Board of Directors

Shari Rossmann, President 

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A native New Yorker, Shari launched and operated Cool Beans at the Cafe d’Art in Montgomery AL from 2004-2014. The early entrant farm-to-table bistro became an urban oasis in the South and her flagship, promoting uniquely healthy regional cuisine in a state ranked #1 for obesity. Armed with critical thinking and communication skills honed in 25 years of consulting with JPMorgan Chase and as an entrepreneur, Shari has returned to the Northeast where she’s now focused on programs such as Bucks County Foodshed Alliance’s new chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local as part of an arsenal to address nationally out of control healthcare costs and America’s epidemic obesity. Shari eagerly addresses small groups on topics of health, nutrition and great cooking!

 

Lisa White, Secretary

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Lisa and her husband live in Doylestown.  She considers herself a "professional volunteer." Much of her time and energy are spent volunteering for the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and as a board member and past president of the Doylestown Food Market, a community store committed to local sourcing that opened its doors in early 2014. Doing their part to contribute to a strong, sustainable regional food system, she and her husband, Steve, have transformed their small yard into a garden of fruit trees, berry bushes and seasonal herbs and vegetables.

 

Kelly Unger, Director, Chair of Doylestown Farmers Market Commitee

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Kelly is a farm to table chef and the creator/owner of The Rooster & The Carrot Cooking Studio where she teaches cooking classes. Kelly also created and manages the Nutrition Program for CIHaiti, a 501c3 charity focusing on community health education programs in Haiti. Kelly obtained her Culinary Arts degree from Johnson & Wales University and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Moravian College. As part of being a Board member, Kelly is also the Committee Chair of the Doylestown Farmers Market.

 

Elise S. Salisbury, Esq., Director, Co-chair of Foodshed 5K Commitee

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Elise S. Salisbury is a Bucks County lawyer, writer, and poet. She is delighted to serve on the Board of Directors promoting one of the biggest contributors to quality of life in the County: our farming culture and the people who love it. Elise brings years of experience in public relations, analytical, and management skills honed in her legal career. She also has a passion for local food grown and consumed in rhythm with nature and harmony with the Earth. 

 

Phyllis McCabe, Director, Co-chair of Foodshed 5K Committe

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Phyllis McCabe is a New Jersey girl… the Garden State! She has been a life-long lover of nature and horticulture. She has degrees in plant science (Rutgers), plant pathology (U of WI), MBA (La Salle) and has had careers in agri-business and pharmaceutical market research. Now, she spends her time being a volunteer for BCFA, Master Watershed Steward and other community activities. She enjoys making jams and now is focused on spices, vinegars and backyard hops for her son’s beer making efforts.

 

Susan Snipes-Wells, Director

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In 2007, Susan collaborated to re-invent her family’s five-generation farm in Lower Bucks County. Today the nonprofit Snipes Farm and Education Center grows vegetables, fruit, eggs and meat using organic methods and provides educational experiences for people of all ages. As director of operations, she puts to good use her M.Ed. in Educational Processes & Organizational Development and 28 years of experience in horticulture, agriculture, community service, customer relations, marketing and leadership.

 

Cathy Snyder, Treasurer 

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Cathy Snyder is a local community activist, food justice advocate and the founder and executive director of Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, a nonprofit that she and her team have grown from one food pantry and one farm in the New Hope-Lambertville area to include more than 20 farms and a network of volunteers, sponsors and donors who make sure that produce from local farms, markets and other sources is distributed immediately to more than 35 hunger-relief agencies helping the most needy families across Bucks and Hunterdon counties and beyond.

Susan Pierson, Director

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Susan’s knowledge of farming in Bucks County was developed from an early age as the daughter of a farming family whose members have been at the forefront of land preservation, the local foods movement and the Buckingham Township Civic Association’s decades-old farmers market. Still living on the family farm in Buckingham, the experienced environmental and nature studies educator is active in sustainable agriculture and teaches natural food preservation methods. 

 

Renée Cauller, Administrator  

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Renée Cauller is a writer and poet who is passionate about fresh, organic, local food. She is a Temple grad with a BA in English with a Concentration in Writing. She has written for various local publications such as Radius Magazine and Bucks County Magazine and uses her communication skills to help BCFA in its efforts. 

 

Rhiannon Wright, Doylestown Farmers Market Manager

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Rhiannon is deeply driven by the desire to teach and learn with community. She received her B.S. in Community Development at Temple University, focusing her independent research in development theory, local knowledge systems, and food sovereignty.  While there, she collaborated as a co-founder of Philadelphia’s only student-run co-op, The Rad Dish Co-Op Cafe, with a focus in cooperative governance. She has also worked with The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED), and taught with Temple’s Planning and Community Department.
She sees the farmers market as a celebration of local labor, and a vehicle for community interdependence and economic cooperation. Find her foraging in her spare time, for mushrooms, herbs, and other kinds of delicious medicine. 

Interested in serving on our board? Contact info@bucksfoodshed.org today! 

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