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

Co-Founders

Tara Swibel

Board Chair
Founder, Triptyk Studios

Katherine Soll

Chief Executive Officer
President

Chana Chenfeld

Vice Chair
Vice President

Board of Directors

Kevin Beardsley

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

Alexandra Galindez

Secretary
Chief Brand Nurturer, THE BRAND CONSULTING

Jennifer Finer

Global Director, Värde Partners

Bridget Alameda

Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Henry Gordon-Smith
CEO & Founder
Agritecture
Judy Schoenberg

Co-Founder
EvolveMe

Randolph Stern

President
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
Fuku

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

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