Our Team


Kevin AntoszewskiKevin Antoszewski, Planting and Stewardship Coordinator

Following a year and a half  of service as an AmeriCorps member at BOP, Kevin was excited to join the BOP staff and continue to work towards improving food access in Baltimore. Before coming to BOP, Kevin spent time working with the Sierra Club, earned an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and is working towards a graduate degree in Human Geography. Keep an eye out for him working in orchards and teaching workshops across the city!

Vanessa Lubiner, Education Coordinator

After years of involvement with community organizing in tandem with food, farming, and arts education, at BOP Vanessa guides community resources towards food justice. Originally serving as an AmeriCorps youth educator at Real Food Farm, Vanessa is excited to collaborate with neighbors and other organizations to work towards collective community empowerment.


Deborah Howard, Chair
Jess Gappa, Vice Chair
Stephanie Leach, Secretary
Stephen Norris, Treasurer
A. Shane Alleyne, Care First Blue Shield
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Founder
Dawna Cobb, UMD Carey School of Law
Jeannie Howe, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
Joseph Rabinowicz, JDR Leagal Solutions
Matthew Freedman, Securing America’s Future Energy
Russ Moss, Baltimore City Forestry Board and Baltimore City Farms
Alanah Nichole, Impact Hub Baltimore

Advisory Board

Ned Atwater, Atwaters
Miriam Avins, Baltimore Green Space
David Carroll
Abby Cocke, Baltimore Office of Sustainability
Diana Cohen
Erik Dihle, Baltimore City Arborist
Marla Emery, Research Geographer, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Brent Flickinger, Baltimore City Planning Department
Katrina Krause, Baltimore Ecosystem Study
Shelley List
Mary Zajac


AmeriCorps Members

ChrissyChrissy Talbert, Orchard Organizer

NyzeriaNyziera Dunbar, Youth Educator

ChrisChristine Garrahan, Youth Educator