Hugo Mogollon, Executive Director
Hugo brings 20 years of experience working for nonprofit organizations covering a range of issues from food systems to sustainability to biodiversity conservation. Previous to his role at Community Foodworks, he was the Executive Director of Finding Species, an international nonprofit organization. Hugo has deep experience in NGO management, planning, development, outreach, and stakeholder engagement, particularly in multicultural settings. A native of Ecuador, Hugo is fluent in both English and Spanish. He has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the Catholic University of Quito, Ecuador and an Executive Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Leadership for Sustainability from Virginia Tech.
Nony Dutton, Deputy Director
Nony develops relationships with local partners to strengthen the impact of FRESHFARM’s programs. Nony grew up in Baltimore in a neighborhood where, for many, the local Dollar Store was a necessary food resource. He knew nothing of farming or the food economy. In 2011 a local bakery was in desperate need of someone to cover for one of their workers at the Dupont Circle farmers market. Nony filled in, thinking it was a one-time gig and learning the names of the types of bread while unpacking the truck the morning of the market. That morning he met his first farmer in person; they’re great friends to this day. Nony is a strong advocate for local sourcing practices and believes that healthy, sustainable food should be available to everyone.
Dalila Boclin, Director of Programs
Dalila oversees program innovation and implementation to make choosing local food a more accessible, dynamic, and resilient option for individuals and institutions in the DMV. At FRESHFARM, she designed and is implementing the Pop Up Food Hub, an innovative model for local food distribution. She believes food can change the world. Personally, it can affect well-being and health outcomes. At home, it creates ritual for caring and exchange. In community, it allows us to empathize with the basic needs of another. Regionally, it unites urban and rural. Globally, it can change our climate and preserve our planet. Dalila is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jenn Mampara, Director of Education
Jenn oversees FRESHFARM’s FoodPrints program, which provides children in-school, hands-on experiences with growing, harvesting, cooking and eating. Under her direction, FoodPrints has grown from a program serving 200 students at one school to reaching more than 5,700 students at 15 DC public schools. She holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and has over 20 years of teaching and food education experience. Jenn fell in love with food during a summer abroad in college studying art history in Rome. She finds so much joy in cooking beautiful, nutritious, delicious food and sharing it with family and friends. Developing and growing the FoodPrints program has been an wonderful way to share this joy and passion with the world.
Molly Scalise, Director of Communications & Outreach
Molly leads communications for FRESHFARM. She promotes the organization’s mission and programs, as well as manages some external partnerships. Molly has always been fascinated by food and the many-faceted issues it touches, from climate change to culture to public health. She has a decade of nonprofit experience, and in 2015, she earned a Certificate in Sustainable Farming as a student in the Farmer Training Program at the University of Vermont. Molly joined the FRESHFARM team in 2016, where she has developed her passion for working with farmers and community members to build a strong and equitable regional food system. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Joni Celiz, Director of Development
Joni develops and implements a comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes: special events, appeals and individual giving, corporate giving, and grant-writing. She is focused on enhancing fundraising capacity and diversifying fundraising streams to sustain and expand FRESHFARM’s mission and programs. With over six years of development experience, Joni has worked for various nonprofits in the foreign policy, cancer research, and historic site conservation fields. As a daughter of Filipino immigrants who struggled to make ends meet, increased access to healthy, local food for low-income families is important to her. Joni is passionate about utilizing her diverse fundraising experience to support FRESHFARM and our efforts to build healthy and thriving communities around local food.
Sara Hjelstrom, Director of Finance
Sara manages the financial and administrative systems at FRESHFARM. She has worked in nonprofit accounting for 25 years with 45+ different organizations and is continually inspired by people, ideas, and energy she finds in this industry.