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 pursues this work primarily as co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, an advocacy/consulting project that assists the international commons … Continued

Brittany Ebeling

European Community Land Trust Intern

Brittany Ebeling is the Schumacher Center’s European Land Commons Intern. In her role, she supports the Center’s work on Community Land Trusts in the European context. Ebeling is a graduate student in Urban Governance at Sciences Po Paris. She has conducted research in the United States, Latin America, West Africa, and Europe on urban agriculture, … Continued

David Fix

Library Intern

David Fix is the Library Intern at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. He assists in organizing the extensive archival collections and works to make material accessible in new ways, along with aiding in the library’s transition to a new location at the Center. After spending time at the Schumacher Center, David plans on … Continued

John Gagnon

John Gagnon is the librarian and archivist  at the Schumacher Center for New Economics. In this role he is working on expanding access to the materials held by the Schumacher Center Library through organizing and cataloging archival collections and stewarding the Library through its transition to its soon to be completed climate and light controlled … Continued

Nasir Grissom

Community Land Trust Intern

Nasir Grissom is the Community Land Trust  Intern. He is a creative, forward-thinking, and performance-driven student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a concentration in Public Health at Williams College. Raised in Los Angeles with African-American heritage, Nasir dedicates a substantial part of his time trying to understand the ways that private and public … Continued

Natasha Hulst

European Land Commons Program Director

Natasha Hulst is the Schumacher Center’s European Land Commons Program Director. She will be building the Land Commons Alliance in Europe—an international and national organizational framework that advocates for community land trusts. Hulst has worked on numerous projects that have focused on building the capacity of local communities, civil society, and businesses to drive positive change. … Continued

Rachel Moriarty

Director of Operations

Rachel Moriarty is the Director of Operations at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. She manages the organization so it can effectively house both its national and local programs. She helps implement the Schumacher Center’s practical applications of new economic thinking in the Berkshire region of Western Massachusetts as the Executive Director of BerkShares, … Continued

Julia Polentes

Communications Director and Community Land Trust Directory Coordinator

Julia Polentes is the Outreach Director and Community Land Trust Directory Coordinator at the Schumacher Center for New Economics. She manages the Center’s online presence and expands the organization’s database of community land trusts in order to improve programmatic collaboration, as well as develop greater working knowledge about the flexibility and applications of the CLT … 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