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Our Team

Meet the amazing folks who get seafood from the New Jersey docks to your cooler, answer your questions and keep you up-to-date, and run our youth program.

Program Staff

  • Talia is outside at a Fishadelphia fishstand, wearing a blue Fishadelphia logo t-shirt and laughing. She has short dark hair and glasses.

    Talia Young

    Program founder & Executive director

    (she/her)

  • Tasha is smiling and standing in front of a colorful mural of an octopus. She is wearing a jean jacket with a black sweater underneath. She has dark brown hair which is loose and curly and she has brown skin.

    Tasha Palacio

    Assistant Director - Seafood Management and Youth Programming

    (she/her)

  • Omi is standing in front of a pumpkin patch, smiling. They have dark hat, a jean jacket and cozy sweater.

    Omi Masika

    Assistant Director - Member Technology

    (they/them)

  • Harmony is sitting and looking into the camera. They have short, dark hair, glasses, a white and black hat and dark, slightly muddy clothes.

    Harmony Lu

    Assistant Director - Member Experience

    (they/them/she/her)

  • Victoria sits in front of a painting of Frida Kahlo. Victoria has long dark hair, dark glasses, and red lips.

    Victoria Oh

    Assistant Director — Operations

    (she/her)

  • Feini is outside smiling. They have long hair pulled back, and are wearing several layers of clothing.

    feini yin

    Strategist and Storyteller

    (they/them)

  • headshot of George Mathis wearing a ballcap

    George Mathis

    Seafood wrangler & driver

    (he/him)

  • Wen Xin Weng

    Wen Xin Weng

    Assistant bookkeeper, Chinese community liaison, Thomas ‘18 graduate

    (she/her)

  • Ronnie is laying in some grass in the shade, they are wearing black and white vans, pink socks, black denim jeans, pink spaghetti strap tank top and some of their stomach is showing, they are smiling and wearing heart shaped sunglasses

    Ronnie Bee

    Assistant Fish Packing Manager

    (they/them)

  • Nia D. Minard

    Nia D. Minard

    Communications & culinary specialist

    (she/her)

  • Rachel Gass

    Rachel Gass

    Member Relations Specialist

    (they/them)

  • Rodney Jenkins

    Rodney Jenkins

    Seafood wrangler & driver

    (he/him)

Students

  • Peter Chen

    (he/hymn)

    Grade 12

  • Era is wearing a mask and headband. She had long dark hair pulled back and brown skin.

    Era Wright

    (she/her)

    Grade 7

  • Megan has black hair that goes to her shoulders, glasses, a mask, brown jacket, beige shirt, and is in the classroom that Fishadelphia meets with students.

    Megan Ho

    (she/her)

    Grade 10

     

  • Michelle just received a delicious strawberry smoothie and she’s drinking to satisfy her soul in People’s Kitchen. She has black/brown hair tied up in a navy blue scrunchy. She has black glasses and a cyan Fishadelphia shirt.

    Michelle Chen

    (she/her)

    Grade 10

  • Siqi is wearing a white Tshirt tucked in with a short blue jean, standing in front of a space wall.

    Siqi Liu

    (she/her)

    Grade 10

Consultants & Evaluators

  • Cara Cuite

    Cara Cuite

    Program evaluation researcher

    (she/her)

  • Gabe Cumming

    Gabe Cumming

    Project impact assessment specialist

    (he/him)

  • Kristin Hunter-Thomson

    Kristin Hunter-Thomson

    Program evaluator

    (she/her)

  • Tamara Manik-Perlman

    Tamara Manik-Perlman

    Innovation Consultant

    (she/her)

Alumni

  • Raymond Atkins

    Raymond Atkins

    Seafood wrangler, Gratz graduate ‘21

    (he/him)

  • Narry Veang

    Narry Veang

    Social media manager, Thomas co-teacher, Thomas ‘20 graduate

    (she/her)

  • Alex Demetriou

    Alex Demetriou

    Fish & farmers’ market wrangler

    (they/them)

  • Sharon Appiah

    Sharon Appiah

    Swag coordinator & fish wrangler

    (they/she)

  • Cass Manotham

    Cass Manotham

    Neighbor Share coordinator & website coordinator

    (she/her)