Anasa Scott - Board President Anasa is a consultant and instructor (Parsons/The New School) with extensive fund development and strategic planning experience, raising millions of dollars in federal, corporate and foundation grants for long term non profit organizations, public schools, small businesses and start-up social ventures.
Natalie Goncharov - Board Treasurer Natalie has been an EcoStation supporter since before its founding, and helped build their first urban farm, Secret Garden Farm. A lifelong activist and community organizer, she currently works on LGBTQ issues for Immigration Equality.
Eloise True - Board Secretary Eloise joined the EcoStation community as a MSW intern, serving as the coordinator of the Youth Food Policy Council at Bushwick Campus. After graduating from Guilford College she matriculated at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where she studied Community Organizing, Planning, and Development. She is deeply passionate about working collaboratively with youth on issues surrounding individual mental health, political education, and social and environmental justice.
Beatriz Beckford Beatriz is the Grassroots Action Network Manager for Why Hunger, a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
Maggie Cheney Maggie grew up growing and loving food, and wanting to share this knowledge with others. Maggie’s father, Ward Cheney is also an organic farmer, and founder of Boston’s The Food Project. Maggie spent eight years teaching agriculture to youth and adults and farming in different parts of the country before becoming EcoStation’s Director of Farms and Education for three years. During her tenure she co-founded many initiatives at Bushwick Campus Farm and collaborated with other activists and students on the youth-led Youth Food Policy Coalition, based on her students’ work for the Lunch4Learning campaign for universal free school lunch. She has been an instructor at Just Food’s Farm School NYC, and a sought-after speaker at food justice events. Maggie is now the proud co-owner of Rock Steady Farm & Flower in Millerton, NY.
Kristina Erskine Kristina is a sophomore at Medgar Evers College studying environmental science and creative writing. A graduate of Bushwick Campus and EcoStation’s summer internship program, she now co-manages the Bushwick Campus Youth Food Policy Council with a deep and personal understanding of the work and the youth involved. She is also a Community Organizer/Youth Liaison for EcoStation.
Jamel Evans Jamel is Advocate Career Counselor at CAMBA, where he leads service projects, builds relationships with community partners, and cultivates leadership through team building workshops for high school youth in the Greater New York area. As a former member of AmeriCorps, Jamel worked with the New York Restoration Project, where he developed a proficiency in urban gardening/farming, and focused on environmental stewardship, with an emphasis on cross-cultural sustainability. Jamel is also a Board Member and Chair of the Operation Committee for Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, Previously served as a consultant of sustainability for the Brooklyn Food Coalition and the Brooklyn Food Conference.
Iyeshima Harris Iyeshima became involved with EcoStation as a freshman at Bushwick Campus, and now co-manages the Bushwick Campus Youth Food Policy Council. A native of Jamaica, she found comfort and inspiration at Bushwick Campus Farm. She is now a sophomore at York College, and a Community Organizer/Youth Liaison for EcoStation. Iyeshima and good friend Kristina Erskine have won multiple local awards in recognition of their work in youth-empowering food justice projects.
Genesis Rodriguez Born and raised in Bushwick, Genesis is a recent graduate of the Bushwick School for Social Justice, one of the four schools at the Bushwick Campus. A student co-founder of Bushwick Campus Farm, Genesis spent three summers in EcoStation's Food Justice Internship and also worked on Make The Road NY’s Youth Power Project Team. Genesis is a trained Just Food Community Chef, and a graduate of Flip the Table, New York’s first youth food council.