled. Farmer takes in rescue animals, including pigs and donkeys. Sits on the board of the Gloucester Writers Center, and recent chair of the Gloucester UU Church. 8 years

JoeAnn Hart

Liz Jaeger

Manchester, MA. Former lawyer and bakery owner. Current writer and therapy dog volunteer. Raising 4 kids and 3 dogs. Graduate of St. Lawrence University and Boston College Law School.

Deb Kaneb

Magnolia, MA. Raises 3 children and 12 chickens in Magnolia. Serves as EBT/SNAP liaison for CAFM. 2 years

Courtney Karcher

Essex, MA. Runs and operates Alprilla Farm in Essex Ma which raises produce, grain and cattle. 4 years

Noah Kellerman

Gloucester, MA. Retired professor of operations management at MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School, Board Member/Treasurer of Cape Ann Forum, avid gardener. 8 years

Jan Klein

Manchester, MA. CEO of Serenitee restaurant group, MIT Sloan School – Masters in Business, Antioch New England - Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Co-founder of the Cape Ann Farmers' Market and Co-producer of the Gloucester Downtown Block Party. 10 years

Mark McDonough

Gloucester, MA. LMHC, Owner Common Crow Natural Market Member Cape Ann Chamber since 2000 Supporter of: CAFM, The Grace Center, GHS Athletics, Rockport Exchange, The Open Door. 8 years

Kate Noonan

Gloucester, MA. Attorney, Instructor Endicott College. Advisory Board of the Gloucester Writers Center. 4 years

Ken Riaf

Gloucester, MA. School Programs Manager at Backyard Growers. Former FoodCorps service member. BA in Sustainable Food Systems Advocacy from Binghamton University. 6 months

Meghan Stratton

Gloucester, MA. Film and video producer in the Boston area for the past 30 years. Some of her major clients have included Farm Aid, University of Massachusetts and HAWC. 3 years

Susan Steiner

Gloucester, MA. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. Burnahms Field Community Garden Board, AmeriCorps. 3 years

Devon Winkler

Linda Wonson