Who’s Who at SCLT

  • Margaret DeVos

    401-273-9419 ext. 102

    Margaret believes everyone benefits when we take on troubling issues in our most challenged communities. She came of age in Detroit questioning systems that offer...read more

  • Community Outreach Coordinator, SCLT

    Jazandra Barros

    401-273-9419 EXT. 111

    Jazandra is a native of Providence and a lover of all things food and communal. As SCLT's Community Outreach Coordinator, they will be focusing on our capital...read more

  • Jenny Boone

    Jenny Boone

    401-273-9419 ext. 106

    Like many people, Jenny learned about SCLT by attending the annual Plant Sale soon after moving to Providence in the ’90s. She joined the staff in early 2015 after working…...read more

  • Rachel Brown TerraCorps Member

    Rachel Brown

    Rachel recently moved from Philadelphia, where she spent several years working in environmental and outdoor education, and youth development....read more

  • TerraCorps Member Jack Christensen

    Jack Christensen

    Jack has written and advocated for the natural world professionally, and done extensive field work, including volunteering on seven different organic farms through WWOOF-USA....read more

  • Andrew Cook

    401-273-9419 ext. 107

    Andrew came to SCLT after working at local community organizations and on area farms. He counseled students at the Community College of Rhode Island and later taught...read more

  • Craig Demi

    401-273-9419 ext. 101

    Having grown up in a steel town situated in one of Pennsylvania’s rich agrarian valleys, Craig knows that communities are built on their connections to the land....read more

  • Isabelle Izobankiza

    401-273-9419 EXT. 104

    Born to Burundian parents, Isabelle and her family were uprooted due to regional wars, moving among Burundi, Congo and Tanzania before emigrating to Belgium....read more

  • SCLT, City Farm, Southside Community Land Trust, Alejandra Mayorga

    Alejandra Mayorga

    401-273-9419

    Alejandra became involved with SCLT while a student at the Met High School. As a City Farm intern she discovered her love for farming, plant life and meaningful work....read more

  • Rich Pederson

    401-273-9419 ext. 110

    Many years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati, Rich learned that growing food brings people together. This turns out to be just as true...read more

  • Bishnu, staff photo

    Bishnu Poudel

    401-273-9419

    Bishnu prepares new properties and maintains existing gardens and urban farms, as well as communicates with growers about resources, workshops and other opportunities....read more

  • Raffini headshot

    Raffini

    401-273-9419 EXT. 109

    Raffini has been educating young people most of her life. She is a poet, oral historian and playwright, best known as a member of RI Black Storytellers....read more

  • Agnieszka Rosner, SCLT, development

    Agnieszka Rosner

    401-273-9419 ext.100

    Agnieszka joined the SCLT team in January 2017. She spent the first few years of her life in an orphanage in Poland where access to nutritious food...read more

  • Shana Santow

    401-273-9419 ext. 103

    With a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University and a background in designing schools, her focus shifted over time from design to development...read more

  • Ben Torpey

    Ben Torpey

    Ben caught the farming bug in 2003 and has co-managed Scratch Farm, a low-till, community-supported market garden at Urban Edge Farm in Cranston since 2012....read more

  • Chandelle profile pic

    Chandelle Wilson

    401-273-9419

    Besides her life-long interest in plants, and parenting three children, Chandelle is also committed to creating healthy spaces in her community. ...read more

  • SCLT, Providence College Intern, City Farm

    China Yang

    401-273-9419

    China's first job at SCLT was as the Providence College intern at City Farm. She now works part-time as a youth program associate....read more