David Bollier

Reinventing the Commons Program Director

David Bollier is the Schumacher Center’s Reinventing the Commons Program Director. He is an author, activist, blogger and independent scholar with a primary focus on the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics and culture.  He is a co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, an advocacy/consulting project that assists the international commons movement.  Bollier’s … Continued

David Fix

Director of Operations and Development

David Fix is the Director of Operations and Development at the Schumacher Center. In his role,  David ensures that the overall operations of the organization are running smoothly and that the Center has the resources it needs to conduct its educational and community-based pursuits. He also helps to implement the Schumacher Center’s practical applications of … Continued

Natasha Hulst

European Land Commons Program Director

Natasha Hulst is the Schumacher Center’s Program Director for European Land Commons Natasha’s role is to support international and national collaboration for land commons. Raising awareness of Community Land Trusts as a proven vehicle to broaden access to land in a fair, place-based, democratic, and voluntary manner. Together with a group of organisations she recently … Continued

Kosta Koufis

South County BerkShares Outreach Coordinator

Kosta Koufis moved to the Berkshires at 15.  Following his initial work in the Berkshires’ contracting/design industry, Kosta began working in food service and with farm communities, which he cites as offering a boots-on-the-ground perspective for BerkShares. Kosta is inspired to wring out the dominant forces of corporate greed that have uninhibited control of our … Continued

Bryana Malloy

Northern Berkshire BerkShares Outreach Coordinator

Bryana was born and raised in Northern Berkshire County. She worked closely with the Schumacher Center for a New Economics as Communications Intern in 2016-2017. After spending the last four years living and working in Maui, Hawaii, she has returned to the Berkshires and has taken on the position of North County Outreach Coordinator for … Continued

Lily Massee

Operations and Public Programming Associate

Lily is the Schumacher Center’s Operations and Public Programming Associate. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lily moved to the Berkshires with her family four years ago. She has since worked for Berkshire Art Center, local family and women-run fermented food business Hosta Hill, and the Berkshire farming community.  Lily received her B.A. from … Continued

Jared Spears

Director of Communications and Resources

Jared Spears is the Director of Communications and Resources at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. As a writer and communications strategist interested in cultural and economic transformation, Jared is committed to work which advances collective solutions to the climate and ecological crisis. Having joined the organization in 2021, Jared brings a wide scholarly … Continued

Julia Tillinghast

Community Land Trust Associate

Julia is a Community Land Trust Associate at the Schumacher Center for New Economics. She grew up in Connecticut and recently graduated from UConn with degrees in Spanish and anthropology. She focused mainly on farmland conservation within environmental anthropology and aims to impact local communities through her work this summer.

Cara Vermeulen

BerkShares Outreach Representative

Cara Vermeulen is the BerkShares Outreach Representative. Cara has been working and living in the Berkshires for over 30 years. She is the Co-Founder and past Publisher of Berkshire Magazine. She also served on the Board of Trustees of Berkshire Country Day School for over nine years, three as President. Cara has worked as a … Continued

Fennie Wang

Digital BerkShares Consultant

Fennie Wang is a lawyer and entrepreneur in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. She is the founder of Humanity Cash, whose mission is to create a circular economy powered by Universal Basic Income (UBI) and community currencies, which ensure that every dollar strengthens local economies. As the founder of Dionysus Labs, a legal and technology … Continued

Greg Watson

Director of Policy and Systems Design

Greg Watson is Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. His work currently focuses on community food systems and the dynamics between local and geo-economic systems. Watson has spent nearly 40 years learning to understand systems thinking as inspired by Buckminster Fuller and to apply that understanding to … Continued

Susan Witt

Executive Director

Susan Witt is the Executive Director of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, which she co-founded with Robert Swann in 1980. She has led the development of the Schumacher Center’s highly regarded publications, library, seminars, and other educational programs, which established the Center as a pioneering voice for an economics shaped by social and ecological principles. Deeply engaged … Continued