KEENE, N.H. — Three community members bring expertise in food nutrition and advocacy, pre-school education, and fundraising to the Board of Directors of the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition (MFCC). “MFCC is so fortunate to have the collective experience and wisdom of these incredibly talented, dynamite women to help our work getting fresh healthy food to all community members, building infrastructure for producers, and advocating for policy supportive of local agriculture,” says Roe-Ann Tasoulas, MFCC director. “In the end, the region’s local food system will ultimately benefit from a strengthened and more dynamic coalition board.”
Annie Dintino-Cucchi is a master early childhood educator having taught for private and public early childhood programs. She currently serves on New Hampshire’s Master Cadre of Pyramid Model trainers and is a practice-based and program coach as well as consultant. Annie works closely with Impact Monadnock as their consultant and as the Preschool Development Community Grant Project Manager. Annie is passionate about gardening and agricultural education and is an advocate for more of those opportunities for students in the region. Annie lives with her husband in Harrisville.
Dr. Becky Dunn is a Professor of Public Health, and the Program Director for the MS in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at Keene State. She joined the faculty in 2001 and her teaching expertise is in upper-level nutrition science courses such as Nutritional Biochemistry and Medical Nutrition Therapy.
In addition, she has been the project coordinator for a New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services grant-funded project that aims to improve nutrition and physical activity practices and policies in child care programs and public schools. Becky serves on the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force as co-chair for the child care award subcommittee. Becky lives in Nelson with her husband, Bill, and their two sons.
Melinda Mosier is the Director of Donor Services at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation with expertise in philanthropy, board governance, advocacy, communications, strategic planning and facilitation. She previously held the position of senior program officer for the Monadnock Region at the Charitable Foundation from 2008 to 2016. She holds a B.S. in international political science from Northern Arizona University where she completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the public school system working with Latino and Native American youth. Melinda was a development professional in higher education for 10 before becoming a member of the Charitable Foundation team. She is passionate about supporting a vibrant, equitable, sustainable regional food system.
The Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition is a 140+ member organization working to cultivate collaboration and community projects supportive of a robust, sustainable, and equitable local food system in the Monadnock Region.
MFCC’s Food Access Work Group administers the website, “Food & Gardens for a Resilient Monadnock“; providing food access information and garden resources and education to the community. #MonadnockResilient
–Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition
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