DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Meghan sees herself as a connector and a translator, skills that evolved as she grew up in a mix of places and cultures—on a farm, in a city, in a suburb. “I learned how to bridge the seemingly insurmountable gap between city and country life,” she says. “I love being the person in the room who can see both sides and work to find a solution that everyone is satisfied with.”
That appreciation for ideas that unify the many people involved in an issue is an essential asset for Meghan as she guides Groundwork’s mission by overseeing our many programs.
When Meghan joined Groundwork, she signed on with the Food & Farming team, which she now directs day to day in addition to her duties as program director. “I am constantly amazed by how uniquely collaborative this region is when it comes to supporting local farmers and helping all members of our community have access to fresh, local, healthy food. I am looking forward to continuing to deepen many of those partnerships, and to showcase our region as a model for other communities around the country.”
One of the most exciting trends she sees is the healthcare industry’s growing awareness of the role diet and access to fresh, minimally processed fruits and vegetables plays in community and individual health.