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Pennypack Farm & Education Center

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


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


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


Kristy Gregory, Program Manager

Kristy has been an active member of the farm since 2005. First drawn to the farm as a way to provide nutritious, local produce for her growing family, she quickly became a volunteer supporting the education programs and a long-time board member. With a B.S. in ecology and more than twenty years of experience teaching environmental education and home-educating her daughter, the Program Coordinator position blends her interests with her skills. While the vegetables initially drew her to Pennypack Farm, it is the community that keeps her coming back.

Kristy Gregory / Program Manager

Sahar Sani / Farm Apprentice

Alicia McCarthy / Seasonal Farmer


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
Accountant, Self-Employed

Laura Briggs, PhD, Secretary
Psychosocial Health Contract Researcher

Kent Baird

Amanda Blanton
Communication Strategist, Whiteboard Advisors

Peter Cunningham
Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank

Shelley Dima
Director Medical Affairs, Merck

Sasha Eisenman
Associate Professor & Program Head, Temple University Dept of Landscape Architecture & Horticulture

Laurie Krepto
Counsel, Robinson & Cole LLP

Rev. Marshall Mitchell
Pastor, Salem Baptist Church

Vijay Velusamy
Cyber Defense & Fraud Technology at JPMorgan Chase