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685 Mann Road
Horsham, PA 19044
(215) 646-3943
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Julie McCabe, Executive Director

Julie began as a CSA farm member 2008 and fell in love with Pennypack Farm. She joined the staff as Executive Director in 2016. She has a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from Temple University, with a concentration in Food Systems Planning. Prior to her role at PFEC, she fulfilled her passion to fight hunger at Manna on Main Street, a soup kitchen and food pantry in Lansdale, using her connections to bring more fresh veggies to our low income neighbors. She brings all of those experiences and skills together to lead a this non-profit organization and amazing staff. Julie loves the first bite of a freshly picked strawberry in the beginning of the summer farm season.

Julie McCabe / Executive Director

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Kirstie Jones, Farm Manager

Kirstie began farming in 2012 as an intern at a CSA farm in Massachusetts, and this experience solidified her dedication to pursuing a life-long career in sustainable agriculture. After graduating with a degree in Biology, she spent a season managing a small non-profit farm garden. In Fall 2014, she moved to PA to work on a farm in her home state near family and to participate in Pennypack Farm’s 20-month farmer apprenticeship program. After finishing the apprenticeship in 2016 she became Farm Manager. Kirstie and Steph Jones are sisters and enjoy working together as a team to manage the farm. Kirstie’s favorite vegetables to grow are carrots and potatoes!

Kirstie Jones / Farm Manager

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Steph Jones, Assistant Farm Manager

Steph first came to Pennypack Farm as a summer intern in 2015. Prior to farming, she worked at numerous horse barns, so it wasn’t a far leap to farming. After graduating Bates College with a B.A. in Studio Art, she returned in 2016 to participate in Pennypack Farm’s 20-month farmer apprenticeship program and then moved into the assistant manager position. Steph always said she wanted to have a job with three things: 1) get to be creative 2) have tangible, visible results and 3) make people happy. She found farming blended these ideas perfectly. As a sister duo team, Steph is excited to see how she and Kirstie improve and develop over many years of farming. Her favorite things to grow are rutabagas, radishes, and flowers!

Steph Jones / Assistant Farm Manager

Sahar Sani / Farm Apprentice

Thank you to our 2022 Farm Crew: Alicia McCarthy, Zoe Ganslaw, Amanda Dunbar, Devin O’Brien, Elias Kilshaw, and Kate Brown

2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

David Ballard, President
Economist (retired)

Lauren Gadsby, Co-Vice President
Associate Director, Digital Health & Innovative Alliances, Merck

Lauren Sheehan, Co-Vice President
President, SofterWare

Stephanie Nathanson, Treasurer
Controller, Self-Employed

Laura Briggs, PhD, Secretary
Psychosocial Health Contract Researcher

Kent Baird
DIrector of Planning, Palmer Twp

Amanda Blanton
Public Relations Consultant

Peter Cunningham
Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank

Antony DiBruno
Temple Fox Board Fellow, non voting

Shelley Dima
Director Medical Affairs, Merck

Sasha Eisenman
Chair, Department of Architecture and Environmental Design at Temple University

Laurie Krepto
Counsel, Robinson & Cole LLP

Rev. Marshall Mitchell
Pastor, Salem Baptist Church

Meghan Sock
Temple Fox Board Fellow, non-voting

Vijay Velusamy
Cyber Defense & Fraud Technology at JPMorgan Chase