Kendrya Close is Director of the Foodshed Alliance As Director, her responsibilities include promoting and facilitating several yearly farm-to-table benefit dinners, seeking and securing funding sources and managing all farmer/consumer connections and communications. Kendrya’s passion for local food and activism for sustainable agriculture led her to this non-profit organization which is devoted to promoting locally-grown food and farming. Her bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from Ohio University and her extensive work as a plant pathologist and urban forester for the Davey Tree Company are among her credentials. Kendrya lives in Blairstown with her family where her commitment to community extends to the national group, the Holistic Moms Network, where she served as a chapter leader and membership coordinator.
Judy Renna is the Foodshed Alliance’s Administrator and Office Manager. She oversees the day-to-day affairs of the Alliance, including finance, logistics and communications. She is responsible for updating the website and creating eNews to keep members informed of the Foodshed Alliance’s work.
Lisa Kelly is the Foodshed Alliance’s Development Director whose responsibility is to effect a fundraising plan that will lead to the long-term sustainability of Foodshed Alliance program. She has experience in special events, marketing, public relations, direct mail and grant-writing. She has helped the Foodshed Alliance develop a donor constituency and is working to develop multiple streams of revenue for the organization.