All of us at CitySeed are thrilled to announce that Amelia Reese Masterson is joining us as Executive Director on January 3rd, 2017! Amelia is returning to New Haven from Washington, DC, where she has been dividing her time between there and Lebanon, working with the International Medical Corps. Her focus has been working in food security and public health nutrition programs with refugee and immigrant populations.
Amelia earned her Masters of Public Health at Yale, and is delighted to be returning to New Haven. She is especially looking forward to expanding the use of CitySeed’s commercial kitchen, as she designed and launched a healthy school-feeding program linked to women’s community kitchens in Beirut.
Amelia’s commitment to social justice and food system work position her well to lead CitySeed’s work to engage the community in growing an equitable, local food system that promotes economic development, community development and sustainable agriculture, and especially to dismantling inequality in the New Haven food system.
Please join us in welcoming her in the coming months!
– Lisa Holmes
President of the Board