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

Senior Director, Corporate Development (M&A), Nasdaq

Alexandra Galindez

Chief Brand Nurturer, THE BRAND CONSULTING

Jennifer Finer

Global Director, Värde Partners

Bridget Alameda


Henry Gordon-Smith
CEO & Founder
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

Norah Yahya

Senior Government Affairs Officer
External Affairs
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Teresa Tsou

Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer, Pipcorn

Our Team

Gabrielle Mosquera

Deputy Director

Aliya Brown

Senior Communications &  Content Manager

Matthew Horgan

STEM Programming & School Partnership Manager

Renae Cairns

Advocacy & Community Engagement Manager

Amanda Everich

Curriculum Development & Program Assistant

Harrison Hillier

Senior Hydroponic Systems Manager

Connor Gorsira

Farm Operations Manager

Mo Urzola Tellez

Hydroponic Systems Coordinator

Ja’keia Person

Farmer-Educator, DeWitt Clinton High School Educational Campus

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