Meet Your Core Group

Denise Bolognino
CSA Role: Coordinator.
Duties Include: Keeping it all together.
Day Job: Student
Favorite CSA pick: Strawberries and Carrots... everything oh my!
Member Since: 2006
Significant Factoid: I dream of living on a goat farm.

Megan Franzen
CSA Role: Events Coordinaor
Duties Include: Planning and organizing all CSA events including ones specifically about nutrition. Serving in an advisory capacity on nutrition related issues.
Day Job: Communications consultant at Humana; Holistic Nutrition Counselor for mamas, mamas-to-be, families and anyone who is passionate about eating to live a vibrant life!
Favorite CSA pick: Anything green and leafy. And apples.
Member Since: 2009
Significant Factoid: I was trained to be an opera singer!

Christine Giffin
CSA Role: Communications/Site Manager/Events
Duties Include: Communicating all things related to our CSA, managing our site distro and planning events.
Day Job: Marketing Communications @WebMD
Favorite CSA pick: So many to choose from but garlic scapes and lavender are some faves
Member Since: 2016
Significant Factoid: My softball team won the world series when I was 13. 

Ryan McKinney
CSA Role: Core Team Member/Site Manager
Duties Include: Coordinating distribution of shares and supervising volunteers.
Day Job: Theatre Professor at Kingsborough Community College
Favorite CSA pick: I'm not sure yet but I'm looking forward to finding out!
Member Since: 2016
Significant Factoid: Fanatical volleyball player much to chagrin of my knees.

Miles McKernan
CSA Role: Webmaster
Duties Include: Develop, maintain and promote this awesome website
Day Job: IT Delivery Manager & Dad
Favorite CSA pick: Strawberries
Member since: 2015
Significant Factoid: I was born in England, grew up in Spain and now live in Astoria so I have difficulty answering where I'm from.

Nicole Romanelli
CSA Role: Core Group Member/Site Manager
Day Job: Child Life Specialist at Cohen Children's Medical Center
Favorite CSA pick: I love my leafy greens and herbs
Member Since: 2017
Hobbies: Yoga, cooking, dance, traveling, and playing with essential oils
Significant Factoid: I am a vegetarian and love to experiment with all sorts of plants in the kitchen!

Bonnie Marie Sauer
CSA Role: Site Manager
Duties include: Coordinate distribution of awesome farm goods. 
Day Job: Archivist for Lincoln Center
Favorite CSA pick: Rhubarb and cauliflower.  But not together.
Member Since: 2017
Hobbies: Yoga, cycling, cooking, reading, hosting gatherings, general crafty things, and following my curiosity.
Significant Factoid: I am the third eldest of eight siblings.

Patricia Silva
CSA Role: Volunteer Coordinator
Duties Include: Keep Volunteer Schedule up to date and send pesky reminders.
Day Job: Artist, Arts Writer, Faculty at ICP
Favorite CSA Pick: I'm looking forward to trying pawpaw fruits
Member Since: 2016
Significant Factoid: Happily vegan since 1996? 98? Around then.