Deb Burd

FARMINGTON — The Greater Food Council has hired Deb Burd as a program coordinator to help advance its work.

Burd recently retired as the director of grants administration for Covenant Health of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. She was tasked with providing system-wide grant seeking strategies for three acute care facilities and the health network’s post-acute facilities.

She is a founding member of the Maine Women’s Agricultural Network, GrowSmart Maine and the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn. Burd  formerly served as a trustee of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Coastal Enterprises Inc., the Spannocchia Foundation, Healthy Androscoggin, the Center for Wisdom’s Women and the Maine Women’s Lobby. Previously, she worked as the executive director of the Maine-based Western Mountains Alliance and executive director of the New York-based National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture.

Burd lives in New Vineyard and is a graduate of the University of Maine with a background in education.

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