STAFF & BOARD

NGT STAFF

Jenny Greenberg, Executive Director
Jenny joined NGT as Executive Director in 2014.  A native Philadelphian, Jenny is inspired every day by the city’s dedicated community gardeners who have toiled through many a hot muggy August to cultivate bountiful, beautiful shared growing and gathering spaces. Jenny has focused throughout her career on community development and the transformation of underutilized urban land into green spaces that support healthier and happier lives for city residents. Prior to coming to NGT, Jenny spent close to a decade working in Camden, NJ. Jenny holds a BA from Vassar College and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in West Philadelphia with her two children..

Maya Curtis, Communications and Events Manager
Maya joined NGT as the Garden Program Associate in 2016. Maya provides support to preserved NGT gardens, manages communications and organizes events such as garden tours and Community Gardens Day. Maya, having lived in several cities across the country has always focused her work on urban movements that provide access to healthy food, quality education and livable, safe communities. Prior to coming to NGT, Maya spent three years in Louisiana serving with Americorps doing direct service work in communities and neighborhoods in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Maya holds a BS in Community Entrepreneurship from the University of Vermont.

Marlana Moore, Land Preservation Project Manager
Marlana Moore joined NGT in 2018 as Land Preservation Project Manager where she focuses on property acquisitions and securing land tenure for community gardens. In her previous positions, she has worked in real estate development, community development and neighborhood revitalization in Trenton, New Brunswick, and Newark, NJ. Marlana holds a BA in Art History and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.

Sarah Miller, Communications and Events Assistant
Sarah is joining NGT as the Communications and Events Assistant Intern for the spring and summer of 2020. She supports the Communications and Events Manager in marketing and in coordinating events, as well as writing for the NGT blog. Prior to working for NGT, Sarah interned as Operations Manager for the Drexel Writing Center where she continues her involvement as a writing consultant. Sarah will graduate from Drexel University in 2021 with a BA in English. Besides literature, she has passions for graphic design, languages and the outdoors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Margaret McCarvill, Board President
MMM Supply Chain Consulting

Peter Williamson, Board Vice President

Vice President of Conservation Services
Natural Lands Trust

Julianne Schrader Ortega, Board Secretary
VP and Chief of Healthy Neighborhoods
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Deborah McColloch, Board Treasurer
Retired Director of Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development

Gregory Duffy, Property & Open Space Committee Chair
Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Bob Jobin
Bouvier Community Garden

Suku John
Executive Director
East Park Revitalization Alliance

Stephen Kaufman
Community Ventures

Kelli Jo Klein
Managing Director
Fairmount Media

Anne O’ Donnell
Associate Director, Individual Giving
Swarthmore College

Bridget Palombo
Senior Associate, Consulting
The Food Trust

Carla Puppin
Bel Arbor Community Garden

Joe Revlock
Summer-Winter Community Garden

Viery Ricketts-Thomas
Glenwood Green Acres

Jill Roberts
Executive Director
Healthy Rowhouse Project

Neil Santos 
Photographer
Owner, Lalo/Pelago, LLC

Tanya Thampi Sen
Community Nutrition Program Manager
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Janice Trapp
Aspen Farms

Jasmin Velez
Community Development Project Manager
Impact Services

Victor Young
Five Loaves Two Fish Garden