Alison DeLancey, MSN (Executive Director)
Prior to joining HFM as Market Director in October 2020, Alison flexed her market muscle at Montavilla Farmers Market. Alison holds an MS in Nutrition and has shared her expertise in food systems as an educator and nutritionist. A local food leader with experience in advocacy and community organizing around food justice issues, she has a deep understanding of the intersection between economic marginalization, food security, and healthy outcomes. Alison’s dream is for every person to have access to local, seasonal, culturally appropriate food.
Ari Rosner (Office Manager)
Ari moved to Portland in 2008, and immediately looked for a farmers market near his Northeast neighborhood. He found Hollywood Farmers Market, and began volunteering weekly in the information booth. A couple years later, a staff position opened up and he came on board as the Community Volunteer Coordinator (later Market Coordinator, and later still, Office Manager). Over the years, the farmers market community has taken on a central place in his life, and he looks forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people. Outside of the market, he works as a contract bookkeeper for non-profits, and enjoys most of the usual Portland hobbies: cycling, hiking, cooking, and gardening.
Katie Ryan (Interim Market Coordinator)
Katie is a Journeyman with IATSE Local 16, and served as stage electrician for outdoor and indoor live theater, concert, convention, and film productions for 15 years. She is also a lifelong gardener, lover of seasonal food (visiting farmers markets regularly since childhood) and advocate for food sovereignty. We are excited to have her share both her enthusiasm for real food and her extensive operational expertise with us!
Ramona Sapru-Henderson (Token Program Coordinator)
Ramona is a Junior at Grant High School. She has been coming to the market since she was young, and was an HFM Volunteer for three years before becoming part of the staff. She has also volunteered at Multnomah County Library and Grace Art Camp. Ramona is our go-to for Spanish speakers in need of market info!
Brennan O’Brien (Token Program Assistant)
Brennan is a fulltime student at Portland Community College. In the past he has been an Outdoor School Student Leader, and an HFM Volunteer. Brennan is our go-to for Japanese speakers in need of market info!
Our Wonderful Board Members
Chair: Alex Gund
Vice Chair: Bruce Richard
Treasurer: Claudia Fabrini
Secretary: Katherine Turley
Members-at-large: Travis Hennan, Raevan Richelle, Jeff Rosenblad, Brett Warnock, Amori Wix, Samantha Wright
Interested in joining the Board?
The Hollywood Farmers Market has a volunteer board with a 3 year commitment. The board meets the third Wednesday of each month throughout the year.
In addition to attending monthly meetings, board members participate in committees focused on marketing, staff, vendor policy, fundraising/program development and finances. Interested persons are welcome to join most of the commitees without becoming a board member.
Board meetings are always open to the public. Visit a meeting to see how this part of the market functions!