Chris Mancini, Executive Director
Chris joined Groundwork Somerville in June 2011. He began his environmental career working on board the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater teaching environmental sustainability and marine ecology. After some time working on boats and at an environmental field station in Manhattan, he became Program Manager for Sailors for the Sea, a nonprofit organization based in Newport, RI that educates and engages boaters in the worldwide protection of the oceans. He has volunteered and been engaged with Groundwork Somerville in some way since 2006, at one point running the Maple Syrup Project prior to turning it over to Groundwork Somerville. For fun, he plays guitar and banjo in a band, and snowboards with his wife.
Kristin DelViscio, Green Team Coordinator
Kristin joined Groundwork Somerville in October 2012 as the Green Team Coordinator. She has a background in youth development, education, and environmental justice. She has taught in a variety of educational settings, from School-to-Farm, an alternative educational program affiliated with Hampshire College, to the Maple Syrup Project here at Groundwork Somerville. Kristin is interested in empowering youth to take an active role in changing our globalized food system. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, baking, sharing food with others, and being physically active. She’s excited about learning and laughing with the Green Team!
Kalimah Mustafa, Outreach Assistant
Kalimah first joined the Groundwork Somerville circle in the summer of 2011 when she volunteered as the Garden Youth Crew Co-Leader. She came back the summer of 2013 for an Administrative Internship and began her position as Outreach Coordinator in the fall. Prior to Groundwork Somerville, she has experience with non-profits when she worked for Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts, The Welcome Project, and theMove. She is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in English from UMass Boston. In her spare time, Kalimah enjoys reading, writing, studying, and dancing.
Sarah Lindsay, MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Service Learning Coordinator
Sarah joined Groundwork Somerville as a MassLIFT-AmeriCorps member in September 2014. Originally from northern California, Sarah is a recent graduate of Tufts University with a degree in Biopsychology. Last fall, she worked as a Field Teacher Naturalist at URI’s W. Alton Jones campus and recently spent time volunteering for an environmentally focused non-profit in Australia. Sarah’s interests include inter-species friendships, ultimate Frisbee, and eating freshly plucked produce.
2014 Student Employees and Interns
Hannah Recht, Green Team Intern
Hannah is a Tisch Scholar from Tufts University. This fall she will be working with Groundwork’s Green Team, facilitating presentations about issues of food justice, sustainability and working on leadership and communication skills with the team. She is a sophomore at Tufts and plans to study Anthropology and Environmental Studies, with a concentration in Food Systems and the Environment. Hannah loves to travel, hike, dance, and learn about food and culture. She can’t wait to share her interests with the Green Team this year!