Meet our Staff

Kat Edwards, Executive Director

I am so lucky to be a part of the Community Harvest Project Team. I believe CHP’s sincerity of purpose inspires our volunteers to believe that they can make a difference, and then we enable them to make that difference. We plant the seed and they grow that dream into a reality. It is truly incredible what CHP has accomplished and how many communities we have served.

You can contact Kat at director@community-harvest.org.

Wayne McAuliffe, Manager of Volunteer Programs

CHP offers the entire community a place to come together in order to help others, from the first day I volunteered here I knew that it was powerful work.  When the opportunity came to join the staff and change career paths I jumped in and did not look back.  To sum it up having the ability to connect with the community in such a powerful way makes every day on the farm a good one.

You can reach Wayne at wayne@community-harvest.org.

Tori Buerschaper, Education and Marketing Manager

A farm is naturally a place for discovery, and since CHP is open to everyone we exponentially increase those moments of learning and wonder that occur here. Constantly being part of, fostering, capturing, and sharing that magic makes me so happy to be here every day. Fresh produce is both a joy to eat and a vital component of a healthy diet, and I want it to be a part of every meal, for every person.

Contact her at tori@community-harvest.org.

Carolyn Ambrose, Development Manager

Carolyn was our beloved Development Manager and we are heartbroken that she has recently passed away after a very brave battle with cancer. She cared deeply about Community Harvest Project and worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the food insecure families in Worcester County. We will miss her so much! You can read more about her life here.

Dave Johnson, Farm Manager

The farm draws us into the natural cycle of things.  It is a place of growth and consistent change as seeds sprout and seasons shift.  These transformations are an every day part of our work and are reflected internally.  I am incredibly grateful to work and grow alongside such a dedicated community of volunteers to alleviate hunger through agriculture.

Contact him at dave@community-harvest.org.

Amanda Carrier, Farm Coordinator

The farm gives us the ability to learn from nature while building community. Every day is a new adventure filled with opportunity and I love getting to share my passion for farming with others. Food Security within my community is a goal I strive for, and being able to work towards that goal on the farm is a dream. I love the community here and the passion of everyone involved. It is truly a wonderful place.

Contact her at farmcoordinator@community-harvest.org.

Susan Conant, Orchard Manager

It is very rewarding when you can do what you love while having a positive impact on your community. Working at CHP allows me to do both! Growing high quality produce for those in need makes every day worthwhile.

Contact her at susan@community-harvest.org.

Savannah Eades, Orchard Assistant

Working closely with trees and plants means that our work is always transforming. We are constantly learning how to be better nurturers, growers and stewards for our environment and community. I’m so grateful to do this living work everyday, while expanding access to fresh, just food.

Contact her at orchardassistant@community-harvest.org.

Looking to join our team or intern? Open positions are posted here.

Board of Directors

Robb Ahlquist

President
Worcester Restaurant Group Owner

David Guarino

Vice President
McLaughlinQuinn LLC Esquire of Counsel

Robert Paulsen

Treasurer
UniBank SVP, Senior Loan Officer

Ken Crater

Clerk
Control Technology Corporation Chairman

Scott Rossiter

Past President
Lampin Corporation Chairman

David Small

Stop & Shop Retired

David Nicholson

Endeavor Tool Company General Manager

Amber Sarkar

Family Health Center of Worcester Resident Preceptor

Evan Soderstrom

Tri-County Hospitalists Milford Regional Medical Center Medical Director

Brian Sutherland

CIMCON Lighting Project Manager

David White

R. H. White Construction Co., Inc. President/CEO

Marybeth Campbell

Harvard Public Schools High School Special Education Liaison/Team Chair