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A listing of all current PASA staff at the headquarters and regional offices.
Hannah Smith-Brubaker

Hannah Smith-Brubaker

Executive Director

  • phone: 814-349-9856

Executive Director Hannah Smith-Brubaker comes to PASA having most recently served as Pennsylvania Agriculture Deputy Secretary. As Deputy, she focused on agricultural markets and economic development, farmland preservation, and the charitable food system...

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Franklin Egan

Franklin Egan

Educational Director

Franklin joined PASA in June 2015 as our first Director of Educational Programs. Franklin will be leading PASA’s efforts to develop a rigorous new farmer training program, enhance networks for farmer to farmer learning, and build a platform for on-farm research and experimentation.

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Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

Development Director

Lauren is in her 23rd year at PASA and has seen incredible organizational growth and impressive increases in small farms selling REAL food.

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Melissa Cipollone

Melissa Cipollone

Communications Strategist

Melissa joined PASA in February 2018 as its Communications Strategist. She has worked in communications and education departments at city-, state-, and national-level nonprofit and government organizations, including the New York City Department of Sanitation's Recycling and Sustainability Bureau. She also spent two years managing small vegetable and flower farms after obtaining a certificate in Agroecology from the Organic Farm School in Washington state. She holds a B.A. in English from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Aaron de Long

Aaron de Long

Delaware Valley Sustainability Hub Program Manager

Aaron grew up in southeast Pennsylvania, and worked on fruit, flower, and vegetable farms for years, before becoming a field biology research technician for various non-profits and government agencies across the country.

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Kristin Hoy

Kristin Hoy

Conference Manager

Kristin Hoy joined the PASA staff in 2007 as a seasonal conference employee. She is currently the Conference Manager, overseeing the planning of PASA's annual Farming for the Future Conference.

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Christina Kostelecky

Christina Kostelecky

Systems Analyst & Change Catalyst

Christina joined PASA in October 2015 as Educational Programs Associate. Christina recently relocated to Pennsylvania after living in South Korea for a few years.

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Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton

Three Rivers Sustainability Hub Manager

Dan joined PASA in October 2016 as the Three Rivers Sustainability Hub Manager. He is responsible for educational programming, member outreach, and research coordination in western Pennsylvania. Dan holds a master’s degree in international development from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in development planning and environmental sustainability, which he focused on agriculture and rural development.

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Clay Chiles

Clay Chiles

Education Coordinator

Clay joined PASA in September 2017 as the Events Ambassador, managing the registration development for the 2018 Farming for the Future Conference. That November he stepped into the Education Events Coordinator role. He brings to the team a background in event management and environmental education.

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Jen Himes

Jen Himes

Office Assistant

Jennifer joined PASA in November 2017 as an Office Assistant. A Pennsylvania native, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Penn State University and is excited to be a part of PASA’s mission. She lives in Central PA with her family.

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