Lee Anne Albritton
Lee Anne Albritton grew up in Miami, Florida in a family deeply involved in human rights and belief that community strengths take many forms. She found herself in the Hudson Valley in the late 90s and fell in love because of the many community-oriented activist groups she encountered, and now considers it her true home. Lee Anne is the Executive Director of Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP), a 15 acre urban farm that works towards a just and sustainable food system providing access to local Certified Naturally Grown produce for over 550 CSA member households, donates 37,000 pounds of produce to 9 emergency food relief community organizations, and hosts over 70 community gardeners who grow their own food. PFP also provides over 5,000 youth, adults and other community members with gardening and nutrition education programs. Prior to her present position, Lee Anne spent 16 years working for the YMCA of Ulster County running Childare and Camping Programs (where she first fell in love with the phenomenon of CCE), was involved in several community garden projects and healthier-school-food initiatives in the region, and was a co-founder of the Kingston YMCA Farm Project in Mid-town Kingston. She is most excited to be a part of CCE, and honored to be participating in such a a vibrant and valuable mission-driven community organization.