Ron is an Information Technology Program Manager at United Health Care in Horsham PA. He has been in the Information Technology field for over 30 years, previously working for EDS, Hewlett-Packard and GMAC Mortgage. He and his wife Ann have 3 children, and have been members of Pennypack Farm from the beginning! Ron is an avid cook and frustrated organic gardener (shade trees). His parents and grandparents always had big gardens so he grew up having access to organic produce. He recalls a commentary on suburbia from his grandfather (Carmen Subranni, organic gardener and musician) that sums it up: "All this grass in the suburbs. Does everyone own sheep? NO! Why grow grass, you can't eat it".
Liane is a transplanted country girl from Berks County. She is a CPA, currently working in public accounting. She is also the secretary of the Ambler Library Friends. She and her husband, Rob, joined Pennypack Farm many years ago, searching for a little farm exposure for their sons, whose primary misfortune is not having grown up on ten acres in the country. Over the years, Liane has been a share member, assistant treasurer, a Workshare, a volunteer farmer, and in 2015, a board member. She most enjoys getting her hands dirty at the farms, sharing her farm experiences with her sons, lifting heavy stuff while laughing with the farmers and eating sun-warmed tomatoes on the way to her minivan at the end of a day’s work.
Sasha studied horticulture as an undergrad at Delaware Valley College and received a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Rutgers University. He is a currently a faculty member of the Temple University Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. In addition to teaching courses in plant physiology and soil science, he conducts research on a wide array of topics including the biology of rare and endangered plant species, medicinal plant chemistry and genetics, the flora of Central Asia, green infrastructure and plant ecophysiology, pollination biology, and plant nomenclature. Sasha and his family have been CSA members since 2011 and he joined the PFEC Board in 2016.
Lynn has been a year-round CSA member at PFEC since 2008, and recalls a sampling of the various share duty experiences she has had over the years as the farm has evolved: building plant beds in the children’s area, weeding, potato and squash harvesting, farmers market sales, and her least favorite – cleaning the lawn furniture! Lynn grew up in nearby Ambler, and now lives in Jenkintown with her husband Joe, and children Cora, Ella and Seth. She is a life/health insurance broker and joined the PFEC board in 2018.
Holly is a Lower Gwynedd resident and avid enthusiast of organic farming. She joined the Board in 2017 because she wanted to share a deeper commitment with PFEC. She joined the CSA so she can raise her two small children with weekly "u-pick" visits, which have been a terrific platform to teach them about where their food comes from. Holly is an attorney for a German medical and life safety device company, which has U.S. headquarters in Bucks County.
Greg joined the board in 2017
Qie joined the PFEC Board in 2016. Qie and her family have been enjoying the Pennypack CSA and the farm since 2009. She works for a global financial services firm in Philadelphia and has an MBA in finance.