Our Mission

TFFJ fights food insecurity and diet-related disease through school-based, youth-led hydroponic farming, providing local, sustainably-grown produce to food desert communities and building health equity for all New Yorkers and beyond.

Our Board


Tara Swibel

Board Chair
Founder, Triptyk Studios

Katherine Soll

Chief Executive Officer

Chana Chenfeld

Vice Chair
Vice President

Board of Directors

Kevin Beardsley

Director of Technology Investment Banking
Credit Suisse

Jennifer Finer

Secretary Director,
Global Brand Initiatives
Värde Partners

Bridget Alameda


Henry Gordon-Smith
CEO & Founder
Judy Schoenberg


Randolph Stern

Sternvest Capital

Valerie Soll

Textile Conservation Lab
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Fashion Institute of Technology

Alejandro Munoz-Suarez

Chief Executive Officer

Alex Galindez

Chief Executive Officer
ROAR Beverages

Norah Yahya

Senior Government Affairs Officer
External Affairs
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Our Team

Gabrielle Mosquera

Deputy Director

Christopher Ellison

Marketing & Development Content Manager

Matthew Horgan

STEM Programming & School Partnership Manager

Renae Cairns

Advocacy and Community Engagement Manager

Amanda Everich

Curriculum Development & Program Assistant

Harrison Hillier

Senior Hydroponic Systems Manager

Connor Gorsira

Farm Operations Manager

Michael Sterenberg

Hydroponic Farmer-Educator, Martin Luther King Educational Campus

Mo Urzola Tellez

Farmer-Educator & Hydroponics Assistant

Ja’keia Person

Farmer-Educator, DeWitt Clinton High School Educational Campus

Our Supporters