Línda Perla-Giron

Línda Perla-Giron (they/them) is a Salvadoran-American artist who grew up in rural South Carolina farming alongside their father. They come to Gather New Haven determined to build community that, in sharing resources and knowledge, will break open the systems that perpetuate food apartheid in marginalized communities. In doing so, we

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Alethe Fatherley

Alethe Fatherley comes to Gather New Haven with a diverse perspective. Her early childhood in the rural hills of Jamaica endeared a connection to nature and the environment. Alethe’s parents moved their family from Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica to Brooklyn, New York in the 1980s. She has resided in Connecticut

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Leigh Youngblood

Leigh Youngblood joined Gather New Haven as Interim Executive Director in January 2023 under an agreement with Interim Management Solutions, a firm that facilitates placement of Interim Executive Directors for nonprofits throughout New England. Leigh was with the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust in Athol, MA, for over 24 years,

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Christian Vick

Christian Vick is originally from the Northern Virginia area. A graduate of Quinnipiac University, Christian Vick is a former administrator at the James Vick Foundation, a former college and professional athlete, and brings prolific entrepreneurial experience to Gather New Haven.

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Karen Nelson Director of Environmental Education and Engagement

Karen brings decades of experience and skill leading youth programs and summer camp programs. As the Director of Environmental Education & Engagement (D3E) Karen’s primary responsibility is to plan, implement, manage and coordinate all environmental education-focused programs occurring in Gather New Haven’s nature preserves. Karen oversees the property management of

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