Staff

Tracy Lerman, Executive Director
As Executive Director, Tracy provides vision, strategy and support for NESAWG's organizational direction and programs. She also oversees the planning of the It Takes a Region Conference. Previously, Tracy was NESAWG's Communications and Conference Manager. She has worked in the sustainable agriculture movement since 2003, as an organizer, policy advocate, and researcher. She previously worked at the Organic Farming Research Foundation as the National Organizer, mobilizing organic farmers on federal policy issues, and as a project consultant for Hudson Valley-based food and farming organizations. Tracy has a master's degree in Community Development from the University of California, Davis and a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University at Albany. She lives in Kingston, NY.

Julia Fiore, Program Assistant
As NESAWG’s Program Assistant, Julia Fiore is part of the team organizing the It Takes a Region Conference and supports NESAWG's Communications work. Prior to joining NESAWG, she worked as a field organizer, dairy farmer, educator, and researcher, gaining experience in the non-profit, governmental, and private sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Society from Cornell University and is currently pursuing her Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College. She lives in Queens, NY.