Meet our Staff

Cordelia Lyon

Cordelia Lyon, Executive Director

After growing up surrounded by farms and spending several years involved in sustainable agriculture, I firmly believe that healthy food should be available to all. It’s that connection with Community Harvest Project’s mission, and the awe inspiring community of volunteers, that has brought me here. I consider it a privilege to put my skills to use for the CHP mission.

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Wayne McAuliffe, Volunteer Program Manager

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.

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Tori Buerschaper, Education & Volunteer Coordinator

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.

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Carolyn Ambrose, Development Manager

I love CHP’s mission to improve access to healthy fruits and vegetables for those who need them most. I plan to personally engage individuals and corporations not only for donations and sponsorship opportunities but also with the help of the CHP team to offer them the invaluable experience and the wonderful feeling of doing good in the community. Doing both successfully will make my heart sing.

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Claudia Frazer, Development & Events Coordinator

It’s a great feeling to witness the incredible commitment from our community that makes CHP such a powerful organization. When volunteers and community members join us at our events or contribute to fundraisers, I know they believe in the work CHP does just as much as I do.

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Bill Harris, Farm Manager

I was born and raised on a large vegetable farm in western NY and have been involved in farming for most of my life. In 2012 I moved to New England and worked for a small organic farm in southern NH. In 2016 I came to work at Community Harvest Project because I feel it’s a better use of small acre farm land than any of the other options out there.

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Annie Stegink, Farm Coordinator

I love working on a farm and connecting to the earth in a very tangible way. It’s awesome to see the box of seeds at the beginning of the season grow into thousands of pounds of food with the help of countless volunteers and dedicated staff. It’s amazing what a positive change a community can make when they come together.

Annie can be reached at

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.

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

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Scott Rossiter

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David Small

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Ken Crater

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