Zion Jones

Zion Jones is from Denver, Colorado and comes to Gather New Haven with a background in Ecosystem Science, Sustainability, and Ethnic studies from Colorado State University. Besides being an avid traveler, creator, and lover of nature, she is dedicated to a personal passion of restoring our relationships to our natural

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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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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

Karen brings decades of experience and skill leading youth summer camp programs for not for profits. As the Director of Schooner and Grants Management, Karen’s primary responsibility is to plan, implement, manage and coordinate all of the Schooner day camp program.

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