Alison DeLancey, MScN (Director)
Prior to joining HFM as Market Director in October 2020, Alison flexed her market muscle at Montavilla Farmers Market as Development Coordinator and Manager. Alison holds an M.S. in Nutrition and has shared her expertise in food systems as an educator and holistic nutritionist. A local food leader with experience in advocacy and community organizing around food justice issues, Alison’s lived experience of hunger gives her a deep understanding of the intersection between economic marginalization, food security, and healthy outcomes. Alison’s dream is that every person has access to the amazing local and seasonal food found at their neighborhood farmers market!
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.
Teagen McShane (Market Coordinator)
Taegen graduated from PSU in 2021 with a BA in Social Science and a Business minor in Social Innovation, concentrating on Sustainable Food Systems. Inspired by lived experience, education, and professional background, Taegen aims to improve access to local food sources within marginalized communities while strengthening farm workers’ rights and combating the negative impacts that monocultural and large food conglomerates have on our food systems. Taegen is committed long term to promoting food sovereignty throughout the PNW and beyond via advocacy, policy, and community outreach.”
Ramona Sapru-Henderson (Token Program Coordinator)
Ramona is a Junior at Grant High School. She has visited the market for years, 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. If you need a quesion answered in Spanish, ask Ramona!
Brennan O’Brien (Token Program Assistant)
Brennan recently graduated from Grant High School. He has been an Outdoor School Student Leader, and an HFM Volunteer. After 15 years in the Japanese Immersion Program, Brennan is our go-to for Japanese speakers in need of market information!
Market Board Members
Claudia Fabbrini (Vice Chair, Treasurer)
Alex Gund (Chair)
Linda is a native Portlander. Her work career was with the Communications Workers of America, and now she is a frequent community volunteer. She serves on the board (and is a past President) of the Northeast Community Center, is a reader in the Smart program, and was formerly a CASA volunteer and delivered Meals on Wheels. At the farmers market she is a shopper, but would love to be a volunteer whenever needed.
Bruce spent several years working on a wide range of sustainability issues in the Bay Area. Realizing that “Food is the New Black”, he focused his efforts on healthy, accessible food. He joined Abby’s Table to expand its mission to enrich the culinary tapestry of Portland and get connected to the local food industry in a more tangible way. Farmers markets represent a nexus of so much that is good about our local food systems that connects people to their food. Bruce is drawn to both HFM’s great shopping experience for families throughout the east side of Portland, and also its key involvement in promoting healthy food for underserved populations who live right here in our community. Bruce is a volunteer leader at Oregon Food Bank’s Learning Garden Program, and caresfor Portland’s trees as an Urban Forestry tree steward. At home yard in Northeast Portland, he nurtures vegetables, herbs and flowers in its sunny south side yard.
Katie Turley (Secretary)
Brett Warnock is a lifelong Oregonian, a longtime bartender and food service worker, and career publisher. He began publishing in the mid-90s when he launched the comic book and graphic novel company Top Shelf Productions. After a good run at Top Shelf he “retired” from comics when he and his partner sold the company in 2015, and has since worked a number of food-related jobs, including deli clerk, waiter and food runner, and most recently as a grocery store beer buyer. His new venture is Kitchen Table, a magazine about food, place and people.