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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

A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Albright College, Smith-Brubaker has served as president of the Pennsylvania Farmers Union...

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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 18th year at PASA and has seen incredible organizational growth and impressive increases in small farms selling REAL food.

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Aaron de Long

Aaron de Long

Delaware Valley Sustainability Hub Program Manager

  • phone: (215) 804-4731
  • email: aaron@pasafarming.org
  • Delaware Valley Hub Office: PO Box 756 Kimberton, PA 19442

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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Peggy Perlongo

Peggy Perlongo

Accounting Manager

Peggy joined the PASA staff in July 2015 as our Accounting Manager. She recently returned to central Pennsylvania.

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Chris Rand

Chris Rand

Annual Giving Manager

Chris moved to State College in 2002, bringing with him finance and business expertise and a love of the great outdoors. Following a decade in property management and development, he found a new passion in non-profit work.

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Helen Kollar-McArthur

Helen Kollar-McArthur

Educational Programs Coordinator

Helen Kollar-McArthur began her work at PASA in the late summer of 2013 as a Conference Assistant. She is now the Educational Programs Coordinator and works to coordinate educational events and program evaluation across the Sustainability Hubs.

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Christina Kostelecky

Christina Kostelecky

Educational Programs Associate

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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Ted LeBow

Ted LeBow

Interim Executive Director

As of June 1, 2016 Ted has taken on the role of Interim Executive Director until a permanent replacement can be found. Ted resides in Bala Cynwyd with his wife and family. He graduated from the Cornell University School of Agriculture with a degree in Business Management.

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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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