BOARD MEMBERS

Board Members

Katharine Dodge

Chair

Kathy is one of the founding members of SEEDS, holding leadership positions from 2008 until the present. She thinks that SEEDS is one of the most inspiring groups she has ever worked with.

She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MA from Marywood University. She moved to Wayne County in 1972 to work as staff illustrator at Highlights for Children Magazine. She lives on an old farm in Lake Ariel with husband Pete Snyder where they raised two sons, and continue to raise most of their own food. They have solar power and a geothermal system.

Kathy has been a board member of the Northeast PA Audubon Society since 1974. She is active in peace and justice issues, and environmental education (including spending 4 years creating a mural at Wayne Conservation District, to be used for environmental education).

She now volunteers her art skills to help her favorite organizations raise money.

Jenna Wayne Mauder

Assistant Chair

Jenna currently serves the community as the Agriculture and Food Program Manager at The Cooperage Project in Honesdale, PA. With a degree in elementary education, her experience has been primarily in environmental education, program development and public outreach. She is most passionate about exploring our human need for a healthy natural system, and reconnecting with nature to develop an understanding of cohabitation.

Jenna resides in Cherry Ridge Township of Wayne County, PA with her husband, two children and a dog.

Jamie Reeger

Education Circle Rep.

Jamie has more than 30 years working in environmental education in Northeast PA and is currently the Director of Environmental Education at Lacawac Sanctuary.

Environmental education has never been a job for Jamie, but instead a true passion, leading her to share her knowledge and wonder of being part of an incredible planet.

Jamie has a Masters of Science in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and Environmental Science from East Stroudsburg University. Beyond environmental education Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband Larry Reeger (another advisor), and two children, Leah and Caden. Jamie is an avid gardener and tries to grow much of the family’s food for the year. Eating local whole foods is another way she believes she can affect positive change for Earth and her family. She also enjoys backpacking, biking, skiing, camping, canoeing and anything outdoors.

Kayleigh Cornell

Secretary

Kayleigh’s main passion in life is appreciating the beauty of nature and sharing it with others. She studied environmental science at the University of Pittsburgh. She was a law enforcement ranger for five years and currently is a sixth grade science teacher teaching our next generation about our precious natural resources. Kayleigh is a whitewater rafting river guide on the Lehigh River and loves traveling to see new perspectives and landscapes in her free time. She was an AmeriCorps member with SEEDS years ago and looks forward to being involved again!

Sue Currier

Finance Circle Rep.

Sue served as the executive director of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy from 2003 to 2016, a non-profit land trust working with farmers and forest landowners in New York and

Pennsylvania. Prior to her work in conservation, Sue led marketing teams for a global telecommunications manufacturer.

In addition to SEEDS, Sue is active with local non-profit boards including the Downtown Hawley Partnership and Farm Arts Collective.

Jocelyn Cramer

Board Member at Large

Jocelyn Cramer is a lifelong lover of music, arts, theatre and the environment. She was executive director/founder of The Ground Floor Theatre Lab in New York City for nearly 10 years, then developed a business management career for over 12 years working for Bear Stearns and JPMorgan Chase before returning to northeastern PA full time in 2011.

Jocelyn was SEEDS’ first executive director, and remains on their board. She is Chair of the Board of Directors of Sustainable Energy Fund (Allentown) and on the board of The Cooperage Project in Honesdale. Jocelyn is a Wayne County Commissioner, and extremely proud to have been the first female elected Commissioner in Wayne County.

She lives in Damascus Township with husband Michael Rollison.

Jack Barnett

Food Circle Rep.

After nearly a 30-year career in the telecommunications industry, Jack is now a local advocate and volunteer for sustainability, solar energy, small-scale farming and locally grown food. He and his wife, Mary Anne Carletta, live in a super-insulated, net-positive solar-powered home and eat mostly from their vegetable garden near Hawley, PA. Jack has served as a past chair of a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, and is also a co-founder and past president of the Clean Energy Co-op Inc. (which spun out from SEEDS in 2014).

Jack holds Electrical and Computer Engineering degrees from Clemson University and Carnegie Mellon University.

David Ford

Governance Circle Rep.

David comes to SEEDS with a background in technology and a strong interest in sustainability and community involvement.

Prior to retiring to Wayne County David spent over 30 years in various technology roles, ending as an Executive Director at JPMorganChase responsible for engineering of the firm’s critical infrastructure services. He has served as the SEEDS Chair, and is also an active volunteer with his church and other community organizations.

David holds a degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He currently lives in Honesdale with his wife Denise.

Allaina Propst

Board Member at Large

Allaina was born and raised in the woods outside of Honesdale, PA. She earned her degree from Bryn Mawr College in economics and Middle Eastern studies. Allaina returned home to Honesdale and now owns and runs Here & Now Brewing Company. After purchasing her building in 2013, she spent the next 4 years renovating it, taking time to find the balance between historical accuracy, modern functionality and energy efficiency.

Allaina’s mission is to help create a more sustainable local economy the old-fashioned way by sourcing products as locally as possible, reducing waste, and just doing the right thing. In addition to food and beer, Allaina loves long walks in the woods, skeeball, spreadsheets and that rewarding feeling when the last piece of the puzzle fits in perfectly. Allaina is also treasurer of the Clean Energy Co-op.

Charles (Chuck) SanClementi

Outreach Circle Rep.

Charles moved to Hawley, PA from Manhattan in 2005 and became a full-time resident with his family in 2009. Born and raised in New Jersey, he studied at Pratt Institute and William Patterson University, then worked and lived in New York City. A former conservation assistant for The MET, Chuck’s professional experiences include managing fine art galleries, running an independent fine arts installation and logistics business, and instructing at NYU Graduate School. In 1995, he co-founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, an online fine arts reference library. With a master’s degree in fine art, Chuck is accomplished in wood working, design and construction, and brings a lot of handy know-how to the table.

In 2016, while serving as a board member for his residential community, Chuck successfully organized a grassroots information campaign stopping Kinder Morgan and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company from extracting 4 million gallons of lake water in Pike County to test a newly constructed 13 mile section of one of their fracked gas pipelines running through Wayne and Pike counties. The hard-fought effort prevented a proposed months-long lake siphoning project that would have required the use of approximately 1,600 tanker trucks in an otherwise quiet residential community. It was at that time he first learned about SEEDS and has avidly followed it ever since. “I’m honored and excited to be more directly involved with these environmentally indispensable issues,” he said.


Staff

Olga Trushina

Executive Director

Olga, of Clarks Green, brings more than a decade of professional experience in energy and sustainability disciplines through the lens of accounting, ratemaking, policy, and communications.

Most recently, Olga specialized in energy-related consulting and content development for individual companies, highlighting their sustainability efforts, translating complex information into user-friendly materials and recommending policies and best practices for sustainability initiatives. Previously, she served as an auditor with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), ensuring compliance of jurisdictional companies in the wholesale electric power, natural gas pipeline, and oil pipeline industries.

Olga earned a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Policy from Penn State and a B.A. in Public Accounting from The City University of New York. Her expertise and interests include energy and sustainability technologies, community resilience, and strengthening and empowering families. She also enjoys snowboarding, hiking and biking with her family and is an avid history buff.

Shannon Cilento

Outreach Assistant

Originally from Mexico, NY, Shannon earned Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and International Studies with a minor in Museum Studies (Art History concentration) from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2015. Following her studies at Oswego State, Shannon attended graduate school at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and received her Master’s degree in Historic Preservation Planning in 2017.

In addition to her role at SEEDS, Shannon is the Community Development Program Manager at Sullivan Renaissance in Liberty, NY. Prior to her current position, Shannon worked for the Upper Delaware Council in Narrowsburg, NY, the Sullivan County Division of Planning in Monticello, NY, Discover Downtown Westbrook in Westbrook, Maine, Cleveland Restoration Society in Cleveland, Ohio, and conducted research on the codfishery and its related architecture in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Shannon lives in Rock Hill, NY. She serves on the Sullivan County Chamber Foundation Board, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Monticello, Leadership Sullivan Class of 2020, and the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Fellows Program Class of 2019.

Zoe Spaide

Summer TEAAM Coordinator / Executive Director Assistant

Zoe Spaide is the Summer TEAAM (The Energy Awareness Action Movement) Coordinator and Executive Director Assistant. Zoe is a third year student at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies and a certificate in Sustainability. A native of Wayne County, Zoe has always had a love of nature and the environment. Zoe has specific interests in environmental education, sustainability, and environmental justice. Most recently, Zoe has provided her fellow students at the University of Pittsburgh with sustainability/environmental career resources through the organization of a networking event, distribution of a career resource book, and production of a podcast series. In her free time, Zoe enjoys reading, hiking, and kayaking.

Special thanks go to our past board members including Stu Badner, Jane Bollinger, Shannon Brown, Denise Bussiere, Colleen Campion, Mary Anne Carletta, Kim Emmett, Devan George, Krista Gromalski, Chuck Heyn, Ella Hoerning, Danielle “Doni” Hoffman, Jamie Knecht, Cindy Matthews, Emily Rinaldi, Pat Sanders, Michele Sands, Jean Smith, Pete Snyder, Michael Troy, Luke Turano, and Chris Weigand.

Also a big thank you to our former Executive Directors Jocelyn Cramer and Sandy Long!