our board and staff

Community Harvest is grateful to have such a wonderful group of individuals leading the organization.  Their support, knowledge, and commitment to improving the lives of their neighbors in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel is crucial to the success of our programs.

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Kerry de Bree, Executive Director
Kerry is Community Harvest’s first and only part-time Executive Director, joining the organization in 2006, and has over fifteen years of experience working in nonprofit organizations.  She is also the current Director of Development for another nonprofit organization in Greater Portland.  Kerry received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and has an MBA in Nonprofit Management from Brandeis University.

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Mathew Heersche, Board President
Matt has been a member of the Community Harvest Board of Directors since 2011, and appreciates that the organization’s focus is local in trying to help those in need within our communities in simple ways.  Matt is an educator and educational consultant, and  likes that high school students are involved in the organization through the various volunteer opportunities available.

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Carla Russell, Board Vice President
Carla has been on the Community Harvest Board of Directors for nearly four years.  She co-chairs the Marketing Committee and is an Emmy-award winning producer for New Hampshire Public Television.

 

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Gregory Hammond, Board Treasurer
Greg has been involved with Community Harvest since it began in 1999, and has served on the Board of Directors for several years.  Greg is currently the Treasurer for the organization.

 

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Erin Cavallaro, Board Secretary
Erin has been a member of the Community Harvest Board of Directors for eleven years and has been actively involved in not only the organization’s fundraising efforts, but served as the Project Pilgrim Chairperson for several years.  Erin works for MaineHealth and enjoys knitting, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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Eva Barnfather, Board Member
Eva Barnfather is one of the founding Board Members of Community Harvest and oversees Harvest Cafe, a monthly complimentary community meal, as well as the Noel Dinner, a Christmas Day meal.  Eva is also the co-chair of the Fundraising Committee and leads the effort to raise money for Community Harvest’s programs and services.

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Mario Barros, Board Member
Mario joined the Board of Community Harvest in 2013.  He and his family have volunteered for Project Pilgrim since it first began in 1999 ,and Mario been the Head Chef for the event for the past several years.  Mario also serves on the organization’s Scholarship Committee.

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Jeanne Gomez, Board Member
Jeanne has been a member of the Board of Directors for almost five years, and loves to help people in need.  She enjoys being part of a community that cares for one another, and has volunteered for many organizations throughout her life.  In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, knitting, and spending time with her wonderful son.

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Bill Guay, Board Member
Bill is Community Harvest’s newest Board Member, having joined the organization in December 2013.  Prior to joining the Board, Bill was a dedicated supporter and volunteered his emcee services for our annual Savory & Sweet Soiree.  Bill owns the popular Guay’s Sunoco in Kennebunk and we are thrilled to have him on our Board!