Jessy Gill, Program Director, Jessy works closely with the farmers at Flats Mentor Farm to develop and refine all programs and services to fit individual needs as well as support farmers in pursuing new opportunities. Jessy leads our advocacy efforts, manages grants, and coordinates organizational partnerships. Jessy grew up on a family farm in upstate New York, and received her B.A. in Anthropology-Environmental Studies with a minor in African Studies from St. Lawrence University. Prior to joining World Farmers, Jessy worked with a local NGO in the Far North Marsabit region in Kenya, lived and worked on a farm in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and worked on federal, state, and local policy and movement building efforts at the Community Food and Justice Coalition in Oakland, CA.
Delia Tallent, International Operations Coordinator, holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Delia has experience in both private and public sector business; including relationship marketing for a fortune 500 company, Personnel Systems management for the United States Air Force, and administrative support for the Cheyenne VA Medical Center. The daughter of immigrants, she understands the challenges facing immigrants trying to adapt to a new culture. She has built relationships with the farmers based on a foundation of trust and respect. She enjoys assisting immigrants and refugees farmers with building productive lives through sustainable farming.