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..

Marlana Moore, Land Preservation Manager
Marlana Moore joined NGT in 2018 as Land Preservation 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.

Chamor Thomas, Development and Communications Manager
Chamor Thomas joined NGT in 2021 as Development and Communications Manager working to draw support for NGT’s mission to acquire and preserve community gardens across Philadelphia through strategic communications and expanded development activities. She is a communication professional with over 10 years’ experience working with human services, economic development, and arts & culture organizations. Chamor holds a BA in Public Relations from Temple University and a Masters of Communication from La Salle University.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Carla Puppin, Board President
Bel Arbor Community Garden

Victor Young, Board Vice President

Five Loaves Two Fish Garden

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

Stephen Kaufman, Board Treasurer
Retired Executive Director of Community Ventures

Ebony Griffin
Senior Legislative Counsel
Earthjustice

Guina Hammond
Education and Civic Engagement Project Manager, PHS
Chester Avenue Community Garden

Bob Jobin
Bouvier Community Garden

Kelli Jo Klein

Margaret McCarvill
MMM Supply Chain Consulting

Deborah McColloch
Retired Director of Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development

Anne O’ Donnell, Development Committee Chair
Associate Director, Individual Giving
Swarthmore College

Bridget Palombo

Viery Ricketts-Thomas
Glenwood Green Acres

Jill Roberts
Director of Advocacy
Clarifi

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

Jasmin Velez
Community Organizer for the Kensington Corridor Trust

Todd Sampsell
Vice President of Conservation Services
Natural Lands Trust