Our Team

Meg MacCurtin

Executive Director

Since her start with Greener Partners in 2009, Meg’s unwavering loyalty, passion and commitment to strengthening community health through fresh food access, education and sovereignty has led GP to where it is today. As Greener Partners’ Executive Director, Meg has been vital to guiding our growth from a single school garden project to programs in over 100 schools that impact upwards of 10,000 youth annually.

Helen Nadel

Director of Education & Strategic Partnerships

With a Masters in Education, coursework towards an MS in Holistic Nutrition and over 20 years of experience in non-profit education programs and food education, Helen has been curating curriculum and programs for Greener Partners since 2013. A lifelong cook, you can find Helen perusing local farmers markets, and growing fresh herbs and vegetables in her own container deck garden.

Amy Johnson

Director of Operations

With more than 20 years experience in organic agriculture, Amy’s passion for farming began in a food crops course in college. After several years of agricultural internships and running a CSA, she co-founded Greener Partners in 2008, where she continues to pursue her passion for educating people of all ages about growing their own food.

Jen Malkoun

Director of Healthcare Partnerships

Led by a desire to advance an equitable and environmentally sustainable alternative to our industrial food system, and a need to reconnect with the earth, Jen found her way into organic farming in 2011. Along the way she discovered the power and transformative joy of community-grown food. Jen broke ground at the Deaver Wellness Farm in 2014, and has been growing with it ever since. Although she loves growing nourishing food for all humans, Jen’s secret pleasure is flower gardening.

Breah Banks

Farm Manager/Educator at Deaver Wellness Farm

As the Farm Manager/Educator at Deaver Wellness Farm, Breah brings her background in landscape architecture and years of urban farming & gardening experience to the space, ensuring the Farm is both a vibrant, living lab for learners of all ages as well as a sustainable fresh food resource for Lankenau Medical Center patients experiencing food insecurity.

Jenny Dunker

Farm Explorer Program Manager and Educator

Jenny Dunker has been leading education and coordinating programming for the Farm Explorer since 2016. Jenny‘s 6 years of organic farming developed her passion for sharing healthy and delicious food with students and their communities. She is a master at encouraging young people and adults to make connections between thriving plants, diverse ecosystems, and healthy food choices – tying together science,
nutrition, and wellness.

Jonathan Hamm

Farmer Educator

Jon helped to launch the Farm Explorer’s mobile program in 2013 and seeks to engage students in all stages of the food cycle. Since his time in the Peace Corps, Jon has led workshops on plants, herbs, soils, nutrition, and farm ecosystems.

Emily Pressley

Communications & Development Associate

Emily’s passion for re-connecting to the earth and others through food was sparked by her
experiences growing up in mid-Missouri amongst industrial corn and soybean farms. She loves sharing GP’s vibrant stories and strengthening relationships across our network of partners, supporters, and participants.