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Board of Directors

Our Board members contribute so much to the organization. We extend our deep gratitude to former member, Emmett Watson, who served several terms. Some former members remain active supporters, with several continuing to serve on our Advisory Council.

Meet our Board:
Deborah Leonard-Kosits
Andrew Marshall, President
Tory McCagg & Carl Querfurth
Glen Ohlund
Daniel Ungier, Vice President
Tim Wheeler, Treasurer
Janet Woodward

Deborah Leonard-Kosits. President of Resonance Strategies, has more than 30 years’ experience creating significant organization change for businesses and individual leaders as a global business HR executive and consultant. Working with world class companies, small businesses and nonprofits, Deb works with client groups and individuals to create practical change and get “unstuck.” She has lived and worked in Hong Kong, China, the Middle East and North America, and has served major clients in South Asia and Europe. She holds a BA in Asian Studies and an MA in Bilingual Education, Chinese and English, from Seton Hall University. Deb’s passion for her ongoing board work with Land for Good stems from a growing appreciation of the urgency surrounding the risk to our local food sources, and a deep respect for the professionalism of all those engaged with LFG. An avid cook, Deb loves all things Chinese and lives in New Hampshire with her two golden retrievers.

Andrew Marshall. Andrew has been a keen admirer, supporter, beneficiary, and collaborator of LFG since 2006. He has served as the Educational Programs Director at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) where he specialized in new farmer development initiatives, including MOFGA’s Apprenticeship and Journeyperson Programs. He has also taught sustainable agriculture at Unity and Colby Colleges. He has a background in agroecology and rural sociology, and has earned degrees from Bowdoin College and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Andrew is also a farmer. He and his family operate Dorolenna Farm, in Montville, Maine, where they produce certified organic vegetables, tree fruit, and poultry.

Tory McCagg & Carl Querfurth. Best known for his work with Roomful of Blues, Carl is a trombonist, producer, composer and arranger. Tory is an author, and sometimes a flutist. She has also worked as a Board member of Common Cause Rhode Island. All this until they bought 193 acres of land in Jaffrey, New Hampshire in 2006. Then began their transition from city life to country living. They put their land into a conservation easement with the Monadnock Conservancy, dubbed the place Darwin’s View and, with the facilitation of Land for Good, signed a lease with their neighbors to farm a five acre field on the property. Carl and Tory eventually built an off-grid house that has become their full-time home. At Darwin’s View, they strive to align their life-style with their values. From composting, recycling and renewable energy to permaculture and agroforestry, their lives have become an experiment in what is possible. Their stewardship of Darwin’s View has taught them the value of healthy soil in the effort to mitigate climate change and the importance (and difficulty) of making small farms viable. Mission moment with Carl & Tory.

Glen OhlundGlen Ohlund.  Glen has been a Community Economic Development Practitioner for nearly thirty years working on commercial real estate, housing, downtown revitalization, lending and human capital development across New England, where he grew up. Glen was most recently Chief Credit Officer at Capital Good Fund, a nonprofit, certified Community Development Financial Institution that offers small loans and personalized financial coaching to create pathways out of poverty and advance a green economy through inclusive financial services. Prior to that he served as Community Development Director for Franklin County Regional Housing Authority, Director of Economic Development for the Community Development Partnership, Northern New England Community Development Manager for TD Bank, and Northeast New England Loan and Outreach Officer for the Cooperative Fund of New England, where he remains active on the Loan Committee. Additional work on economic, environmental, and social justice issues shaped his dedication to sustainable development. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University. In addition to cycling, fly fishing, and music, Glen is firmly committed to his spring rock crop which eventually makes way for more edible items.

Daniel UngierDaniel Ungier. Daniel is the Director of Education and Interpretation at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Former Executive Director of Medomak Valley Land Trust, Daniel has also served as director of farmer training at Cultivating Community and program director of the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP). He brings a range of skills to the board including program development, farmer committee and community-based leadership, and experience delivering agricultural curriculum to multicultural audiences of youth and adults. A former Fulbright Fellow, Daniel has extensive experience facilitating community development and farming enterprises in limited literacy and international settings, including conducting participatory action research in Senegal and contract work with Mercy Corps International in Mongolia. A certified Master Gardener, Daniel has spent several seasons on diversified vegetable farms in the Northeast and other parts of the country.

Tim Wheeler. Tim Wheeler and Janet Woodward own and operate Cordelia’s Farm in Berlin, Massachusetts with their sons James and Nate who are the seventh generation to live and work on the family-farm where they raise small fruit and vegetables. Tim has served on the local Planning Board for 35 years, the Executive Committee of the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission for 30 years as well as the Boards of several agricultural organizations representing the interests of Massachusetts and New England farmers. His interest in sustainable agriculture and finding common ground with measured strategic growth in Central Massachusetts drew him to Land for Good’s innovative yet practical methods of keeping farmers on the land.

Janet Woodward. Growing up on a sixth-generation family farm in Connecticut inspired Janet’s early devotion to the land, family and the past. She met Tim Wheeler while working at Old Sturbridge Village, and their subsequent marriage drew her into the seventh-generation family of Cordelia’s Farm in Berlin, Massachusetts. At the time, she was a teacher with a particular passion for bringing students out into their communities and the natural world to learn. Now retired, Janet contributes to the farm through marketing and producing value added products in the farm’s kitchen. Her involvement in Land for Good is a way for her to play forward the gifts that teaching and farming have given her: a grounding sense of place, an enriching sense of community and a devotion to educating and nurturing healthy people and a healthy environment for generations to come. 

 

Advisory Council

Deborah Kosits (chair),  organizational consultant
David Ames, Trustee, Ames Realty Trust
Clem Clay, Director, UMass Extension Agriculture Program
Gary Henrickson, President and Owner, FiveMaples (NH)
Greg Horner, Sr. Program Officer, The Cedar Tree Foundation
Michael Smolak, Jr., Owner, Smolak Farms (MA)
Robert Wagner, American Farmland Trust (ret.)